Top 5 Tips for Using Portable Toilets for Winter Activities

Although many people think of portable toilets as an amenity for summer activities, they can actually be very useful for areas for sledding, ice skating rinks, snowboarding areas, and other outdoor winter activities. Although portable toilets can be useful during this time of the year, there are unique considerations that come with the cold weather that are important to take into account. We’ve compiled the top five tips you should use when renting portable toilets for a winter activity.


1. Place Them Carefully

If you’re going to rent porta potties for your guests, you’ll want to make sure that your guests can access them easily. If there’s any hint of snow or ice, be sure to salt the area around the porta potty to prevent slipping accidents as well as the toilet freezing to the ground. Be sure to keep portable toilets away from corners of streets and other areas where they might get plowed in after snow, as they will be inaccessible and could be damaged.

To keep portable toilets warm, you should try to place them in some sort of covering. When it is not possible to place portable toilets indoors or in some sort of covering, you should place them in sunny spots. Sunny spots will help keep portable toilets warm and prevent them from freezing. The warmth from the sun can help keep portable toilets comfortable and functional during the colder months.

2. Service Frequently

Servicing your portable toilets frequently is important for sanitation and comfort reasons year-round. However, frequent servicing during the cold weather is essential to prevent portable toilets from freezing. If your portable toilets will be present for a long-term event or season, you should service these portable toilets at least once per week. For sanitary reasons, though, they should really be serviced once per day, depending on the volume of use. Frequent servicing is key to keeping portable toilets comfortable and sanitary for your guests.

3. Prevent Freezing

In the cold weather, many people worry that the liquid inside portable toilets will freeze. If this liquid freezes, it will be an uncomfortable mess for any user. However, when you use portable toilets from a quality rental company, a technician will add a non-toxic solution to the water to keep it from freezing. Additionally, proper placement and frequent servicing will also help avoid this issue.

4. Use Heaters

For a warm portable toilet, consider placing small portable heaters inside. Portable heaters will easily fit inside portable toilets. Heaters can make users’ experiences much more comfortable and enjoyable. Additionally, they can help prevent the toilets from freezing. Heaters are a great way to significantly improve the experience of portable toilet users during the winter months.

5. Shield From Strong Winds

Wintertime and cold weather brings high winds. These winds can often lead to portable toilets tipping over, which will have obvious unfortunate consequences. Place porta potties against a building, fence, wall, or other sturdy structure to prevent them from falling over when the wind kicks up. Shielding portable toilets from strong winds in cold weather is essential to prevent damage and bad experiences for users.

ADB Septic | Portable Toilet Rentals in CT

ADB Construction & Septic is pleased to offer Portable toilet rentals. We service the entire state of Connecticut, offing a full menu of portable toilet options.   Whether you’re a contractor with a long-term job site, or hosting an event that requires temporary bathroom facilities we’ve got you covered. We pride ourselves on clean units you will be happy to use. Customer service isn’t just a priority but a commitment. We offer convenient cleaning schedules to work around your schedule. Call us today and discover what sets us apart.

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