Do You Really Need Portable Bathrooms?

As a general rule, if you think you may need portable restrooms, you probably do! Whether you’re hosting a special event or planning a function, bathrooms are a must-have.

That’s not to say that you should only rent portable bathrooms if the location you’re using doesn’t have any bathrooms at all though! We frequently rent porta potties and luxury restroom trailers for events where there are established bathrooms already in place. In these cases, rentals are meant to supplement or replace the existing bathrooms because they’ve fallen short of expectations for one reason or another.

These are the top cases for when you absolutely need portable bathrooms:

Number

If there aren’t enough bathrooms for your size event, adding to the available number with some rented units is a great way to ensure that attendees can enjoy themselves instead of having to wait in long lines. Shorter wait times also entice more families to attend and guests to stick around longer instead of leaving early.

Remember, you can never have too many restrooms. No one is never going to fault you for providing extra options, but they will certainly voice their disappointment if there aren’t enough bathrooms to go around.

Location

If bathrooms are inconveniently located or spaced too far apart, bringing in rented bathrooms gives event attendees more convenient options. Ensuring that you have well-placed bathrooms increases guest satisfaction by providing guests with more time to enjoy the main event.

Depending on the nature of your event, you may also want to provide various restroom tiers in different locations for different groups to enjoy. For instance, we often provide portable restroom solutions for 5K and 10K races as well as half and full-marathons. In these cases, we typically set up a bank of porta johns for spectators to use, as well as luxury portable restroom trailers for the athletes to change inside after the competition. Their paid race entry entitles them to use these more premium restrooms (as well as other amenities from the race organizers).

Niceness

If the available bathrooms aren’t very nice, people will often forgo using them and just leave your event early so that they can do their business elsewhere. Additionally, if the available bathrooms don’t have much-needed amenities (climate-controlled interiors, exterior lighting, running water, etc.) attendees may not use them while at your event or simply avoid your event altogether.

Kerkstra Luxury Portable Restroom Service Inc. provides portable restroom service across Michigan and luxury restroom trailers for all of the states surrounding the Great Lakes. Take a look at our mobile restroom trailers and request a quote today!

Meet Our Most Popular Portable Toilet Units

One of the most common questions we hear from prospective customers is “What are your most popular units?” So, we’ve decided to spotlight the units that are in highest demand across Michigan year-round. Here are our top portable toilets:

Elite Portable Toilet Unit

The Elite unit is an upgraded version of the standard porta potty that you’re accustomed to seeing at public events, in parks, along trails, and on construction sites. Unlike regular porta johns that just have the basics (a toilet, urinal, and hand sanitizer dispenser), Elite units also boast premium features. A foot pedal flushes the toilet inside while a fresh water sink provides running water for handwashing. Additionally, a coat hook and shelves allow users to stow their belongings securely while doing their business.

 

 

“Shanty” 2-Stall Trailer

This trailer is one of our newest luxury restroom trailers and has been an instant hit for outdoor weddings and barn weddings. Its rustic charm combines old world styling with modern conveniences for the perfect mix of old and new. The 2-stall size makes it a lovely choice for smaller, more intimate weddings and functions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Master Bath Trailer

Our Master Bath trailer is a simple, clean version of your home’s master bathroom… multiplied by three. Each of the three private stalls have a toilet, sink, and shower, allowing people the same conveniences of home out in nature. This unit is ideally suited for multi-day outdoor events where guests will need to get clean (music festivals, retreats, camping excursions, etc.). The Master Bath trailer unit can also be used for homeowners that are doing major renovations, which compromise their existing bathrooms.

 

ADA Compliant Trailer

People typically assume that the Hydra ADA trailer is only for public events where handicapped accessibility is required. However, this handicapped stall equipped trailer is a great addition to any family-friendly event because it also provides stroller access for families with young children. Its versatility makes it a popular choice for all sorts of events from weddings and black-tie events to sporting events, public festivals, and community gatherings.

 

Kerkstra Luxury Portable Restroom Service Inc. provides portable restroom service across Michigan and luxury restroom trailers for all of the states surrounding the Great Lakes. Take a look at our mobile restroom trailers and request a quote today!

Selecting the Perfect Groom’s Gifts and Bride’s Gifts

It’s a timeless custom for the bride and groom to exchange gifts for their wedding. In past generations, these gifts were elaborate statements of their love for each other – romantic keepsakes that they would exchange publicly. In recent years, however, these gifts have taken a decidedly modern twist. There is more freedom around what these gifts should look like and what their purpose should be. Essentially, they’ve gotten more fun and creative over the years. If you’re looking for the perfect groom’s gift or bride’s gift, these are all awesome ideas!

