Portable Toilet Cleaning and Servicing

People ask us, “Are porta potties clean?” and even, “How does a porta potty get cleaned?” The short answer is yes. Every porta potty we rent gets a thorough portable toilet cleaning after each event to ensure it arrives at your event clean, stocked, and ready to use. Want to see us in action? If so, check out our portable toilet cleaning video! (It’s not gross, we promise!) Cleaning portable restrooms is a little like cleaning your home bathroom. Basically, here’s the process for cleaning a portable toilet:


The first step in the cleaning and servicing process is pumping out the waste that’s sitting in the holding tank. We use a high-powered suction hose with a specialized nozzle to remove everything inside so that we can start with a clean slate. At this point, most of the foul smells that are characteristic of a full porta potty are gone and we can get down to the cleaning.
To start we add new blue liquid to the porta potty holding tank. This chemical solution minimizes odors and allows for effective removal of waste, keeping the unit far more sanitary than a traditional outhouse.


The interior is doused in soapy water to ensure that no crud remains. Then, we get right in there and ensure that the unit is going to be cleaned to the fullest. Dirt, toilet paper, pee, food, or anything else that remains in the unit will soon be removed. Afterward, the result will be a squeaky-clean interior. The inside of the unit is designed with cleaning in mind. That means that there are very few cracks and crevasses for dirt other yucky things to hide.


Armed with long rubber gloves and other protective equipment, we get to work. Using brushes, we scrub down all the surfaces inside the porta potty to get it extra clean. Then, after muscling through the cleaning process, we use a pressure washer or hose to spray all the remaining soap off. Afterwards, the inside is wiped down to remove excess water and ensure no grime is missed.


After the portable toilet unit has been cleaned, consumables like toilet paper and hand sanitizer are restocked. For units that have a sink, soap and hand towels will also be restocked. This ensures the unit is ready for use again right away.

This cleaning process is done on a regular schedule at longer events or when portable toilets are permanently stationed someplace. This is how we keep them in good working order at festivals, along trails, and in parks. We will recommend a servicing schedule that accommodates the needs of the venue and expected usage.

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!