When organising any sort of music event or festival, there are a number of issues you have to sort out if you’re going to be running a successful event. From the live band to ticket sales to the venue, most aspects of event planning give you a wide range of choices to choose from. However there is one feature of event planning that is pretty much set in stone; you won’t have to spend hours and hours looking at different portable toilets for hire.
Portable toilets and showers for hire are a necessary feature for events or festivals lasting for more than one day. Over the course of the few days they can get grimy, grubby and fairly unhygienic, and that is putting it lightly. However they will still get used, as everyone has to wash at some point and nature will call throughout the day! Therefore it is essential that you make sure to hire your portable toilets from a reputable company.
A Bad Reputation
Portable toilets have an awful reputation throughout music festivals and other outdoor events, for being cesspools of unhygienic practice, debilitating odours and suspicious stains. People use them not out of a desire to be clean, but of necessity and even then they will spend as little time in those toilets and showers as possible.
At the end of the day this can lead to some stinky, smelly attendees! People are more likely to relieve themselves behind bushes or simply apply a double layer of deodorant rather than using the available facilities and this can have an even worse effect on the surrounding area and the subsequent hygiene of attendees.
What Can Be Done?
It is important to remove the social stigma surrounding the hire of portable toilets and showers. By providing expert showering and cleaning facilities, events and festivals will be able to reverse the generally worldwide held opinion that the facilities are not worth using, even if you’re desperate for a quick wash.
The Right Combination of Quantity and Quality
The best, most hygienic and sparkling toilet in the world will do no good if there is only one of them present at a venue; as most winding queues leading into the female toilets at any cinema, theatre, sports venue or shopping centre will tell you. It is important to balance quantity with quality, as large queues lead to sloppy usage when it comes to general hygiene.
By providing attendees with clean and well-stocked toilets in abundance, they will be more contented to use the toilets and are more likely to treat them with better respect. There are a number of professional hire companies that specialise in high quality portable toilet and shower hire and they are worth checking out. Nothing says ‘high quality event’ like sanitary, well-stocked toilets that don’t make you feel like you’re camping on the edge of nowhere!
A good side effect of hiring high quality portable toilets and showers, is that people tend to pay it forward. If they go into a portable toilet that is grubby with questionable liquid on the floor and no toilet paper, they are likely to leave it in very much the same state. If they encounter a well-kept toilet or shower, they will be more likely to treat the area with equal respect. While not many of us would spend more than a few minutes thinking about the ideal sort of portable toilets we should hire for an event, it makes a whole world of difference if you take a little bit of extra effort. Your guests and attendees will certainly thank you!
Article provided by www.servicedevents.co.uk, the largest and fastest growing hire company for Gigloo – a luxury toilet and cleanly facilities provider, making parties and events happy and hygienic.