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How to Prevent Temporary Toilets from Smelling Bad


Portable toilets are a necessary part of many activities, including setting up an outdoor event, construction sites, and more. However, they have a bad reputation because they often smell terrible. There are too many poorly maintained temporary toilets that are too unpleasant to deal with, so you may not want to use them.




How can you keep temporary toilets from smelling awful? Here are a few tips:




Have the Company Remove Waste Regularly

When the waste inside the toilet builds up for too long, it can produce some rather unpleasant fumes. This is often remedied by having regular cleanouts from the rental company. They will pump out the contents and clean the toilet, so you can enjoy a much pleasanter smelling space. This is something the company should already offer, but if they don’t, you can ask them about their maintenance schedule.




Add Baking Soda

Baking soda is a natural odour absorber. You can fill a shallow container with some and place it in the portable toilet. Change it every couple of days to keep things fresh and light in the space. If you really want to spice it up, add a couple drops of an essential oil such as lavender or eucalyptus to help cover any extra scents.




Use Air Fresheners

There are many air fresheners and odour control products on the market. Ask the company before adding anything to the actual toilet containment area, but if you hang strips or set out odour neutralisers, you can use whatever you like.



It’s best to look for more natural scents, but anything will help prevent the space from smelling too badly. Some odour neutralisers work for up to a


month, but others will have to be replaced more often. Always keep track of this situation to ensure your portable toilets are smelling fresh at all times.




Open the Door

Allowing air to drift in and out of the portable toilet may seem like the opposite of what you should do, but it helps air the space out. This will dissipate the odour a little so you don’t have to steep in it when you do go into the toilet.




For worksites, it’s usually a good idea to have anyone who uses the toilet leave the door open afterward. This will aid in keeping the smells to a minimum.




If you’re in need of a portable toilet and want a company that will maintain the toilets, you need Manchester Cabins. We provide quality portable toilets, with the cleaning to keep them nice.

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