How Do Luxury Portable Restrooms Work?

Luxury portable restrooms operate in much the same way as regular portable toilets. At their most basic level, they allow users to dispose of waste, collect that waste in storage tank, and then must be pumped out by a portable restroom service company. However, when people ask, “How do luxury portable restrooms work?” that’s not usually what they’re asking about. Typically, they want to know how these units differ from standard portable toilets. To truly answer, “How do luxury portable restrooms work?” you need to understand what makes them special.


Low-level exterior lighting and ample interior lighting make luxury restrooms safer to use at all times of the day and in all seasons. These draw their power from a nearby power source. Typically, trailers are plugged into a garage, barn, or other outbuilding with electricity. Most have a standard electrical hookup, making them highly versatile for many different types of events. Unlike regular porta potties, they need to be in close proximity to a permanent structure, but that’s a small trade-off for the added luxury of lighting.

Climate-Controlled Interiors

Interiors that are warm when it’s cold out and cool when it’s hot out are probably the biggest luxury that users cite. People really dislike sweltering while using porta potties in the blazing summer sun, but they love stepping into the refreshing cool inside of a restroom trailer. Luxury portable toilets can be used comfortably in all weather. This is a huge benefit for families, the elderly, and anyone who’s sensitive to extreme temperatures. Again, this is possible from the power draw from an electrical source. Plugging in the trailer powers lights and also air conditioning or heating units to mimic the feeling of an indoor restroom.

Flushing Toilets

A water hookup equips luxury portable toilets with flushing toilets. The flushing mechanism doesn’t have the same power as a standard indoor bathroom. However, it is definitely enough to flush down waste. This makes it more pleasant for users because they don’t have to see (or smell) what someone else left behind. This is something that really gets people excited because many people don’t even know that this functionality exists in portable bathrooms.

Running Hot/Cold Water

Much like flushing toilets, a water source allows luxury restroom trailers to have running water. This water is heated and cooled to provide a handwashing solution that’s pleasant in all temperatures. People (especially parents) really love the ability to wash their hands after using the bathroom instead of just having to rely on hand sanitizer. Real sinks make using a bathroom trailer feel less like roughing it. Sinks with running water also result in cleaner hands, making for a more sanitary event overall.

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!