Advertising with your Portable Restroom Rental

In today’s world, advertisements are everywhere.  TV, Radio, Billboards and internet ads are becoming increasingly ignored.  The Union of Concerned Scientists has found that the average American is exposed to about 3,000 advertising messages a day, and corporations around the world are spending over $620 billion annually to capture their audience’s attention.

Taking advantage of Advertising with your Porta Potty Rental Porta Potty Rental, Restroom Advertising, Portable Toilet Rental has become increasingly popular, and this trend is only on the rise.  Operations Managers for Concerts, Sporting Events, Construction and Special Events are realizing that their money isn’t going down the drain when advertising on their Porta Potty or Restroom Trailer Rental.  The expansive reach of Don’s Johns makes the portable restroom as a medium even more attractive.  Serving thousands upon thousands of people in the Virginia, Maryland, Washington DC Metro region and beyond year after year; we work closely with advertisers to help maximize your revenue and overall event success.


The advantages of advertising on your porta potty or restroom trailer rental:

Port-a-Johns hold more than one advantage when it comes to advertising.  The cost of advertising on portable restroom rentals carries a lower average cost than both print and television advertising.   Porta potty advertising also extends the life of exposure to the consumer.  Attendees of concerts, events and even construction site workers often wait in line to use a portable restroom and are exposed to a beautifully wrapped portable toilet rental.

A 2003 study proves the acceptance of this medium, showing that 75% of portable toilet visitors view porta potty ads positively and didn’t mind viewing the ad before and during their visit.  Once the attendees are inside a portable toilet, they may not even realize that they have become the captive audience to the perfectly placed placards on the inside of the door or wall inside a portable restroom.

Your portable restroom rental will reveal its hidden beauty and shine when wrapped and delivered to your location.  Don’s Johns offers several opportunities for advertising both inside and outside of our portable restrooms and restroom trailers with a full line of in-stock restroom wraps for the outside of our restrooms as well as custom wraps that can be ordered for the outsides of our portable restroom or restroom trailer rentals. 

Restroom Trailer Rental, Event Restrooms, Luxury Restroom Trailer, Restroom Advertsing, Portable Restroom Rental, Rent a Porta John, Porta Potty RentalContact us today – our Sales department will work with you to design an advertisement and budget conscious campaign to maximize your return on investment.

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Restroom Rentals and Racing: A porta potty perspective

rent portable restrooms dc eventAutumn provides a perfect climate for outdoor athletic events.  Everything from your local 5k to Marathons, Triathlons and endurance races are taking place as the weather starts to cool off. Running, swimming and biking has flourished recently and people from all walks of life are participating in races for a cure, holiday trots, memorial races and events spreading the awareness of a cause.  If you are an Event Producer, Consultant, or Race Director, one of the most important plans on your schedule is going to be the procurement of portable restroom rentals!

A common pre-race ritual is the use of a portable restroom.  Remember that almost all of your entrants will be using them at once! With the attendance of events reaching into the thousands, you want to avoid the common complaint of participants being held back because of long lines and too few porta potty rentals on site.  Provide enough portable restrooms so that lines are no longer than 4 deep at once.  Also keep in mind that entrants and spectators alike will be parking in either a central or multiple parking locations.  These parking areas always generate high porta potty traffic.

When it comes to porta potty placement on the course, it is important to factor in the distance and add units accordingly.  Check area ordinances for proper, level placement and avoid residential areas on the route where possible.  If the race course is point A to point B, be sure to also have enough portable restrooms at the finish.  Even if the post event festivities aren’t taking place there, officials and finishing participants often need restrooms for relief.

Special races such as the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure often have a high percentage of female attendees. If the female percentage of your event is forecasted to increase beyond 50%, considerations should be made to increase the number of portable toilet rentals by 25-50% accordingly.  Participants in wheelchairs are also on the rise, requiring separate restroom facilities.  ADA compliance requires at least one Wheelchair Accessible Unit per “cluster” of units. Races with wheelchair divisions, such as the famous Marine Corps Marathon will be sure to have a larger number of wounded warriors participating; this will require the need for additional Wheelchair Accessible portable restroom rentals.

