If you need a portable toilet or shower for your New Year’s party, book it now

If you’re planning a bash to see in 2017, depending on the location you may want to think about the facilities, especially when your guests are knocking back the Tizer like it’s going out of fashion.

When we’re quoting our events clients who are expecting hundreds or even thousands of visitors to their event, we always ask if there will be alcohol served as this increases demand on toilet facilities.

Tardis portable toilet hireSo, even if your New year party is just twenty or thirty people, imagine the number of people all wanting to use the loo after a few sherbets.

There’s still time to arrange a portable toilet for an event at home or on a larger scale.

We’ll discuss you needs, make our recommendations and then you can relax in the knowledge that you’ve catered the perfect party. One where there’s no loo queue.

If you’re organising say a rugger event where the lads outnumber the lasses, we’ve urinal units. Our 6 bay even comes in its own little tent.

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6 Bay Portable Urinal Unit

The Tardis crew will be operating nationwide at normal capacity until 5 o’clock on Friday 23rd of December, when it’ll be time to put on the glad rags and party with the rest of you.

Of course, we still have the emergency cover, but for things like toilet hire, we do suggest you arrange your delivery well in advance so everything is in place and all you have to do is PARTY HARD.

One of our hire desk girls was curious when talking to a Scots client.

“Is anything worn under the kilt” she enquired.

“Nay, it’s all in working order” came the reply.

So now you know

Call us free on 0800 731 0589

Finally, wherever you are, have a wonderful new year and here’s to a fantastic 2017.

From all of us at Tardis Environmental and H2O on site.

 

Tardis announces Wi-Fi enabled toilets

Tardis announces new Wi-Fi enabled portable toilets for hire.

Tardis Environmental are delighted to announce a new free service to its client base, establishing the company as leaders in portable toilet hire for construction, events and festivals.

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Tardis are the first company in the UK to feature a Wi-Fi connection in all new rental toilet units delivered to site from April 1st 2016.

What’s more, the service is entirely free of charge, with unlimited bandwidth on offer so occupants can enjoy social media such as Facebook, YouTube and Skype as they perform their daily ablutions.

Tardis Environmental’s Head of Internet Features I.B. Fuller Flannel said earlier today “This is the breakthrough we’ve been waiting for. Everyone’s connected these days with smartphones and tablets, now when they’re on the throne. they’ll be able to enjoy free unlimited 4G broadband service all care of Tardis Toilet Hire”.

The new Wi-Fi enabled Tardis Toilets are currently being rolled out across the country, but we expect demand to be high, so customers seeking a connected commode are advised to book ahead.

Further details on the new Wi-Fi enabled Tardis Portable Toilet can be found by clicking here…

Back to the Future with Tardis Environmental

Today is the day! In Back to the Future in which Marty McFly travelled to the future to today. With it being 30 years since the film was released, here at Tardis Environmental we decided to look back and see how things have changed.

In the last 30 years there has been many improvements from the international drinking water supply and sanitation decade also known as the first water decade, which took place between the years 1981- 1990. This was due to the worlds needs for basic sanitation services for example drinking water and waste water disposal. Fast forward to today where even here at Tardis Environmental we can supply clean and potable bulk water across the UK. Here is a picture of one of our water tankers. For more information about our bulk water tankers please go to our website by clicking here.

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As well as drinking water sanitation that has improved throughout the years also, portable toilets have improved drastically over the years. From the first portable toilets being made of wood and metal and they were too heavy to transport as well as not being very hygienic. Then in the early 1970’s when fibre glass was introduced to be used for portable toilets, however due to the material the portable toilets still absorbed odours. In the mid – 1970’s polyethylene portable toilets were introduced they are light weight,durable and still the most common material for portable toilets today. The need for portable toilets is still needed for a variety of reasons from construction sites to events. Here at Tardis Environmental we have a range of portable toilets to suit your needs, click here for more information on our portable toilets.

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What do you think will change in the next 30 years as we are excited to find out and for more information about the services we offer here at Tardis Environmental please go to our website by clicking here or calling 0800 731 0589.

 

 

Portable Toilet Troubleshooting Guide

Very occasionally, a few problems occur when using portable toilets. We’ve put together a quick guide to help you get them back up and running as soon as possible.

Safety Warning

When you open the toilet unit, you are working in an unsanitary environment. Please ensure you wear appropriate PPE before engaging in even the most minor maintenance operations.

Common problems encountered with portable toilets and how to troubleshoot them.

If the toilet won’t flush properly, lift the lid on the waste tank.

You will see a 1″ pipe with a plastic mesh bag hanging from the gusher pump. It is fastened to the pipe by a jubilee clip.

Occasionally, the pipe assembly will become loose. Affix this by pushing the pipe and the bag on the underside of the pump.

If the pipe is still fixed in place, check for splits. If a split is discovered a new pipe and mesh bag will have to be ordered/supplied.

