Johnny on the Spot: The Biggest Myths You've Ever Heard About Portable Toilets
Don't kid yourself, we all know the reputation portable toilets have... In general, people think portable toilets are nasty, stinky, disgusting things that should only be used as a last resort when it comes to taking a restroom break. Because of this, portable toilets have become the butt of jokes, used in pranks, and (more often than not) avoided at all costs. Fortunately for Johnny on the Spot, not all portable toilets have earned such a nasty reputation. In this week’s edition of the JOTSandSOTS.com blog, we’ll take a look at some of the biggest myths about portable toilets.
Myth 1) Portable toilets cost a lot of money to rent. Truth: Renting a portable toilet will not cost you a lot of money. Based on how long you plan to rent the portable toilet, companies like Johnny on the Spot may give discounts based on the length of the rental period and the number of portable toilets needed for your event. Just as with anything else, when you buy in bulk there’s potential to save a lot of money.
Myth 2) Portable toilets stink and are dirty. Truth: Of course, the nature of the "business" that takes place in portable toilets may cause them to get stinky and dirty from time-to-time, but just because some are doesn't mean they all are... It really all depends on whether or not there’s been appropriate planning and how well they are serviced while in use. Professional portable toilet providers will work with you to determine how many portable toilets you need for your event and how often they should be cleaned based on the number of people at the event and how long the event itself will last. Properly maintained portable toilets can be just as fresh and clean as any other public restroom if they’re properly maintained.
Myth 3) Portable toilets are tiny, cramped, and dark. Truth: While they were at one time tiny, cramped, and dark, portable toilets have changed a lot in the last 50-60 years. Many of them are bigger, and include extra features including sinks, hand sanitizers, and even skylights to allow in natural light.
Myth 4) Portable toilets are full of bacteria and germs. Truth: Your average person would be shocked to hear that portable toilets often contain a lot less bacteria and germs than many commonly used things like door handles, computer keyboards, cell phones, kitchen counters, and other objects that are touched with any amount of frequency. Much like the stinky/dirty myth debunked in #2, a well-maintained portable toilet doesn't have an inordinate amount of bacteria and germs. Portable toilet users, much like users of any restroom, should always wash their hands or use hand sanitizer after taking care of business. Contrary to popular belief, there is no greater risk of contracting bacteria and germs in a portable toilet.
Myth 5) Portable toilets are only for construction projects and construction workers. Truth: This is just not the case. While it’s quite common to find portable toilets on construction projects, they are also used for a plethora of other occasions – from festivals, weddings, family reunions, and carnivals to sporting events, concerts, parks, and even for small businesses without restroom facilities. They’re appropriate for almost any location or activity where a considerable amount of time is spent outside (near hunting camps, “fishing holes” – and much more).
We hope that this week’s blog has helped "freshen the air" and disprove some of the myths about portable toilets and portable toilet rentals.
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