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.

Portable Restrooms to Prevent Life’s Most Awkward Moments

The representatives at Don’s Johns often receive calls from customers inquiring about our portable restroom options. They sometimes get involved in a few “odd” conversations. However, our representatives can answer their questions with confidence and ease. Trust us, at Don’s Johns, we’ve heard about every awkward situation you’ve had, so nothing leaves us surprised. We ensure our portable restrooms are there to prevent life’s most awkward moments.

  1. Too few stalls to the point where you must consistently peek under each to see if it’s occupied.
  2. Having an extreme emergency, just to get inside a stall and notice it does not lock.
  3. After relieving yourself and ready to get back to the festivities, you notice the stall won’t unlock.
  4. Feeling that a courtesy flush is necessary, but then realizing all too late the water flushes extremely high.
  5. Using the restroom just to discover the stalls are all too close and non-private.
  6. Walk into a restroom trailer met with horrific smells.
  7. Wondering why children don’t have their own area of the restroom to use as they peep under your restroom door.
  8. Using the one stall where the toilet automatically flushes 100 times while you are still in there.
  9. Finally making it to the restroom just to discover you’re the only one in there, and the toilet tissue is out of stock.
  10. Ready to wash your hands at a black tie event just to discover there is no soap and furthermore no paper towels.

When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade. However, when life gives you options of a trailer provider, you choose Don’s Johns. Our portable restrooms are always clean, fresh, and well stocked. In addition to that, Don’s Johns Luxury Presidential Restroom Trailers have:

  • Climate controlled environment providing heat and air conditioning
  • Flat screen televisions
  • Granite counters and shelves
  • Black marbleized walls
  • Wood panel doors
  • Hardwood designed floor
  • Energy efficient toilets
  • Recessed lighting
  • Sinks with hot & cold running water

To ensure none of the above awkward moments ever happens to you again, rent Don’s Johns portable restrooms for your next event. We guarantee the quality to meet your utmost satisfaction.

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. 877-9-TOILET

3 Tips Every Party Planner Should Know About Portable Restrooms

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As a party planner, you have so much to organize. It’s much easier if it’s just an inside party needing foods and beverages. However, for outdoor events, you must consider lighting options, staging, catering setup, preparing for adverse weather conditions, and covering restroom needs. Portable Restrooms options have grown in the past few years and are nowhere near as grotesque as they used to be. Don’s Johns is here to give you quick tips that every party planner should know about portable restrooms.

How to Decide How Many Portable Restrooms You Need

To comfortably accommodate your guests, you need to plan for a particular amount of portable restrooms. For every 100 guests per four-hour increments, you should have at least one portable restroom trailer. That’s just to get the estimate going.

Another factor to consider is if you are serving alcohol. Of course, the more a person drinks, the more they will need to use the restroom. You don’t want your guests waiting in long lines. So the longer your event, the more units you’ll want to have. Also, how many women will be in attendance? Bridal showers, women’s retreats, baby showers, these are all events that will have a dominate population of women. Our representatives are ready to help event planners plan these events.

Types of Portable Restrooms to Have at Your Event

If this is an upscale gala type of event, you want to have some of Don’s Johns finer restroom’s on site. Our Luxury Presidential Trailer is perfect as it has fine qualities such as marble walls, granite counters, and hardwood designed flooring. There are even televisions and surround sound for guest to enjoy.

Just a step down, but still elegant, is our Luxury Restroom Trailer. We also have VIP Flushing Toilets with Sink and Premier Flushing Porcelain Restrooms.

If there will be children at this event, you need room for parents to adjust clothing, clean their children up that have made a mess with ice cream or other foods, and a baby changing station. Many of Don’s John’s trailers are suitable for this.

Considerations for the Portable Restrooms at the Event

Now that you know how many portable restrooms you’ll need and the types of options you have, you need to know a few other essentials.

  1. Always go with a reputable portable toilet vendor company with references. Believe it or not, not all porta potty companies are created equally. You want one that will deliver and pick up on time and set the units up properly.
  2. If the event is totally outdoors, be sure to consider the accessibilities to water and electricity. Our units come connection ready, so you don’t have to worry about that. Each unit has hot and cold running water, is temperature controlled, and have vanity lights.
  3. Determine if you will need additional equipment such as standalone sinks or hand sanitizers. Not everyone offers these, and you’ll find yourself shopping around.

Don’s Johns has everything you need for your sanitary needs. Reach out to our friendly agents, and they will help ease the stress of your job, and make you appear to be the best party planner around.

You can download our free portable restrooms guide or contact Don’s Johns friendly staff members today. No matter if you need one unit or a host of them, you are guaranteed to be treated like a VIP – 877-9-TOILET.

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Portable Restrooms in the Films: Why It’s a Necessity on Your Set

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Washington, DC is an exciting location for the film and video industry. Don’s Johns is proud to make available our portable toilets and portable trailer restroom options to you and your crew. If you’ve been busy planning your long production nights, make sure you don’t forget to include portable toilets in your operations budget.

