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Understanding Porta Potties and Warm Weather

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Understanding Porta Potties and Warm Weather

Summertime and porta potties sound like a disaster waiting to happen. The sun and heat can do a real number on these portable bathrooms. Fortunately, understanding the harmful effects warm weather has on these contraptions can help you combat some of the foul odors and bacteria.

Placement Matters

Most portable restrooms can withstand heat and reflect the sunlight away. If you want to err on the side of caution, be strategic with where you place your bathroom.

Proper placement can provide air ventilation and prevent lingering foul odors. If you are working on a construction site or hosting an event, place your porta potty in a shaded area, preferably downwind.

Stop the Spread

Bacteria thrive in enclosed, warm, moist, and protein-rich environments that are pH neutral or slightly acidic. They also rely on finding available water in environments that contribute to their growth. A porta potty is a perfect location for them.

Prevent the spread of bacteria cells by including a handwash station. Everyone should properly wash their hands and use hand sanitizers frequently. These practices help confine the bacteria to one area, preventing them from spreading outside the portable restroom. Sanitizer and hand washing also kill any bacterial cells people may have picked up along the way.

Request Extra Servicing

Supplying everyone with a porta potty does not fulfill every restroom need. Don’t be afraid to ask for more assistance. Requesting extra servicing from your provider helps keep your restroom constantly clean and prevents your guests from exposure to dangerous viruses.

Some of the previously mentioned bacteria that thrive in heat are:

  • Hepatitis A
  • Norovirus
  • Influenza
  • Salmonella

Any of these issues can ruin an event. If your summer gathering necessitates the use of porta potties, opt for the services that keep attendees safe.

Invest in High-End Deodorizers

When we say deodorizers, we don’t mean simple pinecone air fresheners. Paper air fresheners will only get you so far. Their scent will eventually start to fuse with the foul odors, especially in the heat. Standard deodorizers won’t make a difference in the summer.

Invest in high-end deodorizers to help the tank inside your porta potty stay fresh. At Floods Royal Flush, we can direct you toward the correct deodorizers to support your specific portable bathroom.

At Floods Royal Flush, we understand what warm weather can do to porta-potties. We know how to combat any negative effects the summer sun can have on your portable restroom. Visit our website for more information on this crucial aspect of making your summer get-together a success.

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