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The Reliability of Portable Toilets

January 23, 2015

Portable Toilets: Are Portable Toilets Reliable for Events? 

There are many types of activities and events that can require the use of portable toilets. Sporting events, festivals, and even private weddings and parties may require the use of portable sanitation facilities.

People usually have several questions regarding the use of portable toilets. The following information discusses several aspects of using portable toilets for events.

What are the Types and Costs of Portable Toilets?

There are a wide range of portable toilets available to rent. There are basic units that you would expect to find at a fair or festival. High end units for black tie events are also available.

These would have larger areas inside the unit and possibly a high quality sink and a mirror. Some may even have a device for flushing. There are also special needs units that can be rented.

The average cost to rent a portable toilet ranges from $100 to $150 per day. High end units may be more expensive. There may be discounts for renting several portable toilets at one time or for renting them for several weeks or longer.

How Long Can You Use a Portable Toilet?

On average, each individual will use a sanitation facility approximately every 4 hours. A basic portable toilet will have a tank that holds 50 to 60 gallons. This means it will fill up after approximately 100 uses.

These are the basic numbers that should be taken into consideration when calculating how many units to have at an event and for how long. If food, alcohol, and other beverages are being served at an event the portable toilets may be used more often. On average, an event should have one portable toilet for every 50 guests.

Are Portable Toilets Reliable?

Most portable toilets are simple structures and are also self-contained. This means there is not a lot of things that can go wrong and they are generally reliable. Some companies will have technicians on call who can fix a unit if something would go wrong.

This may especially be true when renting a high end or luxury type of portable toilet. As far as keeping the unit stocked with toilet paper or hand soap, this is usually the responsibility of the individual or company that is renting the portable toilets.

Need some portable toilets for your next event in the Austin area? Call Honeybucket today at (512) 309-4609, and see what we have to offer.