Renting GAP Compliant Restrooms

As West Michigan’s premier portable toilet supplier, we rent GAP compliant restrooms to area farms. Our agricultural port a potties come fully stocked with everything your farming operation needs to ensure GAP practices are being followed. Find out more:

What is GAP?

 

GAP stands for Good Agricultural Practices, and as the name would imply, it outlines a set of best practices for growers and handlers to minimize food contamination. These practices include following sanitation protocols after eating or using the bathroom, as well as other measures.

While GAP specifications can vary by state or by crop, all regulations are centered around the idea of preventing food contamination to keep consumers safe. Preventing the contamination in the first place is much cheaper and more effective than trying to remove contaminants later.
These practices also try to improve resource use on farms, enhance crop quality, and improve conditions for workers.

GAP-Specific Portable Restrooms

Our portable restrooms prepare farms for GAP inspections by documenting emergency spill response plans, including signage in English and Spanish, and keeping a detailed service record. All units are stocked with unscented soap, hand sanitizer, and paper towels. The units are routinely maintained to keep them clean and safe for use by employees.

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!

What makes Elite Portable Toilets Special?

We’d like to introduce you to the Elite Portable Toilet!

What makes this portable restroom solution so great? Read on and we’ll tell you…

Flushable Toilet

The Elite Portable Toilet is not your standard porta john. This special porta potty has a flushing toilet. While it doesn’t flush in the same manner that your home toilet would, a pedal allows users to flush down waste and paper. The result is a bathroom experience that’s more pleasant on the eyes because users don’t have to see what other people have left behind. The act of flushing also makes the unit feel a little less like a porta potty and a little more like an indoor bathroom.

Sink

Another feature that you wouldn’t typically find in a porta potty is a sink. Most portable toilets usually just have a hand sanitizer pump, and while the Elite Unit has this as well, it adds a small fresh water sink to its list of features. The small sink is conveniently located between the urinal and toilet for easy access. Stocked with soap and paper towels, the sink adds a reassurance that using the unit is just as sanitary as using a normal indoor bathroom, which is important at events where eating is occurring.

Small Touches

Little things like a mirror, shelving, and a coat hook make the Elite Portable Toilet great for parties and weddings – giving guests the chance to set their items down and freshen up inside. These small touches add extra functionality without taking away from the interior space, allowing plenty of room for parents to take their children to the bathroom.

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!

Are Your Portable Toilet Rentals Well-Equipped?

Most people planning events just try to ensure that they’ll have enough portable toilets. But what they forget is that not all portable bathrooms are the same. Some serve basic needs without any frills, while others offer additional amenities to make people more comfortable while using them. So, when planning your next event, ask yourself if you’ve found the right restrooms.

Luxury portable restroom trailers are the most well-equipped portable bathrooms solutions available. Find out what makes them stand out:

  • Comfortable

Restroom trailers are a comfortable way to use the bathroom at outdoor events. They are a far cry from a standard porta potty and a world apart from just going behind a tree. With spacious, climate-controlled interiors, luxury portable toilets provide the best option for any event. Running hot/cold water allows for proper handwashing, bringing a level of sanitation that is typically missing from outdoor events. Lastly, restroom trailers have flushing toilets so that users don’t have to see anything left behind from other people.

  • Versatile

Luxury restrooms are also incredibly adaptable to different kinds of events. Everything from music festivals and sports competitions to camping and tailgating can benefit from a bathroom trailer. They are also great for families due to the added space and lighting, which help parents with children use the facilities safely. This versatility can’t be matched!

  • Impressive

While some events only require the functionality of standard bathrooms, others can benefit from fancier looking options. Luxury restroom trailers are better suited for weddings, black-tie charity events, and other extravagant functions. Aesthetically speaking, luxury restrooms are the best you can get! Additionally, they can go basically anywhere, bringing elegant comfort to even remote areas, which can’t always be said of other portable restroom 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!

