Whether you’re putting a portable toilet in your garden or several into a field for a festival, sports meeting whatever, you’ll need to plan beyond just placing your order.
Tardis Environmental take good service very seriously, but there are factors known only to you, which can detrimentally affect what should be the smooth hiring of a portable toilet or shower.
We deliver using the most appropriate vehicle for the run that day, this can be a 3.5 tonne 7 tonne or 7 tonne with trailer which is also commensurate with the number of units ordered.
Siting the unit(s).
Units need to be sited where we can conveniently drop off, collect and where required, service them too. If the delivery site is a domestic property, we need access for the vehicle to drop the unit close to where you intend it to be used.
For servicing, our smaller vehicles carry approximately 5 metres of hose. Vacuum tankers approximately 30 metres. Again, for further details on the weights and dimensions of our vehicles, peruse the specification sheets below.
If there is a wall or similar instruction it may require a crane mounted vehicle to effect delivery (which can be arranged at extra cost).
If the vehicle has to travel down a driveway, take time to measure the width and either talk to our hire desk team or look over the dimensions of our service vehicles so you’re clear the vehicle will fit.
Once the unit is on terra firma, whilst our drivers are strapping fellows, there is a limit to how far a toilet or shower unit can be jostled before even the most herculean staff member expires. As one was heard to say recently, “me name’s Simpson not Samson” !
The British weather has a habit of turning inclement at a moment’s notice. This can render some sites inaccessible posing inadequate ground conditions for vehicles. This is especially relevant where we are delivering out in the countryside.
Safety and security
Although we appreciate this can be difficult, we do ask our clients to consider the location where the units are going to be sited especially when left overnight or unattended. Consider the likelihood of them being damaged or stolen whilst in your care. Units are the responsibility of the client and good measures should be employed to prevent damage or theft.
Tardis have security cages (lockable) to help protect the units (available at extra cost) an ounce of prevention being better than a pound of cure.
For larger events
Have you considered the number of toilets required in ratio to the number of people attending ?
We’ve many years of experience in providing adequate facilities for events and festivals. We can advise on the number of units you may need, even taking into consideration that people may be partying hard (drinking alcohol).
Take into consideration the male / female split of visitors and you can cut down loo queues, by hiring a combination of urinals for the lads and cubicle toilets for the ladies.
Connecting the units.
Tardis self-contained portable toilets do not need connection to any facilities but may require servicing if the hire period is more than a few days.
Tardis hot wash portable toilets require a 240 volt 16 amp connection to an electricity source. Showers require a water and electricity supply (rated at 240 volt 32 amp) and a run off for the waste water.
We have qualified fitters who can provide a connection service if required. Book this when you book your units.
What comes with the toilets ?
Toilets will be delivered with loo rolls and paper towels (where the unit features a sink) Alternatively there will be hand sanitiser gel.
If they should run out, then it is the hirer’s responsibility to replenish, unless this service has been pre booked, where we will take care of the resupply.
Collection after the event
We will endeavour to collect your units as soon as possible after your period of hire is over. In some cases however, it can be up to five working days, depending on your location with the good condition of the units being the client’s responsibility during this time.
Never wishing to scare our customers, 99 percent of unit hires go smoothly and without incident. A little forethought and good communication allows us to plan for just about any eventuality.
The Tardis hire desk team will help you set up your hire and our specification sheets help you take the worry out of those worrisome what -ifs.