5 Questions to Ask When Renting a Portable Toilet or Restroom Trailer

Are you hosting an event and just not sure what type of portable restroom option to choose? First, do realize that the main difference between the two is that a portable toilet is a standard restrooms with a toilet and possibly lighted sink area. A restroom trailer is much larger, offering recessed lighting, temperature control, and vanity areas. Let’s review a few questions you should ask yourself before renting.

Are Other Restrooms Nearby?

If there are public restrooms available near your event, you may still consider a portable restroom to ensure your guests don’t travel too far. So your option for portable restrooms will be due to placement. If you have many guests attending, you don’t want them all wandering the park area looking for a restroom. If the grounds have a nice restroom facility already, consider just a few portable toilets in the area. If not, you’ll want to have a toilet trailer for their comfort.

Are There Other Events at the Same Facility?

As stated above, if there are restroom facilities on site, it may just be an issue of how long it will take the guests to get to the restroom. However, another question to ask yourself is if there will be other events going on at the facility as well. If you are expecting many guests, your guests could have a long wait if another event has many patrons as well.

For larger events, a portable toilet trailer is best to have to reduce long lines. This is especially helpful and cost effective if your event revolves around product sales. You want your guests at your events, not waiting to use the restroom.

Will Children be in Attendance?

However, if your event is lengthy and children are in attendance, consider the parent’s needs. They may need to change infants, and that’s possible with a baby changing station in a portable trailer unit. For family events, families need the space and amenities to get their children tidied up. Children get into all sorts of accidents such as muddy shoes and chocolate covered shirts.

What type of Portable Toilet will fit my Event?

The type of event that you will host makes a big difference. Impressions are everything, and portable restroom options are no different. If you’re hosting a sporting event, portable toilets are a perfect option and are cost effective. Adults can use the restroom fairly quickly. If it’s a short event, that may be all they are doing. Nobody is going to linger in a restroom and miss the big pitch!

However, for more formal black tie events, you need to have a more comfortable environment, such as Don’s Johns Luxury Presidential Restroom Trailer. Black tie events such as award ceremonies and art gals, your guests need to groom themselves before walking on stage or freshen up before networking. Give them the amenities they are going to need to do so. These types of events usually request a handsome amount for the tickets. A five-star restroom is well deserved.

How long will the event last?

If you are hosting an event for a long period, portable toilet trailers have the lighting and space you will need. A portable toilet is dimly lit. Your guests want to be able to freshen themselves up. This helps everyone feel comfortable and stay longer.

Contact Don’s Johns friendly representatives today. They are knowledgeable regarding each type portable toilet or restroom trailer and can help you decide on the best for your event.

Portable Toilet Rental on the Moon?

While reading our daily news, we found out that there is in fact, a portable toilet sitting on the moon.

YES… REALLY! 😉

NASA recently released new images of the Moon, clearly showing a porta potty left by the famous astronauts, Buzz Aldroun and Neil Armstrong during their historic mission in 1969.  The recent picture from NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), can be seen below:

We wonder if NASA made their own porta potty, or whether they bought a porta john for sale? If it were a portable toilet rental, that would be one expensive bill!  Now we’re sure that they didn’t have a luxury restroom trailer rental available back then, but If they did we’re sure they would have went with one of America’s Best Restroom Trailer rentals around and they may have even rented Restroom trailers in DC!

An Urban Legend is circulating around that a 5 year old company named Don’s Johns may or may not have played a hand in this special outdoor event when it came to the use of portable johns on the moon.  Rumor also has it that Don’s Johns wanted to service the area shortly after the astronauts left, but decided to leave it as a piece of human history.

Did Don’s Johns really provide the portable toilet that went to the moon?  I suppose that secret lies within the spirit of our founders, Thelma and Don Rainwater…

We may not have been on the moon, but if you’re looking for a portable toilet rental, restroom trailer rental, porta john for sale to be at your outdoor event, Don’s Johns is here to serve you where and when you need it. With the right selection and all the portable restroom rentals you could ever want, you can’t go wrong when it comes to one of Don’s Johns.  Call us today at 888-331-6323 or email sales@donsjohns.com for your portable toilet rental needs.

