Portable Sanitation has come a long way since its inception. A rich history of development and innovation has laid the path for what has expanded to about 1,400,000 portable restroom rentals in use worldwide. As one of America’s Best Restrooms, we’re reflecting with a restroom recap on what has brought us to this point in portable toilets.
Porta Potties have been in shipyards since the 1940’s to save downtime among employees working on site. It all started with one company that decided to build a portable restroom facility on a ship that was under construction. When consumer demand began requesting portable toilet rentals, companies quickly came to serve the call and the Portable Sanitation Industry was born.
The earliest versions of Don’s Johns portable restroom rentals were built of wood and made to order, while other companies swiftly followed suit. A number of companies sprouted up, each calling the invention a different name, including porta john, Port-o-let and many more. The idea for the portable toilet spread among entrepreneurs and started a new industry that could serve the need of restroom rentals for:
- Construction Sites
- Emergency Services
- Government Projects
- Celebrations & Festivals
- Sporting Events
- Movie & Production Companies
- And any other public location where people need a portable restroom!
Evolution of portable restrooms has gone from wooden outhouse style portable toilets to the modern plastic portable toilet that began being manufactured in the 1960’s. More recent contributions to portable toilet innovation include:
- Hands-Free Flushing Toilets
- Hook Construction Portable Toilets for working on multi-story projects
- Porta Potties on trailers for highway construction and workers going from site to site
- Self-Composting Portable Toilets
- Changing Stations
- Vanities with Mirrors
- Solar-powered incandescent lighting
- Vinyl Restroom advertisement wraps
- Built-in sinks with fresh water and energy-efficient self-closing faucets
A complete game changer to the Portable Restroom industry are the Restroom Trailers. No longer is the standard, one person porta potty rental an option for your VIP restroom experience. Restroom Trailers feature everything from luxury marbleized interiors with hardwood floors to additional family rooms and built-in TV screens. Restroom trailers are so nice in fact, that in 2011, Don’s Johns Presidential Luxury Restroom Trailer (the same type set up for President Obama during the 2009 inauguration) was named as one of America’s Best Restrooms by Cintas!
Shower trailers have also been added to the restroom trailer family and are quickly rising in portable sanitation popularity. Our shower trailers have both Men’s and women’s sides, each with three shower stalls, one toilet and one sink, are energy efficient and provide plenty of continuous hot water. These mobile shower trailers can even be hooked directly to a sewer line for continuous use. Shower trailers are useful in serving on location temporarily or permanently during extended outdoor stays for campgrounds, festivals, emergency situations and many other important applications.
Don’s Johns is on the leading edge of portable sanitation in the Mid-Atlantic region and beyond. Come see why we are considered a leader and innovator in the portable sanitation industry with our premium porta potty rentals, restroom trailer rentals and more! http://www.donsjohns.com