Should You Use Porta Potties Or Toilet Trailers?

Posted on: 27 November 2018

If you happen to have an upcoming need for bathrooms in a location without any nearby plumbing, you might be deciding on which option to go with. While porta potties are a traditional choice, there is also the option of having a toilet trailer delivered to the site. Here are some reasons for and against each method to bring toilets to those that need them.

Toilet Trailers

A toilet trailer sounds exactly like its name. It is a trailer that is delivered to the event and contains working toilets in stalls along with working sinks with water.

One of the main reasons you may want a trailer of toilets is because it can closely replicate having a real bathroom on-site, which may be appropriate depending on the event. For example, if there is an upcoming wedding or a corporate event, it may seem more appropriate to have the toilet trailer on-site to provide bathrooms for everyone. Toilet trailers will also be handicap accessible, which may be a concern for you if you do not know who is going to be at the event.

However, toilet trailers can take up a significant amount of room compared to other options. This may not make toilet trailers a viable solution is space is limited. While toilet trailers have sinks with working plumbing, it does require a connection to running water to do this. If your location is very remote, you won't be able to get the water line you need for the sinks, making the additional cost potentially worthless.

Porta Potties

You'll find that porta potties are going to be the most affordable toilet rental option available to you. This means that you can put more toilets on-site to limit the lines and make the bathroom more accessible. The footprint of them on the property is also minimal. You can fit a few porta potties in awkward spaces if necessary, including places where you wouldn't normally be able to fit a toilet trailer. This makes them a great option for a construction site.

That said, there are still specialty porta potties that can be rented to meet your needs. For example, you may want a limited amount of handicap accessible porta potties in case someone shows up to your event in a wheelchair. You can also rent family porta potties that have changing tables in them.

By knowing the basics behind both of these mobile toilet solutions, you can pick the one that is best for you. Whether you need portable restrooms for events or for a different reason, get in touch with a local supplier today for more information.