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The Revolution of Portable Restrooms

Portable restrooms or “porta potties” have been around for over 50 years. Most people don’t think too much of what makes up a portable restroom other than hand sanitizer and toilet paper. Portable Restrooms have evolved and expanded into different types of portable restrooms and various styles.

The first portable restrooms were very useful but didn’t contain most of the luxuries that modern portable restrooms have today. Porta potties were originally made out of wood and metal, which absorbed odors and were extremely difficult to keep sanitary. The concept of a portable restroom spread quickly to the construction industry, concerts, weddings and other large crowded events.

George Harding, co-founder of PolyJohn Corporation, was the first person that received the US patent on the porta potty in the 1960s. By the mid-1970’s, polyethylene portable toilets were introduced, which is what is still used today. The switch to polyethylene portable toilets resulted in lightweight and resilient restrooms with smooth non-porous surfaces that are easy to clean and sanitize. Using polyethylene can allow these portable restrooms to last up to 10 years.

Most portable restrooms today can have sinks with running water, flushing toilets and sometimes even heating and air conditioning built into them. Not only do these modern and improved portable restrooms have new aesthetic qualities, but they are also built to be accessible for all people. At Afford-A-Potty we offer high-rise construction portable restrooms that is fully self-enclosed restroom unit designed specifically for high-rise construction, wheelchair accessible portable toilets that is larger in size with extra safety features and ADA compliant porta potties that are designed to make sure those attendees with special needs are comfortable and can maneuver through the space with items such as grab bars and toilet paper dispensers.

Afford-A-Potty provides portable toilet rentals at the most competitive rate with the most reliable, hassle free service from coast to coast. Our exceptional team will be there step by step in your planning needs and to answer any questions. Let’s discuss your porta potty needs. Call 1-610-553-6020 today for a free estimate.

References:
http://onsiteco.com/the-history-and-future-of-porta-potties/

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