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.

Choosing Don’s Johns Portable Restroom Trailers

Don’s Johns portable restroom and restroom trailers have been a trusted provider to the Mid-Atlantic residents and businesses for 50 years. No matter if you need us for your conference, construction project, or black tie affair, we are there with the right equipment and amenities your guests deserve. Our family owned business is available for you all year round. You can depend on us to deliver a standard porta potty or a Luxury Restroom Trailer.

Why Choose Don’s Johns Sanitation Services for Your Portable Toilets or Portable Restrooms?

When selecting a sanitation service provider, you want someone that has years of industry experience. Not only that, they should be able to help you create the perfect event. Don’s Johns representatives can help you plan the accurate count of portable restrooms to have for your event. We also suggest other product such as portable sinks, Hand Wipes & Foam stations, Quad Wash Station, Baby Changing Station, and Custom Advertising display. We ensure we provide you with world class service. Just check out our Valet Services as well.

Comfortable and Clean Restrooms per Your Convenience

Don’s Johns knows that you want to walk into a clean and comfortable restroom trailer. It should be fresh, clear of debris, and have a beautiful interior. Our restroom trailers are cleaned thoroughly before you receive them at your event. It will be fully stocked with paper towels, toilet tissue, soap, and even decorative wastebaskets.

After research, you’ll realize that not all portable restroom providers are the same. Don’s Johns offer state-of-the-art facilities and value like none other. We offer amenities in our units such as granite shelving, wood panel doors, energy efficient toilets, flat screen televisions, and a climate controlled environment. You’ll step inside and feel as though you’re in an exclusive restroom.

No Event is Outside of Our Reach

Name your event and Don’s Johns can provide adequate portable restrooms for your needs. Do you have a sporting event, tailgating party, or carnival? With many participants, you’ll want to have a trailer such as our DJ4000 Restroom Trailer. For those hosting a wine festival or wedding the Luxury Presidential Restroom Trailer is perfect for your event. Construction crew members do well with our DJ3100 Restroom Trailer. Other events to consider us for include government, emergency services, movie productions, and septic services. Our representatives are knowledgeable about our products and can give you the best advice. We will meet your needs and your budget.

Compliant Restrooms for All Needs

Don’s Johns wants to ensure everyone’s needs are met. That’s why we work on ensuring we can meet all compliance regulations. For example, were you aware that job sites should have one unit for every 8-10 workers? Did you realize that most standard porta potties are not ADA compliant? Don’s Johns has Wheelchair Access Portable Toilets and Luxury Restroom Trailer w/ADA Room.

Contact us today to speak with a friendly Don’s Johns representative. Let’s work together in obtaining the best portable restroom rental for your event.

Complement This Year’s Summer Events with Portable Restroom Rentals

Portable Restrooms for Summer Events

The warm weather is coming shortly, and now is the perfect time to start planning those summer events. Many events such as Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, and other family events are held outdoors. To keep your celebrations going all night, you’ll need plenty of portable restrooms.

Don’s Johns is the premier provider of porta potties and portable restroom trailers in VA, MD, and DC. There are many uniquely designed portable restrooms available for your use. With the help of our associates, you’ll have the best portable restrooms and amenities delivered to your event.

Mother’s Day Events

Throw a party in honor of your mom or your wife in a lovely outdoor setting. Picture a feminine setting in a park with luscious flowers. You can’t expect mom and her guests to use just any standard porta potty at the park. No, she must use an elegant portable restroom that blends in well with the parks décor.

Don’s Johns has trailer wraps such as this elegant rose restroom wrap. Inside, of our Luxury Presidential Restroom Trailer, she’ll step into a hardwood floor covered restroom and gaze upon the marbled walls. As summers can get hot, this is the perfect getaway spot with its climate controlled air conditioned unit, large enough to have a small bench to sit back and rest. There is a time released air freshener inside. She’ll have plenty of hot and cold running water over the beautiful vanity area. Don’s Johns was honored with the 4th Place Award for Cintas America’s Best Restroom 2011, so your guests can feel special at your Mother’s Day event.

Father’s Day Events

Father’s Day is a bit different when it comes to park celebrations. Everyone can partake in this special day with plenty of beer, cocktails, and, of course, BBQ. Dad may take the stage and cook up dinner himself, using the new grill you’ve purchased as his gift. You may schedule a few baseball games and other family friendly events. Of course, the children will all run around playing and need an area to clean themselves up at after playing. And, Dad, of course, needs to clean up after BBQ’n.

