5 Common Questions and Answers about Renting Porta Potties

There are plenty of options available when it comes to porta potty rentals, no matter the occasion. When there are countless suppliers, types of units, prices, etc. it can be difficult to know what to look for. A big part of doing your research and choosing the right portable toilet supplier is knowing what questions to ask. You shouldn’t be afraid to ask any question you feel necessary, but there are some go-to questions that can get you started in the right direction. Here are some of the must-ask questions you should have answered before settling a porta potty rental company. 

How Many Porta Potties Will I Need? 

The first thing to ask is how many porta potties will be needed. You can get a rough estimate by determining how long your event is and how many guests will be there, but a good porta potty rental company should give you a better idea. At Pro Waste Inc. we take the amount of hours the event will last, the largest attendance possibility, and whether or not food and drink are being served to determine the number needed. If alcohol is being served, we suggest adding 15%-20% more restrooms. We also advise for 1 Handicap Accessible Restroom per 20 portable restrooms, or a minimum of one for events open to the public. A minimum of 1 hand washing station should be added per 4 restrooms as well. 

What Are My Service Options? 

At Pro Waste Inc. we offer a variety of units and services to fit any occasion. Our options include: 

  • Basic Unit: This porta potty comes standard with a toilet, urinal and stocked toilet paper dispenser.
  • Deluxe Portable Restroom: Equipped with a sink, this porta potty comes with a toilet and stocked toilet paper dispenser. 
  • ADA/Handicap Restroom: This restroom is ADA compliant and handicap accessible. Multiple options exist for your needs.
  • Luxury Restroom Trailer: The luxury restroom trailer comes standard with two private entry fully stocked restrooms.
  • Hand Wash Stations:  Independent hand wash stations equipped with soap dispensers.
  • Pump Out Service: Pump out services for portable units, buses, trains, and RV’s.

How Much Will it Cost? 

Once you have an idea of how many portable toilets you will need and the types of units, the next step is to determine how much the rental will cost. As with any other service, you shouldn’t just immediately go with the cheapest option since it may be an indication of low quality, but what you spend should fit within your budget. For most suppliers, you’ll have to request a quote to get an exact cost estimate. You can request a quote from Pro Waste Inc. here or if you call 800-220-7057. 

Where Should They Be Placed? 

Portable toilets can be placed virtually anywhere outdoors, as long as there is a sturdy, level surface. You should avoid any obstacles such as low-hanging tree branches or fences. Ideally, there should also be ample space for lines to form.

How Often Will the Porta Potties Need to Be Cleaned/Emptied? 

Porta potties should be cleaned just as much as any regular bathroom. You may be able to get away with your supplier emptying out them out once if you have a short event, but longer rental periods will require more maintenance. There are plenty of things you can do yourself to make sure your toilets stay clean, but a lot of the bigger tasks usually fall to the suppliers. Porta potties’ tanks have a limited capacity, and while these tanks are emptied regularly by the supplier provider, you should have an idea of how often a portable toilet can be used before the tank is full. As a rule, most toilets have a large enough tank that you don’t need to worry about this. But you don’t want to get into trouble if you have far more guests than you were expecting at your event, or your toilets go too long without getting the proper maintenance. If you’re concerned about this, you can also ask to go with larger tanks that will be less likely to be filled quickly.

Porta Potty Rentals with PWI

As a family owned and operated business, we know how important it is to exceed the expectations of our clients and to consistently provide fast, dependable service to keep their  projects or events moving forward. We even offer same day delivery and removal in most areas! 

Whether it be a concert, sporting event, construction site, wedding party, or more, Pro Waste has you covered with clean, quick, and trusted service.

 Request a quote or call 800-220-7057 today!