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How Often Should Porta Potties Be Serviced?

July 1, 2020

When you rent portable toilets in Toledo, OH, knowing how often they should be serviced is key. Service frequency usually depends on your event or job site size and type, how often you expect they’ll be used and the weather and environmental conditions. Unlike toilets connected to sewer lines, your porta potties have a limited capacity. Providing clean, sanitary restrooms for your guests will depend on timing the service appointments appropriately.

Here’s what you need to know about porta potties and service schedules.

What service appointments include

First, your porta potty rental company will determine how often your units need to be serviced, which depends on things like how many people will be using them, and how often. Generally, they need to be serviced once per week, and more often if they’re used heavily.

Your service technician will come to pump the tank to remove the waste. All the walls and surfaces are thoroughly cleaned and disinfected. They’ll refill the toilet deodorizer (the blue liquid you see in the tank) and replace the toilet paper, towels, soap and anything else included in the portable toilet rental.

If you have specific needs or questions, you’ll need to talk to your portable toilet rental company. They will be able to help you meet your needs and the needs of your guests.

How often you’ll need to service your toilets

Most porta potties can handle 80 to 100 uses before they need to be pumped and serviced. This will impact your service schedule.

What kind of event is it?

Toilet rental companies offer calculators to help you determine how many toilets you need. The type of event impacts this number, as does whether you’ll be serving food, beverages and alcohol. (If you serve food and alcohol, the number of units goes up.) If it’s a construction site, you’ll need to check OSHA regulations to make sure you have enough toilets to be in compliance.

How many guests will you have?

The number of guests, along with the type of event, will help determine how often your toilets need to be serviced. Since toilets can handle about 80 to 100 uses, you’ll need to calculate how many guests versus how many toilets you have, and imagine them all using the toilet at least once per day. This will help you figure out how quickly 80 to 100 uses per unit will occur. For most events, weekly service is good, but if you’re hosting major festivals and other events with alcohol, you’ll probably need service nightly.

What’s the weather like?

Finally, consider the weather. If it’s hot out, you might want to have your toilets serviced a little sooner than normal. The hot sun can make portable toilets a lot more unpleasant than they need to be, especially if the waste has been baking for a few days.

When you’re renting portable toilets, a great rental company will take all of these factors into account when setting a service schedule. And if you’re wondering how often a porta potty should be serviced, they can answer that question, too. Let Ace Diversified Services take care of your next event in Toledo, OH—call us today to book a rental.

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