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Five Ways to Secure Your Job Site and Help Prevent Theft

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Properly securing your construction site helps satisfy the top workplace priorities of safety, security, and theft prevention. The good news is that it is relatively simple and inexpensive to do so, your minimal investment of time and money delivers significant returns.

Theft and vandalism of construction sites cost builders more than $1 billion every year, according to industry estimates, so it is essential to make sure your site is as secure as possible. Following are five strategies that, when employed, can help make a significant difference in your site security efforts:

 fencing1. Portable Fencing
Renting a portable fence to install around the perimeter of your construction site protects it from theft and from those who would trespass to do damage to the site or the equipment on it. It’s quick and easy to install, can be installed in virtually any configuration, and costs less than permanent fencing. Portable fencing can also be used to protect your staff and visitors from entering areas of your site that may be dangerous. Temporary portable fencing panels are available from Honey Bucket in a standard 10′ x 6′ size, are secured with a clamp, and come with a T-stand for stability.

2. Lock Restrooms
In order to reduce the risk of vandalism of your portable restroom rentals, we suggest you use locks to secure them after hours. When you rent portable restrooms from Honey Bucket, we provide you with locks for them upon request.

3. Use Lighting
It is essential that you make certain that your construction site is well-lit to discourage theft, trespassing, and vandalism after hours.

4. Properly Store Equipment
At the end of each day, make certain that your staff is placing all equipment in a secured storage area. Take inventory at the start and end of each workday to make sure all of the equipment and tools are accounted for.

5. Keep Tools and Supplies Organized
Make sure that your staff is consistently storing tools and supplies so that keeping track of them is made as simple as possible. When these assets are stored in a haphazard manner, it is difficult to assess if theft is occurring.

Because construction sites are common targets for theft, it is important to make every effort to prevent theft and vandalism. These simple guidelines can make a world of difference when everyone on the team works together. Call Honey Bucket at (800) 444-2371 today to discuss ways we can help keep your job site secure.

Reasons to Rent Temporary Fencing

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When fencing a site makes sense for sales events, employee functions, parties, advertising, or ongoing construction, temporary fencing is often the choice of business owners, property owners, and special event planners. Many have found that there are several reasons why temporary fencing works so well for a variety of sites and projects.

  • Compliance with local and state health and safety regulations – Many states, counties, and cities require that construction sites and certain special events be secured in a specific way. Check to see what these requirements are and decide if temporarily fencing off your site or property helps meet those requirements.
  • Cost – If your project requires fencing, keep in mind that temporary fencing is less expensive than permanent fencing because its cost is only calculated on the exact footage rented.
  • It’s quick and easy to install – Temporary fencing can be set up and removed much more quickly and easily than permanent fencing.
  • Versatility – Temporary fencing can be installed to any configuration your site requires.
  • No property damage – Unlike permanent fencing, temporary fencing doesn’t cause property damage because the installation and removal processes are less invasive to the site.
  • Provides Security – Temporary fencing protects your construction site from those who would trespass and try to do damage to it or the equipment on it. When used for an event, the fencing keeps those who are not supposed to be there off premises.
  • Provides Safety – Temporary fencing protects your staff and visitors from entering areas of your site that may be dangerous. With fencing, you have the peace of mind that they are not subject to possible injury.

Honey Bucket Offers Effective Temporary Fencing Solutions

Honey Bucket temporary fencing products HoneyBucketsBehindFenceare regularly used at construction sites of varied sizes, as well as during large special events. They enclose street festivals, protect VIP areas, and keep top talent safe from public access. Carnivals, community fairs, outdoor concerts, and celebrations of every kind – no matter what kind of event you are planning, Honey Bucket gets the job done.

Many of our customers also use temporary fencing for seasonal sales events because our fencing allows customers easy access to your lot to buy merchandise and provides a safe and effective way for you to secure the entrance to your site when your business is closed.

Call us at 800-444-2371 or contact us online to learn more on how to rent temporary fencing for your business or event. We are happy to discuss our temporary fencing

Portable Restroom Rental for Home Construction Projects

 

Construction_1Whether your next home construction project involves remodeling, fixing your roof, landscaping, painting or adding on to your home, it’s worthwhile to consider renting an outdoor portable restroom for the duration of the project. Although it’s not the first aspect of home renovation that typically comes to mind, keeping construction worker bathroom traffic outside your home is a good idea for many reasons.

  • Cleanliness – There’s bound to be a lot of extra mess in your home’s guest bathroom if numerous workers are tracking the outdoors – or cement, dirt, drywall dust, etc. – into the indoors. Constantly cleaning up after everyone will likely be necessary for the duration of your project unless they can use an outdoor portable restroom.Construction_2
  • Access and Privacy for Family Members – Providing a portable restroom for those working at your home means that your family always has access to your bathrooms and your home is a bit more private.
  • Saves Money – The cost of an outdoor portable restroom is relatively low when you consider how your water bill will rise with constantly flushing toilets and faucets running.
  • It’s Better for the Environment – Not only do portable restrooms conserve water, they typically have environmentally-friendly deodorizing products that don’t have harsh chemical ingredients.
  • It’s Better for Your Septic Tank – When you have a portable restroom on your property, you will save three gallons of water per flush. This adds up – especially when there are numerous people using your bathroom over the duration of your project.
  • Facilities Access if Your Water is Being Turned Off – Is the water in part of your home, or all of your home, being turned off at any point in the process of your construction project? If so, a portable restroom can be the answer to necessary access.
  • Keeps Potentially Dangerous Debris Out of Your House – Some projects involve working with hazardous materials that could find their way into your home if workers need to enter it to use your bathroom.