Don’s Johns has been a leading provider of portable restrooms, restroom trailers, sanitation and septic tank service for construction sites and special events in Virginia, Maryland, and Washington DC. From the standard porta potty rental to the DJ5000LX Luxury Presidential Restroom Trailer which has been named one of America’s Best Restrooms, we’ve got you covered for any type of special event or construction project.

Contact us today for your needs! or call us at 888-331-6323

Portable Restroom Rentals For All Seasons!

Summer 2011 has become a memory.  Fun in the sun and the warm weather will have to stay in our minds for now. Outdoor events such as state fairs, concerts and picnics are coming to an end. Autumn is bearing down on us and many of us know what that means for the months to come.  Many people throughout the fall and winter seem to go into hibernation, but there are many reasons we are still outside and when outside, we still need access to a great portable restroom rental!

Portable-restroom-event-rentalJust because the weather is cooling down doesn’t mean that some of the best outdoor events aren’t still heating up!  Autumn events such as Oktoberfest are in their prime at this time of the year, and anyone who has been to an Oktoberfest knows the importance of a Porta Potty rental on site!  The fall weather is perfect for outdoor sporting events like running and cycling.  Some of the best Marathons are held during the September and October months, such as the Marine Corps Marathon, Chicago Marathon and many more notable races that are always in need portable sanitation services.  Families love attending Pumpkin festivals, bringing camaraderie and cheer to everyone present as well as the need for a convenient portable restroom rental near the pumpkin patch.

During the winter months the weather may sometimes be frightful, but the events are even more delightful!  Snow tubing, winter sports and winter camping are enjoyed all season long.  Portable restrooms provide convenient comfort as well as protection from the elements.  You can even enjoy the warmth of a Don’s Johns restroom trailer complete with running hot water and climate control!

When thinking about colder weather and the needs of restroom rentals, we can’t forget to consider our friends in construction.  Regardless of the weather, the construction industry continues to build, fix and maintain everything from roads and renovations to buildings and beyond.  Even in the winter construction continues.  Development projects have needs for Porta Potties and Hook Construction Portable Toilets for multi-story projects, as well as interior restroom systems for the project manager.

luxury-portable-restroom-rentalA great tip to also remember is porta potty placement during winter projects. It is important to remember to keep the portable restroom safely away from the route of an oncoming plow truck.  Snow plows can quickly build up an embankment in front of your Porta John rental, making it difficult to enter or even come into contact with it, causing damage or knocking it over.   Even for a simple bathroom remodel or addition onto an existing building, a portable restroom rental is a necessity that cannot be overlooked.

Whether the weather is hot, cold or in between, there is a need for Don’s Johns portable restrooms and sanitation during all seasons!

Contact us today for a free quote! or call us at 888-331-6323

Hand Washing: The Dirty Truth

A well known adage states “Cleanliness is next to godliness”.  When it comes to sanitation, this statement couldn’t ring more true.

The first thing anyone should do after using the restroom is wash their hands.  It’s actually been found through a 2005 study from the American Society for Microbiology that 1 in every 5 people forgoes this post-restroom ritual.  The studies proved that although 91% of adults claimed to have washed their hands after using the restroom, only 83% were actually seen doing so.

There are multiple bacteria that linger in the restroom.  The Center for Disease Control visited 35 U.S. homes, and found the following numbers of bacteria per square inch:

  • Toilet bowl: 3.2 million bacteria/square inch
  • Bathroom faucet handle: 6,267 bacteria/square inch
  • Bathroom sink, near drain: 2,733 bacteria/square inch
  • Toilet floor, in front of toilet: 764 bacteria/square inch
  • Bathroom countertop: 452 bacteria/square inch
  • Toilet seat: 295 bacteria/square inch

Now just imagine what those numbers are probably like in public restrooms.  We’re willing to bet that you don’t want to take any of that with you, and after reading this report you’ll probably think twice before skipping the sink.

Luckily, Don’s Johns have 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.

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.

