I Plan to Have Luxury Restroom Trailers in DC for Every Event I Host

Dear Don’s Johns,

As a newbie event planner, I can tell you all sorts of horror stories. But none are as worse or embarrassing as the graduation event I threw. A bunch of parents from a private high school decided they wanted to throw one large graduation party since many families were so close. This was a huge event because families had their relatives and friends coming from out of town to this event. If I made a great impression here, other opportunities would open to me, such as:

  • Proms
  • Weddings
  • Anniversary parties
  • Retirement parties
  • Reunions

Being such a large scaled events, we held it outside. The weather was excellent. I had a summer theme with plenty of finger foods for the appetizers so the guests could mingle around. I coordinated with a local culinary school as many of the students from this school had an interest in culinary schools. Although it was an event for the graduates, we did use the on-site bar. We had plenty of entertainment also, which I knew would keep the party attendees engaged and stay all night.

To my surprise, I let one important amenity slip through my fingers. I saw a long line forming near the entryway to the cultural center. The entire event was outside so I went to investigate as to what was going on. Well, everyone was lined up for the restrooms! As I approached, I heard a few people state they were going to have to leave early because their children could not hold it. Some people had a lot to drink and waiting in line all night was not the way they wanted to celebrate their loved ones big night.

One of the parents pulled me aside and asked me where the next nearest restroom was. I had no idea. Another parent pulled me aside and gave me the number to Don’s Johns. I told her I wasn’t too sure that blue portable potties were what this event needed. She said they had luxury restroom trailers in DC. I never thought that would be something affordable, but I gave them a call.

Not long after, I was on the phone with a Don’s Johns specialist explaining the luxury restroom trailers in DC they offered. Talk about a lifesaver! Soon, they had the DJ5000L Luxury Restroom Trailer set up with a valet attendant. The inside of the restrooms were beautiful corian counters and hardwood flooring. There were three stalls for the women and two stalls for the men. The restroom lines were dramatically cut, and people stopped trying to leave because of this. I decided to order a few hand wipes & foam stations as well.

I now know to always make an early call to get at least one of the luxury restroom trailers in DC booked for my next event.

THANK YOU!

 

 

What people are saying about Don’s Johns Portable Restroom Rentals

What people are saying about Don’s Johns portable restroom rentals:

“Just and FYI… We have our biggest tournament of the year this weekend and I have already received 10 deliveries. I just wanted you to know that your driver was, by far, the most attentive, courteous, and respectful. Just wanted you to know that we appreciate that; especially during a time that can be mildly chaotic. Please pass along, if you can.”

Thanks!
General Manager
Evergreen Country Club

“Hi All,

Thank you to each and every one of you for making —- wedding a successful event despite numerous challenges. The day went well despite the rain and mud. Without a great team of professionals like you, it could have been a disaster. It is rewarding to see a wedding come together despite the odds against us. That would not have been possible without YOUR dedication.

Everyone had a wonderful time and the couple and their families were very appreciative of all of your efforts!

I look forward to working with each of you again in the future. Please let me know if I can be f assistance to you or your clients and I’ll be sure to include you on my vendor referral list.

Thanks again for making this celebration one that this great couple will remember fondly always! “

“All restrooms have been picked up at the Pentagon on behalf of Chimes DC and the Pentagon we would like to thank you and Don’s Johns for working with use on the last minute changes this year your team did a great job.”

A Representative at the Pentagon

“Working with joint venture partner Balfour Beatty, Clark is constructing 3.9 million square feet of building and site improvements at Fort Belvoir.  This is the largest construction project on the east coast and Don’s Johns has made everythiing from billing to last minute requests effortless for us.  They are at our constant beck and call with immediate results.  I sincerely recommend them for any projects.”
Sr. Regional Manager
Clark/Balfour Beatty Joint Venture

“During the preparation for the inauguration our research and comparison led us to contract with Washington. DC regional leader Don’s Johns.  They are a well organized and equipped organization with a highly motivated operations crew.  Response was swift, pricingwas fair and their equipment top-notch.  I give my highest recommendation for Don’s Johns, Inc.”

Mike Walker – Operations Manager, 2009 Inauguration, C3 Presents

“Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project is designing and building the new Silver Line for the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority…
Don’s Johns have been very responsive to our needs on this project.  We are spread out over 25 miles and they provide excellent service to our entire job.  Don’s Johns is independent and they handle the cleaning of the facilities on their own.  We are very impressed with their service.”