With everyone drinking and eating, you want enough restroom trailers, so everyone can use the facilities when necessary. You should even rent an additional portable sink so everyone can keep clean hands before handling the food.

Fourth of July Festivities

The Fourth of July brings about many festivities. And, best of all, everyone loves to sit around and watch the fireworks come nightfall. To get the best seat in the house, you must come to the park early and dare not move or else risk losing your spot. Families all around use the park to come together and enjoy the festivities with food, drink, and play. You can set the stage with Don’s Johns portable potties and have decorative restroom wraps to show off this patriotic day.

Family Picnic and Affairs

There are many family affairs you want to celebrate in style this summer. Everything from weddings, baby showers, and engagement parties requires the VIP setup. Your guests should be in a restroom that many five-star hotels could only wish for. The Luxury Restroom Trailer w/Family Room has a gorgeous interior with Corian counters, white wainscoting and trim, wood panel doors, and hardwood designed floor. It has a family suite perfect for relaxing or changing children’s clothes.

Contact Don’s Johns today to beat the rush of restroom reservations. You want to have not only the right restroom, but enough of them for your event. 888-331-6323

Portable Restroom Rentals for Autumn Race Season


It’s that time of the year where we can all support our causes. Outdoor events such as marathons, 5ks, and walking events are popular during the autumn season. As these races are organized, it’s important to think and plan carefully. Consideration should be made for participants, supporters, and onlookers alike. One way to make the races more bearable and enjoyable is having portable restroom rentals for everyone to use.

Comfortable and Convenient

You must remember that supporters are sitting in the audience for quite some time. They need to relieve themselves in order to stay comfortable. You should have enough portable restroom rentals on site, so there are not excessive long lines to wait through and miss the runner they are supporting.

Also, consider that the average person may need to use the portable restroom 2 through 3 times at an event. There will also be people leaving and others coming in, which makes for odd timing. Newly arriving people will need the restroom eventually as well.

Don’s Johns also has restroom trailers available to accommodate up to 10 people at a time. Our trailers are stocked with liquid soap, hot and cold running water, and paper towels in a climate-controlled area. If you have a very large 5k or marathon, it may be wise to get a trailer so that attendants are not late to the start. Comfortable restroom facilities will make runners and walkers want to come back the following year and recommend the event to others. Have the right amount of portable restroom rentals or restroom trailer rentals is actually a bigger deal than you realize.

Many Restroom Trailers Available

Because, you must consider the most important aspect of the event – the participants in the race. They need to have an acceptable porta potty experience. They’ll expect to run cool water across their faces and it could do them good if they feel ill to stop into our restrooms equipped with air. These events do tend to vary, like with wheelchair participants. Having a Luxury Restroom Trailer that meets ADA requirements is essential, so they can get in and out of the restroom trailer with ease.

Don’s Johns are here to help your next race be coordinated well. We’ll review with you how many restroom trailers will be appropriate for your expected participant and supporter count. Dons John’s is here when you need portable sanitation solutions. If you have further questions or need advice, call us at 888-331-6323 or contact us for a free quote.


Porta Potty Rental Options for Event and Construction Needs

Every day we are met with more and more things that can simply amaze you. I bet you didn’t know that there is more than meets the eye with standard porta potty rentals. The porta potty’s you are used to seeing are basic and perfect for parks where a restroom otherwise would not be available.

However, there are many other porta potty options to choose from and each holds their own special touch to whatever venue you are hosting. Porta potty rentals are available for rent to the general public. It doesn’t matter if you are having a private and small baby shower celebration or a large wedding, because Don’s Johns has your next event covered.


Click to view the DJ2300LH Luxury Restroom Trailer w/ ADA lift

Handicap Accessible

Make it easy for those in wheelchairs or who need the added support of handrails to use the restroom. Our

luxury restroom trailers meet the ADA specifications. They include beautiful Corian counters, are climate controlled, and measures 8’ x 6’ to easily move around to the sink and toilet areas.


We’ve even thought of the hard working men and women in construction who are working on unfinished highrise buildings. Our hook construction portable toilets are an added convenience to prevent workers from having to come back down to the ground to use the restroom. With convenient supplies such as hand sanitizers, hand wipe and foam stations, and even portable hot and cold running water sinks, sanitization is a breeze.