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!

When it comes to your outdoor sanitation needs, you need to look no further than Don’s Johns.  Call us at 888-331-6323 or send an email to and let us bring you the quality, service, cleanliness, and value you can depend on.

Vote for Don’s Johns as America’s Best Restroom 2011

As you know, Don’s Johns Presidential Luxury Restroom Trailer is in the running to become America’s Best Restroom and we’re looking for YOU to vote Don’s Johns!

The 2011 America’s Best Restroom Award provides exciting times for Don’s Johns, which is notably the only restroom company selected to be a top 10 finalist. Our well established business is complete with a history of setting records. Our most recent milestone came in 2009, when 5,000 Portable Restrooms were lined up along the National Mall for the historic inauguration of our 44th U.S. President. The Don’s Johns Presidential Luxury Restroom Trailer was actually set up for personal use by Barack Obama himself!

There’s been quite a “big stink” about Don’s Johns.  Major media outlets, including NBC, USA Today, MSNBC, our local CBS and FOX affiliates, Citybiz real estate and have covered the competition, as well as radio coverage from KOOL FM and WTOP Radio. We are honored to receive this national recognition, and to be referred to as “…the epitome of commode elegance…” by The Washington Times has left us truly humbled!

The Don’s Johns DJ5000LX, or as some like to call it “The Rolls Royce of portable restrooms” includes multiple winning features such as a dual audio system, three 37 inch flat screen TVs, granite countertops and shelves, marbleized walls and much more that will allow you to take that bathroom break in ultimate style and comfort!

Don’s Johns has been innovating and leading in the portable restroom industry since 1964, supplying and servicing just about every major event in the Mid-Atlantic region and beyond. We’ve climbed the ladder of success and now we’re ready to stand at the top as Cintas’ America’s Best Restroom 2011. Vote for us today! 

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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 for our expert guidance.

Avoiding Evacuation After Emergencies with Porta Potty Rentals and Sanitation Services

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.  Portable toilet rentals are handicap accessible to facilitate everyone’s needs and can be supplied with sinks and running water to provide proper hygiene. Portable restroom trailers are also available, facilitating extended needs and comfort in an affected area.

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In eliminating the proliferation of bacteria and disease, it is important to maintain the hygiene of those affected by an emergency situation. Hand contact is the fastest way bacteria and diseases are spread from person to person.  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.

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.

Don’s Johns has the ability to quickly respond in providing the proper assets into an affected area with 24/7 availability.

Taking the aforementioned advice and information into account, the response capabilities and risk management of disasters and emergency situations can be greatly improved.   While Don’s Johns will respond 24/7 to almost any situation, we can do this more effectively and efficiently for customers and Emergency Responders that have arranged for our sanitation services in advance. Please email us at to schedule your pre-made reservations.

America’s Best Restroom Might Just be a PortaJohn!

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As we venture well into the season, a monumental opportunity has arrived at Don’s Johns doorstep.  We have been nominated as a Top 10 finalist to become America’s Best Restroom in 2011!  Our Presidential Porta Potty, the DJ5000LX is in the spotlight once again to show off its commander-in-chief worthy convenience and comfort.

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Don’s Johns have been featured in many major media outlets for their Presi-Potty as well.  Read some of the featured press coverage on our website to see why we’re flushed with excitement!

It would mean a lot to us if you could show your support and vote Don’s Johns #1!

It’s as simple as clicking the link below and rating #1 to 10 (with us at the top of course). You can vote as often as you want so please help us spread the word!!​m/us/vote.asp

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Septic Tank Solutions – The Importance of a Tidy Tank

If there is a Septic Tank connected to your home, business or building, it is vital to treat and maintain it properly.  The problems that can arise from not using the right care and taking the proper precautionary measures for your septic tank can cause multiple problems.  Ignoring the needs of your septic tank and maintaining regular septic tank service will decrease its value and can possibly result in damages to your property or the high cost of replacement.  Toxic fumes can also enter your home or place of business, resulting in possibly fatal health risks to you, your family or your visitors.  Maintaining your Septic system is not only a healthy habit, but a responsibility to your local environment.

