5 Facts About Portable Toilets Cabins

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Portable toilets cabins, or commonly known as portable toilets, are similar to toilets we use daily at our homes but the only difference is they are transportable. With an average building time of 3 days, and comes with customizable specs and sizes, portable toilet cabins are versatile and able to suit for any form of convention. Due to their lightweight and efficiency, they are preferred in outdoor events such as concerts, fairs, events, construction sites, and wherever traditional restrooms are not accessible or non-efficient. Here are 5 things you may or may not know about a portable toilets in the market.

For a 4 hour event, 1 portable toilet is enough for 50 people

The number of portable toilets needed in any event is dependent on many factors. Type of the event, number of people, alcohol and food consumption, the length of the event, women to men ratio are some of these factors. If you are renting portable toilets for a construction site, there should be one portable toilet for 10 construction workers. But for special events, one for women and one for men is sufficient. Also, handicapped toilet options should be available at all events. For a 4 hour event, a general rule is to have one portable toilet for 50 people. And if there is alcohol consumption in the event, the number of portable toilets should increase 10-20%.


A portable toilet is cleaned once a week – and of course, it depends on the usage

The maintenance interval mostly depends on the usage rate. But commonly, a portable toilet is cleaned once a week. Cleaning properly and on time is important for our health and safety. If the toilets smell, that means the toilet is not maintained properly and the spread of the diseases becomes easier. Therefore, for better waste management, working with a certified and regulated company is the best way to maintain safe toilets. There are also regulations in some countries due to chemicals used in portable toilets for sanitation purposes. Thus, these hazardous wastes in the toilet tank should be disposed of carefully and according to the local regulations.

Portable toilets are safe during Covid-19

If they are cleaned properly, their structure allows less spread of Covid-19 which makes them safer than the common toilets we use. Besides the fact that many portable toilets are cleaned by regulated companies in strict time intervals, the chemicals used in the portable toilets kill all the bacteria and viruses including Covid-19 which makes portable toilets safer for people during this time. Portable toilets cannot be flushed and that makes them healthier than regular toilets. Not flushing prevents spreading the diseases to the air.


Portable toilets save water

According to the Portable Sanitation Association, portable toilets are able to save 300 million liters of water each day, or 45 billion liters each year.  Malaysians use 100 liters of water every day, and flushing the toilet uses more water than any other activity, including showering. As portable toilets innovate in terms of water consumption, each flushes generally uses less water compared to conventional toilet or WC, which directly contributing to saving water usage.

Toilet paper wasn’t always available.

Whenever you are using any toilets here in Malaysia, toilet paper will always been a hit or miss in most circumstances. This issue becomes more apparent when it comes to a portable toilet. Since the foot traffic for portable toilet is high, one can assume toilet papers to be quickly used up by the time it is your turn to use the toilet. So do bring extra tissue papers with you at all times whenever you are using portable toilets.

Portable toilet cabins are a great option for events or construction sites that require temporary toilet solution. With proper maintenance and planning, these toilets can be as useful as a traditional toilet, along with the added benefit of transportable after the event has come to an end, giving you the option to sell off for a quick buck.

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