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.

3 Tips to Help your Home Remodeling Project Run Smoothly

Every year millions of homeowners decide to remodel their homes in hopes to bring up their property value, updating aging amenities or for increased enjoyment of their homes.  Depending on the complexity of the job and your do-it-yourself experience, a remodeling project can run into many snags along the way. Problems ranging from running over budget or time to running into unforeseen problems that were not factored in, a remodeling project can turn into a challenge.

Here are 3 tips to help your remodeling job project run smoothly, and help you enjoy the process!Home Remodel, Construction, Porta Potty Rental

1.)   Check with governing bodies: Ensure before you start your remodeling project, you have all of the necessary approvals, ‘sign-offs’, and permits. If you live in a neighborhood that has a homeowners association, notify them of any architectural or property changes that you plan on making. Check with covenants and restrictions of your development as well.  Ensure your contractor has all permits and necessary paperwork for inspections on site at all times. This will ensure your remodeling project won’t get stalled due to legalities.

2.)  Know your budget and time constraints: It always seems like there is never enough money or time to get everything done on a single remodeling project.  Before you picture yourself in your new remodeled kitchen or restroom, get estimates from reputable contractors on how much it will cost, and the time it will take to complete. For DIY projects, calculate the cost for tool and sanitation rentals will be and how much time you will need to take from work! If necessary, ask for friends and neighbors help, or seek advice online or at your local home improvement store. Factor in a ‘cushion’ for unforeseen costs and time needed.

3.)  Make plans outside of the remodel: While it’s easy to get focused only on your pending remodel, don’t forget about factors outside of the direct renovation. Plan for trades and construction workers to be on your property and throughout all portions of your home. Plan for a portable sink and/or portable toilet rental, construction waste disposal, and trash receptacles. If using a general contractor, confirm that your porta potty rental and other waste facilities will be tended to and that they will be emptied and serviced regularly. Lastly, ensure your home is secured before and after workers leave to ensure your home is protected from burglaries at all times. Home Remodeling, Construction, Porta Potty Rental, Sanitation on the job site

Remodeling your home can be an exciting time for your family and planning for the steps before the renovation is key. Use these 3 tips to ensure your home remodeling project runs smoothly. Enjoy the process of seeing your home transform into a better and more beautiful space, after all, your home is your sanctuary, and being prepared for challenges along the way will make the end result that much sweeter to enjoy.

Restroom Trailer for Gainesville, Virginia

Owning a business in Gainesville, Virginia is hard work. You must keep your employees, clients, and the community satisfied. Sanitation, health, clean appearance, these are all factors that fall into delivering quality customer service and respecting all parties involved. One thing that may have never crossed your mind is ensuring their portable restroom needs are met. Having a portable restroom trailer on site for a large event or for construction site use, are sure to be appreciated.

Restroom Trailers for Your Large Event

Whether you are hosting a large event for a new product launch or introducing your company to the community, restroom trailers are ideal. This event can be indoors or outdoors. Dons John’s portable restroom trailers can be as simplistic as a Standard Porta Potty, which are well vented. Wrestroom-trailer-rentale can place a hand sanitizer unit inside as well.

You can upgrade to our Luxury Presidential Restroom Trailer, featuring granite counters, hardwood floors, marble walls, heat and air conditioning, private stalls, and flat screen TV’s. Our representatives can help you decide how many restroom trailers you need and accessories to add on to keep everyone happy and satisfied at your event.

Construction Site Use

No matter what type of business, construction, industrial, or agricultural, sanitation is necessary. You can rent one to hundreds of porta potty’s to fit your business needs. We have mobile porta potties for your employees that work in remote areas or projects on the highway. Having porta potty’s is proven to save businesses money on their projects because employees are not constantly taking breaks and going offsite to relive themselves.

