Providing access to a bathroom for your guests or employees at an outdoor venue or construction site is part of doing business. Businesses have two choices: build a permanent structure or use portable restroom rentals.
To make an informed decision, businesses are encouraged to compare the benefits and drawbacks of each type of restroom facility.
General Cost Comparison of Standard Restroom and Portable Restroom Rental
Building a restroom facility on your property will be a large investment. If you already have facilities and need to expand them, the cost can start at about $10,000 and go up from there, depending on how much work will need to be done to complete the project.
If you do not have a structure, you can expect to spend $50,000 or more to construct a bathroom. You will need to connect to sewers or install a drain field, build the facility, and complete all the plumbing. There will be additional costs associated with permits and inspections.
If you have a permanent structure, you will also need to consider the monthly water and electricity bills it will generate. Additionally, you will also have to budget for cleaning and maintenance of the facilities.
If you decide on renting Texas port-a-potties, you can select from individual booths that do not require electric or water hookups or a trailer with multiple stalls that can run with a hose hookup electrical hookup for water and power only when you need to use the trailer.
Advantages and Disadvantages of Each Option
There are advantages to building your own facility instead of using a portable restroom trailer. Having a permanent structure on your property can add overall value to the property. Businesses can also use this information to promote their venue with permanent bathrooms available for guests.
The disadvantage of having a permanent facility is that you are limited to how many restrooms you have. If you have a larger event, you may need more facilities for the crowd. This could restrict your business and prevent you from hosting larger events because you need to accommodate more people.
Using portable bathrooms for your venue or job site is beneficial because you do not have to maintain these structures or limit how many people can attend your site. You can rent more or less portable bathrooms based on your needs.
An additional benefit is that you do not have to have access to water or electricity to use a port-a-potty. You can use the individual stalls that use a natural skylight for light and a chemical tank to manage waste. You can use as many or as few as you need.
The drawback to using a rental bathroom system is that you need to own these structures.
Maintenance Requirements for Both Options
You are responsible for all the maintenance when you own the restroom structure on your property. This includes structural maintenance and maintenance of the equipment. You will also be responsible for painting and cleaning the facility. You will be required to provide all supplies in these facilities.
If you rent a portable bathroom or a portable restroom trailer, you will not have to worry about the maintenance of the structure. Trailers are delivered with supplies such as toilet paper, hand soap, and paper towels. Individual potties have the chemical tanks all set up when they arrive. You will be responsible for cleaning these restrooms if you use them for multiple-day or monthly events.
Contact Texas Johns For All Your Bathroom Rental Needs
If you are hosting a special event, have a large event venue, or operate a construction site, you must have bathrooms available for your guests and employees. Texas John’s is a locally owned and operated service that can provide you with the types of portable restrooms needed to make your venue a success and your worksite a great place to work.
Contact us today to start your next rental.