Family and Wedding Trailers

Make sure you think of everyone at your next event. Some restrooms are not fully equipped for family to change and care for their baby’s needs. Don’s Johns has luxury trailers that include a family suite. They are large enough for a bench or few chairs and include a baby changing station, full length mirror, hot and cold running water, soap, and an automatic air freshener. These work great for wedding parties as well.

Shower Trailers

If you’re ever at an all-day sporting tournament, it’s packed with food and fun. However, with all the sweating involved, you will get uncomfortable quick. You may not want to eat snacks or a sit down dinner. However, with the shower trailers, teammates can take a hot shower in one of the three shower stalls.

Contact Don’s Johns today to arrange for a porta potty rental for your next special event!


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.

Proper Portable Bathroom Placementportable-bathroom-rental

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 for a free consultation and quote from one of America’s Best Restrooms in 2011 !


5 Perfect Portable Restroom Rental Locations

Today, we share five of our favorite portable restroom rental locations! You’ve most likely been at one of THESE locations to see a stunning Don’s Johns portable toilet, restroom trailer or shower trailer rental.

Wedding Portable Restroom Rental

With a spicy summer coming around the bend, planning a wedding planning never been more hectic. One restroom-trailersmajor factor you don’t want to discount for a wedding is the type of portable restroom rental you’re going to go with. Don’s Johns premium restroom trailers bring the very best to any wedding. With AM/FM/CD players, Flat screen TV’s, Corian countertops and wood designed flooring, there’s no regret in the world that you’re going to have when you call Don’s for a John. You can also reserve standard porta potty rental units for your guests when having a large wedding. See our event planning chart for more details on how many portable toilets to have reserved as your wedding restrooms.

Portable Restroom Rental for Festivals

The fair and festival season is in full swing during this time of year and one of the most important aspects of success for your event attendees is unrestricted use of conveniently placed portable restroom rental units. Whether you’re using clusters of portable toilets or certain quadrants equipped with restroom trailers, it’s important to consider placing your porta potty rental out of the way of traffic while keeping them easily navigable and accessible for those attending the event. You may also want to consider a consultation with one of our experts. We would be able to let you know exactly how many portable restroom rental units you will need, and offer advice on where to put them.

Portable Restroom Rental: Reunion Style

restroom-trailer-rentalFamily, class and work reunions are always a blast and more often than not, held outside at parks, farms and other special outdoor event venues. Porta potty rentals play a pivotal role for the event planner looking into one of these outdoor venues. Reserving a portable restroom rental is one of the best things you can do to save the hassle. If your reunion is formal or upscale, remember that porta potties aren’t just the outhouses that they used to be – see our restroom trailer selection that ranges from premier to presidential!

Portable Bathrooms Befit Birthdays

There’s never a bad time for a birthday party, and never a better time for portable restroom rentals than during outdoor birthday parties! You can have portable toilets of all varieties, or even a restroom trailer delivered to your door or venue. Call 888-331-6323 to talk with one of our representatives about how we can serve you on your special day!

Now that you’ve seen our list of top portable restroom rental locations, let us know how we can serve you at one of them! Get a quote on our website or call 888-331-6323 to reserve one of America’s Best Restrooms in 2011. Don’s Johns makes the difference!


Don's Johns - The leading portable restroom and restroom trailer company!

Portable Toilet Rentals: Facts and Information

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The othеr type of portаble toilet іѕ а restroom trаiler. A restroom trаiler іѕ a luxury portаble toilet that can have running water, audio, TV’s and even family rooms.  Our restroom trailers also have an option for handicap accessibility to comply with ADA standards. These ԝіll cost а lіttle bіt morе thаn а portа-potty but for ѕomе еvепts уou аrе goіпg to wаnt ѕomеthіпg morе lіkе а reаl toilet thаn а blue box wіth а hole іп іt.


DJ2300LH Luxury Restroom Trailer w/ADA Room - Click photo for details

A restroom trаiler ԝіll еvеп hаvе sіпks іп thеm аnd уou cаn stаnd uр аnd wаlk аround іп thеm. Accordіпg to your budget, уou cаn hаvе restroom trаilers wіth wood grain wаlls аnd up to 10 stаlls. A restroom trаiler іѕ perfect for ѕomеthіпg lіkе а weddіпg ԝhеrе уou wаnt ѕomеthіпg morе luxurious for уour guests. It mаy cost а lіttle bіt morе but for а weddіпg іt’ѕ completely worth іt.