You’re also staying in compliance if you supply porta potties if you have women on site. They could rightfully complain if they do not have a sanitary environment to handle their personal needs. Local business and residents are also appreciative of your providing restroom trailers, because it keeps construction workers who may have gotten dirty in the field from disturbing their business and neighborhoods.

construction-site-porta-pottyContact Dons John’s now and let’s discuss what we can do for your business. We pride ourselves in having satisfied customers and want to help you do the same.

Dons John’s is here when you need portable sanitation solutions. If you have further questions or need advice, call us at 877-9-Toilet or contact us for a free quote.

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Portable Toilet Rentals & More When You Need Them Most

A disaster can happen in your area at any time, and for that you’re going to need portable toilet rentals and other emergency services at your disposal.  Emergency and Disaster Planning keeps people safe and can save the lives of dozens, if not hundreds or thousands in any given area.

The Mid-Atlantic region has seen it all. When you live on the east coast, there’s no telling what Mother Nature may throw at you.  Natural disasters can disable water, gas, leaving property owners paralyzed, and in need of sanitation such as, portable restrooms and restroom trailers.portable-toilet-rentals

One thing that remains consistent during these times of trouble is the 24/7 ability of Don’s Johns to provide the right Emergency Services for those in need of  portable toilet rentals or restroom trailers. Shower trailer rentals are also used often to maintain hygiene in an affected area.  Even hand sanitizer and hand washing stations are used in temporary medical facilities set up after emergency events. Every individual effort helps, and here are a few things you can do to take a pro-active approach to managing an Emergency: 

Stay Updated with information

When an emergency happens in the Washington, D.C. area, it’s important to stay updated with the latest Emergency resource information and district resources.  A great website to have on hand is http://72hours.dc.gov.  There, you can stay updated with the latest information and updates on an Emergency in the local area.

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Buying Portable Toilets for your locale during an emergency is a lot more realistic than you may think.  You can purchase a used porta john for sale at a reasonable price, and have your own portable restroom available for the health, safety and comfort of you and your neighborhood.

Don’s Johns is a leading emergency services provider, bringing portable restroom rentals and multiple other sanitation services to the Entire Mid-Atlantic region and beyond, including:

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Don’s Johns provides the leading 24/7portable restroom rentals and sanitation services that are necessary to be available at anytime, anywhere in our service area. If you’re an emergency management specialist or pro-active citizen, please get a free quote, contact info@donsjohns.com or call us at 877-9-TOILET for questions or portable restroom rental and sanitation requests.

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Portable Restroom Rental: The New Advertising Standard?

Next time you’re using a portable restroom rental, don’t be surprised to see an advertisement. Did you know that the Union of Concerned Scientists reports the average American being exposed to about 3,000 advertising messages a day, and corporations around the world are spending over $620 billion annually to capture their audience’s attention?  That’s right, ads are everywhere and there’s no escape.  portable restroom rental

Taking advantage of selling ad space in a portable restroom rental  has become increasingly popular, and this trend is only on the rise.  Planners for Concerts, Sporting Events, Construction and Special Events realize that their money isn’t going down the drain when they advertise in or on their portable restroom or restroom trailer rental.

The expansive reach of Don’s Johns makes the portable restroom rental a medium that is even more attractive than you’d imagine.  Serving thousands upon thousands of people in the Virginia, Maryland, Washington DC Metro region and beyond year after year; we work closely with advertisers to help maximize your revenue and overall event success.

The advantages of advertising on your portable restroom rental or restroom trailer rental:

Port-a-Johns hold more than one advantage when it comes to advertising.  The cost of advertising on portable restroom rentals carries a lower average cost than both print and television advertising.   Portable restroom rental advertising also extends the life of exposure to the consumer.  Attendees of concerts, events and even construction site workers often wait in line to use a portable restroom and are exposed to a beautifully wrapped portable restroom rental.

