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Toilet Troubles at Your Site? Planning for the Unplanned

Suppose you are a site manager or facility maintenance staff responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of a commercial property. In that case, you understand the importance of ensuring that restrooms are always functional and available for employees and customers.

However, unexpected plumbing issues can arise, leaving your property without a functioning restroom for a while. In such cases, renting a temporary restroom trailer can be a convenient and cost-effective solution. Sound familiar?

The value of a temporary restroom trailer compared to traditional porta potties lies in their comfort and convenience. Restroom trailers ("nice porta potties") are equipped with flushing toilets, running water, and even air conditioning and heating, offering a more comfortable and hygienic experience for your employees and customers. These units can be used on a short-term or long-term basis, depending on the severity of the plumbing issue and the time frame for repairs.

When it comes to renting a temporary restroom trailer, it is important to consider several factors to ensure a smooth rental process. Below are six considerations to keep in mind:

1. Availability

Check with rental companies to determine availability and delivery time frame. Keep in mind that many requests for temporary restroom trailers come as a result of emergency plumbing issues, so it is important to have a rental company like The Lavtory Arizona that can deliver a temporary restroom trailer within 24-72 hours of the initial inquiry.

2. Cost

Be sure to get quotes from multiple rental companies to compare costs and determine the most cost-effective solution for your property. Consider factors such as the length of the rental period, the size and type of the unit, and any additional features you may need.

3. Location

Parking the unit within 75' of power and water sources is preferred; however, there are alternatives where this isn't an option. Consider the location of the rental unit and the accessibility for delivery and pickup. Ensure that there is a level and secure surface for the unit to be placed on and that the unit will not block access to any other areas of the property.

4. Maintenance and Cleaning

Make sure to choose a rental company that offers regular maintenance and cleaning services to ensure the unit remains functional and hygienic. Or plan on having your janitorial team clean and restock the restroom trailer daily.

5. Permits

Be aware of any permits or regulations that may be required to place a temporary restroom trailer on your property. This can vary by state and local jurisdiction, so it is important to check with the relevant authorities before renting a unit.

6. Inclusion

Unfortunately, those with disabilities get overlooked in emergencies when you have to source for something you've never had to source before-- like a temporary mobile restroom trailer. Be aware of any employees' or customers' special needs. Many municipalities might not require permits, but an ADA restroom is required if you're open to the public. The Lavatory does offer special ADA restroom trailers.

In conclusion, renting a temporary restroom trailer can be a convenient and cost-effective solution for commercial properties experiencing plumbing issues. With the added benefits of comfort and hygiene compared to traditional porta potties, it is worth considering this option to ensure your employees and customers have access to a functional restroom during repairs. And if you are in the Phoenix area, please consider The Lavatory Arizona as your temporary restroom trailer partner.

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