Civil Superintendent
Dulles Corrridor Metrorail Project

Porta Potty Event Planning Guide for Outdoor Events

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Don’s Johns is your trusted source for porta potty rentals in DC, MD and VA. Based on 40+ years of experience as a woman-owned business, we recommend the following:

Porta Potty Planning:

•If alcoholic beverages are served, increase the number of units by 20%
•If the percentage of women in attendance increases beyond 50%, increase the number of units by 25-50%
•Always include at least one Wheelchair Accessible Unit (Americans with Disabilities Act Compliant) per “cluster” of units. Ensure 10% of your total number of units are handicapped units. For events with a higher number of individuals in wheelchairs, increase this percentage accordingly

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

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The Royal History of the Porta Potty You Never Knew

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Porta Potty History

The porta potty epidemic came across to the US around the 1940’s. Shipyard crews needed a convenient place to use the restroom. So, instead of going back and forth from the ship to the dock, a manager used a wood cabana to hold tanks in place. It was patented in 1962 by George Harding and the PolyJohn Corporation begun. Let’s now go back in time to uncover a few bits of royal history regarding the porta potty that you never knew.

Why Porta Potty’s are Considered the “Throne” Room

The Can, Commode, Little Girls or Boy’s Room, Lavatory Oval Office, Porcelain Throne, Water closet, or simply the “Throne,” we all know them as restrooms. However, they got their start with a well-known British nobleman named Sir “John” Harrington. He invented the first-flushing toilet back in 1596. This nobleman paved the way for our portable “john” toilets to be born.

Once the original “portable” thrones were invented, they weren’t a sight for sore eyes. They too were as ugly as the current unattended blue boxes you find in the parks.

However, members of the royal family saw fit to be seated on more of an upscale porta potty. The presence of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and Henry VIII couldn’t dare be caught bare on such monstrosity. So, they had them transformed into beautiful, comfortable facilities, including velvet padded seat coverings. These portable restrooms were seated upon even during meetings that couldn’t wait. So there you have it, the portable “throne.”

Luxury Porta Potty’s fit for Our President

Here in the United States, our presidential staff were accustomed to the finer things in life also. So porta potties were not to be excluded. President Obama’s inauguration had people worldwide come see the monumental event. So, there was an order of 7,000-porta potty’s ordered. This was the largest order placed for an event in our US history.

President Bush also wanted to travel and have only the best. It is said that he actually had his own porta potty on his trip to Vienna. And even more shocking, all the contents were shipped right back to the States via Air Force One. The mystery of what could have been done with it remains unknown.

Even His Holiness Required a Massive Amount of Thrones

In Pope Benedict XVI visited Munich, Germany. His Holiness had an enormous amount of pilgrims coming to see his open-air mass that required over 8,000 porta potties on site.

Then later, Valencia was out of over two million euros accommodating the crowd with porta potties.

Grab Your Smartphone to Find a Porta Potty!

Another interesting aspect of the 2013 inauguration was that the Planning Committee wanted to ensure all witnesses of the swearing in ceremony were comfortable. So, they organized with the National Park Service an Inauguration Ceremony iPhone and Android app that not only directed visitors to their seats, provided live stream video of the events, but also directed them to the nearest porta potty. Of course, Dons Johns was there for the 2009 Presidential Inauguration Ceremony!

We can help you get started today. Our seasoned staff can help you choose exactly the right portable toilets for your needs and budget. Give us a call – toll free at 888-331-6323. You can also contact us here for a free quote.

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Rolloway Hi-Rise Construction Porta Potty Rentals for Construction Crew

rolloway-construction-porta-pottyKeep Construction Crews Productive with the addition of Rolloway Hi-Rise Construction Porta Potty Rentals

You may be wondering what the deal is with the promotion of construction porta potty rental options for construction sites. Well, they bring more than happiness and comfort to construction crew members. Don’s Johns provide many portable construction restroom options that you can host on site for your construction workers that prove to save your company time and money.

Construction Business is Booming Again

Operations are back up like never before. As the housing crisis of 2008 gradually recovers, the rental market created a greater need – more housing. In addition to this, with corporations being comfortable investing once again, there are other lucrative renovation projects underway. So construction needs are back up again, which requires an increase in construction workers, which requires an increase in construction porta potty rentals.

You may have had to lay off a few of your workers, but now is the time to hire them once again. You may need to hire new workers as well. Sure, you’re going to need to stay competitive and have new construction tools and software put in place so they can perform optimum. However, you must also remember your workers are human and require select services, such as a convenient to access portable restroom.

construction-porta-pottyTake Care of Your Construction Crew with Small Gestures

When your employees do a great job, such as finishing a milestone ahead of schedule, you want to reward them. Small gestures such as bringing them an unexpected lunch or giving out an additional bonus are appreciative by employees.

You’ll be amazed to know that many workers understand that financial gestures aren’t always possible. So they appreciate the things such as having clean restroom facilities nearby to relieve themselves. There are many options Don’s Johns has for your site such as:

So no matter the site your workers are on, they will always have a sanitized environment to go to. This eliminates their need to wander to unsanitary areas.

