What do Utilities, Businesses, Government Agencies and First Responders Have in Common?

They All Turn to Don’s Johns for Restroom Relief in Emergency Situations

A pipe bursts and leaks, a city shuts down because of a natural disaster, or a water valve needs repair when no one expects it. As utilities, government agencies and first responders move to take action around these scenarios, it’s important to keep in mind the necessity of comfort and hygiene. Having an emergency plan that includes portable restroom facilities is imperative. Whether it’s hand-washing stations, multiple portable restroom units, restroom trailers or shower trailers, a trusted partner that can respond in real time is critical.

Don’s Johns’ has responded to countless emergency events in Northern Virginia, Washington, D.C. and Maryland over the last 50 years, including:

  • A long-term gas leak issue in Northern Virginia, which had an immediate need for portable restrooms. Accidents aren’t just for hours, they can occur for days and even weeks. For this site, we delivered over two-dozen units, sinks and restroom trailers to be used seven days per week…for several weeks!
  • Leaks and floods. In downtown Washington, D.C., water valve repair can cause a disruption in traffic and business. For the owners of one of the largest companies in the District experiencing this issue, one of the first calls was to ensure portable restroom facilities at their location to ensure the business day is minimally interrupted. Restroom units are un-obstructive in a busy downtown area as well as a crowded construction site.

For planners or point persons responsible for emergency and disaster planning, we are here to work with you on solutions for any emergency, crisis or disaster situation. Our fully staffed customer service call center is here to respond to requests 24 hours a day, seven days a week with a dedicated emergency service line, the largest inventory in the Mid-Atlantic region, and the largest fleet of trucks.

Say Happy Holidays with Porta Potties

The holiday’s are approaching and we wanted to be sure to send our customers and fans our best wishes for a beautiful holiday and a very Happy New Year. We’re decorating over here and enjoying the snow and cold (for the most part ;). We also wanted to share something very entertaining with you – related to porta potties too.

While browsing the internet we found this hilarious, well-done video from another porta potty company, Sanitation Services. We’ve gotta give them credit – this is good! I’m sure this hilarious porta potty rendition of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra will bring a smile and laugh to you as well.

ENJOY AND HAPPY HOLIDAYS from all of us at Don’s Johns!

Christmas Light Show w/ Porta Potties

Btw, if you’re considering a porta potty rental
in the DC, MD or VA area please visit Don’s Johns today or give us a call 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.


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!


Portable Toilet Rental & Sanitation – Emergency Services

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

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

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 Business, Construction, Emergency, Event Planning, Home, Porta John, Porta Potty, Restroom Trailer, Trailer Rentals, Porta Potty Rental, Portable Sink, Sanitation, porta john for sale, Wastewater Pumping, Emergency toilet rentals, emergency restroom rentala reasonable price, and have your own portable restroom available for the health, safety and comfort of you and your neighborhood.

Stay Updated with information

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

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

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Don’s Johns provides the leading 24/7portable restroom rental and sanitation service that is necessary to be available at anytime, anywhere in our service area. If you’re an emergency management specialist or pro-active citizen, please contact info@donsjohns.com or call us at 888-331-6323 for questions or portable restroom rental and sanitation requests.

Construction Sites and the Importance of Perfect Porta John Placement

Portable restroom rentals are just as important and necessary to a Construction site as the tools and equipment used to build the structures themselves.  The aspect of renting and managing sanitation facilities on a construction site may seem easy from a logistic standpoint; however, there are many important factors to consider when planning the portable toilet layout of a construction site.

How many portable restrooms are required for your job site? 

The American National Standards Institute states that 1 unit is required for every 8-10 workers on the job site (ANSI Z4.3). Construction sites often have clusters of workers assigned to different projects and according to a study conducted by the University of Missouri, a Porta John should be readily available within 100 feet of each 7 person work group. More portable restrooms can be used for maximum time savings and cost efficiency.  Don’s Johns can also provide rollaway Hi-Rise construction toilets for mobility when the workgroup is moving around to different project areas. Construction, Portable Potties, Porta Toilets, Portable Washrooms, Portable Toilets Porta Pottie,  Porta Potty, PortaPotties, Porta Potties, Septic Tank Pumping, Septic Tank Service,   Special Events, Construction, Goverment,  Restroom Trailers, Portable Restrooms,  Restroom Trailers, Shower Trailers, Office Trailer Systems, Holding Tanks, Hand Washing Stations, Road Crew Units, hurricanes, proper sanitation, elimination of waste, porta potty rental, porta potty rentals, restroom trailer rentals, portable restroom rentals

For multi-story construction projects and high-rise applications, a steel sling attachment with lifting hooks can be added to a Don’s Johns Porta Potty, enabling the lifting of the portable restroom into skyscrapers or other unreachable service locations by crane.  These hook construction portable toilets also provide substantial time and cost savings via workers not having to return to ground level to use the restroom.

Scott Bruce of the Center of Business and Industrial services at the University of Missouri recommends the three following tips to remember when considering Portable Restroom Rental Placement for a construction site:

1) Maximum capacity for fifteen workers per unit on regular service,

2) Facilities must be placed within reach of a service truck,

3) Facilities must not be an obstacle for equipment or workers.

Important intangible benefits are also abundant when it comes to convenient Porta Potty rental placement on the construction site.  Workers’ satisfaction is improved when restrooms are closer and more readily available.  Not only does this boost employee satisfaction, but also improves employee comfort, and overall morale.

Don’s Johns Portable restrooms are the perfect porta potties for your project, whether residential or commercial. Our sanitation service includes 1X per week restocking, waste removal, and unit sanitation by uniformed technicians.

No other company in the Washington D.C., Maryland or Virginia area can compete with our product selection, inventory or service. From basic porta potties to luxury restroom trailers, we have the products to fit your needs. We offer an extensive line of portable restrooms, flushing toilets, restrooms with sinks, handicap restrooms and trailers, waste holding tanks, office trailer bathroom systems, hand wash stations, fresh water sinks, septic pumping services, and road crew and shower trailers.

Don’t hesitate to call 888-331-6323 or email sales@donsjohns.com for our expert guidance.