Three Surprising Things About Portaloos That You Probably Didn't Know
Unlike traditional toilets that we use every day at home, portable toilets, otherwise known as Porta-Potties, are transportable. The lightweight and efficiency of portable restrooms make them preferable for outdoor events such as concerts, fairs, campgrounds, construction sites, and other places where conventional restrooms are inaccessible or inefficient. Keep reading to discover three fascinating facts about portable toilets.
The Flushed Toilet Was Invented Long Before Portable Toilets
Despite being invented in 1596, the flushed toilet wasn't widely used until the late 1800s. In the 1940s, portable toilets were invented to make dock loading more efficient.
During a Four-Hour Event, One Porta-Potty Can Accommodate Around 50 People
Many factors determine how many portable toilets you'll need at any event. Among these factors are the type of event, the number of attendees, the amount of alcohol and food consumed and the ratio of women to men.
A construction site should have one portable toilet per ten workers if you are renting porta-potties. However, one for each gender is sufficient for special events. All events should also provide handicapped toilets. As a general rule, one portable toilet should be available for every 50 attendees at an event lasting four hours. It is recommended to increase the number of portable toilets by 10-20% if there is alcohol consumption.
Portable Toilets Need to Be Cleaned Once a Week, Depending on Their Usage
Maintenance intervals are usually based on usage rates. It is common to clean portable toilets every week. Proper and timely cleaning is crucial to our health and safety. Poorly maintained toilets smell nasty, making diseases more likely to spread. To maintain the safety of toilets, it is advisable to work with a regulated and certified company. Chemicals used in portable toilets for sanitation are also regulated in some countries. It is therefore imperative to dispose of hazardous wastes in the toilet tank carefully and in accordance with local regulations.
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