*This article is intended for entertainment purposes only.

 

How to Choose Between a Restroom Trailer and a Portable Toilet for Your Event

How to Choose Between a Restroom Trailer and a Portable Toilet for Your Event

You may have already read about how many porta potty’s you should have for your event in our Porta Potty Event Planning Guide. However, how do you determine which is best for your event: a restroom trailer versus a portable restroom? Let’s examine the benefits of both and other considerations to factor into your decision.

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Benefits of Restroom Trailers

A restroom trailer is one large unit which contains a few to many individual restroom stalls. You can rent a basic trailer to one of our most presidential functioning trailers. Trailers offer more space for your guests than an individual portable toilet unit does. Restroom trailers are a climate controlled environment.

Each Don’s Johns trailer come with dual audio sound systems and television screens to keep up with the outdoor engagements. You’ll also have large Corian or granite countertops, hardwood flooring, recessed lighting, hot and cold running water, and other beautiful amenities included. Restroom trailers are an excellent investment for large, formal events.

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Benefits of Portable Restroom

A portable restroom is a single unit meant for one person to use at a time. They also offer complete privacy, something individuals at certain gathers may appreciate more. If you are having a standard event or are budget conscious, portable toilets are a good way to go. You may also upgrade to Don’s Johns VIP Flushing Toilet with Sink.

How Long Will the Event Be For?

The first thing you want to consider is how long your event will be for. A one or two-day event is perfect for portable toilets. However, if you will be hosting an event for a few days, restroom trailers are an excellent choice. They have large holding tanks that do not need to be frequently changed.

Where is the Event Located and What Type of Guests Will Be Present?

Make sure to arrive at your event location and find out where you can set up your portable restroom or trailer units. That may determine which you can have on-site.

You’ll also want to factor in which your guest will appreciate more. An entire wedding party would not appreciate trying to squeeze into a single portable restroom to help each other dress for an outdoor wedding.

What are the Weather Expectations?

In addition to considering where your event will be, what is the weather expected to be like? If you are hosting an event outdoors, and there is a chance of rain, your guest will appreciate having a restroom trailer to retreat into. Guests can refresh themselves and hang out until the downpour is over if needed. If it’s extremely hot outside, you and your guests will appreciate being able to retreat to a burst of cool air.

What is Your Event’s Budget?

Don’s Johns has a variety of restroom trailers and portable restrooms. We have standard porta potty restrooms and you can upscale to our Luxury Presidential Restroom Trailer. You can be as fancy as you want. There is a unit for everyone though that can accommodate your needs and budget.

As you can see, there are a number of factors that affect your decision to rent a restroom trailer or a portable restroom. Contact our friendly representatives at 888-331-6323 today so we can find a unit to match your needs.

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4 Reasons Don’s Johns is Excellent to Have in Case of Emergencies

4 Reasons Don’s Johns is Excellent to Have in Case of Emergencies

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Don’s Johns knowledgeable and trained staff is available anytime day or night to provide emergency portable restrooms, restroom trailers, shower trailers, and pumping services. Call us at 888-331-6323, extension 701 for immediate service.
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Don’s Johns certainly does not thrive in emergency situations. After all, we are residents of the greater DC area also. However, when disasters strike, we are here to help you through any situation. Let Don’s Johns keep you in a clean and proper state. The following four reasons are why Don’s Johns is excellent to have in case of any emergencies.

The Main Water Line Breaks

Some emergencies seem small, but they are a trying time to live and work through. If a water line break in a residential area, hundreds of people are left with no hygienic option of bathing, sanitizing their utensils for eating, or eliminating waste. Don’s Johns has portable restrooms and sinks. For example, the DJ2000L Luxury Restroom Trailer  is equipped with a 300 gallon waste capacity, of which Don’s Johns staff will keep changing it regularly. Each portable sink provides clean, hot and cold running water, which can be used for cooking and cleaning.