Portable Toilet Troubleshooting

Less common – If the pipe and bag are in good working order, check below the gusher pump for the condition of the black circular tubular diaphragm. If this is damaged, a Tardis engineer will be required to repair it.

Less commonly, with heavy use, two other issues occur. The toilet paper can cause the filter to become blocked. One sign of this is the flush handle becoming stiff to operate. If this happens, you will need to call a Tardis engineer to repair the problem.

If the flush handle has been operated aggressively, the mechanism may snap. The flush handle will move around with no resistance and the flush will not operate. In this instance, you will also require an engineer to repair it.

Very occasionally, the nozzle shown below can become blocked. The best solution if this happen, is to clear it with a jet lance.

Portable Toilet Troubleshooting

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Tel: 0800 731 0589

Your checklist to ensure a perfect hire – Tardis helps you plan

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Whether you are 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.

Delivery vehicles.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Added security for units when not in use

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).

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Tardis 6 bay portable urinal

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.

Not all toilets are created equal

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At this time of year, everyone’s thoughts turn to parties and merriment.

We here at Tardis have found that big parties are often organised with no prior thought to shall we say “washroom requirements” leading to the ubiquitous loo queue and whilst people are in line waiting to spend a penny, they aren’t at the party having fun.

With that in mind, here’s the Tardis guide on how to relieve (literally) that problem at large gatherings.

Recommended for parties, weddings and the likes, have the hot wash or event toilet. Which as you might expect, does need a mains supply for the hot water. Elsewise, all the other functions are self-contained. The HSE compliant model even has a mirror so you can ensure you look your best when you exit.

All the necessities are provided, paper towels, liquid soap and silky soft tissue, you know what for…

We have a larger model for those with mobility issues, large enough to cater for a wheelchair and carer.

To cater for events where lads might outnumber lasses (stag nights, Rugby events) etc, we have urinals, 4 or 6 bay and we have also have demand for our ladies restroom (rose petals and attending cherubim an optional extra).

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Believe it or not, there’s a Tardis shower unit which does need power and mains water to keep it operational.

We find that most events can be amply catered for with these variants, but we will often be asked to crank things up a notch.

This is when our trailer based multiple bay luxury toilets come into play, for a touch of posh. Maybe a little large for your back garden, but perfect for post divot stamping at the polo match.

These units are finished to an exceptionally high standard and are often provided with attending personnel, a professional finishing touch.

Whatever the size of the party you’re catering for, even the hire of one portable unit can take the strain off your home facilities and keep your guests happy.

You can book your toilets and get an amazing amount of good advice from the experienced and friendly hire desk team. It’s one number nationwide

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There are several factors to be considered because contrary to popular myth, our toilets don’t just materialise despite their nickname.

We deliver using medium sized commercial vehicles, often with a tail lift and the units are then jostled into place by our rugged muscular drivers.

Please do consider where you want to site your toilet unit, no lifting over walls, please, these things are heavy. Remember, they contain water and chemicals. In certain circumstances, a crane can be hired at extra cost.

Consider the access for our vehicle, will your path or driveway be wide enough? See the spec sheets for the vehicles we use and your questions will be answered.

We try to help you consider every possible snag with our spec sheets and for your convenience, the thumbnails below will open PDFs where dimensions, weights and the likes are given for each unit and vehicle.

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The information provided in these sheets and by our hire desk team take the mines out of the minefield. All you have to do, is arrange the time and date of delivery and collection and arrange to be there, we’ll do the rest.

As for calculating your number of people to units required ratio, we can advise on that and of course if the hire period is longer than a day or two, we will advise on your servicing periods to replenish the water and chemical solutions.

Now there’s been some noise made on social media on the fact our units are bigger on the inside. Unfortunately, we are unable to comment, you’ll just have to find out for yourselves.

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Need a portable toilet for hire?

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What would you need a portable toilet for?

There are some many different portable toilets for hire you may not know which one you need to hire. First off the two main groups of portable toilets are Construction and event toilets. The Construction Toilet has to have a wash basin that is able to wash both hands and forearms.

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Event toilets are made from stronger plastic due to the volume of use. These are the two main toilets we hire out. If you are working near a mains supply you can hire out a portable toilet that can be connected to the mains sewage system.

Event Toilet

Got a large event and worried about how many toilets you will need, and then try our Tardis toilet calculator.

 

You could also hire out a disabled toilet. Our disabled toilet can also have a baby changing facility if you are running an event that could have babies attending.

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Want to cut down queuing time for the toilets for your customers? A portable urinal will help cut queuing times down. You could either have a 6 bay urinal or a 4 bay urinal. These are perfect for events and festivals that are selling alcohol.

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Our hire staff will have all the knowledge on our portable toilets and will help you hire the correct amount of toilets for your event /festival or construction site. We have depots nationwide and we operate 24/7.

Do you need a Crossrail Compliant Service?

What is Crossrail?