So аs уou cаn ѕее ԝhеп іt сomеѕ to portаble toilets уou ԁo hаvе options for еvеrу budgеt. Call us at 888-331-6323 or click here for a free quote.  We look forward to hearing from you soon! portable-restroom-rental

Portable Restroom Rentals with White House Worthiness

As you may know, Don’s Johns portable restroom rentals were once again a provider for the Presidential inauguration in Washington, D.C. and once again, our award winning service was well received by the masses in front of the capitol and in surrounding areas.


Our portable toilets have become a staple in the beltway and beyond as we continue to provide the highest quality and best service.  Because of this dedication, our customers continue to return to Don’s Johns as their primary resource for portable restroom rentals in Virginia, Maryland and the Washington D.C. Metro area.

If you happened to take a snapshot of you and our portable toilets at the 2013 Presidential Inauguration, upload it to our facebook wall and you may be entered to win a Don’s Johns T-shirt!

After seeing our portable toilets at the inauguration, you know that we provide the best quality, spacious, and professional service that is desired by the best in the event industry.  That’s why year after year, major national events in the Mid-Atlantic continue to choose Don’s Johns!   If you are an event planner, you can get a free quote for our portable toilets, restroom trailers and much more by calling us at 888-331-6323, or contacting us for a free quote on our website.

We look forward to helping you plan your project or event in 2013 and beyond.  Contact Don’s Johns today!


Portable Toilet Solutions for all Events

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How mаny portаble toilets ԝіll уou пееԁ to rent?

Thіѕ ԝіll depend oп thе durаtioп of уour event аnd thе numbеr of pаrticipаnts аnticipаted. You doп’t wаnt loпg lіпes іf уou wаnt уour guests to stаy. While уou wаnt to kеер уour pаrticipаnts comfortаble, а successful event muѕt bе cost effective.

Mаke ѕurе уour portаble toilet rentals аre ԝеll ventilаted аnd deodorized. If you’ve ever been inside of a portable toilet, there’s no explаnаtioп пееԁed for this.

Who ԝіll cleаn аnd restock thе portаble toilet rentаl?

How oftеп ԝіll уou пееԁ thе rented toiled cleаned, аnd аt whаt level? Will thеy pump, presѕurе wаsh, wipe doԝп аnd sаnіtize? How quickly ԝіll thеy respoпd to аn emergency?  If you’d like, a professional restroom attendant can be provided for you to monitor and clean the restrooms at your event.

If someoпe decides thеy ԝіll block thе mаіпtenаnce аccess poіпt bеcаuѕе іt’s а coпvenient pаrkіпg spаce, ԝіll уour event coordіпаtor bе пotіfied, or ԝіll thеy јuѕt move oп thе пехt scheduled stop? These are all important questions to cover when renting your portable toilets and restroom trailers.

Is thе portаble toilet hаndicаp аccessible?

Access thе пееԁ of уour event аttendees ԝіth dіѕаbilіties. Whаt percentаge of уour rentаl unіts ԝіll пееԁ speciаl provіѕioпs? The Americаns ԝіth Dіѕаbilіties Act (ADA) requires thаt пo lеѕѕ thаn oпe, but аt leаst 5% of fаcilіties аt public events bе wheelchаir аccessible portable toilets.

Do уour locаl ordіпаnces require hаnd wаshіпg stаtioпs or аny othеr specіfic provіѕioпs?

On our website, you can find multiple types of handwashing stations and hand sanitizer that we carry to provide any solution for sanitation.  This comes very handy for catering purposes as well.

How lаrge of аn аreа ԝіll уour event encompаss?

If thіѕ іѕ а wide spreаd event, уou’ll wаnt to locаte уour fаcilіties аt reаsoпаbly coпvenient locаtioпs. When plаnnіпg уour event mаp, identіfy аreаs for plаcement of уour portаble toilet rentаl аccordіпg to pickup/delivery аnd mаіпtenаnce аccessibilіty, lightіпg, аnd sаfety.

Would уour event bеnefіt from а luxury restroom trаiler? Is іt worth thе moпey to provide thіѕ аmenіty for уour VIP аttendees? Ask аbout this when you contact us.
portable-toiletCall us at 888-331-6323 to get the information you need about portable toilet rentals.  You can also visit our website for a free quote.  Once you’ve contacted us to help you set up your portable restroom rental needs, уou cаn turn уour аttentioп to othеr event аctivіties, coпfident thаt уour wаste mаnаgement пееԁѕ аre enhаncіпg thе enjoyment аnd comfort of уour guests.  As one of America’s Best Restrooms in 2011, we look forward to serving you soon!