Moreover, how about pleasing your workers by giving them other sanitary options to use during the day? Placing a few hand sanitizer’s or hand wipes & foam stations around the site keeps germs to a minimal as they take breaks and have a small snack during the day. Quad wash stations and our portable sink’s provide clean drinking and hand washing water as well. This is perfect for those hot days in the sun.

You can also really treat your employees and show them you care about their health and that they are in a sanitary environment by placing a DJ3000 Restroom Trailer on site. This provides not only 7 partitions for their privacy, but offers a heated and cooled environment to escape to should they need a moment.

Reduce Time and Save on Labor with Construction Porta Potty Rentals

You will actually see productivity increase with your workers, which means somewhere they are reducing their time finding suitable restroom accommodations, and this will save you money. In fact, in this Portable Sanitation Association International study of the Provisions for Sanitation Facilities at Construction Sites, you’ll see how it’s not expensive at all to add high-rise and other portable restroom options to your site.

The average company will see an ROI of about 588% of the cost of the restroom in direct cost savings. The average construction worker is gone for 7 minutes to use an off-site facility. So, our construction site portable restroom options pay for themselves because your workers are gone less.

We can help you get started today. Our seasoned staff can help you choose exactly the right portable toilets for your needs and budget. Give us a call – toll free at 888-331-6323. You can also contact us here for a free quote.

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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

 

PSAI Announces World Portable Sanitation Day

WORLD PORTABLE SANITATION DAY

sanitation-dayThe Portable Sanitation Association International (PSAI) announced that August 15 had been named World Portable Sanitation Day (WPSD) by the organization’s Board of Directors.

The World Health Organization WHO) estimates that 2.6 billion people globally – about a third of the world’s population – lack access to adequate sanitation. In addition, about 200 million people per year are victims of disasters during which access to existing sanitation is impaired

This inaugural celebration is intended to kick off an ongoing campaign to raise awareness and promote change by engaging people all over the world in expanding access to sustainable sanitation. Over time, it is the goal of WPSD to transform their interest and ingenuity into local solutions that prevent the spread of disease, save water, and improve the quality of life.

PSAI company members will be celebrating World Portable Sanitation Day with a series of activities to be announced in each local market. They will engage non-profit stakeholders and the media in helping to educate their communities and to better understand how options such as portable sanitation – estimated to save 125 million gallons of fresh water daily – can be part of a sustainable global sanitation solution. Additional information will be provided throughout the summer.

About Portable Sanitation Association International

The Portable Sanitation Association International (PSAI) exists to expand and improve portable sanitation as part of a global approach to serving the public and sustaining the planet. As the largest trade association of its kind in the world, the PSAI Is recognized internationally as a credible, authoritative voice providing education and tools to promote safety and health. Established in 1971, the PSAI develops and promotes industry standards; serves as a repository of information and resources for operators, suppliers, government entities and the general public; and provides recognition for excellence in the field.. The PSAI has its worldwide headquarters in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. Visit www.PSAI.org for additional Association news and information.

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Portable Restroom for Outdoor Events in Maryland, Virginia and Washington DC

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No outdoor event in DC, MD, or VA is complete without having a Don’s Johns portable restroom to be there for your guests’ restroom needs. You may think it’s an unfavorable idea, but your guests truly depend on a clean, sanitized area to have a comfortable experience.

It doesn’t matter the event, a charity event, art show, neighborhood block party, family reunion, BBQ cookout, graduation, or political celebration. All these events will have people there who want to drink, eat, and have fun. This freedom to do so is eliminated if they can’t find an appropriate place to relieve themselves.

Convenient for You and Your Guests

If you’re hosting your party in your backyard, you don’t want many people coming in and out of your home. You don’t want them trampling mud or dust through your clean house.

Hosting a party on the beach or at the park is a great way to keep your home clean. However, public beaches may not have the cleanest restroom facilities. The sinks could be dirty, stalls may be missing paper towels, and the floors are wet and unkempt. The restroom’s could have a long line at any time as well as be far from the event.

All the Comforts of Home Your Guest Will Love

The common idea of a portable restroom is the standard portable restroom you see along construction sites. However, Don’s Johns have a full selection of Premier Flushing Porcelain Restrooms, luxury port-a-potty, and luxury restroom trailers. Your guests will feel at ease going to into a fresh restroom, decorated with flowers and plenty of amenities. The granite countertops and black marbleized walls will certainly “wow” them.

If it’s a hot and muggy day, they can enjoy an air-conditioned restroom trailer, which is large enough to accommodate a few chairs to relax in. There is hot and cold running water so your guests can freshen up at any time. There are beautiful mirrors to use for women to retouch their makeup. And, the DJ5000LX Luxury Presidential Restroom Trailer is equipped with three flat screen televisions and a dual audio system to continue to hear the festivities outdoors.

