If you’ve ever gone through the process of renting porta potties, it’s basically the same. If you’re entirely new to this whole thing, it’s not difficult. Choose the right portable toilet supplier and they’ll do most of the work for you.
Follow these four steps to ensure your rental will go smoothly
- Select a Date
Depending on the nature of your event, choosing a date might be easy. For instance, a Memorial Day parade probably won’t have much variation in date. A wedding, on the other hand, can be anytime of the week or year so you’ll have to decide when to hold your event.
If you’re flexible on dates, that’s fine too. You can always start the conversation with some different options in mind to explore what’s available for each date. Checking with major vendors for your event will help you find the date that will work best for the combination of vendors you’d prefer to use.
- Estimate the Number of Guests
Knowing how many people to expect at your event is the next piece of the puzzle. Sometimes this can be a difficult thing to estimate (especially if the event is open to the public). However, you’ll need a ballpark estimate of how many people the portable toilets you’re renting will need to service.
For larger events, portable restroom trailer suppliers will sometimes build in contingency plans in case the event ends up being larger than expected. This may include supplementing trailers with standalone portable toilet units or bringing in additional trailers, as available. Typically, these can be added to the rental roster up until the event; however, depending on the circumstance, they can sometimes be added once the event has started. This second scenario is more common for weekend-long or week-long events.
- Determine Trailer Size Needs
Once you know how many people to expect, you can determine your trailer size needs based on the duration of the event. For instance, the Chalet 6 Stall trailer can accommodate a maximum of 500 attendees for 8-10 hours.
The important thing to remember is that while a bathroom trailer has a set number of guests that it can accommodate, the size of the waste holding tank will limit how long it can be used for by those attendees. In the previous example, the Chalet 6 Stall trailer probably wouldn’t be the right choice for a 500-person event that was 14 hours long. In that case, you would have to look at other trailer options.
The portable restroom service that you use can advise you on which trailer will best fit your needs and even propose creative scenarios if the trailer you want isn’t available. This may include renting a slightly larger trailer or renting multiple smaller trailers to suit the needs of your event. For events spread over a wide area, having several rental units can actually be the best solution because it ensures that attendees will have access to bathrooms in convenient locations.
- Rent Add-Ons
Once you’ve decided on a trailer (or trailers), your job is almost done. The last thing to consider is whether you’ll want any add-on rentals such as standalone handwashing stations or hand sanitizer stations. While these are primarily used with porta potty rentals, your event specifics may be conducive to adding these options. For instance, for events where people will be preparing and consuming food these stations offer the ability to get clean quickly without tying up bathrooms.
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!