Mr. John and Tri-Boro TrailerYou have plenty of options available to you if you need to rent portable toilets for an outdoor event. There are countless portable toilet suppliers in the area who should be able to supply you with the bathrooms and the services that you need, but you still should do your homework to make sure that the supplier is the best possible fit. This is especially important if you have little or no experience planning outdoor events and renting portable bathrooms.

A big part of doing your research and choosing the right portable toilet supplier is knowing what questions to ask. While you shouldn’t be afraid to ask any question you feel the need to ask, there is a handful of go-to questions that can get you started in the right direction. Here are some of the must-ask questions you should have answered before hosting your next outdoor event.

Question #1: How Many Portable Toilets Will I Need?

The first thing to ask a portable toilet rental service is how many toilets you will need for the event. Technically, you should be able to get a rough estimate yourself by calculating how long your event will be and how many guests you are expecting, but a good portable toilet rental company will be able to give you a better idea of how many porta potties you really need. They will take into account the size of your event, how many people you are expecting, how long your event will last and whether or not there will be food and drinks. They will also help you determine how many handicap units you will need (you should always have at least one) and whether you will need a restroom trailer for added convenience.

Question #2: How Much Will Your Services Cost?

Once you have an idea of how many portable toilets you will need, the next step is to determine how much the rental will cost. As with any other service, you shouldn’t just immediately go with the cheapest option since it may be an indication of low quality, but what you spend should fit within your budget Most individual units range in price from $50 to $150 each depending on the type of unit and how many amenities are available. Consider this a major part of your planning budget, especially since you absolutely should not be without bathrooms if you’re having a large gathering of any kind.

Question #3: How Often Will the Portable Toilets Be Cleaned?

This should hopefully come as no surprise to anybody, but porta potties have to be cleaned just like any other bathroom. You may be able to get away with your portable toilet supplier emptying out tha thanks once if you have a relatively short event, but longer rental periods will require more maintenance. While there are plenty of things you can do yourself to make sure your toilets stay clean, a lot of the bigger tasks usually fall to the portable toilet suppliers. Don’t hesistate to ask how often your toilets will be cleaned and how often the tanks will be emptied. There are few things worse than having to use a portable toilet that hasn’t been cleaned in weeks.


Question #4: How Many Times Can the Portable Toilets be Used Before the Tanks Need to be Emptied?

A portable toilet has a tank with a limited capacity, and while these tanks are emptied regularly by your portable toilet supplier or another sanitation service provider, you should have an idea of how often a portable toilet can be used before the tank is full. As a rule, most toilets have a large enough tank that you may not need to worry about this, but you don’t want to get into trouble if you have far more guests than you were expecting at your event or your toilets go too long without getting the proper maintenance. If you’re concerned about this, you can also ask to go with larger tanks that will be less likely to be filled quickly.

Question #5: How Will the Waste be Disposed Of?

Even though you won’t be responsible for emptying the tanks on your rented portable toilets, you should still have an idea of how the waste will be disposed of. Most reputable portable toilet suppliers will dispose of its waste at a local wastewater treatment location, and they will be up front with that information. If nothing else, this will give you peace of mind if you are worried about polluting the environment by renting portable bathrooms.

The process of renting portable bathrooms is often far more complicated than people are expecting, and you don’t want to overlook any minor details. Make sure to have all of your questions answered by working with Mr. John, the most trusted portable toilet supplier in Western Pa. since 1964! Contact us today for all of your event sanitation needs! Our friendly staff is happy to make sure your event goes off without a hitch.