Septic tank cleaning services will remove the solid build up in your septic tank; an inevitable part of the septic process. Most homes or businesses require a cleaning every three to five years, but there are things that you can do to take proper care of your septic tank in between cleanings.

  • Keep rainwater diverted from your drainfield – Keep drainage and landscaping sloped away from the septic drainfield when possible to allow your drainfield to work efficiently in absorbing and neutralizing waste.
  • Dispose of waste wisely – Try to avoid dumping things down your drain that don’t belong.  Coffee grounds, grease, disposable diapers and cat litter will fill your septic tank up with unneeded solids and potentially clog your drains.  More non-biodegradable material in your septic tank will spell trouble quicker than you can imagine.
  • Use water efficiently to avoid overloading your tank – Reduce water consumption by fixing toilet leaks, utilizing full loads of laundry and using aerators on water outlets to lower consumption
  • Try to avoid root damage from trees– Tree roots naturally reach for water and your septic tank and as far as the tree is concerned, your septic tank is not a ruled out resource.  Try to keep trees at least 100 feet away from your septic tank.

At Don’s Johns we provide many types of septic tank pumping & wastewater pumping services, including 24-hour septic tank maintenance and emergency response services. The examples listed below are just a few of the things we are capable of performing in any of the following areas: Home, Business, Restaurants, Agricultural, Municipalities or Government buildings.

  • Non-hazardous liquid waste removal
  • Septic tank cleaning
  • Car wash clarifiers
  • On or off-site RV pumping
  • Waste water

If you need a porta potty rental while having your septic tank serviced, we can bring you one!

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

Event Planning Tips – Providing the proper amount of Porta Potty and Trailer Rentals

In the midst of the party and event season, an important factor in planning any successful gathering is the proper portable restroom sanitation preparation.  Everyone at your gathering is going to be enjoying the finest food and drink, and if you want your guests to enjoy an extended stay, they’re going to need the proper facilities to take care of their business.

There are quite a few factors to keep in mind when planning your next gathering; so here are a few tips to help you decide how many Don’s Johns you’re going to need to make this a memorable event.

  • Number of Attendees – No one wants to wait in a long line to use the restroom, and your guests shouldn’t have to either.  When guests are provided with adequate portable restroom facilities, they stay longer (and thus spend more!). Include Don’s Johns provides the the proper quantities of portable restroom rentals to ensure comfort for your guests as well as maximize your revenues.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, Restroom Advertising
  • Temperature – When it heats up outside, your attendees need to stay cool! The warmer the weather, the more water your attendees are going to consume. We have your event down to a science – Let us help provide you with the perfect amount of porta potty rentals, restroom trailers rentals, hand washing stations and sanitizers to keep your guests content and make your event a clean cut success.
  • Serving Alcohol?  – If alcohol is on the menu for your event, people will use the restroom much more frequently once they ‘break the seal’.  When serving alcoholic beverages, a smart suggestion is to increase your portable toilet rental quantities by 20%.
  • ADA Compliance – All guests are created equal and Don’s Johns always provides proper facilities for the needs of everyone.  Always include at least one Wheelchair Accessible Portable Restroom (Americans with Disabilities Act Compliant) per “cluster” of units. Ensure 10% of your total numbers of units are handicapped units. For events with a higher number of individuals in wheelchairs, increase this percentage accordingly.
  • Female Attendance – Women tend to use the Porta Potty more frequently than men, which subsequently results in more restroom use.  At Don’s Johns, we’ve found that if the percentage of women in attendance increase beyond 50%, it is adequate to increase the number of porta potty rentals by 25-50% to create a sufficient amount of comfort for all guests.  Based on 40+ years of experience as a woman-owned business, we know!

Don’s Johns has been a leading sanitation company for over 45 years, specializing in providing your social gatherings with some of the finest comfort in the Mid-Atlantic Region and beyond, including Virginia, Maryland and the Washington DC Metro Area.  Don’t hesitate to call 888-331-6323 or email for free expert guidance.