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 877-9-TOILET. You can also contact us here for a free quote.

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Construction Restroom Rentals in Virginia, Maryland, Washington DC

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Portable Restroom Rentals for your Construction Site

Don’s Johns is your one stop shop for your construction restroom rentals and sanitation services. No other company in the Washington D.C., Maryland or Virginia area can compete with our product selection, inventory, or service. From basic portable restrooms to luxury restroom trailers, we have the products to fit your needs. We offer an extensive line of basic restrooms, flushing toilets, restrooms with sinks, handicap restrooms and trailers, waste holding tanks, office trailer bathroom systems, hand wash stations, fresh water sinks, septic pumping services, and road crew and shower trailers.

Here are a few Construction Restroom Rental options you can choose from at Don’s Johns:

construction-porta-pottyStandard Porta Potty Restroom

Porta Potty Restroom Features and Benefits:

•Largest door opening in the industry Indoor lock for privacy and optional outside lock to allow restricted personnel use

•Extra large 62 gallon waste water holding tank

•Well-vented to reduce any odor in porta potty

•Large tissue dispenser with a more than adequate supply of tissue paper

porta-potty-rental•Includes 1X per week restocking, waste removal & unit sanitization by uniformed technician

Specifications

Height: 89″
Width: 44″
Depth: 48
Weight: 170 lbs.

Restroom Capacity

62 gallon holding tank

construction-portable-toiletHow many restrooms do I need for my project?
1 unit is required for every 8-10 workers (American National Standards Institute – ANSI Z4.3). Don’s Johns recommends separate restroom facilities for women on job sites.

Additional information:
The key to temporary restrooms is service. Temporary restrooms should always be placed within 15 feet of a hard surface to ensure that our service trucks can access them without difficulty. In addition, our account managers can help guarantee the least interruption to your jobsite by scheduling and providing service before your site opens in the morning, or after it closes at night.

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construction-hook-porta-pottyHook Construction Portable Toilet

Hook Construction Portable Toilet Features and Benefits

•For high-rise applications, a steel sling attachment with lifting hooks can be added to enable lifting the restroom into skyscrapers or other unreachable service locations by crane
•Substantial time savings over workers having to return to ground level to use restroom
•Includes 1X per week restocking, waste removal & unit sanitization by uniformed technician

Restroom Specifications

Height: 88″
Width: 45″
Depth: 45″

hook-construction-toiletToilet Capacity:
60 gallon holding tank

How many porta potties do I need for my construction project?
1 unit is required for every 8-10 workers (American National Standards Institute – ANSI Z4.3). Don’s Johns recommends separate restroom facilities for women on jobsites.

Additional information:
The key to temporary restrooms is service. Temporary portable toilets should always be placed within 15 feet of a hard surface to ensure that our service trucks can access them without difficulty. In addition, our account managers can help guarantee the least interruption to your jobsite by scheduling and providing service before your site opens in the morning, or after it closes at night.

 

Restroom Capacity

60 gallon holding tank

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Rolloway Hi-Rise Construction Toilet

construction-rollowayRolloway Hi-Rise Construction Restroom Features and Benefits:

• Fits easily in elevator, rolls on heavy-duty casters
•Steel frame/poly combo unit designed to take heavy usage on construction
• Optional roof for added privacy
• Includes 1X per week restocking, waste removal & construction restroom rentals unit sanitation by uniformed technician

Specifications

Height with roof: 91″

Height without roof: 69″
Width: 33″
Length: 53″
Weight with roof: 287 lbs.
Weight without roof: 251 lbs

rolloway-construction-toiletRestroom Capacity
38 gallon holding tank

How many restroom rentals do I need for my project?
1 unit is required for every 8-10 workers (American National Standards Institute – ANSI Z4.3). Don’s Johns recommends separate restroom facilities for women on jobsites.

Additional information:
The key to temporary restrooms is service. Portable toilets should always be placed within 15 feet of a hard surface to ensure that our service trucks can access them without difficulty. In addition, our account managers can help guarantee the least interruption to your jobsite by scheduling and providing service before your site opens in the morning, or after it closes at night.

