In this week’s Pulse of the PROs, we want to discuss public toilet accessories like lights or cup holders. They cost extra to include but improve the client experience in the long term.
We’re going to cover the most popular accessories, what prevents some PROs from using them, and how you can leverage accessories to pick up new markets.
Investing in portable toilet accessories is an easy way to enhance your facilities and even attract new markets. Many clients want a simple portable restroom unit for their venue or event, but others are seeking something more high-end.
What type of portable restroom accessories are available?
Choosing some or all of these popular accessories can change the entire experience for an individual using one of your units.
If portable toilet accessories are so helpful to clients, why don’t more PROs order them?
The sad truth is that vandalism and theft are the main challenges to operators investing in their units.
It’s not uncommon for portable restrooms to be knocked over, intentionally broken, covered in graffiti, and even burned.
Here’s a recent example from Portland involving an entire neighborhood! It cost the city $75,000 a month to repair 123 units after they were continually being destroyed.
PROs carry insurance on their units but they’re still reluctant to invest in portable restrooms that may be destroyed.
How about you? Does your company deal with a lot of vandalism or theft, and have you invested in accessories for your portable toilets?
We mentioned earlier in the article how investing in some of these accessories can enhance the customer experience.
Sinks and hand sanitizer dispensers, for instance, can put users at ease about using a portable toilet. The sale of hand sanitizer has increased by 400% since the COVID-19 pandemic. People are using it more than ever and they are expecting it in restroom facilities.
Everyone has witnessed long lines to the restroom at concerts or festivals. Investing in urinals for portable toilets can cut down on lines so people don’t have to wait and miss their show. And cup holders in the toilet are especially helpful at concerts!
Installing a convenience shelf is perfect for ladies who have cell phones they can’t put in their pockets or small bags they don’t want to set on the ground.
It’s the little things that can give your business a great reputation.
Standard portable restrooms may work for construction sites, but if your company specializes in events, you’ll need to consider portable toilet accessories. We’ve listed some of the most popular ones in this article.
Does your company use these accessories? How has it worked for you? Or, do you know of another accessory that’s popular with your clients? We want to hear from you!
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