We Can Help

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Honey Bucket is an experienced provider of hygienic portable restrooms to construction project sites, both large and small. We take pride in our professional approach and are committed to providing the best planning assistance, equipment, and service.

Call us at 800-444-2371 or contact us online for more information. Our experienced team will help you plan appropriately for your home construction project’s portable restroom needs.

 

5 Things to Avoid When Ordering Portable Restrooms

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Celebrations held in backyards or other outdoor venues require special planning on many levels, not the least of which is access to restrooms. As you choose among the variety of portable restrooms and luxury restroom trailers that are available from Honey Bucket, we would like to share with you several common mistakes in planning for portable restroom services that you will want to avoid. You can also consult our Event Planning Guide for more information.

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  1. Inadequate Number of Restrooms – Hosting an event that doesn’t provide enough restrooms leads to long lines and unhappy guests. While we note that the typical ratio of guests to portable restrooms is one porta-potty per 100 guests, this number may need to be adjusted if your event is longer than four hours, if there are more women than men, if alcohol is being served or if those attending the event all need to be in a specific place at a specific time.
  1. Not Enough Handwashing Facilities – Based on the type of event, will your guests need to wash their hands more often than they might need to use the restroom? If so, you may want to add handwashing facilities so they can do this without having to access the portable restrooms for just handwashing purposes.
  1. Incorrect Type of Restroom – Are the restrooms you are ordering compliant with the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)? This federal law is very specific about requirements for portable restrooms and requires one ADA accessible portable restroom for every 10 standard portable restrooms per event. Even if you are only ordering a few portable restrooms for a personal event, it is important to consider the needs of guests who may need ADA-friendly facilities.
  1. Restrooms that are Not Family-Friendly – Are families likely to attend your event? If so, you may need to consider providing changing tables and larger portable restrooms that can accommodate a parent helping a child to use the facilities.
  1. Location of Restrooms – Make sure that you place portable restrooms on flat ground and that they are easily accessible to all guests. You also want to make sure the portable restrooms are visible to your guests so they can find them easily.

Honey Bucket is Here for You

At Honey Bucket, our trained special event consultants can help you plan appropriately depending on the event so you avoid these common mistakes and your guests can be comfortable. Contact us for a quote or call us at 800-444-2371 for more information.

 

Porta Potty vs. Restroom Trailer: How to Choose What Is Right for You

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Honey Bucket has the finest quality restrooms and we continually add new equipment to our extensive inventory. We have a variety of sizes, configurations, and other options to fit your every need. With so many choices, many of our customers wonder if they should go with a porta potty rental or a restroom trailer rental.

First, it is important to understand the difference between portable restrooms and comfort station trailers. They serve the same function, but in slightly different ways.

  • porta-potties2Portable restrooms, also referred to as portable toilets or porta potties, are typically single, standalone units that come in a range of styles. They can easily be customized and range from the basics to larger and more luxurious units. Each portable toilet comes standard with hand sanitizer, but you can also order sinks to be placed outside the restrooms if you need hand washing stations as well. Learn more about the available options here.
  • trailer2A comfort station trailer, also referred to as a restroom trailer or luxury trailer, is a stand-alone trailer unit that also comes in a range of styles. They usually have their own entrance and exit, and contain individual restroom stalls. They are commonly rented for weddings, black tie events, and other fancy occasions. Learn more about the options available here.

How do you know what’s best for your event?

Below are some factors to consider when trying to figure out whether a porta potty or a restroom trailer is best for your event.

  • Capacity. Consider how many people you expect at your event. If you are expecting large crowds, porta potties are versatile enough that several can be placed side by side in a row to accommodate larger events such as outdoor concerts and sporting events.
  • Interior Space. Restroom trailers are more spacious, providing a place for guests to change and get ready. This extra room is great for weddings and events like marathons where participants may need to get changed or clean up afterwards.
  • Location. If you are working in an area that doesn’t have a lot of extra space for a full-sized trailer, you may want to consider a porta potty option. Units are smaller in size and can be discretely placed in smaller spaces.
  • Watch the Weather. Restroom trailers have climate control with both heat and A/C, which depending on the time of year, can make it more comfortable for you and your guests.
  • Consider your Budget. Porta potties tend to be more cost effective while restroom trailers provide a more luxurious experience. Prices vary so check with your Honey Bucket Event Coordinator or fill out our online form to request more information.
  • Extras. Restroom trailers usually feature indoor lighting and sinks with running water. Other options include stereo/CD player, interior lighting, and mirrors. Our luxury trailers require power and water hook ups, but we also offer smaller self-contained trailers that are solar powered and feature built in fresh water tanks. If you need something that will make guests feel special, luxury restroom trailers are the way to go!

Whether you decide to rent a portable restroom or a comfort station trailer, Honey Bucket is ready to serve your event. We service Washington, Utah, Oregon, and California. We take pride in providing the best in customer service and the finest restroom facilities. Call us today at (800) 444-2371 and we will find a unit to match your needs!