Photo of the Mr. John Flush and Accessible UnitsIt goes without question that porta potties, toilet trailers, and other sanitary items are a must have for any successful event. While often overshadowed by other elements in the event planning process, your porta potty rentals may play the biggest role in the satisfaction of your guest.

One of the first questions the majority of our clients ask is just how many porta potty rentals they’ll need for their event. To put it simply, there is no one size fits all solution to planning your event’s sanitation solutions. Let’s take a look at some of the most important questions to ask yourself when you are creating your event’s sanitation plan.

What Type of Event Are You Hosting

A city-wide carnival will have a much different set of sanitation need than a construction work zone. Assessing what type of event you are hosting and where it will be held should be the first factor to take into consideration when preparing your sanitation plan.

The ability to supply temporary toilet solutions for a wide range of events is a big benefit of working with a professional portable restroom supplier. Whether you’re looking for a hi-rise unit to offer worksite flexibility or luxury portable restroom trailers to provide a level of sophistication for your wedding guests, a professional portable restroom supplier can help you determine the perfect products for your event needs.

How Many People Will be Attending and How Long Will the Event Last

Estimating just how many people will be attending your event may be a challenge, but it is an important step in determining just how many toilet rentals you will need in order to keep your guests comfortable. As a general rule of thumb, each Standard and Flush toilet rental unit can accommodate approximately 200 uses for a four-hour period. Using this handy chart from the Portable Sanitation Association International can be a huge help in your planning process.

Figuring out your estimate can be difficult, but it is a wise idea to stay on the side of caution when planning for your event’s sanitation needs. Having too many porta potties won’t be seen as an issue for your guests, but too few will quickly leave you with a growing number of unsatisfied customers.

What’s the Forecast Like for Your Event

A surprise to most event planners, the outdoor temperature may actually have an effect on how often your guests are using the porta potty rentals you supply. As the weather warms, people tend to drink more liquids in order to cool off and stay hydrated.

You will want to keep an eye on the forecast for the day of your event when planning how many toilet rentals you need as well as how often each of them is cleaned and supplied. On especially hot days, you may even consider renting toilet trailers to give your guests some extra cooling comfort.

Will Food and Beverage be Served?

For obvious reasons, units placed on sites close to where people are eating and drinking will see a lot more use than other of your toilet rentals. If you are planning on serving food or having drinks at your event, make sure you take the necessary measures to account for any added usage. Work with your caterer to determine the menu and serving times for the event to make sure you have enough toilet rentals to handle any peak times.

What Are the Special Needs of the Guests?

Depending on the type of event you are hosting, you may need to accommodate a wide array of guests from children to seniors and everyone in between. Take a closer look at the demographics of your event before deciding on what toilet rental units will work best for your event.

Many temporary toilet solution providers offer a range of toilet rental units to accommodate almost any need you may have. Whether your event calls for family rooms that feature diaper-changing stations or handicap porta potty units that offer added convenience and accessibility for those facing physical challenges, choosing the perfect porta potties for your event should be no problem.

How Much Open Space Do You Have at Your Venue?

Porta potty placement may seem easy at first, but can quickly turn into an event planning nightmare if you don’t know where to start. No matter what type of porta potty rentals you choose, they will likely need to be placed on a flat surface that can easily be accessed by a service truck.

When mapping out your venue’s toilet rental placement, make sure you leave room for truck access routes while keeping your toilet rentals in a relatively centralized location that offers a convenient solution for your guests. Don’t forget to provide ramps and handrails to help out any handicap individuals who may attend your event.

No matter if your event is big or small, working with the expert toilet solution providers at Mr. John is the best way to ensure a positive experience for everyone involved with your big day. Since 1964, Mr. John has been the leading supplier of sanitary solutions all through Western Pennsylvania. No matter what your event calls for, you can be certain that Mr. John has the perfect fit to help your event go off without a hitch. Contact the experts at Mr. John today, and let us help you with all of your event sanitation needs.