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Are Portable Restroom Trailers Cleaner Than Public Bathrooms? September 21, 2017

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Are Portable Restroom Trailers Cleaner Than Public Bathrooms?, Lake Havasu City, Arizona

Dirty bathrooms are a fact of life whenever you leave the house. Because public restrooms see more traffic than residential ones, they become unsanitary more quickly. Portable restroom trailers, on the other hand, are regarded as a cleanlier alternative. Just how does a porta potty stack up against other public restroom facilities?

The short answer is that it depends. Individual public bathrooms can be worse than any portable restroom trailer, and well-maintained porta potties can be quite sanitary. There's no design reason portable toilets should be dirtier than stationary ones. Instead, it's a question of how they're cleaned and how often.

portable restroom trailerIn a public restroom, if it receives regular maintenance, you can be fairly sure the toilet is roughly as clean as your unit at home. Other surfaces are a different matter since they don't receive as much attention. The floor is particularly hazardous; if you set anything down on it, you can be fairly sure it will accumulate some nasty bacteria before you pick it up.

Portable restroom trailers sometimes come with attendants whose job is to make sure everything stays as clean as possible. If you're at an event with portable toilets and see an attendant by a trailer, that's a good sign they're disinfected regularly throughout the day.

Beyond the cleaning schedule, cleanliness in public restrooms also depends on the people using them. If there are rowdy, excitable crowds, you can expect less sanitary conditions whether you're using a portable bathroom or a stationary one.

The next time you're hosting an outdoor event, opt for a portable restroom trailer. You may find they're cleaner than the vast majority of public bathrooms.


Jack Pots Portables in Lake Havasu City provides portable restroom trailers across western Arizona. Their equipment includes hand sanitizer units, washing stations, and even VIP flushing toilets for rental. To learn more or place an order, call (928) 680-0804 or send a message through their website.

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