If you are looking to hire a portable toilet in the winter months, you may be wondering whether you require a completely different setup to the toilets found up and down the length of the country during popular festivals and on summer construction sites. The short answer to this query is “no”. While it’s possible to hire the same type of portable toilet all year-round, some types might make life a little more comfortable for winter events and construction sites.
In this post, we answer some of the most common questions around winter weather and portable toilet hire.
Do Portable Toilets Have Lights in Them?
All of our portable toilets are fitted with LED night lights, and have obscured translucent plastic on their roofs. This means that, while they don’t have electric lighting, it’s never pitch-dark inside, especially if they’re positioned in the open during the day or under a light source at night as a boost to the LED — and you don’t have to worry about your privacy, either!
Are LetLoos’ Toilets Sanitary in the Winter?
If you’re wondering whether the blue liquid in portable toilets freezes in the winter, the answer is typically no. The chemicals used contain fragrances, dye (hence the colour), and biocides (which inhibit odorous bacteria). And since we service the toilets regularly, they’re just as sanitary in the winter as they are in the summer.
Is the Inside Warm and Fully Protected?
Our toilets don’t come with any heating installed, but their sturdy build and self-contained toilet-and-wash basin combo mean that their interiors are protected from wind, snow, rain and any other type of weather that mother nature might try to throw at them.
Can They Have Hot Water, Even in Winter?
Our Hot Wash Toilets for hire include facilities for hand-washing with cold, warm or even hot water. This is possible all-year-round, so if you’re concerned about frozen fingers after using cold water, these toilets are a great option.
Does the Toilet Still Need to Be Serviced Weekly?
Regardless of the time of year, regular servicing means that hired toilets of any kind remain hygienic, smelling fresh and operating properly. We regularly maintain all of our units to ensure they comply with our rigorous standards. This means our portable toilet units are serviced once a week – every week – as standard. In the winter months, extra care must be taken to ensure hinges and locks don’t build up with ice and that, after being battered by high winds and other tempestuous elements, the unit’s structure remains solid and weatherproof.
Where Should I Place a Portable Toilet in Winter?
Great question! Your unit should be placed in an easily accessible area, which might require salting the surrounding ground during any frosts. This will not only prevent users from slipping, but will also ensure that the unit doesn’t stick to the ground. The ground itself should be as level as possible and not prone to washing away during rain. When mud is an inevitable reality, take some time to level it off with some wooden boarding, which will prevent movement.
If you’re looking to hire a mains connected portable toilet, it will need to have drain access to ensure that everything is properly connected and functioning.
It also helps to place the portable toilet in a sheltered spot. Our units may be designed to withstand a great deal, but harsh winds have been known to tip portable toilets, which may result in unfortunate — and messy — consequences.
How Quickly Will My Order Arrive?
No matter where you’re located in London, Essex or Hertfordshire, we guarantee fast and efficient toilet delivery and collection. Our team can usually deliver your choice of portable toilet unit the day after you order. LetLoos can be contacted 24/7, so you can get in touch at any time with queries about your order.
We hope that’s answered any questions you might have about how winter can affect your portable toilet hire from us here at LetLoos. As you can see, hiring a chemical or hot wash toilet in the colder months doesn’t have to be an exercise in frozen frustration.
To learn more about hiring a portable toilet in the UK during the winter period, you can get in touch with us directly via the information on our Contact Us page. Alternatively, call us now on 0800 368 8373 to find out more about our services and to receive your FREE, no-obligation quote.