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How to Avoid Restroom Lines at Your Event

Planning an outdoor event of epic proportions is no easy task!  Whether it be a concert, carnival or any other type of outdoor festival, one thing remains the same— everyone needs portable sanitation.  But without meeting certain guidelines, exhausting wait lines can make a simple trip to the restroom tiresome and frustrating for guests. Cut restroom wait times in half and boost guest satisfaction by implementing these six simple steps.

Bulk up on Bathrooms

Bulk up on Bathrooms

Don’t let the party stop at the restroom door. Renting enough portable restrooms is the first step to organizing a seamlessly successful event. Surprisingly enough, consistent traffic flow can only be established once an appropriate number of restrooms are put into place. To determine the right amount of restrooms for your event, check out our porta potty calculator.

Strategic Restroom Placement

Be Strategic with Placement

Give your restroom rentals some breathing room. Place units away from highly congested areas. In fact, creating a restroom zone in a more secluded location weeds out lingerers that aren’t in line for your portables (even if they appear to be). This way, guests can easily determine who’s up next.

Place Sinks Outside of Restrooms

While porta potties with sinks or hand sanitizer are seen as a bonus, they can often bring moving lines to a halt. For crowded events, it’s wise to rent additional stand-alone sinks that can be placed outside of the units to reduce occupancy time. By doing so, your guests will utilize the restroom facilities faster, without wasting additional time inside washing their hands.

Separate by Gender

Dividing your rentals by gender can often expedite wait times.  The tricky part is identifying how many restrooms to order for both men and women.  Historically speaking, it’s generally recommended you double the number of restrooms that will be utilized for women vs men.  This separation will help maintain steady line flow and help keep restrooms tidier, leaving less work for attendants or patrons.

Hire Onsite Attendants

There’s nothing like having an additional hand to keep things running smoothly. From restocking toilet paper to picking up trash, onsite attendants can give restrooms the TLC needed events of long durations. In terms of line control, they can also direct visitors to unoccupied units, making sure everyone waits their turn.

Consider a Restroom Trailer

Besides being visually appealing and extraordinarily comfortable, restroom trailers are notorious for cutting dreaded wait times in half. Equipped with multiple stalls, climate-controlled interiors and ergonomically-friendly interiors they reduce lines, getting visitors in and out at warp speed.  Additionally, some trailers have separate exit and entry doors to further expedite the visit.