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.

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.

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

 

4 Tips for Choosing the Right Portable Restroom Rental in DC, VA, & MD

Choose the right Portable Restroom

portable-restroomsOutdoor events are very popular in the DC, VA, & MD.  Having a portable restroom for your guests is important, especially for events where participants are drinking, eating, and socializing. You need to make sure you plan accordingly, so all your guests are comfortable and want to come back next year too.

Determine How Many Guests Will Attend

After planning your invitation count, you can reserve a good number of portable restrooms for your guests. As the week of the event nears, and you have your final RSVP count, you can make adjustments from there. Don’s Johns provide an excellent planning guide for your use. However, our specialists are available to assist you in planning how many porta potties you should have for your outdoor event.

Help Set the Tone for Your Event

Don’s Johns have many portable restrooms available for your use. If you are hosting an elite event, the Luxury Presidential Restroom Trailer has marble and granite interiors, is a climate-controlled environment, features beautiful well-lit mirrors, 4 private stalls for women, 2 private stalls for men, and contains a dual audio system that plays soft elegant music.

For a more casual atmosphere, you may want to consider our DJ3000 Restroom Trailer. It is comfortable, well lit, and has plenty of accessories stored for an eventful day.

Make Sure You Can Accommodate For the Disabled

portable-restroomsMany of your outdoor events would probably have the need for an ADA compliant portable restroom. This could be for those who need wheelchair accessibility, seniors who would want to grip the handrails to walk up, or just the spacing needed for families to access. The Luxury Restroom Trailer w/ADA Room is perfect. It’s beautiful and features stunning Corian counters and hardwood flooring design. Its climate controlled and fully stocked as well. The ADA Compliant Suite is 8’ x 6’so families needing to take a break can do so.

You Want To Have All the Luxurious Amenities

Finally, make sure you have all the luxurious amenities needed. Upscale events will definitely need valet service to keep the portable restroom well stocked with tissue, soap, and paper towels. They can ensure it stays fresh in there as well. If you are promoting a cause, ask our specialists about the custom restroom wraps available.

With Don’s Johns, we are here to help you every step of the way. We have over 50 years of experience and are one of the leaders in portable restroom sanitation services. You can also visit Don’s Johns today to find the perfect portable restroom that’s fits your needs.

Contact us today for a free quote or call us today at 888-331-6323. porta-potty-rental

Luxury Restroom Trailers – What to expect

Luxury restroom trailers run the gamut from a single porta potty with a toilet that is perfect for small, one-day construction jobs to extremely high-end porta potties with hand washing stations and even shower trailers.  There is a porta potty available for your entire special event needs! Portable toilets do not always have to be used for special occasions. It is great for when you have construction going on in your house. You can place these toilets outside of your home so that construction workers will not be using your personal bathroom.luxury-restroom-trailers

What to expect from a luxury restroom trailer

If you are thinking about just a basic toilet in portable restroom, think again! When you order a luxury restroom trailer from us, you are getting everything you could ever need in a porta potty. If you are having a big outdoor event, a wheelchair accessible portable toilet would be the best portable restroom to have. These are designed with a large amount of space inside so that no one, no matter what his or her disability is, will have a hard time using the restroom.restroom-trailers

Say you are having an outdoor event like a food festival, you are going to want people to be able to wash their hands during an event like this. A VIP Flushing Toilet with a Sink is exactly the kind of restroom trailer you need. You can give the people in your event a comfortable and assuring bathroom experience by providing them a sink in their porta potty.

Having an event for women and children? Then you can rent a baby changing station. You can expect from this luxury portable restroom a lot of space to change your baby. There is no toilet inside so you have plenty of room to change your baby comfortably and safely.

You can expect a clean, comfortable and hygienic experience when using one of Don’s Johns luxury restroom trailers. Please visit Don’s Johns today and pick the porta potty that’s perfect for your needs. Contact us today for a free quote.porta-potty-rental

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.

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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.

Construction

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!

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Best Portable Restroom Rental in DC, MD and VA

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There is no other portable restroom provider more proud of their 49 years in the porta potty rental industry than Don’s Johns. Serving the greater DC, MD and VA areas is what we do and we do it well – our customers are our family. We offer the quality service we would want for ourselves and our family. However, you don’t have to take our word for it. Contact us for a free quote today.