Take a Virtual Tour of a Porta Potty

Unlike wedding venues or apartments, portable toilets aren’t usually something that people want to tour. Get the nitty gritty on porta potties from the comfort of your home by visiting our portable toilets video online to learn more.

Here’s what you’ll learn from our quick video:

Components

Standard porta potty units contain the basics needed to get the job done – a toilet, urinal, hand sanitizer pump, and latching door that indicates whether the unit is in use.

Elite units add additional features like a shelf, coat hook, small sink, and flushable toilet. Users typically appreciate that waste is disposed of discretely in the toilet instead of sitting in a pool of blue water for the next user to see. These additional components take these units one step closer to a traditional indoor bathroom.

However, elite porta potties still don’t stack up to portable restroom trailer units, that boast a wide array of amenities to make users feel like they’re at home. For a true luxury bathroom experience, check out our gallery of images and take a virtual tour of 2-stall to 10-stall portable bathroom options.

Cleanliness

All our portable toilet units are cleaned regularly to keep them in peak condition. The tanks are pumped out and refilled with odor-controlling, sanitizing liquid at regular intervals (or after the event that they were rented for has ended). The interior of the unit is washed down from top to bottom as well to keep all surfaces clean for users. Finally, all supplies (hand sanitizer, paper towels, etc.) are restocked. The result is a porta potty that is ready to be rented out again.

Quality Service and Dependability

We are passionate about toilets!
That may sound strange, but we love filling a vital need at special events and in the local community. Whether it’s renting a porta potty for a wedding, servicing porta potties at parks, or delivering porta potties to local festivals and sports events, we get to be a part of your outdoor fun.
Our passion for our work shows through in our commitment to providing well-maintained units at a reasonable price. We are dependable professionals that will provide quality service to make your event great!

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!

Porta Potties – Perception vs Reality

After being in the portable restroom business for as long as we have, we’ve heard all the misconceptions about porta potties imaginable. These are some of the most common perceptions we face… as well as the realities around them.

  • Cleanliness

The biggest myth regarding portable toilets is that they’re dirty and smelly. This perception usually results from a bad experience that someone had early in life and seems to be an unshakable belief.

Now, while we’re not saying that every porta john from every company will be squeaky clean, our portable toilets are well-maintained and impeccably cleaned before events (or at regular intervals for bathrooms that are permanent fixtures at parks and other outdoor venues). The result is a cleaner, better smelling portable toilet that you won’t be worried about using or letting your kids use. Every unit we rent is thoroughly cleaned from top to bottom by experienced staff. And every rental we contract is treated with the same attention to detail, whether you’re renting two units for a single-day neighborhood party or 100 units for a weekend-long community festival.

  • Amenities

Most people assume that portable toilets just have the basics – a non-flushable toilet, a urinal, and a hand sanitizer pump. However, portable bathrooms have evolved over the years to include additional amenities that usually surprise people.

For instance, an Elite unit porta potty includes a flushing toilet, fresh water sink, wall mirror, and shelves for belongings. These amenities combined with a more spacious interior make using the Elite unit a more comfortable and pleasant experience for all ages.

Luxury restroom trailers take amenities a step further by also boasting elegant décor like wooden cabinetry, recessed lighting, accent rugs, hanging wall art, faux plants, and more high-end items. When you step inside one, you can forget that you’re even using a portable toilet! In fact, when we take these to tradeshows it’s common for people to stop to take photos to share them with friends and family members because they’re so flabbergasted at the amenities include.

  • Temperature

Everyone has had an experience using a portable toilet in the summer heat and feeling like they were stepping inside an oven instead of a bathroom.

But, luxury portable restrooms have climate-controlled interiors, which makes them pleasant to use in both the summer heat and winter cold. This feature is so popular that many brides and grooms-to-be will rent these for outdoor weddings to give the wedding party a comfortable place to get ready before the ceremony and fresh up and during the reception.

  • Uses

Many people think porta johns are just for use at parks, along trails, during sports festivals, and for free community events where costs need to be kept low.

