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Top 5 Benefits of Using Methanol for Portable Restrooms

November 9, 2020

One common misconception in the sanitation industry is that these types of services aren’t available in the winter. However, all of our branches in both Minnesota and Missouri take a very proactive approach to prevent water from freezing during the colder months. Here are the top 5 benefits of using methanol for portable restrooms.

Benefits of Using Methanol for Portable Restrooms

 

1) Decrease Amount of Maintenance Needed

If a company providing portable restrooms does not use methanol or another method to prevent freezing this will cause a great inconvenience to the customer. This prevents restroom use until the company is able to fix it, which can be a lengthy process and occur often during a rental period depending on the season.

2) Prevent Fresh Water Contamination

In a worst-case scenario, the tank of a portable restroom can break. Even if your holding tank holds up, fresh water can get contaminated with frozen waste from a previous service due to layering. This is extremely unsanitary and could lead to illnesses.

3) Avoid Unpleasant Odors

Fresh water isn’t the only thing at risk when the temperature drops. If waste freezes it can cause very pungent odors and will give users a very unpleasant experience.

4) It’s Cleaner than Alternative Options

Some companies only use salts such as sodium chloride and magnesium chloride to prevent freezing. However, although these options may be cheaper in price, they ultimately leave residue in the tank that can build up if not thoroughly cleaned during every service.

5) Save the Environment

Using high amounts of salt increases the chances of grass damage resulting from spilled salt that doesn’t make it into the tank. This can prevent grass growth and even kill it entirely if enough salt is spilled.

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For over 30 years we have taken pride in our industry leading sanitation standards. Here is where you can find more information on our portable restrooms. Place orders for special events on our online shop.  Call us today or request a quote below for longer rentals.

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