Porta-potties are outside, and their sole purpose is to serve the needs of people who don’t have an indoor restroom close by. We all know with the outdoors comes some harsh weather from time to time, especially during the winter. This doesn’t mean you should leave your portable restroom to fend for itself during this difficult time. Here are some tips for managing porta potties in bad weather.
When we say provide a shelter for your porta-potty, we are not suggesting you move it inside. That’s just counterproductive. Still, you need to start thinking outside the box. The portable restroom needs protection from the harsh weather and high winds that are sure to come.
Prop the porta-potty against a wall to provide some security, or create a barrier around the unit. Replicate the equipment to look like a fence around the lower half. Keep the portable restrooms on a flat paved surface during periods of bad weather, and make sure the door is always securely closed.
Get All the Fixings
Did you know porta potties come with accessories? We’re not talking about toilet tissue and additional railings. Some units come equipped with heat inside! There’s no reason why you should suffer in the cold weather.
Rent a heated toilet to make the experience better for everyone. Keep mud mats outside of the units to encourage people to clean off their shoes before entering. The mats will help keep mud, water, and even snow outside so the portable restroom doesn’t get so unsightly.
Keep a Schedule
Speaking of unsightly, in the midst of all this bad weather, you need to keep an adequate and frequent cleaning schedule for the portable bathroom. It will require a lot more maintenance and cleaning than during the warmer seasons.
Do a thorough check at the end of every day to guarantee no mess for the next day. Schedule a crew to come out once a week to ensure there is no internal damage to the units or any other equipment. Here at Floods Royal Flush, we would be happy to assist you with this maintenance schedule!
Fight the Ice
Ice will form, and you can count on that. Keep that ice away as much as possible with salt inside and outside the unit. You never want an accident to occur entering and exiting the porta-potty. Consider taking it a step further with antifreeze.
Antifreeze prevents the liquid inside the toilet from freezing. If it’s frozen, it can’t break down any waste or keep the interior smelling decent.
Managing porta potties in bad weather or any other weather does not have to be a pain. We’ve got all the tips and tricks you’ll ever need to know. For more information, visit our website.