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7 Fun Facts About Portable Toilets You Probably Didn’t Know

Porta potties usually have the reputation of being a simple place to use facilities on the go. While our industry does pride itself on availability for the public, there are several interesting facts that most don’t know about portable toilets!

Portable Restrooms Have Been Saving Companies Money Since WWII

The history of traditional portable restrooms from past to present and how it stems from World War II. During the war, time was of the essence and shipyards were losing productivity due to employee restroom breaks. Therefore, instead of having to make the lengthy trip from the ship to the docks to use the restroom, shipyards began to construct wooden and metal portable restrooms with a small holding tank inside for waste. Learn more about the history of portable toilets.

Porta Potties Are Younger Than Standard Toilets

Even though it may seem like the flushable toilet would be younger in age because of its “advanced technology,” that disposes of human waste, these contraptions were actually invented in 1596, and normalized by 1851. The first toilet on-the-go wouldn’t even hit the eastern docks until nearly 100 years after flushable toilets became a common trend.

No-Flush Equals Eco-Friendly

Renting a portable restroom creates an ecological boon for your community. The trick is, portable restrooms don’t flush and wastewater with every use. In fact, porta-potties use 90 percent less water than a traditional toilet.

Portable Toilets Are Actually Very Sanitary

One of the biggest myths about portable restroom units is that they are unsanitary. Porta-potties now regularly come with amenities like portable hand-washing stations, hand-sanitizer, and dispensable soap. We try to make every effort to keep your restroom experience comfortable and healthy.

The Blue Liquid in a Tank is Blue for a Reason

The blue deodorizing dye in a portable restroom gets its color for a reason. The dark blue tint is manufactured to cover up unwanted sights in the unit’s tank. These tank liquids also contain biocides that kill bacteria in the enclosed unit.

We Can Get Quite Luxurious

The standard porta potty isn’t the only way to keep guests happy at outdoor events. If your function is a wedding or even high-level corporate, luxury is the way to go for your restroom needs.

At Texas Johns, we have units to fit the mood of every function. If luxury is what you need, try out our comfort suite restroom trailers that come in 2, 3 and now an 11 stalls/station. These options are perfect for events where staying comfortable counts.

If you enjoyed these fun facts, check out our blog: Busting Open 3 Common Portable Restroom Myths

It’s a Fact, Texas Johns Keeps Your Events Running Smoothly

If you plan on hosting a large outdoor event this summer, Texas Johns has a portable restroom unit to please any sized crowd. We are a Dallas-based portable restroom and septic system servicing company that puts the comfort of our clients first. Contact us today to find out about our current unit availability.



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