In the past two years, we’ve seen a rise in outdoor parties and events thanks to the increased safety of gathering outdoors. As a result, many people have realized that outdoor parties aren’t just safe–they’re a lot of fun!

Hosting an outdoor event does, however, come with unique challenges. You have to consider providing the amenities that are inherent to indoor spaces, and that includes bathrooms.

Portable toilet rentals are the perfect solution for your next outdoor event. The question is, how do you find the right option for you?

Read on as we talk about the things to consider when looking for portable toilet rentals and how to find the best options. 

Avoid Porta Potty Brokers

When you head to your favorite search engine and type in “outdoor toilets near me” or “porta potty rentals near me,” you’re likely to get several legitimate-looking results right off the bat. However, some of those sponsored results at the top of the page may not be what you think.

These days, there are companies that appear to offer a product or service when in fact, they function as a brokerage. Rather than supplying you with portable toilets, themselves, they’re charging you a fee to connect you with an actual portable toilet rental company. Skip the middleman and go straight to the source.

Verify Service Areas

When you’re looking for portable toilet rentals, don’t base your search on where you live. Instead, base your search on where you’re hosting your event.

A good porta potty rental company will bring those outdoor toilets to your event space. However, many companies have a limited service area, so you will need to verify that they include your event space in their service area.

Learn About Sanitization Procedures

For your health and safety, portable toilets should be sanitized thoroughly between each rental. If the proper steps aren’t taken, you could find yourself dealing with unclean (and unpleasant) portable toilets.

We take great pride in our 9-point service checklist. All of our portable toilets are emptied and sanitized from top to bottom before they’re delivered to an outdoor event space. Your health and safety are our top priorities, and you’ll never receive an unclean portable toilet when you rent from us.

Consider Accessibility

Standard portable toilets are about 45 inches wide and 45 inches deep. These portable toilets are accessible to many people, including many children, but they may not work for all of your invited guests. A good rule of thumb is to provide at least one handicap-accessible portable toilet, which is 67 inches wide and 86.5 inches deep.

These larger portable toilets ensure that people with mobility aids, including walkers and wheelchairs, have a safe, clean bathroom to use during your event. Before you sign any contracts, make sure that your portable toilet rental company offers handicap-accessible options. 

Keep Hand Washing in Mind

Even outdoor events present opportunities for the spread of germs. People are often touching shared surfaces, embracing, and eating or drinking. When germs stay on your hands, they can spread to others and to your face by way of touching.

The good news is that basic hand washing or sanitizing can seriously limit the spread of germs. When you’re inviting people to an outdoor event, it’s important that you provide hand washing or sanitizing stations in addition to portable toilets. Make sure that your portable toilet rental company offers these amenities so that your guests can keep their hands clean and prevent the unnecessary spread of germs.

Calculate the Numbers

An important part of finding the right portable toilet rental company for your event is knowing how many portable toilets you’re going to need. Oftentimes, one isn’t enough, unless you want your guests to have to stand in a long line or go elsewhere to relieve themselves! Let’s take a look at how you can calculate the number of portable toilets you’ll need for your event.

A good rule of thumb is that you need at least one toilet for every 50 people attending your event and a minimum of two portable toilets for events with more than 20 guests. If you’re serving alcoholic beverages at your event, you will want to increase the number of portable toilets you’re renting by at least 20%. No matter the size of your event, you should provide at least one handicap-accessible portable toilet.

That means that if you’re hosting an event with 200 people, you’ll need a minimum of four portable toilets. If you’re serving alcohol, you should bump that number up to a minimum of five. In addition, you should provide one handicap-accessible portable toilet, bringing you to a total of six portable toilets.

Don’t Forget Your Budget

Last but not least, keep your budget in mind. Throwing an outdoor event or party, even a simple one, can add up quickly. Don’t let portable toilets be the factor that pushes you over budget.

At Plummers Disposal, we offer high-quality portable toilet rentals and top-notch service at an affordable price. We know that no event is complete without bathrooms, and our goal is to ensure that you get the best without breaking the bank.

Consider Plummers Disposal for Michigan Portable Toilet Rentals

Outdoor events are a great way to gather safely and outdoor spaces are often a more affordable alternative to indoor venues. However, you’re going to need portable toilet rentals to bring your outdoor event together. Plummers Disposal is here to provide you with the right amenities for your party.

To find out more about our service areas, pricing, and availability, contact us today. We encourage you to request a free estimate so that you can make an informed decision about your event planning needs.