5 Tips for Using Portable Toilet Rentals in the Winter

5 Tips for Using Portable Toilet Rentals in the Winter

November 8, 2022

While it might seem like you can use portable toilets in the same way all year round, there are certain suggestions that we have for winter usage especially. In the winter, the temperatures drop. This means the maintenance methods and use will reflect the seasonal changes.

If you’re looking for tips for using portable toilet rentals in the winter, we have 5 tips for using portable rentals in the winter listed below to help you out.

Factor snow and slush into the placement of your portable toilet

While this might sound like a no-brainer, a surprising number of event hosts and coordinators fail to consider winter weather conditions when placing a portable toilet. Something as simple as a few inches of snow could make it so that your portable toilet is placed in an inconvenient location. An easy, brisk walk from the venue to the toilet can turn into a difficult trek when the snow flies. 

Even laying down some salt in a path between the venue and the portable restroom can be enough to keep the snow from stopping folks from taking a bathroom break.

Protect the portable toilet from wind chill

The last thing you want while operating portable toilets in the winter is for them to freeze over and get too cold. To maintain slightly warmer temperatures in the units, try placing them near buildings or structures that block them from the wind. Also, if you can group portable toilets together, you’ll find that they are warmer than they would if they were freestanding single units being exposed to the wind.

Take the correct maintenance measures

Since portable potties require regular usage of antifreeze disinfecting solutions in their system, make sure that you are prepared to maintain them properly. This will help you avoid having a disaster where the pipes in them freeze and render them unusable. Also, this will help you avoid having to pay large sums of money to fix damaged portable toilets.

Opt for bigger portable toilets

While it might seem like you can use the same size of portapotties all year round, it would be in your attendants’ best interests for you to size up during the winter. If you think about it, people have bulkier clothes and accessories during the winter to help them keep warm. The added space in the unit will make it easier for them to use the toilet. It will also make it better for them to rearrange their winter gear before heading back out into the bitter cold.

Choose restroom trailers over regular portajohns

Luxurious restroom trailers are the ideal portable restroom solution in the winter. Because they have controlled temperatures, they are comfortable for users to utilize all year round. Additionally, they tend to have more space than standard portable toilets. This makes them ideal for winter events where folks might have more gear or equipment to handle than in a regular summer event.


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