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Family Reunion Time: 4 Ways To Keep The Portable Toilets Germ-Free

by Senanur Norder

It's your turn to host the family reunion. Unfortunately, you don't have adequate restroom facilities for all the guests that will be attending. Portable toilets are the best way to ensure that your guests have a place to relieve themselves while they're staying on your property. You want to make sure that your portable toilets are clean and sanitary for your guests. You're not going to have time to provide continuous cleaning services for the facilities, but you can still make sure they're sanitary. Here are four simple ways to combat germs in the porta-potties.

Use Alternate Door Handles

Most people don't wash their hands on their way into the bathroom. That means those door handles are covered in germs. You can help reduce the contact surface by attaching a piece of rope to the porta-potty door. Your guests will be able to open the door with one finger simply by pulling on the rope.

Leave a Small Bench Inside

Some of your guests are going to be carrying handbags, or even small children, when they go into the porta-potty. They don't want to set children or their handbags on a dirty floor. You can prevent the transfer of germs by placing a small bench inside the porta-potty. This will provide your guests with a sanitary place to set their small children, or handbags, while relieving themselves.

Provide Hand Sanitizer

If you haven't rented porta-potties with hand washing stations, you'll need to provide an alternate method for your guests to clean their hands after they've used the facilities. Be sure to leave a generous supply of hand sanitizer in each of the portable toilet units. This will ensure that germs don't get transferred between guests.

Create Your Own Disinfectant Spray

Disinfectant sprays are another great way to keep portable toilets clean and sanitary during your event. Your guests will be able to spray the door handles and the toilet seat before and after each use. You can make your own disinfectant spray following the instructions provided below.

Supplies You'll Need

  • Plastic spray bottles – one for each portable toilet
  • Water
  • White Vinegar
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Lavender essential oil
  • Lemon essential oil


  1. Pour 2 cups of water into each spray bottle.
  2. Add ¾ cup each of white vinegar and rubbing alcohol.
  3. Place 10 – 15 drops each of lavender and lemon oils into the solution.
  4. Shake well.
  5. Use on all plastic and metal surfaces to kill germs.

If you're going to be having a large gathering in your home, you want the portable toilets to stay clean and sanitary for your guests. Contact Chavis Septic Services or other portable restroom services in your area and use these simple tips to keep your portable toilets germ-free.