Crossrail LTD was established in 2001 to help and develop vital link to the needs of people and business throughout the south east London. This will ensure that London continues its role as Europes leading Financial and business centre.

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Crossrail is a joint venture company between the Transport for London (TfL) and the Department for Transport (DfT) until 5 December 2008 when it became a fully owned.. CRL represents a real commitment to the development of new services to tackle the lack of capacity and congestion on the existing network.

They achieved this by consulting with a broad range of stakeholders and the public at large. July 2008 the scheme gained parliamentary approval with the passing of the Crossrail Act.

If you work near or are on a Crossrail site. Your vehicles will have to be Crossrail Compliant.

How does Crossrail Compliant affect me?

All Crossrail contracts contain mandatory requirements for Lorries working on the project.
The Requirements are being implemented with full support of Crossrail’s principal contractors. This is a mandate that all Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs) working on the project are fitted with a safety devices.

The Following Safety Devices must be fitted on your HGV’s. If you fail to have the correct safety equipment installed on your vehicle, you could end up being turned away from site.

  1. all HGVs must have Fresnel lenses
  2. Side scan equipment which will give of an audible beep in the driver’s cabin. This is to warn the driver of the HGV that there is an object or person on the left inside space.
  3. Side and Rear Cameras, with a tv monitor in the cabin
  4. Under-run guards must also be fitted. This is to help prevent cyclists from coming into contact with the HGVs wheels.
  5. Carry signs must also be fitted to warn cyclists and pedestrians.

Tardis Environmental can provide Crossrail Compliant Services like Septic Tank Emptying, Portable Toilet Hire, Water Bowser Hire, Bulk Water and Low/High Vol Jet Vac Services.

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You will also need to have a full F.O.R.S Membership. Tardis Environmental has been awarded Bronze Membership.

So if you need a Crossrail Compliant service then give us a call today for more information on 0800 731 0589

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Tardis Toilet to Star in its own short film!

Tardis Environmental has teamed up with the University of Wolverhampton to create a short 30 second/ 1 minute video.

This was the original Story we and the University came up with.

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A man is sitting in a park bench. He glances over to the side. A woman sitting on a picnic blanket looks coy and smiles at the man. They exchange flirty looks. The man gets up and begins to walk. The woman fixes her dress trying to impress the man. The man walks straight past her and into the Tardis Portable toilet. The woman looks shocked.

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We have modified the story a bit as the weather wasn’t always in our favour. The Location was at West Park in Wolverhampton. We started filming around 10.30 and were finished before noon on the 18th March. We had two actors, one from the Performing Arts & Leisure in Walsall and our very own Charlotte from the Hire Desk at Tardis.

 

The Film has now gone off to be edited and finalised and should be with us soon.

So watch out for our upcoming short film.

Need more information on what portable toilets you can hire from Tardis. Give our hire desk team a call on 0800 731 0589

Need Information on Wet Waste?

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If you need information or advice on anything to do with portable toilet hire, you can either call our Freephone number 0800 731 0589 and speak to one of our highly trained advisors. We also have information about our portable toilets on our website www.tardishire.co.uk.

We have all the information on all our different types of portable toilet, urinals and portable showers.

Portable toilet Hire

Our portable toilet ranges from the construction Toilet which can either come as a cold wash or hot wash and is HSE compliant with its wash basin, which needs to be able to wash forearms and legs.

We have spec sheets on all our portable toilets, urinals and showers, we even have spec sheets for the service vans so you can be sure when ordering a toilet service, you have the correct access for the vehicle.

Did you know that Tardis has 6 depots around the UK?

Do you have a septic tank, cesspit or cesspool that needs a sechuled emptying service? We have a massive fleet of vacuum tankers ranging from 450 gallons capacity all the way up to our flag ship vacuum tanker which is able to suck up 6000 gallons. Why you order a wet waste emptying service from Tardis, please ensure that you check and make sure you have correct access for the vehicle we send for the job.

Septic tank Emptying

When you have placed an order with Tardis we will send Conformation and a spec sheet of the type of tanker that will be attending. If you’re a domestic house owner you probably wouldn’t want a 44 ton 6000 gallon tanker Turing up and not being able to gain access to the septic tank. Same goes for the construction site; you don’t want a Towable Vacuum taker that can only take 450 gallons and you have 6000 gallons of wet waste.

All our Tanker Spec Sheet s is available to download from the Website.

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Bulk Water Storage

Need a water supply for your site?

Then don’t worry, with our range of water containers, bowsers and water tanks, you can be sure that Tardis will deliver. We have water containers that can hold 1000 litres, bowsers that can hold up to 10,000 litres. Need more? Then try out our H2O Tanker which has the capacity to carry 6000 gallons of fresh clean water (Not suitable for drinking).

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You can also hire out an on-demand water pump that is either powered by electric or diesel.

We have many more service that we provide like jetting, CCTV, drain surveys and many more, so why not visit our website for more information on our services.