How Much Do You Know About Portable Restrooms? – Take the Quiz and Find Out

Calling all masters of trivia (or just people who want to learn more about portable restroom options), how much do you know about portable toilets? Think you’ve got what it takes to get a perfect score? Take the quiz to find out!

1. Do portable restrooms have flushing toilets?
A. What?! No, of course not!
B. Yes, some models do
C. Yes – all of them

Correct answer: B – Elite porta potties and luxury restroom trailers both have foot pedal controlled flushing toilets.

2. Which of the following amenities are available in porta potties?
A. Hand sanitizer or sinks
B. Overhead lighting
C. Changing tables
D. All the above

Correct answer: A – All portable toilet units have either hand sanitizer pumps or sinks with running water.

3. Which of the following amenities are available in restroom trailers?
A. Climate-controlled interiors
B. Wooden cabinetry
C. Spacious countertops and large mirrors
D. Flushing toilets and sinks with running water
E. All the above

Correct answer: E – Restroom trailers are the true picture of luxury, with a wide array of amenities.

4. Which sanitary measures may be included in portable restrooms?
A. Hand sanitizer pumps
B. Sinks with running hot/cold water
C. Feminine hygiene product dispensers
D. A and B only
E. A and C only

Correct answer: D – All portable toilets provide some type of sanitary solution for cleaning hands after use, but they do not offer any additional sanitary amenities like a traditional bathroom might.

5. What is the main difference between a porta potty and a luxury restroom trailer?
A. A porta potty is a standalone unit with one bathroom inside while a restroom trailer is a multi-capacity unit with separate stalls or sections to allow use by multiple people at once
B. A porta potty is a more basic no-frills unit while a restroom trailer is packed with luxury amenities
C. A porta potty only contains a toilet while a restroom trailer also has urinals and showers
D. Porta potties are always rented in pairs or groups while restroom trailers are rented solo
E. A and B only
F. A and C only
G. B and D only

Correct answer: E – Restroom trailers allow simultaneous use just like a regular men’s or women’s bathroom while also providing a full complement of amenities to delight users. Bathroom trailers may have showers, but they don’t all contain these, and they can be rented solo or alongside other rented bathroom units. Porta potties can also be rented in any increments necessary, including as just single units.

6. Bathroom trailers are typically rented for which kinds of events?
A. Weddings and black-tie events
B. Festivals and retreats
C. Corporate functions
D. Community gatherings and sporting events
E. All the above

Correct answer: Restroom trailers can be rented for just about any kind of event that you can imagine!

7. Are portable restrooms handicapped-friendly?
A. Some units are
B. No, they’re too small to fit a wheelchair inside
C. Yes, all of them are

Correct answer: A – ADA compliant options are available in both porta potty and restroom trailer categories to provide handicapped access for users.

8. When can portable bathrooms be used?
A. In the spring/summer
B. In the summer only
C. Year-round if you’re brave enough to use them (or wearing long underwear)
D. Any time of the year because some units can be climate-controlled

Correct answer: D – Restroom trailers are climate-controlled with A/C and heat capability, allowing for cool insides in hot months and warm insides in cold months to keep users comfortable.

So, how did you do? Total up your correct answers and let us know in the comments if you got a perfect score!

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!

5 Ways Luxury Restroom Trailers Will Surprise You

It may seem cheesy, or downright weird, but we seriously love our luxury restroom trailers, and we know that you will too. Every time we bring them to an event they never cease to amaze people with their unique characteristics and luxurious interiors. So, if you were wondering, these are the top 5 ways that Kerkstra’s luxury restrooms will surprise you too:

1. Features

Any portable toilet supplier can tell you that luxury features like flushing toilets and running hot/cold water aren’t standard features in portable bathrooms. However, in our luxury portable restrooms, you’ll find not only those surprise features but other appealing functionality as well, such as:

      • Climate-controlled interiors
      • Standard garden hose hookup
      • Standard 15-amp or 20-amp outlet power source
      • Low-level exterior lighting
      • Large waste holding tanks
      • Private stalls, urinals, and showers (depending on the unit)

Whether it’s a simple 2-stall trailer all the way up to a mammoth 10-stall trailer, you’ll be genuinely surprised with the handy features that you’ll find in our bathroom trailers.