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road-crew-trailer-construction-toiletRoad Crew Porta Potty and Trailer

Road Crew Porta Potty and Trailer Features and Benefits:

• Ensures safe and convenient relocation of units
• All of the great features of our Standard Porta Potty, including an extra-large 62 gallon waste water tank and a lockable door for privacy, mounted securely on a movable two-wheel trailer
• Connects in minutes and easily towed behind any vehicle with a minimum class 2 trailer hitch
• Standard wiring harness connector for brake lights and turn indicators
• Can also be easily rolled into position by a two-man crew

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premier-restroom-trailerPremier Restroom Trailer

Restroom Trailer for Construction Features and Benefits:

• Hands-free flushing toilet
• Vanity with mirror
• Solar-powered incandescent lighting
• 10” x 13” sink with fresh water and energy-efficient self-closing faucet
• Built-in trash receptacle
• In-use light
• Weatherproof carpet & plastic skids

Specifications

Height: 91″premier-trailer
Width: 168″ (total trailer w/tongue)
Depth: 96″

Restroom Rentals Capacity

(2) 65 gal. waste water tank 40 gal. fresh water tank

How many construction restroom rentals do I need for my event? 

Suitable for 250-300 uses between servicing.

Additional information: The key to a successful event is the right quantity of units, proper placement, and the reliability of the provider. We’ve been providing portable restroom solutions for over 40 years, and can often give advice to help your event go smoothly. Contact your Don’s Johns account manager to discuss your upcoming event.

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hand-sanitizerHand Sanitizer

Hand Sanitizer Features and Benefits:

• Hand sanitizer is as safe on hands as regular soap and water, and you can use it as often as you need • Specially formulated with moisturizers, hand sanitizer leaves hands feeling soft and refreshed • Meets OSHA standards

Specifications

Instant hand sanitizer contains a waterless gel that provides a refreshing instant hand sanitizer in as little as 15 seconds, killing 99.9% of the most common illness-causing germs

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hand-wipes-constructionHand Wipes & Foam

Hand Wipes & Foam Features and Benefits:

• An excellent addition to any event, especially those serving food and/or with child attendees

• Sani-Stand Wipe (6 dispensers) and Sani-Stand Foam (4 dispensers) arrive fully stocked

• Use of wipes or foam kills 99.9% of the most common illness-causing germs

Specifications

Height: 66″
Width: 28″
Depth: 28″
Weight empty: 27 lbs.
Weight full: 200 lbs. (when base is filled with H2O or sand)

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construction-wash-stationQuad Wash Station

Features and Benefits

Portable hand washing stations are ideally placed near food stations

Specifications

• Four basins

• Liquid soap and paper towels

construction-portable-sinkPortable Sink

Features and Benefits

• Self-contained, hot and cold potable sink

• Hand washing and drinking water in the same unit – saves valuable space

• Carrying handles for easy mobility

• No formal service necessary – just change water bottle when it’s needed

• Attractive neutral color – goes with most office trailer decor

• Sealed paper towel dispenser

• Gray water collected in return bottle for easy customer disposal, or simply put drain hose directly to holding tank for service

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Specifications

• Standard electrical hook-up – no special wiring needed

• Uses a standard 5 gallon sealed water jug for a potable water supply

• Measures 28x20x38 inches (W x D x H)

Restroom Capacity

Approximately 45-60 uses with each sealed container

If you see a Construction Restroom Rentals service you desire for your Construction site please call us at 877-9-TOILET. You can also contact us here for a free quote.

 

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Restroom Trailers for Construction

If you are a construction company, chances are you are always looking for big projects. To add a touch of extra professionalism and give a VIP look to your site presentation, why not have Don’s John’s VIP treatment with our luxury line of restroom trailers.

Restroom Trailers at Don’s Johns

Our luxury restroom trailers are comfortable and classy. Once you step inside you will never know you were inside a portable toilet. They show your clients you are responsible and concerned for the safety and sanitation needs of your construction workers. You will also keep employee morale up. Many construction sites are looking to cut costs and decrease the amount of restrooms available on site. This decreases workers performance because they need to leave to find a portable restroom.

Luxury Amenities of our Restroom Trailers

  • Climate-controlled heat and air conditioning
  • Attractive interior design with Corian counters, wood panel doors, and hardwood flooring throughout.
  • Private stalls with energy efficient toilets

Basic Amenities of a Restroom Trailer

    • Flushing toilets
    • Restrooms with sinks
    • Waste holding tanks
    • Hand wash stations
    • Fresh water sinks
    • Septic pumping services

Don’s John’s understands the importance of keeping a sanitary environment and clean a restroom trailer. That’s why we have sanitation stations for you to set up on site. Our line includes:

  • Hand Sanitizers – to be set up around the entire site including inside the office trailers.
  • Hand Wipes and Foam stations – perfect in the heat to wipe off sweat to prevent germ spreading.
  • Quad Wash Station – complete with four basins, liquid soap and paper towels. These are convenient around lunch break areas.

We also offer hi rise and roll out units for construction projects of any size. As well as, road crew and shower trailers for construction projects constantly on the go. So contact a friendly representative today so we can help you plan how many and where to place your portable toilets.

We can be reached for a free quote at 877-9-TOILET.