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How Does Portable Toilet Block Hire Work


Before we get started, there are a few fundamentals you need to know about how portable toilets work. Maybe not your average question but if you are planning to use them it certainly helps to know how they work as this may determine if you wish to use one or not. With this in mind, we’ve collated a quick breakdown.


Portable toilets are made up of four core components:



●Toilet seat


●Holding tank


●Flushing mechanism


●Pressure system



A portable toilet flushes and takes away waste like a conventional toilet but the waste is not transported into a sewer, but rather is carried to a holding tank underneath the portable toilet. The tank is placed inside the portable toilet unit beneath the toilet seat. Inside the holding tank are chemicals that break down the solid waste, kills germs, destroys smells and reduces toilet paper.


The portable toilet works by either utilising water that comes from a water tank which is hidden inside the toilet or it flushes using the toilet chemicals from a holding tank. This tank will hold all waste and liquids, therefore, no mains drainage or water supply is required for standard portable toilet units.


The flusher operates by using the hand or the foot. The pump flush system creates pressure which circulates the water and chemicals contained within the tank through a pipe to be led to the toilet pan.


Toilets are often serviced to replenish toilet paper, water and cleaning as well as maintaining hygiene standards.


When hiring a portable toilet service, most people want to save as much money as they can, particularly when hiring could be a regular recurring cost. So, why is it often preferred to hire a portable toilet?




Why would you hire a portable toilet?


●To let requirements change fairly frequently.


●No location or desire to long-term store the portable toilets.


●You want frequent and reliable toilet service.


●You have no realistic method of transporting a toilet full of waste.




The bottom line


In most usual hire circumstances it is more cost-effective for the customer to hire a portable toilet rather than to purchase one. This is due to the fact that the toilets require weekly servicing if used at a normal rate, removing any potential savings from purchasing as servicing is as expensive as hiring.


Here at Manchester Cabins, we can deliver and pick up our range of containers, toilet facilities, portable buildings anywhere in the North West and nationwide. We use state of the art propose built vehicles for all deliveries and never employ subcontractors. To find out more about the services we offer, please visit our website or get in touch with us.

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