First Response Teams Need Access

In situations where first response teams are necessary, they too need clean restrooms to keep going through the long days and nights. Our DJ Shower Trailer restrooms are energy efficient, come with an 800 gallon shower capacity, attached dressing areas, and are temperature regulated. So no matter if they are responding to a local flood, train wreck, fire, or there for a major catastrophe, they have a sanitized environment to break way to for just even a moment.

Prevents Business Interruption

Should a fire occur in the building or neighborhood, it could take many businesses down. As you may have a backup generator for electricity, what about clean water and restrooms? Our DJ5000L Luxury Restroom Trailer is the solution to preventing your business from shutting down. It provides a way for employers to keep employees on site, maintaining proper hygiene and able to use a clean toilet.

Don’s Johns is a Proud Member of the PSAI

The Portable Sanitation Association International (PSAI) is the largest trade association in the industry, which sets the bar for companies that offer Portable restroom facilities and accessories. They ensure that anyone can get sanitized restrooms in a disastrous situation. So, Don’s Johns makes sure we adhere to their regulatory requirements. We do this by providing clean services such as portable restrooms, hand washing stations, hand wipe and foam wipe stations, hand sanitizers, and hot and cold water portable sinks.

Although Don’s Johns is available 24/7, you can always plan ahead. You can purchase a used portable toilet from us and store away just in case. Contact Don’s Johns at 888-331-6323 today, to inquire about a plan to keep you and your family safe should a disaster strike.

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Portable Toilets to Office Trailer Systems from Don’s Johns

Not having fresh water systems on site can be a nuisance. You feel as though you are required to provide bottled water for employees on hot days inside. You also may want to avoid a standard portable toilet inside your office. If you require temporary restroom’s inside your office trailer with flushing toilets, Don’s Johns has your complete office trailer systems ready to deliver. You don’t even have to have access to a sewer or septic.

Complete Office Trailer Systems

If you do not have a sewer or septic hookup, our standard office trailer systems comes equipped with a 100 gallon fresh water holding tank and 250 gallon secured waste container. We even offer a fresh water toilet if you don’t have one. The best part is the interior office trailer system can be setup totally from the outside. You won’t know we are there servicing you.

Office Trailer Systems – Additional Components

If you will be using more than the provided fresh water holding tank or secured waste container that’s not a problem. Don’s Johns systems are set up to hook an additional tank and container up for maximum usage. You can reduce the number of service calls we make.

We are concerned and want to make sure we are affordable for all our clients. That’s why we offer the Lo-Fl toilet as well. This toilet reserves the water, similar to which an airplane toilet does.

Portable Sink Option

Since your site does not offer fresh running water we are able to offer you a hot and cold portable sink. This sink is designed to provide you with fresh drinking water as well as cleaning your hands. You have an attached paper towel dispenser that will never disappear on you.

Contact a representative at Don’s Johns today for your free quote on an office trailer system or any other products or services that we offer.  Our happy clients include those in construction, government, and septic and wastewater pumping. We can be reached at 888-331-6323.

Providing Porta Potty Rental Perfection

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For a porta potty rental, the only type of experience anyone wants to have is a clean, comfortable and convenient one.  With so many different portable restroom rental companies out there, your experience could easily be a hit or miss if you don’t know which company will give you the best porta potty rental experience.  We’re here to give you some tips for picking a porta potty rental company.  After reading this, you’ll be sure that your shower trailers, portable toilets or restroom trailers are coming from the best company available in your area.

1. How responsive is the porta potty rental company?

When you call a porta potty rental company, can you get in touch with them right away?  If you leave a message, will they call you back or will they leave you worrying that you won’t get your portable toilets and restroom trailers in time for your outdoor event?  It’s important that you look for a portable restroom rental company that has a leading industry response time.

