Are you looking to rent a porta toilet for your next farmer’s market event, but aren’t sure how to do it?

A porta toilet can make life easier for you and your patrons. But, before you rent a porta toilet for your farmer’s market event, there are many factors that you need to consider. 

What do you need to know?

Check out this guide to learn how to rent a porta toilet for your farmer’s market event. 

1. Make a List of Details 

In order to give you an accurate quote, you’ll need to provide the porta toilet company with a few pieces of information. Here’s what you should prepare:

  • The type of event (farmer’s market), date, time, and location
  • Number of patrons/customers
  • The type of porta toilets you want to rent
  • How frequently you’ll need the units to be cleaned

By providing the company with these pieces of information, you’ll get the best set up possible for your event. 

2. Don’t Skimp On the Number 

One of the biggest mistakes people make when renting porta toilets is renting too few of them. Event planners often under forecast and order porta toilets to protect their profit margins. 

However, as lines begin to form, restroom conditions deteriorate, and people may start to leave. And as people leave, so do your sales. This is why it’s so important to overestimate when you rent porta toilets. After you figure out approximate attendance numbers, the porta company you hire will be able to help you make sure that you get enough toilets so your guests aren’t waiting in long lines. 

3. Choose the Right Porta Toilet Company 

In addition to choosing the right number of porta toilets, you also need to make sure you choose the right porta toilet company. 

When searching for rental companies, start by reading reviews and asking for references. Once you have it narrowed down to a handful of companies, call each one up and ask for quotes. Again, to get an accurate quote, you’ll need to gather information about your event, so make sure to take care of that first. 

But, don’t automatically opt for the company that offers the lowest quote. You still need to consider things like customer service, number of units available, etc. 

4. Know Where to Place the Porta Toilets 

Once you’ve decided on a company, you want to make sure you place the toilets in the right spot. 

Make sure you place the toilets on level ground and that you place them within 30 feet of maintenance trucks that can pump and service them if need be.

While you want the porta potties to be close to where the main event is, you also want to make sure they’re not so close to your products that you’re offending your customers. 

Are You Ready to Rent a Porta Toilet? 

Now that you have these tips for renting a porta toilet, it’s time to act. Pretty soon, you’ll have the right toilets for your event, and hopefully, everything will go smoothly.

You can also check out this post to learn answers to commonly asked questions about porta toilet rental.