Once you start planning your outdoor event, don’t forget to budget in a few affordable portable restroom units. Dons Johns representatives are here to help you plan for your next outdoor event – 877 – 9 – TOILET or get free porta potty quote here.
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ADA Handicap Portable Restroom Rental for your next Event

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Every day we take the little things in life for granted, such as enjoying a good BBQ event with our friends. There are plenty of food, entertainment, and drinks. As a host, you may be friendly and invite many over, however, cautious enough to keep the party outdoors.

As a noteworthy gesture, you should always order portable restroom trailers to keep your guests happy. They can consume as many drinks as they wish and have a perfectly acceptable area to relieve themselves in. Portable restrooms allow guests to stay as long as they wish.

Unfortunately, some things can be overlooked. One of them is ensuring there is at least one ADA handicap portable restroom at your next event. It may not seem like a big deal to you, but for those on crutches, use a cane, or are wheelchair bound, it’s very different from their point of view.

ADA Handicap Portable Restroom Rental – Your Guests Need Secure Features

You don’t think about security when it comes to portable restroom. However, a standard porta potty is different from that of an ADA handicap portable restroom.

For starters, an ADA restroom standard porta potty makes it easy for a wheelchair to roll across the entrance. For a restroom trailer such as the DJ2300LH Luxury Restroom Trailer w/ADA Room, you’ll see your guests that need accommodations can comfortably use the wide steps and handrails to ease up to the door. There is also an ADA compliant entrance ramp. You’ll also find inside there are interior safety bars. The floor is non-slip to help prevent any accidents.

Your Guests Need To Be Comfortable

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At any party, your guests should be comfortable. Having the right luxury restroom trailer is available for all your guests. The DJ2000LH Luxury Restroom Trailer w/ADA Room has beautiful Corian countertops and woodgrain non-skid floors. There is plenty of fresh hot and cold running water for your guests to freshen up. It also has heat and air conditioning available.

Guaranteed that if you ensure your guests have ADA handicap accessibility options, you will be remembered as the host that considers everyone’s needs. It’s so much better to do this than not at all. Then, you could be remembered as the inconsiderate host whose next party they dare not attend.

We would love to help you plan your outdoor event. Give us a call – toll free at 888-331-6323. You can also contact us here for a free quote.

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Restroom Trailer Virtual Tours are a HIT in DC, MD and VA

Don’s Johns Restroom Trailer Virtual Tour

Restroom Trailers are increasing in popularity for events of any size. That’s right, a standard porta potty rental is not always the best option for your outdoor or luxury event.

There are so many luxury restroom trailers to choose and so little time for event planning that virtual tours are a must before making the final booking decision. Don’s Johns is the leader in restroom trailer rentals in DC, MD and VA. You can view all of our restroom trailer rentals from Don’s Johns on Youtube.

There are so many uses for restroom trailers including: Weddings, Big Celebrations, Celebrity Events, Government Events, National Mall Events, Sporting Events, Movie & Production Companies, Festivals, Emergency Services.

All of our restroom trailers have different features, benefits and specifications according to the size of your event, type and budget. Below is informaton on one of our popular models, Don’s Johns Exclusive DJ5000LX Luxury Presidential Restroom Trailer.

Restroom Trailer Features and Benefits

● Beautiful interior with granite counters and shelves, black marbleized walls, wood panel doors, and a hardwood-designed floor.

● A multi-zone, climate-controlled heat and air conditioning also guarantees to keep guests in maximum comfort during their restroom visit.

Specifications

● The womens suite features 4 private stalls with energy efficient toilets, recessed lighting, fans and waste bins, 2 sinks with hot & cold running water, liquid soap, paper towels, and automatic air freshener

● The mens suite features 2 private stalls with energy efficient toilets, 4 urinals with courtesy shelves, recessed lighting, fans and waste bins, 2 sinks with hot & cold running water, liquid soap, paper towels, and automatic air freshener

You get MORE with a Restroom Trailer Rental

Don’s Johns porta potty predominance doesn’t stop there either. The dual audio system not only plays soothing music inside for the visiting guests, but those waiting to use the restroom can keep up with the event with three flat screen televisions!

Restroom Trailer Capacity

300 gallon water tank (if city water is not available)

Waste holding tank capacity: 1,150 gallons

Additional information: All restroom trailer rentals arrive on your site fully stocked. Connections necessary for complete operation are 3/4-inch city water supply via garden hose and (3-4) 20-amp 110-volt power connections

Please check out this restroom trailer virtual tour and others. We’d love to hear your feedback!

Happy Planning you awesome Event Planner You!

We would love to help you plan your outdoor event. Give us a call – toll free at 888-331-6323. You can also contact us here for a free quote.

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