Our Quality Portable Restroom Service Speaks For Itself

If you’re unhappy with something, you simply stop utilizing it, especially when paying for it. Don’s Johns has repeat customers who utilize our portable restrooms for their project needs. We have construction companies who are constantly building or working on the highway so they take our Road Crew Porta Potty and Trailer site-to-site with them.

Event planners use our portable restroom services as well. Their clients are shocked and in awe of our luxury portable restroom options. Having large changing areas, clean hot and cold running water, and the ability to apply makeup and look over themselves in our full length mirrors are an added plus. Their clients love the look and feel of being at home with our granite tops.
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Award Winning Portable Restrooms

Don’s John’s excellent service and superior five star quality portable restroom trailers are recognized everywhere. We proudly served in the 2009 presidential inauguration ceremony and provided aid for the 2011 Pentagon rescue effort. We even placed 4th in Cintas’s 2011 America’s Best Restroom Awards.

Contact Don’s Johns today an experience firsthand why our customers keep coming back for our award winning service. We guarantee you quality, friendly and convenient service, and the top portable restroom in the area.

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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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Why the portable restroom is pivotal to society

The portable restroom rental has been a staple in U.S. society for decades and has even picked up a few nicknames along the way.  All toilet humor aside, the portable restroom industry is not something to be scoffed at. The porta potty, whether it is a standard portable toilet or luxury restroom trailer rental, is pivotal to society in a number of ways.

Why portable restrooms are important in society.

1. Prevention in spreading disease

In reducing the proliferation of bacteria and disease, it is pivotal to maintain public hygiene. Hand contact is the fastest way bacteria and diseases are spread from person to person.

Hand sanitizing facilities are used in more than just public or portable restroom rentals.  One common need is in hospitals, where Hand Sanitizer is frequently available for use to prevent the spread of germs and viruses.

We also provide cleanliness outdoors with convenient hand sanitation.  If you’re an artist conducting an outdoor workshop, a Portable Sink is a handy way to wash up after a creative day of painting.  Events, such as parties, could also use hand washing stations due to the lack of running water we often find outdoors.  Your attendees overall experience can be heavily influenced by their restroom and hand washing experience.

Also, Hand Wipes and Foam will always get the food off of your fingers, as well as keep childrens’ hands clean without the excessive use of soap and water.

Catering services and food vendors typically require separate facilities – we’ve got you covered.  Don’s Johns provides a Dual Wash Station for a small team of event caterers, as well as a Quad Wash Station that can serve an entire crew at once!

Portable sinks provide a separate water supply that allow you to wash your hands to keep them clean after being exposed to bacteria infested areas or using a portable toilet without its own hand washing station.  For simultaneous hand washing needs, Dual and Quad wash stations are also available to allow multiple workers or residents to take advantage of proper hand sanitation.

Don’s Johns has cleanliness covered when it comes to public sanitation.  Some of our restrooms, including the VIP Flushing Toilet w/ Sink and the Premier Flushing Porcelain Restroom have sinks built in directly for your convenience.

When water isn’t available for hand washing purposes, or when portable restrooms aren’t provided with sinks of their own, it is important to consider Hand sanitizers, hand wipes and foam. The use of waterless hand sanitizers, wipes or foam kills 99.9% of the most common illness-causing germs.

For complete Hygiene Maintenance, Shower Trailers can bring the comfort of complete cleanliness during a time where such facilities are unavailable for extended periods.  Shower trailers come available with both Men’s and Women’s sides; each with three shower stalls, one toilet, and one sink. All shower stalls also feature attached dressing areas with fold-down seating and non-skid floors.

2. Convenience and comfort for the outdoors

Restroom Trailers and portable toilets are the perfect answer to the question of how to achieve maximum restroom-trailercomfort and convenience in the great outdoors.  Whether you only want an economical restroom trailer with 2 separate stalls or a Restroom Trailer that was actually voted one of America’s Best Restrooms in 2011, there is a selection for everyone! There is also a perfect solution for outdoor needs catering to crowds of any size.  We have set up everything from a single porta potty to over 5,000 portable restroom rental units for a single event.  No matter what the size, scope or location of your outdoor restroom needs, Don’s Johns will always have what you need, when you need it!

