I’m Roman from Fancy Flush a luxury restroom rental only agency in Santa Rosa, CA with a few tips on how to properly maintain your fancy bathroom trailers.
When we get a trailer back in its generally a good idea to start cleaning it immediately so that smells don’t get a chance to “soak in”. We start by vacuuming all the dirt, loose paper and the rest with a small shop vac, then change out all paper products and take out the trash that is quite typical. A few tricks we’ve learned is to use those 1 gallon spot sprayers you find from the hardware store, they work much better than a spray gun. We load up some degreaser which does wonders for those stubborn spots under the toilet seat and on the door. We also use pool chlorine and a water solution to another spray bottle which sanitizes the restroom and kill bad odors. If we feel that the bathroom still smells a bit funky we’ll use J&J’s scent spray and do a quick pass on the floor with yet another spot sprayer. The scent spray from J&J is a bit oily so it makes the floor shine and look like new.
TIP: It’s a good idea to include a welcome mat (door mat) inside or at the beginning of the stairs to the bathroom trailer so that the guests don’t track in dirt, or keep the mat inside and in front of the doorway.
This can be quite a task as these flushing trailers are massive, but I highly recommend waxing the restroom trailer at least once per month so that the UV light and pollution doesn’t damage your gel coat and make your trailer dull and/or alter its color. We sometimes will leave the wax on without buffing it out as an extra layer of protection in case the trailer is located in a “hostile environment”. This will help prevent paint and markers from permanently marking your trailer. Remember this is a very expensive piece of equipment and it needs to be treated with respect so that your trailer will not look aged and old in the years to come.
Now that the busy season is over for most of the country, it’s time to put away your fleet for the winter. There are two choices, use antifreeze in your lines or remove the water somehow. If you’d like to remove the water there’s an easy way to do that, use an air chuck with about 40psi and blow the water out of your lines, just remember to keep the taps and toilets open when you do this so the water has somewhere to go. If you use anti-freeze don’t get the car stuff, get the RV type for potable water, it’s pink in color.
When storing your luxury portable restroom trailer invest in an RV cover. Whether your storing your trailers inside or outside it’s a good idea to buy an RV cover (they run about $200 for a decent one). If your keeping your trailer outside you want to invest in a “water proof” version not a “water resistant” one as they’ll seep water under the cover that will cause mildew on your exterior surface. $200 cover can extend the life of your exterior coating years and is a great investment, It’ll protect you against bird droppings, dust/dirt, UV damage, and a whole host of other environmental damages.
Roman S, Co-Owner
Santa Rosa, CA 95407
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