2. Amenities

The well-appointed interiors of each trailer use a pleasing color palate and have well thought out amenities to please users of all ages. All the trailers in our fleet boast jaw dropping features such as:

      • Wooden cabinetry
      • Large sink vanities
      • Recessed lighting
      • Large glass mirrors
      • Accent rugs, hanging wall art, faux flowers, and other stylish décor

Many people tell us that once they step inside they forget that they’re using a portable restroom. In fact, when we’re at trade shows we have trouble getting people out of our trailers because they’re all taking pictures!

3. Configuration Options

Each bathroom trailer size that we have uses a different stall configuration to accommodate your needs. Right now, we have the following configuration options:

      • 1 Men’s stall (urinal, toilet, sink), 1 Women’s stall (toilet, sink)
      • 1 Men’s stall (urinal, toilet, sink), 2 Women’s stalls (toilet, sink)
      • 1 Men’s stall (toilet, sink), 1 Women’s stall (toilet, sink), 1 ADA compliant handicapped stall (toilet, sink)
      • 3 Unisex stalls (toilet, sink, shower)
      • 1 Men’s section (1 stall, 2 urinals, sink), 1 Women’s section (3 stalls, sink)
      • 1 Men’s section (2 stalls, 3 urinals, 2 sinks), 1 Women’s section (5 stalls, 2 sinks)

These configurations allow you to select the layout that best suits your event from a size and demographics perspective.

4. Compliments

You’ll have to trust us on this one, but when you have a portable luxury restrooms at your event, you’ll get a lot of compliments. People will thank you for having such wonderful accommodations and may even ask you for help planning their next event because they’re so impressed. Really, it happens all the time!

5. Memories

Our restrooms are the kind of thing that people remember and will want to see again, which means that if you have the same seasonal event every year, you’ll probably be expected to keep our trailers coming back year after year. Once a lady told us that she attended an expensive outdoor local food and drink celebration again solely because the year before our luxury portable toilets were there, so she knew she wouldn’t have to rough it!
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!

15 Things You’ll Find in a Luxury Restroom Trailer… and 5 You Won’t

People ask us all the time what they can expect when renting luxury restrooms, and the answer is really two-fold. You’ll see a lot of surprising luxurious upgrades, but you won’t find those annoyances that typically accompany portable toilets. So, without further ado, here are 15 things you will find in luxury restroom trailers, and five things you won’t find:

What’s in a Luxury Portable Restroom?

  1. Climate-Controlled Interiors
  2. Running Hot/Cold Water
  3. Flushing Toilets
  4. Large Mirrors
  5. Spacious Countertops
  6. Wooden Cabinetry
  7. Accent Rugs
  8. Hanging Pictures
  9. Faux Flowers
  10. Recessed Interior Lighting
  11. Low-Level Exterior Lighting
  12. Showers
  13. Private Stalls and Urinals
  14. Standard Water Hook Up or On-board Water Holding Tank
  15. Large Waste Storage Tanks

Keep in mind that not every trailer unit will have all these features. So, if one particular feature is especially important to you, be sure to ask the portable toilet supplier that you’re using whether the trailer you’re renting has the features that you really need.

What Can You Avoid with Luxury Restroom Trailers?

    1. Gross Smells
    2. Dark Interiors
    3. A Mess from Previous Users
    4. Unpleasant Temperatures
    5. Long Lines

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!

Toilets That Do What?! – The Most Surprising Features in Portable Restrooms

Every day our luxury portable toilets surprise people who are expecting the same old porta johns that they’ve seen a million times before. We asked around, and these are the most surprising features that our toilets boast:

  • Elegant Appearance
  • Our luxury restrooms are just that – luxurious! They include stylish décor like wooden cabinetry, accent rugs, faux flowers, and hanging pictures, as well as functional upgrades like large glass mirrors. The insides are so well-appointed that you’ll probably forget that you’re even in a portable bathroom.

  • Climate Controlled Interiors
  • Air conditioning and heat options are available in our luxury portable restrooms to provide comfortable use in all weather. This ensures that they can be used for events year-round day or night.

  • Flushing Toilets
  • The trademark of the standard porta potty is an open toilet filled with blue liquid where waste just sits until it’s pumped out. It’s sanitary, but it’s not always the most pleasant thing to see after other people have used them. Restroom trailers, on the other hand, have flushable toilets to make the whole experience of using them even more enjoyable.

