The Advantages Of Portable Toilet Rental Over An Outhouse

Posted on: 29 January 2015

If your home or business has the need for an outdoor toilet, you may feel that having a permanent outhouse set on the property is your best option. Once you have the holding tank in place, and the toilet shed installed, you think the work and cost is over. However, there is still regular maintenance and tasks that need to be done. Here are a few reasons you may find it more beneficial to rent a portable toilet.

Health and Sanitation

When you rent a portable toilet, a regular maintenance schedule is set up. The company you rent from, such as AAA Pumping Service, will come to your location weekly to empty and clean the unit. You will not have to worry about any sanitation issues. Because a portable unit is self-contained, there is very little chance of the tank leaking and allowing human waste to seep into the ground.


Contrary to what you might think, paying for the rental and maintenance of a portable toilet may be cheaper than paying an employee or outside company to clean, sanitize and empty a permanent outhouse. You must also take into account the cost of the supplies needed, and any additional fees to the sewage facility where the wastes are dumped. Additionally, if you own the unit, you will be responsible for paying to have any damage repaired. A rental company will maintain the unit and provide a replacement if needed.


No matter how hard you try to keep the smell under control, a permanent outhouse type of outdoor toilet will generate an unpleasant aroma in the area. A portable unit is self-contained and has a smaller holding tank. Add to this the fact that the rental company keeps it clean, sanitized and deodorized regularly means there is no bad smell around it.


There may come a time when you need to move the unit or even take it with you to a large event. A portable rental toilet can be moved to wherever you need it. You do not even need to have a tuck or trailer to move it yourself as the rental company will do this for you.

In addition to the benefits mentioned above, portable toilets can have any type of accessory or additions you would like. Pick a unit with a urinal or one with a hand-washing station. You may even choose to have one that has multiple stalls, a shower and a dressing area if that is what you need.