You may think portable potty rentals are just for constructions sites and concerts. However, you can rent a portable potty for use at your home too. You might want to do this when you're having work done on your septic tank or drainfield and can't use your toilets indoors for several days. A portable potty also comes in handy if you need to delay installing a new septic system due to weather conditions or some other reason. It keeps your family from putting more sewage down the system that would just leak out into your yard and create a foul odor. Here are some things to know about renting a portable toilet for your home.
Price Varies By Rental Period
Renting a portable potty for a day costs much more than the daily cost you pay if you rent it for a week or month. Be sure you know in advance how long you'll need the potty so you can get the lowest price. You don't want to pay day-by-day or you will pay much more than you need to. The associated costs with delivery, cleaning, and pickup should be included in the daily or weekly cost. Be sure to ask about any additional charges when you call for a quote on the price of the potty.
Upgrades Are Available
You may need to have a portable potty if someone in your household is in a wheelchair or is pregnant. It's hard to use a camping toilet or other primitive means if your body is limited in some way. You can even upgrade the toilet to accommodate your special needs. There are portable potties that can be used by people in wheelchairs. There are also larger luxury models that are nice to have, but cost much more. You can also have a water option added to the potty for washing hands if needed. However, since the potty will be at your home, you can position it near a hose or water outlet if you want so water is convenient. You can rent a potty that makes the entire experience of going without septic services more tolerable for the entire family, or you can rent a basic model that just gets the job done.
Local Codes May Apply
If you have a septic system, you probably don't live in a crowded city. If you have close neighbors or live in the city limits, there might be city codes that regulate where you can put the potty and how long it can stay. Check first so you don't pay for a potty and then have to have it removed. When you rent a potty, you don't have to worry about disposing of the waste, which is the main benefit. The potty holds all the waste and the company deals with it when they pick up the toilet. A portable potty is convenient for your family and keeps the family routine as normal as possible while you wait for your septic system to be repaired or installed. And as a plus for you, you don't have to figure out a way to dispose of waste if you resort to more primitive means of using the bathroom.