Convenient to Have When Relocating Sets

When switching sets, you can conveniently bring along the Premier restroom trailers with you. These are hands-free flushing toilets and fresh water sink units. This is an excellent idea when your set is constantly on the go. There is no need for electricity or for a company to come deliver for you.

Everyone Stays Focused on their Tasks at Hand

Your crew doesn’t need to worry about keeping the restrooms clean either. You can have a Don’s Johns full-time restroom attendant on site to provide regular cleaning and ensure everything is stocked well. So everyone can focus on their tasks at hand.

Have Access to a Variety of Portable Toilet Options

Don’s Johns offers more than just your standard porta potty. Just think how your cast will feel walking into a Luxury Presidential Restroom Trailer. Each is climate-controlled heat and air conditioned, the perfect mini-escape for anyone to retreat to exit the extreme temperatures outdoors.

Inside you’ll find elaborate finishes such as granite counters and shelves, wood panel doors, black marbleized walls, and hardwood-designed floor. There’s also three flat screen televisions and a dual audio system.

Other trailers are available. For instance, the DJ3200 Restroom Trailer offers five stalls in the women’s suite and two stalls in the men’s suite. If you have fewer crew members, the DJ3100 Restroom Trailer has three stalls in the women’s suite and one stall in the men’s suite. However, all of our portable restroom trailers come with hot and cold running water, as well as plenty of soap and paper towels.

Provide Plenty of Hand Washing Stations

It’s widely known that filming sets have a lot of food for hungry actors, actresses, and production crews. Handling the various equipment and frequent wardrobe changes, they easily pick up germs. It’s a good idea to have portable sinks, hand washing stations, and hand sanitizer units set up across your set so everyone can remain germ-free.

So as you can see, Don’s Johns is available to help out no matter your need. Be it weddings, construction, or filmmaking in the greater Washington, DC area, we are ready to support you with an upscale portable restroom option.

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Portable Sanitation for Fall Clean-Up

Portable Sanitation for Fall Clean-Up

If your business involves pickup of disposals, this year, you should prepare yourself to stay in the field longer to bring in your revenue. Springtime is generally when residents give their home and good old fashion thorough cleaning. This leaves fall as the time where residents start cleaning out larger items from their home.

Getting Back Into Business and Stay Competitive

The economy is slowly rising again, which means homeowners and landlords are upgrading appliances. Businesses like yours that pick up refrigerators, washers, dryers, water heaters, stoves, and furnaces are in luck! So, while you are out there all day, having a convenient portable sanitation unit, such as Dons John’s Road Crew Porta Potty and Trailer, will help save you time and money.

So Easy and Convenient

All you need is a minimum class 2 trailer hitch and you are ready to tow your porta potty with you wherever you go. This is easy to roll into position with just two workers. Imagine being able to tackle an entire neighborhood without multiple breaks because you have a restroom right there.

You will defiantly need breaks due to the strenuous work you are doing. You must intake fluids to keep yourself hydrated, even in the cooler weather. If you take too many breaks, you run the risk of competition staking out your territory.

Restrooms Where You Need Them

If you are helping clear rubbish from a high-rise project, it’s easy to keep portable sanitation solutions within reach. Dons John’s has Rolloway Hi-Rise Construction Toilet’s that can be toted easily in an elevator as well as Hook Construction Portable Toilet’s where you can lift it to the floor necessary via crane. That’s not all we provide. We look out for your total sanitation needs providing hand sanitizer and portable sinks.

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.

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3 Types of Events to Cater Your Portable Restrooms Towards

 

portable-restroomsAs you’re planning your next event, you’re thinking of what the best food, drinks, and entertainment to provide for your guests would be. However, providing a comfortable restroom environment for your guests is equally important. Just providing any portable restroom trailer may not be sufficient though. You don’t need to provide VIP trailers for every event. However, there are three types of event attendees that may always be at your event you must cater towards.

1. Families with Children

For family friendly events, parent will have their small babies, tots, and teens with them. Many people don’t think about catering to the teen population; however, the truth is, they may want to be elsewhere. So, to fill their time, they attack the food and drink tables. Young girls may want to fix their hair and makeup during the event as well.

Take into account mothers with infants. They must change their baby’s diapers and clothing during the event. Doing so outside or at the picnic tables is uncomfortable for all involved. Little tots are getting into everything. They often must go to the restroom, and having many available for their immediate use is needed.

In each of these situations, providing family restroom trailers will keep families happy. They feel comfortable enough to stay through the event knowing they have a clean restroom facility to use.

2. Those Who Need ADA Compliant Facilities

ADA compliant facilities make it easy for event attendees to reach fixtures and accessories in the restroom. They have wide steps and safety bars outside and inside.  ADA compliant facilities are geared towards those who are wheelchair bound. However, they are useful to have for many others.