  • Sinks with Running Water
  • Forget the typical hand sanitizer pumps – portable toilet trailers have sinks with running hot and cold water! People can wash their hands as they would in any normal bathroom with a comfortable water temperature and soap. The spacious counters that surround each sink provide plenty of room to rest your belongings while using the facilities and getting cleaned up.

  • Lighting
  • Luxury portable toilets have low level exterior lighting as well as interior lighting to make them functional in the dark. This means that your event doesn’t have to stop when the sun goes down! The proper lighting makes them safe, clean, and convenient for people of all ages to use.


    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!

Top Luxury Restroom Trailers Compared

Here at Kerkstra we get lots of interest in our luxury portable toilets. Event organizers and wedding planners call us all the time asking for more information about our bathroom trailers. They typically want advice about which unit will be right for their upcoming event and we often get into a discussion about how one trailer compares to another. So, we decided to put some of our best tips here on the blog to help you figure out which trailer or trailers you should rent as well!

Privacy

If privacy is important to you, the Embassy 2 Stall, Elite 3 Stall, Hydra ADA +2 Stall, and Master Bath 3 Stall all have individual private stalls. This is typically most important at events where people may need to get changed or get ready for an event in the bathroom. These completely private stalls have their own door to the outside, allowing for easy access for guests. Our other trailers have individual stalls within the dedicated men’s and women’s sections of the trailer. For more detailed information on layouts, please visit the event trailers section of our website.

Urinals

Urinals are a handy option for events where there will be a large number of male attendees because they move men through the process of using the restroom faster than if they had to wait for a regular stall. Many men also prefer using urinals, which causes our luxury portable restrooms that have them to be even more popular than their non-urinal counterparts. Luckily, most our luxury restrooms come equipped with urinals! The Embassy 2 Stall and Elite 3 Stall have urinals in the dedicated private stalls, and the Chalet 6 Stall and Fortress 10 Stall include banks of 2-3 urinals on the wall outside of the private stalls.

Looks

While all our luxury portable restrooms look high-end, we find that our clients typically prefer the dark wood finishes of the Embassy 2 Stall and Fortress 10 Stall trailers. Like the other trailers in our lineup, they have pleasant lighting, large mirrors, and decorative accents; however, they also feature a signature mahogany colored wood to make them even more distinct.

Best Value

Looking for a great deal? The Elite 3 Stall has a 400-gallon waste holding tank, which means that it can service a maximum of 350 attendees for an 8-10 hour event. This capacity makes it the best value for its size.

Size

For large events, you’ll need a large trailer to keep up with demand. Having a trailer that’s too small is the worst thing you can do because it will result in long lines and dissatisfied attendees. The Chalet 6 Stall and Fortress 10 Stall are our workhorses – servicing 500-1000 attendees for a typical 8-10 hour event. Keep in mind, you can also rent multiple trailers for especially large events and then have them stationed at various locations to make it convenient for attendees to find a restroom near their location no matter where they are!

Showers

If you need a portable shower trailer, our Master Bath 3 Stall will fit the bill. It has three dedicated private stalls that each include a toilet, shower, and sink. Think of it as your home master bathroom times three! The stylish look and functional layout makes it a great choice for camping trips, home renovations, and sporting events.

Accessibility

Our Hydra ADA +2 Stall trailer has a dedicated private men’s stall, women’s stall, and unisex handicapped accessible stall. A wheelchair ramp makes it easy for wheelchairs, walkers, and strollers to maneuver to and from the handicapped stall. This unit is perfect for any event where you need accessibility and/or family-friendly options.

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!

Does Your Event Need a Luxury Restroom Trailer?

Every day we get people asking us about our luxury restrooms. They have lots of questions, but the most common one we get is “Do I need a restroom trailer for my event, or will a porta potty be just fine?” If you’re wondering the same thing, then you’ve come to the right place!

Style

Sure, any portable toilet (whether a standalone unit or a trailer) will allow people to do their business, but luxury portable restrooms have an aesthetically appealing element to them as well. From the outside the trailers are more appealing than your typical porta john and on the inside the differences are night and day. While both units will arrive clean and fully stocked, restroom trailers have the appearance of a nice hotel or restaurant bathroom inside. They come with decorative accents like rugs, faux plants, and hanging wall art to accent their large mirrors and wooden cabinetry to amaze guests. If your event needs a touch of style, a luxury restroom trailer is a perfect fit! This is why they’re the top choice for weddings and black tie events.

