Did you know that the first U.S. patent for a polyethylene plastic portable restroom was issued in the 1960s to George Harding? Portable toilets and bathrooms have come a long way since then, but there are still some misconceptions about them that prevent people from renting them. So, keep reading to find out more about portable bathroom rental misconceptions and why you shouldn’t listen to them.

1. Portable Toilets Always Smell

While sometimes this is true, it usually isn’t because of the portable toilet rental itself, but more due to the people using it. While portable toilet rental facilities take into consideration where the waste tank gets placed to reduce odors, if people make a mess of the portable toilet, there isn’t much that can be done about it, same as a public restroom.

2. Portable Toilets Are Big and Ugly

While you mainly see bright blue portable toilets in movies and TV shows, portable toilet rentals have come a long way in terms of look and style. Luxury restroom trailers are becoming more popular at festivals and events and have even become staples at weddings.

These luxury trailers allow you to upscale the portable restroom depending on your needs; they can even include:

  • climate control
  • mirrors
  • an electrical outlet
  • laminate flooring

3. There Is No Sink

This purely depends on what portable toilet rental you are getting. While there are some portable toilets without sinks, the majority of them do come with a sink or the option to have a sink as an add-on.

4. They Have More Germs Than a Keyboard

The reverse is, in fact, true. An average office keyboard has more germs than the average toilet seat. 

Think about it, people use keyboards for much longer than the bathroom; they eat at their desk, and they touch various things throughout the day before coming back to their keyboard. In comparison, a bathroom gets touched much less.

Tie this with the fact that portable bathrooms are frequently sanitized, so you have nothing to worry about. Just remember to wash your hands after using the bathroom!

5. They’re Not Environmentally Friendly

This is probably one of the main misconceptions when it comes to portable bathrooms. The majority of portable bathrooms feature waste disposal without flushing toilets compared to residential toilets which use 1.6 gallons of water per flush.

So if you are thinking of getting portable toilets for an event, you will be saving hundreds of gallons of water.

Don’t Fear Portable Bathroom Rental

There are many portable bathroom rental misconceptions, but you can rest assured that there will be a portable bathroom available that will fit all your needs, while still being completely sanitary and environmentally friendly.

If you are considering renting a portable bathroom, please feel free to contact us so that we can help you pick the best porta potty rental for your needs.