Everyone loves a good porta potty story. We’ve all likely used one at some point in our lives and have had a wide spectrum of experiences ranging from smelly to extra smelly. Most stories that involve portable toilets revolve around not so sanitary conditions, disturbing experiences of strange findings within the commode, or losing valuables down that dark hole. It doesn’t have to be this way!
Here at Sarabia’s, we focus on turning these horrific stories around and changing people’s perceptions of portable toilets and their porta potty experience without sugar coating the reality.
“Using the facilities,” as polite society would say, is an undeniable part of life. And we’re here for you. So let’s address myths and the fascinating facts about portable toilets that will change the way you see porta-potties forever.
Three Misconceptions and Bad Perceptions of porta-potties
They are unsanitary
This is not factually correct; although when not taken care of or cleaned, porta-potty can very well give off that impression. This is why you need to trust your porta potty provider. We spend a lot of time working with them and ensuring that these portable facilities help construction sites, outdoor events, and other sites enhance sanitation and increase comfort.
They’re not eco-friendly enough
We’ve heard this one before as well. There is this idea that porta-potties are wasteful and don’t consider the environment. This is far from the truth. In fact, next to a regular indoor bathroom, a porta potty might be far more efficient! Many residential toilets will use up to 1.6 gallons per flush.
They don’t fit well at formal events
Are you having an outdoor wedding? Maybe a company party taking place in an outdoor venue? This is a perfect opportunity to take advantage of the porta-potty. There are many style and colors that can better suit your event and provide a sanitary service
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Porta-Potties are better than building an outhouse
When talking about parks and camping sites, many will think that building an outhouse will be more beneficial than porta-potties. Wrong! Not only will building an outhouse cost more upfront but at some point, it will get full and will have to either shift its location or clean out its pit.
With porta-potties, you avoid the messy cleanup and employ the powerful chemicals and design of the portable restroom—whose engineering has improved considerably in recent decades—to avoid the toil of cleaning and maintaining an outhouse.
Today’s portable restrooms include translucent roofs, ventilation, and durable construction made of polyurethane and aluminum. There are non-splash urinals, toilet seats, a 60-gallon holding tank, and non-slip floors. The use of advanced chemicals is also part of their daily function.
You can thank the war for your ability to poop during an outdoor event
Despite the many horrors of World War II, the war effort spearheaded many new innovations and technological advancements that would have been much slower without the looming threat of the enemy.
The shipyards were a major part of the home front, as they were responsible for repairing or constructing necessary military equipment and vessels. Shipyard owners realized that workers that had to leave their work and walk to the docks would take a lot of time. This slowed down productivity.
The idea of portable cubicles that could house a toilet-type facility began in these shipyards in the form of metal cubicles with a small holding tank. This raised a lot of eyebrows. “Wait a minute,” they thought. “This is a great idea for many other war-related jobs and tasks where a portable bathroom could alleviate many discomforts!” The rest, as they say, is history!
The industry has evolved and made portable restrooms a convenient and sanitary option
The initial metal cubicles used in WWII-era shipyards cannot compare to the well-designed and durable porta-potties we have today. The original portable toilets were made of metal or wood, which made them incredibly heavy, susceptible to rot and moisture, odor-absorbing, etc.
Today, portable toilets can be placed in construction sites, mines, outdoor concerts, and more. They can withstand winds, rain, and other harsh conditions without losing their integrity or function. Some advanced designs even allow for easy transport across construction sites when workers are working in high-rise buildings. There is even a wide assortment of luxury restrooms available for more high-end events.
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One can scour the internet and find an abundance of great and sometimes horrifying porta-potty stories. We do not condone any other activities in the potty other than potty business and yes many a cell phone has been lost in the deep blue depths of the john.
After all, this invention with many names—from the john, the loo, the honey bucket, the johnny-on-the-spot—serves one very important purpose. We all know what that is, and when you’re running a long race, at an outdoor event, or a BBQ festival, and nature calls, a porta-potty is a sight for sore eyes. No matter what you’re planning, make sure to contact Sarabias to learn more about our porta-potty rental options!