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3 Tips to Keep Your Portable Toilets Smelling Fresh October 14, 2019

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3 Tips to Keep Your Portable Toilets Smelling Fresh, Fairbanks, Alaska

When you’re working on a construction site, having portable toilets nearby is a necessity. Bathroom breaks are inevitable, and having accessible places to go can make the entire workday more productive. However, when portable toilets are used frequently for an extended period, the odor can become unpleasant. Follow these simple tips to keep your portable toilets smelling new.

How to Avoid Portable Toilet Smells

1. Use Cleaning Tablets

As with regular toilets, you can drop cleaning tablets into the tanks of portable toilets to help keep odors at bay. While this is not a cure-all solution, it can reduce some of the foul-smelling odors. To be most effective, drop one in before the toilet is used, and then drop another one in every couple of weeks.

2. Air Them Out

portable toiletsWhen a portable toilet starts smelling, the last thing you probably want to do is keep the door open to let the smell travel to the construction site. However, keeping the door ajar for even 45 minutes a day can help reduce odors. Consider doing this while your team is doing their cleanup work for the day, or while everyone takes a lunch break away from the site, to ensure no one is near the smell.

3. Deodorize & Diffuse

Keeping a diffuser in your portable toilets is another way to help prevent overwhelming odors. Portable toilets don’t have outlets for electric diffusers, but you can make a DIY diffuser using a mason jar, essential oils, and skewers.

You can also use other deodorizing air fresheners in the unit. There are a range of air fresheners you can choose from at most drug stores, some of which can stick to the wall. You can also use a spray bottle to mist air freshener after each use. Again, these options won't eliminate the smell, but they can help mask and contain it.


If you need clean portable toilets for your construction site, Horizon Services Inc. in Fairbanks, AK, can help. For over 30 years, this company has provided the area with portable toilets for everything from construction sites to special events. They’ll make sure you’re able to give your hardworking team comfortable, clean bathroom conditions. They also offer 24/7 service, so you know you can have your units serviced any time of day or night. Give them a call today at (907) 452-1480 or visit their website to learn more about their services.

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