  • Those who use mobility equipment (canes, walkers, crutches)
  • Visually impaired
  • Seniors
  • Those with balance issues
  • Someone overweight
  • A person with health problems, (just recovered from knee surgery)

The general rule of thumb is to have one ADA compliant restroom available for every cluster of units you order. Using this helpful guide can help you plan properly.

3. Event Staff

Depending upon the event you are hosting, you may want to have a separate restroom trailer for your performers and event staff. For all the work they do, it’s acceptable to provide a luxury trailer they can escape to. Don’s Johns provides presidential restroom trailers, equipped with a comfortable rest area, granite counters, and hardwood designed floors.

Don’t hesitate to call (703) 273-7100 or email sales@donsjohns.com for our expert guidance for your porta potty rental needs.

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Make It an Unforgettable Event with Luxury Restroom Trailers

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The warm summer nights, the cool winter days, it really doesn’t matter when you host an event, it can be the most memorable of all. It requires careful preparation and thoughtful planning. An unforgettable event can’t be planned overnight. You should have delectable foods, fine wine, servers, and luxury restroom trailers.

Opt for Style and Comfort

If you’re looking to have an opulent event, you want it to be stylish and comfortable. Contrary to popular belief, those attending galas and such want to be more than just a pretty face in the crowd. Women wear their high heels and men look amazing in their tuxedos; however, they are surely uncomfortable.

Your event can be stylish and allow them to be comfortable in a Presidential Luxury Restroom Trailer complete with air-conditioned units. Have you thought about how people frequent the restroom when they are at hotel or banquet halls? It’s the same concept, just brought to your guests at an outdoor event.

Keep Everyone Clean and Fresh

Depending upon the event, you can also keep everyone clean and happy with portable sinks scattered about. As your guests eat finger foods or sip on wine, they may need to clean their hands. It’s also a great sanitary practice to keep sinks or hand wipes available as people meet and greet new acquaintances.

Enhance the Décor with Restroom Wraps

Restroom trailers can be extraordinaire. You usually see portable restrooms as the standard blue. However, Don’s Johns offer full trailers and you can enhance the décor with restroom wraps.

These wraps come in a solid color, or you can have a custom wrap matching your events color palate. In addition, you can decorate the inside of a restroom with chic paper hand towels. Place a few baskets on the granite counters and fill with rose petals.

As you can see, Don’s Johns have many products to help enhance the mood of your event. Contact our planners today to see what options we have to make your guests comfortable and experience an enjoyable evening.

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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Uncomfortable Family Outing without Proper Portable Restrooms

Dear Don’s Johns,

I can’t believe how some people do not plan their events properly. I’ve never really thought about the aspects of planning for a party with proper portable restrooms until I had this unfortunate event.

I have twins, a boy, and a girl. A friend of mine invited me to a party and said it was a family friendly event. My husband and I were ecstatic to get out of the house and possibly meet a few families that we could arrange our kids a few playdates with.

Well, we arrived at the party and everything was set up beautifully. It was an outdoor event. There were play areas for the kids, plenty of food and drinks, and a wonderful dessert bar. As the kids played, they, of course, got dirty. We also needed to change their clothes as they are still being potty trained. With all the excitement, they were losing their concentration!

To my surprise, there were no family restrooms available at this family friendly event! All they had were a few standard porta potty’s! You know the blue kind you see along construction sites! There were no sinks or towelettes around.

My husband and I had to take our kids to our truck and get them cleaned up. I glanced around and saw a few other families doing the same thing. I used up about all our baby wipes cleaning the kids back up after they hit the dessert bar. I’m sure you can imagine chocolate everywhere! We didn’t really stay that long as it was a bit warm out and didn’t want them to get overheated.

I thought how wonderful this other event was that I attended the summer before. I didn’t bring the kids with me then, but the event planner had Don’s Johns luxury restroom trailers. It was nice and cool in there and a nice size family area. Parents had their children in changing them or letting them cool down for a while. How I wish everyone knew about Don’s Johns and your portable restroom.

Sincerely,
Anonymous

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Dear Anonymous,

We’re sorry about your unfortunate event. We’re glad you have used our portable restrooms in the past and enjoyed them.

Here at Don’s Johns we pride ourselves in bringing innovation in portable sanitation with porta potty rental and restroom trailer rentals in VA, MD and DC. Our people make the difference!

For more than 40 years, Don’s Johns has been a leading provider of porta potty rentals in the Virginia, Maryland, and Washington D.C. regions.

Thank you for sharing your feedback. Do let us know if you ever need us in the future for any portable restrooms.

WJLA-DC (ABC) – Best Bathroomsrestroom-trailer-rental Don’s Johns caters event services with porta potty rentals ranging from the Standard Porta Potty Rental to the Premier Flushing Portable Restrooms to Restroom Trailer rentals of all different styles and sizes