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How to Keep Your Portable Toilet on the Ground

How to Keep Your Portable Toilet on the Ground

If you missed watching a portable toilet fly through the sky, you must view the below video. 

Our ribs still hurt…
Thankfully, we were glad to hear that no one was injured in this crappy event. But in light of the situation, we wanted to share some helpful tips to ensure this never happens to you:

Premium is better than cheap

If you are thinking of investing in a portable toilet, first consider the quality of material used. The unit should be reliable and able to withstand rigorous movement, frequent usage and of course, the unpredictability of our weather.

Ideally, look for units made up of a combination of high-density polyethylene (HDPE) and low-density polyethylene (LDPE). Why? Well, HDPE and LDPE are incredibly lightweight, yet super-strong and importantly, impact resistant. This means they don’t break easily, they are impervious to water absorption and can stand up against many hazardous materials.

At Australian Portable Toilets, our units are made explicitly with HDPE on the cabinet roof, door, and wall panels; while LDPE is used for the toilet base. This means they can easily endure the knocks, bumps and recurrent usage along with the wind, rain, sun and even snow! Check them out here. 

Survey the ground

When you are installing your portable toilet, it is essential to survey the land before deciding where to place the unit. You should always avoid locations like the slope of a hill because the incline can make the portable toilet fall over. Additionally, try not to place the unit next to a lake as it may be susceptible to sinking or sliding because of the softer soil.  

Your portable toilet should be placed on ground that is as flat as possible; and accessible by a clear path which is suitable for all weather conditions. The soil must also be solid.

Check the weather forecast

Checking the weather forecast is especially important if you are using portable toilets to host an event. If rain or a storm is on the horizon, you may need to take some extra precautions to counteract the changes in the texture and stability of the ground.  A good option is to use steel pegs to fix the portable toilet to the ground. If high winds are threatening, you can also move your portable toilets closer to a structure that can block the wind.

For further information and guidance on choosing the right unit, whether it be a building site toilet, a temporary toilet for your residential home, or a fleet of toilets for your hire and rental company, contact Australian Portable toilets at sales@portabletoilets.com.au or call 1300 POO WEE.

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