Functionality

An outdoor event is inherently subject to changes in the weather, which means that in hot or cold temperatures regular portable toilets can become uncomfortable to use. This is one reason why people choose to rent luxury restroom trailers instead of porta potties.


Additionally, luxury restrooms are equipped in a way that allows people to do more than just go to the bathroom. Their spacious interiors, wide counter tops, and large mirrors make it easy for guests to apply their make-up, fix their hair, and even get changed if needed. This is a real plus for weddings or other events where people want to look nice. Some units even come equipped with showers, which is a great benefit for athletes at competitions, campers at festivals, etc.

Capacity

Luxury portable restrooms come in all different sizes, which means that you can select the right number of stalls for your event size. This doesn’t set them apart from regular porta potties, because you can rent as many units of those as you need as well, but their various configurations make it easier for parents to take their children to the bathroom. This difference in capacity is something to consider if your event is going to be family-friendly and attract guests of all different ages.

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!

5 Reasons Our Luxury Restroom Trailers Are Better than Your Home Bathroom

Think your master bathroom is pretty great? It might be, but it’s not better than our luxury restrooms, and we’ll prove it! Here are the top 5 reasons why our luxury portable toilets beat out the competition:

  1. They’re Portable
  2. Your home bathroom may be set up exactly the way you like it, but that doesn’t do you much good when you want to go camping or tailgate at your alma mater. Our restroom trailers are portable, which means that no matter where you want to have an event, you can take them with you. This means that you can take luxury with you wherever you want to go. From weddings and community events to private parties and music festivals, our luxury restroom trailers have seen it all. Our fleet can ensure that you and your guests have a great time no matter where you are or what you’re doing.

  3. Someone Else Cleans Them
  4. You just can’t beat having someone else clean up after your event is over! Renting luxury restrooms means that when the party or gathering is over, they’re taken back to our headquarters and thoroughly cleaned. (And depending on the nature of the event, this can be a very time consuming process!) We take care of it all, which means that there’s no headache, backache, or hassle for you afterwards! Try that with your home bathroom.

  5. You’ll Get Lots of Compliments
  6. When you have people over, they may compliment your home, but unless your bathroom is absolutely stunning, it probably won’t get much praise. Our luxury restroom trailers, however, get tons of praise for their aesthetic appeal and surprisingly luxurious touches. In fact, you may find that your guests remember the portable bathrooms better than they do the details of the actual event that they attended (you may laugh, but we’ve heard of it happening).

  7. They’re Always Fully Stocked
  8. With a rented bathroom trailer, you never have to worry about running out of toilet paper, soap, or hand towels. The units all come fully stocked and ready for use, which means that you can focus your efforts on making sure everything else goes off without a hitch – not checking the bathrooms throughout the event.

  9. Multiple People Can Use Them at Once
  10. Your home may have multiple bathrooms, but each one can only accommodate one occupant at a time. Our luxury portable restrooms come in size combinations ranging from two to ten stalls, which means that your guests can get in and out faster. Less time in line means more time having fun while enjoying the event!

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!

Renting a Luxury Restroom Trailer for the First Time – What to Expect

Renting luxury portable toilets can be intimidating for the first time, so we’ve compiled a list of things to expect to help set you at ease. Keep in mind that the specific details will vary from one portable toilet supplier to another, but this should give you a general sense of what you can expect:

Professionalism

A rental company should provide you with the utmost professionalism every step of the way – from getting back to you when you request a quote to giving you accurate pricing, you should feel valued and respected from the very beginning. Once you’ve booked your rental, the professionalism should carry into your delivery, serving, and pickup of your rental unit(s). Units should be delivered on time, placed in the correct location, and be serviced and ready to use. If you have long event that requires servicing during the festivities, that should be done with minimal interruption. After your event is over, the units should be picked up promptly (this isn’t usually a problem because a portable restroom service provider will likely want to get them turned around quickly and off to their next location). If at any point you feel that the service you’re receiving doesn’t live up to what you were expecting, don’t feel bad about discussing it with the provider.