2. Is the portable restroom rental company willing to work hard for you?

When you want a specific restroom trailer or portable toilet, does the portable restroom rental company make sure they have it available for you?  If they don’t have it, will they be able to get it for you?  In order for your event to work, you’re going to need a company that works for you. Make sure the porta potty provider that you prefer is one that will bring you complete satisfaction in portable sanitation products.

3. Do they provide a top quality selection of porta potty rental options, restroom trailers and more?

If you’re getting ready to reserve your portable restrooms, you’re going to want to make sure that you receive top quality products, not something second rate.  Ask your portable restroom rental provider questions like “Have you won any awards for your business?”, “How old are your portable toilets and restroom trailers?”, “Do you have what I need right now?” and so on.

You’ll want to be sure that you’re getting first class products and service from a portable restroom rental company that you select.

4. What is the company background?

When you’re getting ready to reserve your porta potties and restroom trailer rentals, are you renting from a fly-by-night porta potty company or a company that’s paid it’s dues and served the best throughout portable restroom rental history?  Be sure that you are dealing with a company that is time tested and experienced when it comes to serving your portable restroom rental needs.

If you’re looking for a company that can deliver in all the above categories, call Don’s Johns. Since 1964, we’ve been unmatched with the largest selection of portable restrooms and restroom trailers in VA, MD and DC metro areas. Also, our industry leading response time and honor as one of America’s Best Restrooms in 2011 along with dedicated, hardworking crew are what sets us apart from the rest!

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D.C. Construction and Portable Toilet Rental Procurement

Growth is abound in and around the Washington D.C. Metro Area and beyond. Many sites are under construction for new projects as well as projects under renovation.  As we move into the future, we’re rebuilding how we live with new architecture, more efficient buildings, and constant innovation in the construction industry.

When construction is taking place in the Nation’s Capital and beyond, Don’s Johns is considered a household name for portable toilet rental services. Our selection of portable restroom rentals are providing superior comfort, convenience and cost effectiveness to your project. To us, your project can be big enough to cover 3.9 million sq. feet of development or a small home or bathroom remodel. Either way, we’re going to have the perfect portable restroom rental for you.  Here are some of our recommended porta potty rental options that can serve your next project!

Portable Toilets for large scale construction projects:

Large developments, communities and Major Hi-Rise projects need to remember the golden rule for portable restroom rentals: 1 unit is required for every 8-10 workers For large construction projects (American National Standards Institute – ANSI Z4.3).  When planning your project, there is going to be a need for many portable toilets of different type and size.  The Don’s Johns portable toilet rental recommendation for this type of project can be any size combination of the following:

Portable Restroom Rentals:

Portable Sanitation:

 

Waste Storage and Removal

Portable Restroom Rentals for medium scale construction projects:

A project that isn’t employing multiple shifts full of construction workers will often need less resources, as well as portable toilet rentals.  Don’s Johns recommends any of the following porta potty rentals for construction projects such as home-building, small to medium real estate development, small to medium commercial developments and public projects.

Portable Restroom Rentals:

Portable Sanitation:

Waste Storage and Removal

Portable Restroom Rentals for small scale construction projects:

The home remodel and small residential real estate development projects may need only one portable restroom rental. However, the need for a porta potty rental on a small construction site is still as important as it is on a large site.  We recommend the following portable potty rental options.

Portable Restroom Rentals:

Portable Sanitation:

Waste Storage and Removal

Mobile construction projects:

If you’re moving from project to project or you’re part of a Road Crew, it’s important to have a portable restroom rental that you can take with you!  Let us provide you with the comfort and convenience of our road crew portable restroom rental.

If you’re a contractor or small construction company, another great option is to own your own portable toilet!  If this sounds like something that would be beneficial to your construction projects, don’t forget that Don’s Johns has the Porta John for sale that would serve your needs perfectly. To schedule portable toilet rental needs for your next project, call Don’s Johns at 888-331-6323 or email us at sales@donsjohns.com