While the world still shakes off the events of 2020, the year 2021 is looking for ways to bring some kind of normality while maintaining safety and recommended social guidelines. Keeping gatherings outdoors and gathering with others under the night sky might be the best way to re-introduce social events and keep people safe— at least for the immediate future. According to CNBC, thousands of weddings were postponed in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent social regulations. For many couples looking to tie the knot, it looks like outdoor weddings might be the answer. And for any outdoor gathering, you need adequate facilities and hand-washing stations. We got you covered! So if you’re planning an event, here is how to choose between porta potties and restroom trailers.
What is the Difference Between a Porta Potty and a Restroom Trailer?
You’ve likely seen some version of both at one outdoor event or another. These two options have differences and similarities that can serve your event in different ways. The main differences include:
- Size. The biggest difference (no pun intended) is the size. A restroom trailer will take up more space and will be the size of a small RV. Porta-Potties are smaller and individualized, so you can scatter them around a large acreage and have two porta potty sections. Restroom trailers are larger accommodations but are a little more flexible and can accommodate larger groups of people.
- Amenities. These two choices have a different set of amenities and—depending on the kind of event you are having— will accommodate one or the other a little better. Porta-Potties don’t have a whole lot of amenities. They are a get-in get-out type of set up. There is no flushing involved, and they have been known to swallow phones quite frequently. A restroom trailer is perhaps a little more formal, offers a little more style, can be equipped with flushing toilets, running water, lights, and even climate control.
What to Consider When Choosing the Best Option For You
If you are planning an outdoor event, there are likely a million things you need to consider. You must prepare food, catering, deliveries, tablecloths, etc etc. We know it can get stressful trying to figure out what works best for your event. Here’s what you might consider:
- The number of guests. When it comes to outdoor events, getting a sense for the number of guests to acreage ratio is important. In other words, how much space do you have available? How much of that space will be occupied by booths, tables, food trucks, etc.
- The atmosphere of the event. Much of the decision also depends on the kind of event you are hosting. Is it formal or informal? Are people dressing up for your event? Is this a work function or a family function?
Types of Events That Will Benefit for a Restroom Trailer
So now that you know the differences between these two potty rental options, let’s look at common events that use a restroom trailer. After years on the job, we have supplied every event under the sun with the right choice for potty rentals. Here are common events that can benefit from a restroom trailer:
Outdoor weddings: People holding outdoor weddings are usually eager to take advantage of the natural landscape and use the beauty of surrounding mountains, deserts, or forests to add to the romance of their event. Because outdoor weddings tend to be a little more formal, a restroom trailer can be a better fit with the outdoor setup.
Work functions and corporate meetings: Many companies take advantage of the team-building potential of outdoor dinners, gatherings, and parties. Many corporate events or company parties are held outdoors and want to maintain a certain degree of formality while still keeping the event work-appropriate and easy-going. A restroom trailer is great for this.
Sporting Events: If you are hosting a sporting event that must accommodate many spectators and athletes, a restroom trailer can be a great fit. Perhaps the event is not mass scale but it will need to be flexible for athletes and patrons alike. Keep things a little more formal with a restroom trailer while ensuring that you have the needed space and amenities for the participants.
Every Event Needs the Right Facilities, Choose the Right Ones For You
Sarabia’s has been hosting events for many years in the El Paso region. From little league games to weddings, to corporate events, concerts, cook-outs, cook-offs, and more, we have been supplying the Sun City with potty needs since 1979. Not sure what is best for your event? We can help you decide.
Get the right potty rental for your event. Call us today and find out about our porta potties and restroom trailers.