Restroom Trailer Rental, Event Restrooms, Luxury Restroom Trailer, Restroom Advertsing, Portable Restroom Rental, Rent a Porta John, Porta Potty RentalA 2003 study proves the acceptance of this medium, showing that 75% of portable toilet visitors view porta potty ads positively and didn’t mind viewing the ad before and during their visit.  Once the attendees are inside a portable toilet, they may not even realize that they have become the captive audience to the perfectly placed placards on the inside of the door or wall inside a portable restroom.

Your portable restroom rental will reveal its hidden beauty and shine when wrapped and delivered to your location.  Don’s Johns offers several opportunities for advertising both inside and outside of our portable restrooms and restroom trailers with a full line of in-stock restroom wraps for the outside of our restrooms as well as custom wraps that can be ordered for the outsides of our portable restroom or restroom trailer rentals. 

Contact us today by calling 877-9-TOILET or emailing sales@donsjohns.com – our Sales department will work

with you to design an advertisement and budget conscious campaign to maximize your return on investment.  You can also receive a FREE QUOTE on our website!

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Road Crew Units for a Construction Site

road-crew-unitsNo matter what the field, employees want a clean and sanitized area to work in. Just because the job is dirty, does not mean the workers need to be. Having road crew units enable you to bring relief at any construction site your crew goes to, without the need of waiting on our technicians to bring a new unit for you.

Road crew units are actually quite popular and necessary. If you’ve ever driven down the highway past a construction zone or in a neighborhood where workers were fixing streets, you may have noticed a standard port a potty restroom very near. These are specifically for the road crew. You may wonder how a construction site could benefit from having road crew portable units. There are many benefits, like being able to uphold sanitary needs, enhanced productivity and they can save money.

Don’s Johns standard porta potty is mounted securely on a trailer, which can be connected to any vehicle in minutes and towed to your next location. Just two people can roll it to its destination. Workers will always have a place to relieve themselves. You can also install a hand sanitizer station. This meets the standard requirements for women workers as well.

We even have portable premier restroom trailers, which are an ungraded unit. There is hands free flushing, vanity mirrors, a sink with fresh water, paper towels, and weatherproof carpet. This is a great idea if you have frequent visits from clients and want to give off an upscale, professional look.

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Having the road crew units, you will appreciate the workers enhanced productivity. They will no longer have extra breaks leaving the construction site to find a restroom or disturb other businesses. They will always be right on sight. An employee can be slowed down if they have to go to the restroom and can’t. You may find with employees gone less, you can finish your project sooner and possibly receive that bonus.

Contact Don’s Johns now and inquire about the road crew units we have. We can have them out to your site in no time. Our helpful account managers can be reached at 877-9-TOILET.

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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.

Properly Planning Your Portable Bathroom Rental

One of the things that all people have in common is the need to utilize the bathroom. In public places, those restrooms in most cases will most likely be portable bathroom rentals. No matter which industry you’re in, it’s essential that you think about who’s going to be at your site and for for what length of time. Construction workers pull long shifts, where a portable bathroom rental is essential. Event attendees may be at a concert, fair, festival or barbeque for 6 to 8 hours. Outdoor wedding events and receptions have lots of visitors, all looking for a place to use the loo. If you’re the operations manager or site supervisor for one of the preceding functions, here are three considerations supporting why proper porta potty rental planning is so important.

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If there is one key to a good portable bathroom rental company, it’s the service. To help you have your best experience, we suggest that your portable toilet or bathroom trailer 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 by scheduling and providing service before your site opens in the morning, or after it closes at night.

Appropriately serving visitors at your location:

The importance of the number people will be at your location is paramount. You don’t want to have lines that are 25 feet long, but at the same time you don’t want 15 extra portable bathrooms sitting unused.

If you’re in construction, consider a portable bathroom for every 7-10 individuals on site. Are you working on multiple stories? A hook construction portable bathroom rental is the perfect addition to prevent downtime and long lines. Are you working from different locations, staying mobile as you move from site to site ? Think about the importance of renting a portable bathroom with an included Trailer for your road crew. If you’re working in an office trailer, interior bathroom systems make it convenient for you so that you don’t even have to leave the office !

