Just because the weather chills and the temperatures drop, there is no hold on the use of portable restrooms. Construction continues and job sites are busy. As the temperatures drop, we wanted to share our top 5 winter porta potty tips that may make the portable restroom a bit warmer.
It is known that using a portable restroom during the winter months can be a frigid experience. Some portable restrooms may freeze up.
Read on to learn how to keep your restrooms fully functional this winter.
How to Winterize a Portable Restroom?
Winterizing a portable restroom doesn’t need to be difficult, the process can be quite easy. There is a special winterizing mixture that is poured into the restroom holding tank to prevent the liquid from freezing. A porta potty anit-freeze mix.
Depending on the temperatures you’re dealing with, you’ll need some anit-freeze mixture. Commonly, they are composed of methanol and water, salt and water (brine), or another combo.
For more information about ani-freeze for your porta potty, contact our team of sanitation experts.
5 Winter Porta Potty Tips
- Properly Place the Unit
- Guard Unit from Wind
- Add Portable Heater
- Remove Snow
- Opt for a Restroom trailer
1. Properly Place the Unit
Placing the porta potty in direct sunlight can help warm the outer walls of your and radiate heat inside the unit. Also, the sunlight will aid in melting any ice or snow that falls on top of the portable restroom.
2. Guard Unit from Wind
Consider positioning the portable restroom on the least windy side of a building, barrier, or structure to help guard it against the wind. While your shield from the cold wind, you will also be preventing tip-overs.
3. Add a Portable Heater to Winter Porta Potty
Portable heaters are available for different uses but are a perfect solution for winterizing a portable restroom. They are compact, easy to install, and able to warm up the unit to a bearable temperature. A portable heater for your winter porta potty unit will also aid in the prevention of its contents freezing.
4. Remove Snow
Be sure to remove the snow around the unit to help the unit warm and prevent ice from sticking to the exterior. By doing so, you will be able to utilize the sunlight as a heating source throughout the day with no blocking from snow or ice. In addition, snow removal around the unit, not just on the unit, will make your job site much safer for everyone using it. Snow removal also ensures that there is a clear area to walk and open the door to the portable restroom.
5. Opt for a Restroom trailer
If you are looking for a more luxurious portable restroom option, opt for a restroom trailer. Portable restrooms provide a larger interior space with additional insulation compared to the standard portable restroom unit. Since restroom trailers are by far more spacious, they allow people to get changed in a warm space easier and also place their winter great when in use.
Restroom trailers provide a warmer space due to their insulated walls and higher-quality materials.
As the individual porta potties require maintenance and winter weather precautions, so do restroom trailers.
Prepare Your Jobsite Portable Restroom for the Winter
No matter what time of year you need porta potty winterization or portable toilet rentals, turn to Canyon View Dumpster and Toilets. We are equipt to fulfill your portable restroom rentals and needs. Our team is equipped to provide your job site or event with high-quality restroom unit rentals and services. Give us a call today to learn more about our portable restroom services and how we can help you.