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7 Tips to Keep Your Portable Bathrooms Clean and Damage-Free in Bad Weather

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Portable Bathrooms provide the comfort and convenience needed by outdoor event attendees and crews at construction sites. But what ensues to these components once the skies turn gray and the wind picks up? At this time, there are some precautions that you need to take with your portable restrooms.  

Despite hours of planning, bad weather strikes at any time, whether you want it or not. If you have invested in buying portable bathrooms, you have to take extra precautions to ensure these units don’t tip over, flood or incur any damage. Below, I’m going to share some important factors that you should consider to keep portable bathroom units dry, clean, and damage-free when inclement weather happens.   

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1. Location 

The location of the portable units makes a big difference. When your portable restroom/toilet units arrive at your specific location, you should ask the delivery team to place them in a sunny area near paved paths. With additional sun revelation, moisture in, and your portable unit dries up faster. If the conditions will get muddy because of rain, placement near paved walkways reduces how much muck gets traced in.  

2. Cover Units  

Generally, portable bathroom units will go under some kind of awning or other covering that doesn’t control airflow but helps to block out all and most of the rain. If some sort of permanent structure is not available to place portable restrooms under, you can consider setting up canopies for deflecting any precipitation.  

3. Keep Them Sturdy 

You should place your portable bathroom unit on a flat, hard surface nearing something for decreasing wind exposure, like a wall or fence. If you are hosting an event and the forecast includes high-wind. Ask the manufacturing company you are working with to stake the units.  

4. Drainage Mats  

Speak with the company you are buying restroom units from about drainage mats. It will help to keep down the amount of water and mud individuals bring into these units and also decrease the mess that eventually needs cleaning.  

5. Heated Units  

If you are managing a construction site during winter. The workers will appreciate it if you install a heated portable restroom. For people who are hosting cold-weather outdoor events, like a wedding or holiday party, heated portable units make all the difference for the guests.  

6. Cleaning Schedule 

Whether you are a construction site manager or event coordinator. You should make sure you have a consistent schedule for employees to clean up any excess water and mess caused by bad weather.  

7. Schedule Additional Pumping  

If you are going to invest in high-quality portable restroom or toilet units, you can ask your custom unit manufacturing company for scheduling extra pumping to prevent overflow or freezing.  

These are some important things that you should consider to keep your portable unit safe in bad weather. You are not an expert in buying or installing portable bathrooms, so take the help of a professional to install it properly. As well as knowing the tips to keep it clean and usable when the weather turns bad. 

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