August 15, 2023
As a residential contractor, it is essential to maintain a clean construction site to ensure your team's and customers' safety; this includes providing proper portable sanitation for workers and contractors on-site. With so many vendors to choose from, it can be overwhelming to find the right one for your project needs. Throughout this comprehensive guide, you will discover the essential factors to consider when selecting a reliable portable sanitation company for your residential construction site.
Number of Portable Toilets
The first factor to consider when renting a portable restroom is the number of units required on-site. According to OSHA, under Standard 1915.88, employers must furnish one toilet for 15 employees or less. An additional toilet must be added for every 20 employees added to the job site. In order to identify the suitable number of toilets, it’s important to identify the size and layout of the construction site, the number of workers, and the amount of time the project will take to complete. A general rule of thumb is to have at least one portable toilet per 10 workers on-site. This reduces the use of the toilets daily, increasing cleanliness for your workers.
Types of Toilets
Portable toilets come in various sizes and designs, each suited for different project needs. The standard portable toilet is suitable for most residential construction sites; its durability and light weight make it easy to maneuver. Our PortaPros units are self-contained and come equipped with a toilet, urinal, hand sanitizer, and a fully stocked toilet paper dispenser. However, if you have a specific need like wheelchair accessibility or a need for washing stations, you can consider other options like the handicap- accessible portable toilet.
Maintenance and Service
Regularly maintaining and servicing the porta potty is crucial to keep it clean and usable. Similar to selecting the number of units, it’s important to identify the number of workers and the amount of time workers are on a job site. We typically see builders select weekly or bi-weekly servicing. The rental company you select should regularly clean and restock supplies such as toilet paper and hand sanitizer and provide timely service and repairs to the unit in case of any damages. Emergencies or last-minute cleans occur, it’s pertinent to discuss availability for these such cases.
The rental cost of a portable toilet can vary depending on the number of units, the type of toilet, and the duration of the rental. It’s valuable to the rental company to uncover your budget and needs prior to developing a rental cost. At PortaPros, the typical renting costs would include the rental charge of the physical unit, servicing charges, and drop-off and pick-up charges. These charges may change dependent on the company you are working with.
Reputation of Rental Company
Finally, when choosing a porta potty rental company, ensure they are reputable and reliable. Look at reviews and recommendations from other residential home builders & remodelers that have used the rental company’s services. A reliable rental company should have excellent customer service, timely delivery and pick-up, and professional technicians.
Considering the above factors when selecting a portable toilet rental can help you avoid any hiccups on your construction site. Choosing a clean + reliable rental company, finding the right type and number of toilets, and ensuring they have proper maintenance and servicing can go a long way in keeping your construction site clean and organized. Remember, a clean construction site ensures safety and keeps the project moving quickly and smoothly.
Why PortaPros for Residential Construction Sites?
At PortaPros, we understand that keeping pace with Idaho & Oregon’s rapid growth means keeping your construction crews working. We also know that having a quick-call or text relationship with your portable restroom provider is critical to your job site’s productivity. Locally owned and operated with offices in Nampa, Pocatello, and Ontario, our staff will tailor your deliveries, services, and pickups to fit your scheduling needs. With our expertise in providing portable restrooms and temporary fencing to the residential building & contracting community, we’ll help your crew members stay productive by limiting their distractions. In other words, you’ll be able to do more than keep up.
The PortaPros Team is ready to provide clean + reliable services for your construction site – that’s part of the PortaPros Difference. Give us a call at 208-467-0089 to talk about your specific questions or requirements!