It might surprise you to learn that portable restrooms can be used for a wide variety of events. Every year our calendar is filled with rentals for a diverse set of events, including:

      • Weddings
      • Fundraisers
      • Black tie events
      • Festivals
      • Birthday parties
      • Parades
      • Tailgating
      • Concerts

We can accommodate events of all sizes and durations ranging from small get togethers to huge city-wide happenings. Furthermore, we offer single day rentals, weekend rentals, week-long rentals, and longer.

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!

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!

The Difference Between Portable Toilets and Restroom Trailers

If you need to rent portable toilets for an event, you’re likely doing research into which types of restrooms you’ll need and how many you should get. We know that comparing the offerings from various portable restroom suppliers can get confusing! You have to evaluate the types portable toilet options that they provide, ask about booking schedules, determine service areas, and compare prices. So, if your head is spinning with questions about portable toilet units, we’re here to help!

Luxury portable restroom trailers and porta johns are very different bathroom options. A restroom trailer is pulled behind a truck and delivered to your event before having the finishing touches added to wow users. Depending on the unit, it’s usually either silver or white and it has an upscale appearance from the outside. A porta potty, on the other hand, is loaded onto a trailer with a bunch of other units and then delivered to your event stocked and ready to go before being placed in a row to create a bank of portable toilets or strategically scattered around your event if it’s over a wide area.

Those are the basic differences on the surface, but the biggest differences between the two styles of bathrooms are on the inside. These are the fundamental differences that you can expect between luxury portable toilet trailers and porta potties:

Uses

It might sound silly to discuss the “uses” for portable toilets because, after all, they’re mostly used for doing your business. However, there really is a difference in how restroom trailers are used versus how portable toilets are used.

Portable toilets are simply designed for going to the bathroom – basic units have a toilet and urinal as well as a hand sanitizer pump installed on the wall. Elite units will also have the added convenience of a shelf, coat hook, and mirror as well as upgraded functionality like a mini sink and toilet that flushes with a foot pump. However, many local portable toilet suppliers don’t carry these models. Instead, they just stick to renting the standard porta john units.

Portable restroom trailers also provide users with a convenient and comfortable place to use the bathroom, but they have other uses as well. They’re a great substitute for cabanas at events where people might have to change their clothes (or their kids’ clothes), making them great for weddings, campgrounds, sports tournaments, the lakeside, weekend-long music festivals, and the like. They’re also more spacious and tend to stay cleaner after a lot of use than their porta potty counterparts, which makes them a better choice for diaper changes (although they don’t have wall-mounted changing tables with straps). Some also have showers, making them more like the bathroom in your home. This versatility is why so many customers choose to rent restroom trailers instead of (or in addition to) porta potties.

Amenities

When it comes to added amenities, you just can’t beat luxury restrooms! They boast wooden cabinetry, large mirrors, wide countertops, recessed interior lighting, low-level exterior lighting, accent rugs, hanging wall art, faux flowers, and much more. And these are just the aesthetic benefits! They also have running hot/cold water, are climate controlled, and use flushing toilets, making them a true substitute for the well-equipped restrooms that you would find inside of upscale locations like hotels, wedding venues, and restaurants.

Layouts

Porta potties are a one-size-fits-all restroom solution. They’re all laid out the same way, with only minor differences in size, for ADA-compliant portable toilets, and additional features, for Elite units. When you walk in the toilet is directly in front of you and the urinal is to the left.

Restroom trailers, however, provide different layout configurations depending on how many stalls they contain. Two and three-stall trailers have doors to the outside for each stall, making them incredibly private. While the stalls are typically labeled as either men’s or women’s on the door, they can be customized for your specific needs (such as converting a three-stall trailer from a men’s/women’s/women’s designation to a men’s/women’s/unisex configuration). Once you increase trailer size to a six-stall, eight-stall, or ten-stall version, the trailers will have a single entrance for men and a single entrance for women that will then contain individual stalls (and in the case of the men’s side, urinals as well) and shared sinks within each gender’s side. Get more information on specific layouts.

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!