A Clean and Inviting Interior

Any unit(s) that you rent should be clean both inside and out. This will make attendees want to use the units and not have to worry about whether it’s going to be clean/safe to do so. They should also be fully restocked with toilet paper, soap, paper towels, hand sanitizer, and anything else that they typically come with so that they don’t run out during your rental period. This will ensure that everything runs as smoothly as possible throughout the entirety of the event.

Elegant Details

One of the main reasons for renting a luxury portable restroom instead of just a bank of portable toilets is to get the upscale feel that elegant details provide. Things like wooden cabinetry, accent rugs, hanging wall art, full sized mirrors, recessed lighting, and faux plants provide the small touches that add up to create an experience that feels more like a hotel lobby than a porta john. If you’re renting a unit because you particularly like the look of it as pictured or described on a portable toilet supplier website, the unit that you receive should live up to that expectation.

Future Events

This is a warning – if you rent luxury restrooms for your event, you may never go back! With all of the positive feedback you’re going to get and the positive experience you’ll have yourself, you’re also going to be more likely to want to plan another event right away and use the same bathrooms again. This may mean turning your event into an annual occurrence, or that your friends, family, and colleagues will want you to help plan their events too. So just expect that this will happen and embrace it!

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!

5 Reasons to Fall in Love with Luxury Restroom Trailers

So you’ve heard about luxury portable restrooms, but you still have a lot of questions. Are they really “luxurious”? Are they worth the added cost to rent? How many will you need? Will they suit your event better than a traditional portable toilet? Will your guests be impressed? What should you expect when they’re delivered? We’re here to break down why you’ll love luxury restroom trailers! Here are the top 5 reasons that you won’t go back to regular porta potties after renting luxury portable toilets:

Popular Amenities

The main reasons why people don’t like porta johns is because they consider them “gross” or “smelly” or “unhygienic.” Many of those assumptions are actually unfounded, but that’s a different topic for a different day. When it comes to luxury restroom trailers you won’t hear any of those same remarks. Why? Because they have all of the same functionality and features as a regular indoor restroom. The popular amenities that they boast include:

  • Flushable toilets
  • Sinks with running water
  • Hand soap
  • Lights
  • Climate controlled interiors

These key differences make people feel right at home, which is the number one reason to love luxury bathroom trailers!

Elegant Finishes

On top of the great functionality that these trailers offer, they also have a lot of added finishes that make them feel elegant and luxurious. Some of the finishes that really help to put these luxury portable toilets over the top include:

  • Wooden cabinetry
  • Large glass mirrors
  • Accent rugs
  • Faux flowers/plants
  • Hanging wall art
  • Spacious countertops

These are the things that typically impress first time users the most, because they mimic the look of a residential master bathroom or hotel lobby bathroom. In fact, once you step foot inside one, you may forget that you’re even using a portable restroom!

Choice of Sizes

With trailers that range from 2-stall to 10-stall models, there are a variety of size options to choose from so that you don’t end up spending more than you need to for your event. This is one aspect that people really appreciate when it comes to renting portable toilets because unlike traditional porta potty units, you don’t have to decide on a set number of units. This means that you won’t have to stress and worry over whether you can get away with 3 units or whether you should rent 4 to be on the safe side. Instead, you can just select the appropriate trailer size for the number of guests that will be using them and the duration of your event! (For more information on which event restroom trailer will best suit your needs, contact us today!)

Aesthetic Appeal

Restroom trailers look really nice parked at any type of event, which is the reason why these luxury restrooms are the #1 choice for weddings and black tie events. Unlike a bank of porta potties that draws attention to itself, luxury restroom trailers are more subtle. They blend into their surroundings better and have classy-looking exteriors that mimic the look of a camper or food vending truck. Depending on the model that you choose, the exterior will either be a clean white or shiny silver metal, rather than the bright orange, green, or blue that’s typical for a porta potty.

Cleanliness

No matter which type of portable toilet you rent, if Kerkstra provides it, we guarantee that it will be clean and well-maintained. However, your guests may feel cleaner using a restroom trailer over a standard portable toilet because they have access to an actual sink rather than just a hand sanitizer dispenser. Both get your hands clean all the same, but some guests really prefer to wash their hands rather than just sanitize them. If this is an important distinction to you, you can always rent a standalone hand washing station to accompany any portable toilet rental. But with luxury restroom trailers, that feature is automatically built in!

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!