If you are renting a Honey Bucket for a festival, gathering or an athletic event, the last thing you want is muddy footprints being tracked everywhere. Knowing how to keep your toilet rentals clean and functional in these conditions is a must.
Location matters, particularly if high winds are a concern. Fortunately, several strategies are available that can help protect the toilets from the elements.
Place Underneath a Roof or Shelter
Do not place the toilets out in the open if you expect wind or lots of rain. Instead, opt for a hard surface, such as a paved area, near a natural windbreak like a building or fence. The hard surface keeps the toilet out of the mud, which means the toilet is more stable as well as more likely to stay clean. A windbreak helps prevent it from blowing over.
Protect Your Restroom From High Winds
The toilet must be protected from wind and rain, even if you do not have a sheltered spot. Stakes are an option for most styles of portable toilet. Request to stake the toilet down if you expect high winds or if you must place the toilet in an exposed area. While the stakes provide stability, an awning over the top of the toilets can provide shelter while still allowing air circulation around the toilets
If you have access to electricity at your event, heating is a great way to counteract weather issues. Cold and damp can lead to an uncomfortable experience. Fortunately, you can rent heated toilets. In addition to making the toilet more comfortable for event-goers, the heat also keeps air circulating and helps dry out the interior of the toilet. You will need access to electricity or a generator to run the heat, though.
Regular maintenance is a must in inclement conditions; otherwise, mud and water will quickly render the toilet unusable. Please let us know if this is a concern and we can schedule more frequent services.
If freezing is a concern, you may want to empty the toilets more often. The tanks of most portable toilets contain a combination of biocides, dyes, and fragrances that work to keep down odors and prevent dangerous bacterial growth. In cold weather, you can also add antifreeze agents to the tank.
Even with the addition of antifreeze, schedule frequent pumping to empty the tanks to help minimize the chances of the toilet tank freezing during inclement weather.
Contact us to learn more about renting portable toilets for your event. We look forward to speaking with you.
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