When natural disasters strike, critical infrastructure can be greatly affected. This includes plumbing and water treatment facilities.
However, emergency service workers, cleanup crews, rescue workers, and government overseers need to be able to immediately assess the situation and help. Furthermore, when eager volunteers arrive, they need on-site facilities to use so they can get to work as well.
Portable restrooms are a versatile solution for natural disasters and other emergency situations.
You can position our portable restrooms and luxury trailers around larger indoor facilities, such as stadiums and gymnasiums to handle excess occupancy, and around outdoor environments close to cleanup locations where restrooms are otherwise unavailable.
Prepare with Portable Restrooms Prior to Disaster
When authorities predict natural disasters, it’s time to rent portable toilets for indoor use.
Even if indoor plumbing remains intact, having hundreds or thousands of people use a building as shelter will put a strain on the system and cause long lines in an already stressful situation. Portable restrooms can alleviate this stress—and some of the mess.
Portable Restrooms for Outdoor Cleanup Sites
Often used at sporting events and on construction sites, portable restrooms are ideal for outdoor environments following natural disasters.
You might even want to extend the rental after search and rescue operations are complete to accommodate construction and heavy equipment efforts.
Transport Portable Restrooms Wherever They’re Needed
It’s hard to predict where your local community will need portable restrooms following a natural disaster, but by having portable restrooms at the ready, you can deploy after your initial assessment, transporting them to locations where they’re needed most.
Whether that’s a neighborhood with pipe damage or a major cleanup site in a harder to reach location, you’ll be prepared if you have portable restrooms ready to go.
Mitigating Disasters with Portable Restroom Response
One disaster could easily become a public health emergency if pipes get backed up and residents find themselves exposed to raw sewage or untreated water. By keeping waste isolated in the storage tanks of portable restrooms, you may prevent one disaster from becoming multiple disasters.
Portable restrooms can also accommodate emergency responders who need to focus on sanitary workspaces and keeping waste separate from their work area.
With sink and sanitation stations in our luxury trailers, for example, it’s one extra step in keeping clean and getting back to work efficiently.
Natural Disasters Call for Portable Restroom Solutions
During coastal and flooding disasters, plumbing is often hit hard. As soon as a hurricane, tornado, or flood subsides, it’s important to get crews on the ground to participate in search, rescue, safety, and clean up.
Providing support for all workers and volunteers with portable restroom services is a great way to be prepared.
Additionally, hardworking volunteers and displaced citizens need to eat. As soon as restaurants open up, they get swarmed with those looking to find a hot meal, and bathrooms are in high demand. Portable restrooms can support the increased demand around restaurant locations.
During storms, heavy rains and flooding, or even burst pipes during a winter freeze, the last thing any displaced resident, emergency service worker, or volunteer should have to worry about is where they’re going to go to the bathroom while repairs and rebuilds are taking place.
Portable restrooms offer versatile bathroom solutions that you can relocate as needed, ensuring everyone contributes to search, rescue, and cleanup efforts with the dignity they deserve.