All About Construction Restrooms

Looking for information on construction porta potties? You’ve come to the right place! We provide portable restrooms for construction sites across Michigan, which means that we have all the information you need!

What

You have several options to choose from when it comes to construction bathrooms. The first option is a standard portable toilet unit. This no-frills unit has a toilet, urinal, and hand sanitizer dispenser inside.

Another option is a crane rack portable toilet, which has an arm that can be raised or lowered to allow for easy lifting mobility. These units have sturdy legs that are attached to enable secure crane lifting. Crane rack portable toilets are great for positioning on various levels of a buildings that are under construction or atop of any other elevated area.

Lastly, portable toilet roller units are on wheels to allow them to be moved in elevators or along level surfaces. Locking casters ensure that these units won’t move when you don’t want them to or while they’re in use. These are great for high-rise construction areas and come with a toilet and hand sanitizer dispenser inside as well as a urinal on the back.

If you don’t like the idea of having standalone units, you can always opt for a restroom trailer. Portable restroom trailers allow for 2-10 people to use the restroom simultaneously, which is a definite advantage on busy high-traffic construction sites. The interiors of these units are much more luxurious than their porta potty counterparts. Bathroom trailers are climate-controlled, have running water, flushing toilets, and many other amenities to satisfy employees in all weather.

Why

Having onsite restrooms improves employee morale and efficiency. A clean portable restroom located at a job site sends a message that your company cares about employee needs. It also makes for a cleaner jobsite because it provides a way to do their business and then easily get germs off hands.

How

At a minimum, you should have 1 portable toilet unit for every 10 employees working a 40-hour work week. This means that if you have employees working more than 40 hours in a week, you should get extra capacity tanks or additional units to accommodate the extra hours on the job.
You don’t want employees having to go a distance to use the restroom because it will lead to lost productivity and animosity. The ideal distance to position a portable toilet is within 75-100 feet of the work area. This distance should be measured from where employees are actually working, not where they’re parking, entering the jobsite, or eating lunch.

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!

What to Consider When Renting Construction Porta Johns

You have a lot of pieces to pull together when it comes to your construction project, the least of all is worry about where your workers will be able to do their business. Before you rent just any porta potty and call it a day though, consider these three important things:

Jobsite Type

Whether it’s roadside construction, new home construction, high-rise construction, or anything in between, you need a portable restroom solution that will serve your specific needs. Most companies will just rent standard portable toilet units, but there are a lot of options to serve the specific needs of your jobsite. Sure, a regular porta potty has a non-slip floor, mounted hand sanitizer pump, and hefty 65-gallon tank that’s useful for a variety of jobsites, but there are other options as well. For instance, ADA compliant units have much more spacious interiors for jobsites where workers will be wearing bulkier protective gear and need more room to move around. Then there are restroom trailers, which provide climate controlled usage for workers that are doing their jobs in very high or very low temperatures. These trailers also provide full sinks with hot and cold water for more sanitary usage in places where having clean hands is absolutely a necessity. Furthermore, they can be used more efficiently because each trailer has multiple stalls for simultaneous usage by workers.

Placement Location

Depending on where you need portable toilets located, you may have to rent a specific model to best serve your needs. Portable toilets with crane racks allow bathrooms to be lofted to higher floors for more efficient use by people that are working off the ground. These are specifically designed for safe lifting and placement on building construction sites. Roller units are another option for high rise jobs because they can be transported in construction elevators and moved to wherever work is being performed. Both of these specialized construction porta potties are offered by portable toilet suppliers to fit the unique needs of construction areas.

Necessary Capacity

If you have a lot of people to plan for, you might need to rent extra units. Alternatively though, you could rent holding tanks for use with your existing units to increase capacity. Each tank holds 250 gallons of refuse, allowing you to get extra use out of each unit between servicing. This is particularly helpful for jobsites that are more remote, making them harder to service.

Kerkstra Luxury Portable Restroom Service Inc. provides portable restroom service across Michigan for construction job sites of all types. Find out more and request a quote today!