3. Efficiency in the workplace

Oftentimes, projects are in need of at least one portable restroom rental.  Whether it’s a single home bathroom renovation that needs one portable toilet or a multi-story development project covering an area over 1 million square feet, there is the perfect portable toilet solution for you.

Construction projects can use interior restroom systems for office trailers, clusters of portable restroom units for workers on site, hi-rise portable toilets for multi-story projects, and even rolloway portable toilets for use when moving from one area of the work site to another. For projects that are on the move, Don’s Johns offers a mobile portable toilet, fully equipped with a trailer.  Just hook it up to your vehicle and you’re ready to roll for a long distance transportation project or even a road crew working on sections of a highway.

4. Emergency Response

Unfortunately, disasters happen more frequently than any of us would like them to.  However, there are specific precautionary measures Emergency Responders can have in place in case a disaster happens in your area.

Hurricanes, wildfires, biohazard accidents, earthquakes, floods and landslides can happen in the blink of an eye and once a disaster happens, the importance of sanitation instantly becomes paramount in preventing illness and death to residents and workers in the affected area.  Just because an emergency occurs does not mean that Mother Nature stops taking its course. The need to get rid of human waste and maintain proper sanitation standards will inevitably continue. Bacteria can flourish and diseases such as typhoid, dysentery and Giardia can severely impact innocent victims of a natural or man made disaster due to the lack of personal hygiene and waste disposal.  Being properly prepared and implementing the following provisions to handle these situations will reduce the risk of further contamination once an emergency has occurred.

Elimination of Waste –

Having portable restrooms are vital to maintaining proper sanitation and eliminating the need for waste disposal in an affected area.

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 stations are 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

You can also purchase a used porta john for sale.  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.

The Positive Impact of Portable Restrooms in Developing Countries

Don’s Johns was excited to take part in the recent celebration of World Toilet Day on November 19th. As we look back on this special day for sanitation, we remember that it is our responsibility as sanitation professionals to be reminded of the importance of global sanitation all year round.

In the United States and other industrialized nations, the convenience of a Porta Potty rental is usually far overlooked when we have the convenience of luxury restroom trailers, portable restrooms and shower trailers at sporting events, weddings, campgrounds and construction sites readily available.  In developing countries however, the Portable Restroom rental alone serves as an integral part of sanitation and hygiene;  preventing a myriad of diseases while preserving the supply of fresh water to allow life to continue and flourish.

Approximately 2.6 billion people in the world have no access to portable restrooms or public sanitation facilities. The World Health Organization (WHO) states that 3,900 children lose their lives every day because of dirty water or poor hygiene. India is a perfect example of the sanitation crisis. There has been a serious lack of public sanitation, leaving 90 percent of Indians living outside major cities no option but to relieve themselves publicly while in communal areas. Along with the problem of disease, residential and commercial construction developments of these areas are hindered due to unsanitary conditions. The recent placement of portable restroom rentals brings a perfect solution to this problem, containing and controlling sewage and waste as well as giving people the opportunity to wash their hands more frequently.   portable restroom rental, porta potty rental, porta john for rent, toilet rental, portable restrooms for rent, construction porta potty, portable toilet rentals

The preservation of clean water is also in dire straits. According to the documentary Blue Gold: Water Wars; three percent of Earth’s water is fresh water, and much of that is polluted beyond human use.  With portable toilet rentals and restroom trailer rentals, contamination is contained and able to be processed properly at sewage treatment plants.

In the last 10 years, portable restrooms and sanitation have made leaps and bounds in developing countries, even including solar powered portable toilets that can generate enough power on their own to process the waste and turn it into hydrogen gas that can be easily expelled.  The ultimate goal for suppliers of portable toilet rentals in developing countries is to bring portable restrooms into urban areas as well as work sites and provide long lasting sanitation that improves the standard of cleanliness, the impact on the environment and the overall quality of life.

Don’s Johns is proud to provide the leading portable restrooms and restroom trailer rental services at home in the Virginia, Maryland and Washington DC metro areas, while we also offer Porta Johns for sale to provide service in other areas and continue bringing clean, portable sanitation. For more information, visit our website at http://www.donsjohns.com