Portable Toilets: Tips for Winter

August 15, 2021

The self-warming toilet seat is a marvel of modern engineering. It can be found on high-end, luxury toilets in fine hotels and multi-million-dollar homes, but it’s rarely, if ever, found in portable toilets. But there are some tricks for heating portable toilets that you should know about.

Here are some tips for keeping portable toilets warm during the winter. Your guests or employees will thank you for providing a more comfortable experience!

Find a sunny spot

In the summer months, placing a portable toilet directly in the sun can be a bad idea since it can get hot in a hurry in there. But in the winter months when heat is at a premium, you want to soak up as much of it as possible. This is why it’s a good idea to place a portable toilet in a location where it will get as much sun as possible during the day. This will also help it retain heat for a while even after the sun goes down.

Get a space heater

In some cases, heating a portable toilet might be best achieved by using a space heater. If you can do it safely, placing a space heater inside the unit will help keep it warm for all who use it. It can even be helpful if you’re able to place a space heater just outside the door of the portable toilet.

Outdoor heat lamps can be helpful here, too. By heating the immediate area outside of the portable toilet, you will be making sure that the inside doesn’t get too cold, either. This will also help keep the area free of snow.

Watch out for wind

Windchill can really make the weather feel colder, so it’s wise to find a spot for your portable toilet that doesn’t see too much wind. Not only will this help avoid a lot of windchill, but it will also help prevent the porta potty from blowing over. That’s not a mess that anyone wants to deal with!

Keep it snow-free

If your portable toilet is surrounded by snow, it’s going to soak up that cold and make the inside cold as well. If you want to keep your portable toilet warmer, make sure to clear away any snow from the roof of the unit as well as the immediate surrounding area.

It’s also important to make sure the door is not blocked with snow to ensure easy access for both users and service professionals cleaning the unit. It’s best to plan ahead for this and leave a shovel near the portable toilet. That way it can be kept clear and snow-free as much as possible.

There are many different options when it comes to portable toilets, and each one may be more or less suitable for a given situation. When you need to consider options like heating portable toilets, contact Ace Diversified Services today to take advantage of our 50 years in sanitation, septic and waste removal services. We look forward to working with you soon!

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