Is Your Job Site Prepared for the Summer Heat?

3 Tips to Ensure Your Construction Site Stays Fresh this Summer 

Working on a construction site can be especially tough in the hot summer months. With temperatures pushing towards 100 degrees not only is it hard to stay cool, it is also hard for construction managers to keep job sites fresh and odor free. While each site might be different, there are a few tips and tricks you must know to help keep your construction site fresh this summer!

Here are three easy ways to keep your site fresh during the dog days of summer:

    1. Additional Weekly Servicing – At Don’s Johns, we take pride in our once a week restocking, waste removal and unit sanitization that comes with each standard unit. However, in the summer heat, it is necessary for additional servicing to reduce odor and keep the job site clean. If our uniformed technicians come out at least once more per week, job sites are essentially odor free during the hottest months of the year.
    2. High-End Holding Tank Deodorizers – There is the standard, blue solution deodorizer that is seen in most porta potties, which get’s the job done in the cooler months of the year. In the summer though, we recommend going with the higher end deodorizer chemical paks by Walex. We have found that this deodorizer pak has performed the best in the extreme heat and is the most powerful in our industry.
    3. Air Freshener – Our last suggestion is a simple but effective solution. By placing air fresheners in your porta potty units you will be able to not only minimize odors but also keep them smelling great! Air fresheners will keep the port-a-potties bearable in between servicing during the hot summer months.  If you use us, that is a standard part of our service, every week! 

Learn more about how to keep your porta potties clean, including other tips and tricks for weathering these hot summer days.

6 Tips to Maximize Productivity on Your Construction Site

The statement ‘time is money’ definitely applies to the construction industry. Whether it’s a loss of equipment or an inefficient use of your employees, your project’s deadline could be missed by weeks to a month. To ensure you are maximizing your productivity, follow these six tips.

Plan for Everything

The most expensive part of most construction projects is improper planning. There are too many predictable things that can happen that can cost your project a fortune. Before bringing anyone on site, plan for those minor details to avoid a major catastrophe. This keeps your project on schedule by ensuring you will have the proper manpower, supplies, and equipment every step of the way.

Optimize Your Crew

It’s understandable that you have particular crew members trained for specifics on the job. To remain up to code, they should do what they are trained for. However, there are a few non-certified activities that anyone can perform during their downtime. Be sure to speak to your entire crew about remaining productive, be it training another individual or cleanup at the construction site.

Use Storage Containers

Storage containers are not just meant to keep outdated items out of the way. You can rent temporary storage containers for each construction project you work on to keep a clean and organized site. Rent storage containers to keep any waste at bay.  Order your materials ahead of time and store away in case your project is ahead of its timeline. Your items will be there ready to implement into the next phase.

Implement New Technology

Every organization should embrace new technology. It improves workplace performance, saves time, and reduces costs. It is scary for some employees that have been on the job for a number of years to embrace any change. However, with proper training they can see how technology is not there to replace them but make their jobs easier at your construction site.

Track All Your Equipment

Can you recall how many times your employees have lost equipment or unfortunately borrowed equipment? It’s easy to keep track of all your equipment, tools, and other materials by adding an inexpensive GPS tracker on them. Mistakes do happen, and it should not slow down your construction project.

Keep Sanitation Units On Site

As your employees work long hours, they are bound to need frequent restroom breaks. Disturbing neighboring businesses may bring more problems than collaboration. It’s not very productive for these restroom breaks either as they need to spend the time walking or driving off site. Instead, provide clean restroom facilities and portable sink options for employees to access easily in seconds.

Don’s Johns has many sanitary options available for your construction site. The above tips combined with portable restroom options are a sure way to increase production for your next project.

Rolloway Hi-Rise Construction Porta Potty Rentals for Construction Crew

rolloway-construction-porta-pottyKeep Construction Crews Productive with the addition of Rolloway Hi-Rise Construction Porta Potty Rentals

You may be wondering what the deal is with the promotion of construction porta potty rental options for construction sites. Well, they bring more than happiness and comfort to construction crew members. Don’s Johns provide many portable construction restroom options that you can host on site for your construction workers that prove to save your company time and money.

Construction Business is Booming Again

Operations are back up like never before. As the housing crisis of 2008 gradually recovers, the rental market created a greater need – more housing. In addition to this, with corporations being comfortable investing once again, there are other lucrative renovation projects underway. So construction needs are back up again, which requires an increase in construction workers, which requires an increase in construction porta potty rentals.

You may have had to lay off a few of your workers, but now is the time to hire them once again. You may need to hire new workers as well. Sure, you’re going to need to stay competitive and have new construction tools and software put in place so they can perform optimum. However, you must also remember your workers are human and require select services, such as a convenient to access portable restroom.

construction-porta-pottyTake Care of Your Construction Crew with Small Gestures

When your employees do a great job, such as finishing a milestone ahead of schedule, you want to reward them. Small gestures such as bringing them an unexpected lunch or giving out an additional bonus are appreciative by employees.

You’ll be amazed to know that many workers understand that financial gestures aren’t always possible. So they appreciate the things such as having clean restroom facilities nearby to relieve themselves. There are many options Don’s Johns has for your site such as:

So no matter the site your workers are on, they will always have a sanitized environment to go to. This eliminates their need to wander to unsanitary areas.

Moreover, how about pleasing your workers by giving them other sanitary options to use during the day? Placing a few hand sanitizer’s or hand wipes & foam stations around the site keeps germs to a minimal as they take breaks and have a small snack during the day. Quad wash stations and our portable sink’s provide clean drinking and hand washing water as well. This is perfect for those hot days in the sun.

You can also really treat your employees and show them you care about their health and that they are in a sanitary environment by placing a DJ3000 Restroom Trailer on site. This provides not only 7 partitions for their privacy, but offers a heated and cooled environment to escape to should they need a moment.

Reduce Time and Save on Labor with Construction Porta Potty Rentals

You will actually see productivity increase with your workers, which means somewhere they are reducing their time finding suitable restroom accommodations, and this will save you money. In fact, in this Portable Sanitation Association International study of the Provisions for Sanitation Facilities at Construction Sites, you’ll see how it’s not expensive at all to add high-rise and other portable restroom options to your site.

The average company will see an ROI of about 588% of the cost of the restroom in direct cost savings. The average construction worker is gone for 7 minutes to use an off-site facility. So, our construction site portable restroom options pay for themselves because your workers are gone less.

We can help you get started today. Our seasoned staff can help you choose exactly the right portable toilets for your needs and budget. Give us a call – toll free at 888-331-6323. You can also contact us here for a free quote.

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