Groom’s Gifts

Brides typically plan most of the wedding details, which makes it easy to forget about the all-important groom’s gift. But before you let this one slip, here are some great gift ideas for grooms:

  • Watch or Cufflinks – Fine jewelry like watches and cufflinks are classic groom’s gifts because they can be worn at the wedding, and make great sentimental pieces to hand down through generations.
  • Sunglasses – Designer sunglasses are a chic modern spin on the traditional jewelry favorites. They’re an especially popular choice when planning an outdoor wedding!
  • Drinkware – Engraved tumblers, wine glasses, growlers, and flasks are a sophisticated gift for the beer, wine, or liquor connoisseur.
  • Fancy Bottle of Liquor – Gifting your man a bottle of his favorite spirit is a gift that he can enjoy with his groomsmen at the bachelor party or at the wedding reception.
  • Cigars – Cigars aren’t just popular for a baby’s birth! They’re also a showpiece at wedding receptions among men to unite new family members in an old tradition.
  • Electric Razor – A razor is a practical gift that your fiancé will love because it means he won’t have to buy it for himself. (It’s also a subtle reminder that he should be clean shaved for the wedding day – hint hint.)
  • Cologne – Want to make your main man even more dapper? Get him a bottle of designer cologne to make him smell as good as he looks on your big day together.
  • Toiletry Kit – If your guy already has the personal hygiene items that he needs, you can always get him a nice leather toiletry kit to hold them all when you go on your honeymoon.
  • Tickets – Want a gift you can enjoy together? Get him tickets to a concert or to see his favorite sports team. This is a gift for grooms that they’ll surely love!
  • Photo Album or Scrap Book – If you’re looking for an inexpensive groom’s gift idea, a scrap book or photo album that highlights your good times together is a great option. You can incorporate ticket stubs and other small mementos to give it an extra-special personal touch.
  • A Love Note – A hand-written note telling your soon-to-be husband how much he means to you and how excited you are about your life together is a wonderful classic gift. You can use elegant stationary to give that extra-special feel.

Bride’s Gifts

Grooms-to-be often have a harder time coming up with a great gift idea than their brides. They can’t help it – most men just struggle when it comes to shopping! But guys, as a word of caution, don’t skip the bride’s gift! This is a sure-fire way to get your already stressed bride even more worked up. Here are some women-approved options for gifts:

  • Jewelry – Ladies love jewelry! Buy your bride something that she can wear on her wedding day like a bracelet or necklace. Just make sure she wasn’t planning on wearing family heirlooms or her favorite pieces of jewelry already.
  • Engraved Wedding Band – Getting her wedding band engraved with a personal message is a sweet gift to make something that she’ll already love even better. You can’t go wrong with this one!
  • A Choreographed Dance – Show your bride that you care as much about the wedding as she does by getting your groomsmen or family members to put together a dance for the big day. Then, surprise her by performing it in front of your guests. Remember, you don’t have to be a good dancer to put a smile on her face with your effort.
  • A Jersey with her Married Name – If your bride-to-be is a big sports fan, get her a jersey for her favorite team with her new last name on it.
  • Concert Tickets – Getting tickets for a concert that you both want to attend is a good way to take your mind off the hassle of wedding of planning. Or better yet, treat her to a girls’ night by getting tickets for her and her friends to go to something that they’ll like to see.
  • Monogrammed Home Décor – Monogrammed home décor is in style right now, which means that you can score some major points by putting her new initials on something for your home together.
  • Framed Personal Artwork – If you’re naturally creative, you can create a work of art yourself (painting, sketch, etc.) for your bride and get it framed.
  • A Massage – With the stress of wedding planning in full swing, your bride would probably love to have a relaxing massage to decompress. Buy her a gift card and let her schedule it for a time when she’s free.
  • Champagne and Flowers – A fun wedding day gift is having champagne and flowers delivered to your bride in the morning when you’re supposed to be apart. She’ll love your thoughtfulness amid all the other details that you’re both worried about.
  • A Love Journal – Writing some loving words to your bride is a great way to tell her, in your own words, how much she means to you. If you’re writing your own vows, this can be a similar theme, but with more personal details that you might not want to share in front of your guests.

Kerkstra Luxury Portable Restroom Service Inc. provides portable restroom service across Michigan and luxury restroom trailers for all of the states surrounding the Great Lakes. Take a look at our mobile restroom trailers and request a quote today!

GAP and Our Farms

Want to know what’s keeping the food that our farmers grow safe for your family? One of the main initiatives is called GAP, and it stands for Good Agricultural Practices. Find out more and learn about what Kerkstra is doing to help with this program!

The Details

GAP is a voluntary agricultural program aimed at minimizing the risk of contamination to fruit/vegetables by food growers and packers. While GAP includes farm-wide protocols, some states have practices that are crop-specific as well to supplement those broader regulations.

Protecting our Communities

Foodborne illnesses are bad for everyone involved! Consumers get sick, farmers face reduced demand after an outbreak, and grocery stores suffer from wavering confidence in available products. GAP was implemented to keep people safe and support the agricultural industry as a whole. But GAP policies don’t just provide for safe consumption, they also aim to improve the use of resources on farms, ensure crop quality, and improve working conditions for pickers.

The main idea behind GAP is to prevent outbreak before it happens so that costly contamination removal isn’t necessary down the line.

How it Affects Farms

Getting pickers and other produce handlers to wash their hands regularly (especially after eating and using the restroom) is the first step in achieving GAP compliance. GAP regulations lay out specific protocols around employee sanitation and employer documentation that must be followed to ensure compliance. Kerkstra services farms with GAP compliant portable restrooms to help lay the foundation for this important program.

Want to Learn More?

Find out more about what makes GAP porta potties different!

Learn why farms of all sizes need portable restrooms for workers and visitors!

Kerkstra Portable Restroom Service Inc. provides portable restroom service across Michigan for agricultural applications. Find out more about our GAP solutions today!