If you’re an event planning consultant, don’t just think about what number of people will be at your event. The first thing we want to know is if you are you serving alcohol at your location. If you are, automatically increase the number of portable bathroom units by 20%.

Here’s our second question – Do you think that women will create above 50% of your audience demographic? If so, increase your number by 25-50%. Also, make sure 10% of your total numbers of portable bathrooms are handicapped units to follow ADA compliance at your location. If you’re conducting an event where individuals in wheelchairs will be more prominent, our experts will help you adjust accordingly.

Length of use :

Are you tirelessly trying to figure out the algorithm that tells you how many porta potty rentals you need for a certain amount of people and time? Forget about the hard work; we’re the experts, leave the portable toilet troubles to us and just follow our easy chart when planning your portable bathroom rental needs.

Don’s Johns has the largest selection of portable restrooms in the Washington D.C., Maryland, and Virginia area to meet your needs. Whether it is a standard portable bathroom rental, VIP flushing toilet, or Luxury Premier solar powered restroom, we have the products to fit any size need and budget. Contact sales@donsjohns.com for a free consultation and quote from one of America’s Best Restrooms in 2011 !

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Portable Toilet Rental & Sanitation – Emergency Services

There is really no such thing as predicting a disaster in your area. As much as we make efforts to predict the timing and severity of a natural or man made disaster, anything can happen, at any time.  Emergency and Disaster Planning keeps people safe and even saves lives within a community.  Within the last year, our region has seen it all.  From mudslides to hurricanes and earthquakes, there was no telling what Mother Nature had in store for Emergency Managers and Disaster specialists.  When a natural disaster strikes, water, gas and electric lines can quickly become disabled, leaving individuals and entire communities in need of sanitation, portable johns and restroom trailers.Business, Construction, Emergency, Event Planning, Home, Porta John, Porta Potty, Restroom Trailer, Trailer Rentals, Porta Potty Rental, Portable Sink, Sanitation, Wastewater Pumping, Emergency toilet rentals, emergency restroom rental

One thing that remains consistent during these times of trouble is the 24/7 ability of Don’s Johns to provide the right Emergency Services for those in need of a portable toilet rental or restroom trailer. Shower trailer rentals are also used often to maintain hygiene in an affected area.  Even hand sanitizer and hand washing stationsare often found within temporary medical facilities. Emergency preparedness is in the hands of our local, state and federal Emergency management agencies, but every individual effort helps.  A few things you can do to take a pro-active approach to managing an Emergency are: 

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Buying Portable Toilets for your locale during an emergency is a lot more realistic than you may think.  You can purchase a used porta john for sale at Business, Construction, Emergency, Event Planning, Home, Porta John, Porta Potty, Restroom Trailer, Trailer Rentals, Porta Potty Rental, Portable Sink, Sanitation, porta john for sale, Wastewater Pumping, Emergency toilet rentals, emergency restroom rentala reasonable price, and have your own portable restroom available for the health, safety and comfort of you and your neighborhood.

Stay Updated with information

When an emergency happens in the Washington, D.C. area, it’s important to stay updated with the latest Emergency resource information and district resources.  A great website to have on hand is http://72hours.dc.gov.  There, you can stay updated with the latest information and updates on an Emergency in the local area.

Don’s Johns is a leading emergency services provider, bringing portable restroom rentals and multiple other sanitation services to the Entire Mid-Atlantic region and beyond, including:

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  2. Portable toilets in VA
  3. Porta Potty Rentals in MD
  4. Restroom trailers in DC
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Don’s Johns provides the leading 24/7portable restroom rental and sanitation service that is necessary to be available at anytime, anywhere in our service area. If you’re an emergency management specialist or pro-active citizen, please contact info@donsjohns.com or call us at (703)273-7100 for questions or portable restroom rental and sanitation requests.