Portable toilets have always copped a shitty reputation for being known as dirty and unsanitary; but when properly maintained, they're pretty darn nice (and clean!).
To give your portable toilets the TLC (tender loving care) they deserve every few weeks, follow the below steps:
- Disinfect the Inside - Wipe down not only the toilet seat and handwash basin but also the walls, fittings and other surfaces within the portable toilet every week. Use a disinfecting solution, like Power Works, and make sure you pay special attention to the areas that are commonly touched, like the door handle.
- Let it Breathe - Fresh air is not only good for the human soul, but it is also good for a portable toilet. After disinfecting the interior surfaces, leave the door open for a bit. By doing this, you'll help to dry out the inside and release any 'stuffy' smells.
- Throw a Tablet In - Every two weeks, freshen up the waste tank by throwing in a deodoriser tablet with 5-10 litres of water. Not only will the tablet aggressively liquefy your business, but it will also neutralise any odours.
- Place a Disc Inside - Every three to four weeks, place a new Air Works Deodoriser Disc on the toilet paper holder or coat hook and let it do its work. Choose a scent that is sure to please your crowd, whether it be Tropical Melon, Bubblegum or Lemon!
Remove Vandal - If left unattended for long periods, a portable toilet can sometimes pick up unwanted things, including graffiti. A specific graffiti remover can help keep the exterior (and interior if necessary) clean from the paint, ink, and other pleasantries your local graffiti artist may leave behind.
- Keep Supplies Stock - Keep an extra supply of toilet paper, liquid soap, hand sanitiser, and paper towels nearby. No one likes to be stuck in a sticky situation, especially after dropping the kids off at the pool! If you have a rubbish or a sanitary bin, make sure it also gets emptied every week.
For further information and guidance on cleaning your portable toilets, contact Australian Portable Toilets at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1800 POO WEE.