When you need a long-term portable toilet rental in Houston, Texas, look no further than Texas Outhouse. You’ll find a variety of options to meet your needs, including individual toilets and portable restroom trailers.
Before reserving portable toilets and/or trailers for long-term use, it’s important to learn more about our services and the costs involved with this type of rental. Let’s dive into how this works.
When Do You Need a Long-Term Rental?
There are several situations in which you would need a long-term portable toilet or restroom trailer rental. Consider a few examples.
- If you’re planning any off-site work project or public event that will last more than a few months.
- If you manage construction projects, you may need to establish long-term portable toilet rentals on an ongoing basis to provide workers with access to restrooms at each job site.
- If you are organizing a mobile event that will take place at a set venue for several months (e.g. a traveling art exhibit).
- If you were recently affected by a storm or weather event that knocked out restroom facilities.
- If you are remodeling your place of business and expect to be without standard restroom facilities for an extended period of time.
Determine the Type of Restroom Rental You Need
You may not be aware that there are several different options when it comes to renting a portable toilet and/or restroom trailer. Even among these two types of units, there is still a vast range of options from which you can choose.
– Individual portable toilet options include the basic design found at most public events and on temporary job sites. Variations of this standard option include toilets specifically designed for women and toilets designed for wheelchair access.
For example, our multi-purpose ADA-Compliant Portable Toilet enables users to complete a full 360 turnaround within the unit and it comes with a baby-changing station that is perfect for families.
– Individual toilets are also available for high-rise construction sites. These models come equipped with a lift-eye. When the toilet requires cleaning service, a crane lowers the toilet to the ground for service. Once cleaned and sanitized, a crane restores the toilet to its location.
– Restroom trailers are another option to consider, and they are easily relocated since you can tow the trailer from location to location. Our basic trailer comes with two separate stalls and a handwash station. You can also choose to upgrade to a series of enclosed stalls that range from two restrooms up to ten restrooms.
There are shower trailers and luxury restroom trailers available to meet every need.
What to Know Before Reserving Your Portable Toilet Rental
There are three primary factors you will need to consider before reserving portable toilets for long-term use: the location, duration, and the number of units. Keeping these factors in mind will help us meet your needs and provide you with an accurate cost estimate.
You will need to know the exact location to schedule delivery of the units. In addition to providing us with the location of the site, we recommend coming up with a plan for the location of each portable toilet or restroom trailer on the specific site. Fortunately, our experts can work with you to make sure we place the units at the best location to satisfy your long-term needs.
If you’re only renting a few units for one area on the site, you will want a central location. However, renting multiple units or several restroom trailers will require choosing the best locations for each unit throughout the site.
It’s also important to know how long you’ll need each unit. For example, let’s say you are supporting a multi-phase construction project in the Greater Houston area. Perhaps you will need a few portable toilets for 6-10 months to cover the entire length of the project, but you’ll only need a restroom trailer for 3-4 months during the bulk of the work.
Knowing your project schedule will help you determine how long to rent each unit. Since different rental rates apply to each rental duration, knowing the terms you want can help you choose the most cost-effective arrangement.
And, if anything changes along the way, you can always extend your rental. For example, if your project or event runs longer than expected, we will work with you to adjust the rental schedule and offer you a revised rate for the applicable units that you want to keep on-site.
3. Number of Units
You will also need to know how many standard portable toilets you will need on your site to satisfy any federal or state requirements. For example, if you are supporting a construction site, you will need to maintain the long-term provision of portable toilets for your crew.
According to OSHA requirements, an employer or construction site manager must supply one toilet for every 20 employees. The full schedule is as follows:
- 20 employees or less: 1 unit.
- 20 employees or more, but less than 200: 1 toilet seat and 1 urinal per 40 workers.
- 200 employees or more: 1 toilet seat and 1 urinal per 50 workers.
Additionally, each unit must be usable. In other words, you can’t just have units on-site that are not serviced or sanitized. Those will not count toward meeting the OSHA requirement. This is why we offer industry-leading servicing to ensure that each unit is clean, sanitary, and ready for use every day at the job site.
How Much Should You Expect to Pay?
The cost of a long-term portable toilet rental can vary based on your location, the type of rental, and other factors.
Since the majority of the cost comes from delivering, placing, servicing, and removing each unit, there aren’t significant differences in the rental fees between weekly and monthly rates.
However, there are more significant differences in rental rates when you choose upgraded models. For example, an ADA-compliant portable toilet rental will often cost more than a traditional model.
Other factors that can raise rental costs include upgrading flushing capabilities and choosing full-size restroom trailers. The cost will also increase if you request extra cleaning services beyond our standard schedule.
What Does a Portable Toilet Cleaning Service Involve?
Each service call will follow a 4-step system. First, a pump empties waste from the storage tank. Once the tank is empty, a pressure washer will rinse the interior of the tank. The solution used for pressure washing the holding tank consists of water and a disinfectant to flush bacteria, germs, and mold from the tank.
The dirty water that results from this process gets pumped out after the pressure wash is complete. Next, the interior of the tank is towel-dried. The final step involves restocking towels, toilet tissue, and hand soap.
You will notice that our service ends with refilling the tank with blue water. The blue additive is a chemical that disinfects and deodorizes each toilet unit. A benefit of this additive is that it will change color to green to indicate when it’s time for the unit to be serviced.
Contact Texas Outhouse Today for a Long-Term Rental
When you contact Texas Outhouse, we can meet all of your long-term portable toilet rental needs. We rent individual portable toilets, portable toilet trailers, and other units to help keep your job site or special events sanitary and safe.
Reserve your long-term rental today! Call us at 713-785-8050 to discuss a long-term rental with our customer service team. Or, you can get in touch with Larry Wheeler, our Business Development Manager, to discuss your specific needs. Larry can be reached directly at 713-724-0768 or by email at [email protected].