How Many Porta Potties Should I Rent? The Ultimate Guide to Renting Portable Toilets

person using a planner You know you need a porta potty rental, that’s the easy part. Now you just need to figure out which model will serve you the best, and how many of them will be sufficient. While this may sound like a daunting task, it’s really pretty simple.

How many porta potties do I need?

It all comes down to how many people will be in attendance, and how long they will be there for. Essentially, you should have one unit for every 75 people, and then add on one unit for every four-hour increment. For example: a six-hour wedding celebration is going to have 200 guests, so you need four units (200/75=2.66, round up to three, and then add one more because the event is over four hours). Not too fond of math? Don’t worry. Gotügo has created an easy-to-use table to figure out the perfect number of rentals for your situation.

Is it really that simple?

Well, there are a few more things to consider. First, if you will have both men and women at your event, it would be a good idea to have a designated porta potty for each gender. Additionally, if you are providing a large amount of beverages (especially alcohol), you should up the number of rentals by 20%. Why? Because a portable toilet can only hold so much, and you don’t want it to fill up when your event is far from over.

What if I am equipping a construction site?

Good question. When it comes to construction sites, the number of porta potty rentals you need is actually regulated by The American National Standards Institute. They state that for the safety and sanitary needs of your employees, you need to have at least one unit for every 10 workers. Luckily, that’s pretty easy math, but it’s always a wise idea to add on an extra one just in case.

Which porta potty rental should I get?

Now that you know how many units your event requires, all that’s left is figuring out which one will meet your needs the best. Here’s a quick rundown on the types of portable toilets offered and what situations they are ideal for: • Standard – When your event is casual and short (think sporting event or emergency endeavor), this unit is sufficient. It is your basic run-of-the-mill unit, but will always be delivered in pristine condition. • With Sink – As an alternative to renting a separate hand-washing/sanitizing station, this porta potty is excellent for any event, big or small. • Elite – With a flushable toilet and in-unit sink, the Elite portable toilet is usually rented for formal affairs and long-term rentals. It provides the convenience of a home bathroom on the go. • ADA/Baby Changing Station – Any event with a large number of guests can benefit from having a few of these units in their repertoire. • High-rise Crane/Elevator – These units are reserved for long-term construction projects, as they offer the maneuverability often needed on location. Selecting the right type and amount of porta potties sounds a lot more difficult than it is. As long as you keep the needs of the end-user in mind, and leave a little room for error, you will easily be able to provide your guests with a satisfying restroom experience no matter where your event is held. Ready to place an order or inquire about a quote? Click here to contact a sales rep at Gotügo!

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