Have you been tasked with the crappy job of maintaining the portable toilets on your construction site? Don’t worry, it’s not as bad as it may smell. Er…sound.
According to the Portable Sanitation Association, there are over 3.6 million portable restrooms in use worldwide! With that kind of volume, the dirty job of construction site toilet maintenance has become streamlined and hands-off for most.
With a few key things to keep in mind, you’ll have clean, well-stocked toilets that are in compliance with state and federal laws.
So read on to get some construction site toilet maintenance tips that don’t stink.
How Many Do You Need?
For small construction sites, single toilets are best. But on large sites, you may need to employ the use of large restroom trailers that can accommodate several people at a time.
We will be able to help you calculate the ratio of toilets you’ll need to maintain a clean, safe, and productive job site. The last thing you want is a big line at the restroom when you’ve got deadlines to meet.
By ordering the appropriate number of toilets it should make your construction site toilet maintenance job easier.
Construction Site Toilet Location Makes a Difference
When placing your toilet on the job site there are a few things to keep in mind. First of all, you’ll want your toilet to placed on flat, even ground, away from high traffic areas.
Toilets should be placed on grass or dirt and away from storm drains. The natural earth will absorb liquids in the event of a spill.
If a toilet is placed on concrete, a spill would run towards a storm drain. This creates a hazard on the job site and a big mess to clean up.
It’s also important to have the toilets located in an area that can be easily accessed by service trucks.
How to Keep Them Clean
As an employer, OSHA requires you to maintain and implement a cleaning and servicing schedule. Luckily, this isn’t as hard as it may sound.
The easiest way to take care of construction site toilet maintenance is to hire your rental company for cleaning services.
They will come out to your job site and clean the toilets based on your maintenance schedule. By the way, cleaning frequency is based on how much traffic the toilets see.
We wouldn’t recommend anything less than once a week cleaning.
During a scheduled maintenance trip, your rental company will pump the sewage from the toilets and refresh the blue liquid in the tank.
They will clean and sanitize all surfaces including walls, restock toilet paper, refill hand sanitizer, and re-up on the restroom deodorizer.
Wastewater must be disposed of into a holding tank, or into the sanitary sewer at the job site. If you pump into a sewer, make sure your rental company has any permits that your state may require.
Rinse and Repeat
Hopefully, our construction site toilet maintenance tips make your job easier and help keep your job site sanitary.
If you are ready to keep your hands clean and let us handle the dirty work, check out our services page to learn how we can be of assistance!