It’s no secret that porta potties can pack quite the punch when it comes to smells. You can chalk that up as par for the course. However, this doesn’t mean you need to live with or subject the users to the stench. We have three tips on odor control for your portable restrooms.
Think About Proper Placement
You may not think so, but portable restrooms require proper placement. At a glance, it may look like people randomly place them all around an event or on the side of the street at a construction site. However, this isn’t the case.
It’s never a good idea to place porta potties under direct sunlight, especially in the summer. The heat will cause certain odors to fester and become stronger. If you pay close attention, you’ll notice most portable restrooms are under the shade and downwind from the main areas.
Do Continuous Maintenance
Ensuring your portable restrooms get continuous maintenance will also help eliminate foul odors. For starters, maintenance crews need to clean the interior and exterior of the porta potty to disinfect and clear out any remnants that may cause a smell.
Additionally, the crew will check areas that keep the porta potty functioning. For example, if the holding tank has any damages or issues, those may prevent any additional waste from flowing through. They can then result in a clogged-up toilet. Lastly, the crew will restock the facility with all items necessary to keep the restroom clean and fresh for patrons.
Air Them Out
This may not seem like the most desirable option, but it’s one of the most logical. Some people think that if the restrooms aren’t in use, they should remain closed. Not necessarily. Consider airing them from time to time to help clear out the smells.
Depending on the event you’re hosting, you won’t have a chance to clean them after every use. Opening the door between uses helps eliminate odors and allows fresh air to enter. Larger facilities, such as ADA porta potties, should receive the same treatment. Consider airing out the restrooms for 30 minutes at a time.
Don’t fall victim to the bad reputations of porta potties. Keep these three tips in mind when it comes to controlling the odor of your portable restrooms. Here at Floods Royal Flush, we’ll help keep your rentals in good condition. For more information, visit our website.