Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Communicating with Technology


    Running a business on and off the road can be trying and the importance of communication is a high priority. We believe in safety for our drivers and thankfully technology has been on our side to help our drivers utilize phone calls through bluetooth and handsfree or when they come to a parked stop, they can use their tablets or phones to utilize the driver log to access messages left from our dispatchers. 

    Our dispatchers know that our drivers are busy enough and the importance of detailed messages to keep them moving post each delivery or removal is essential and the less time they have to be on their devices or stopped, the happier our customers are and the more efficiently they are taken care of! 

    Our training process for both dispatchers and drivers includes communication skills. Trying to keep our employees updated on the highest levels of how to communicate is key for a smooth running delivery business!

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Thankful Givings


    The holidays are among us and we are definitely ready to give thanks for all of our givings. Our employees and our customers are two groups of people we couldn't survive without. Our families and their support are the next to receive our gratitude. It takes a village to raise a new company from the ground up and we appreciate our village with all of our hearts! Thank you for being the best part of our dirty, friendly porta potty career! 

Friday, November 5, 2021

Build Yourself


 2 Pees in a Pot was built from a simple idea. Neenah Marie was already a thriving dumpster rental business owner and saw an opportunity as most of her dumpsters were being rented by construction companies, why not have a one stop shop! She made sure to bring the same pazazz from Bin There Dump That SA to her porta potty rental business. 2 Pees in a Pot has the same friendly customer service in a dirty business and makes sure to bring the best technicians to the job site. No matter what kind of brand you have, as long as you represent it with pride and put your all into it, then your brand will be as great as you!

Thursday, October 14, 2021

Water Pollution Facts


 

    Water pollution is something we hear about but not brought up enough. We know that plastics in the oceans are dangerous to the sea animals and we know that oil spills is deathly to all sea life, but what are the facts of how much pollution is truly entered into the ocean daily? We did a little research and thanks to an article by Rubicon.com, we can share some of that information.

    More than 14 billion pounds of trash is thrown into the world's oceans annually which goes back to save the turtles!!! The trash build up is so bad in the Pacific Ocean that there's a name for it, the Pacific Ocean Trash Vortex. This vortex is a collection of marine debris that estimates to be twice the size of the US and would take 67 ships, in one year, to clean up less than 1% of that trash. 

    In another article on ocean pollution by conservation.org, it turns out that our laundry also pollutes the ocean. 700,000 microfibers are washed into our waterways with each load of laundry which makes up 85% of all washed up trash on the beaches. There's even trash we can't see as 70% of it ends up on the ocean floor that will never get cleaned up. There's even ocean noise pollution, definitely not something brought up when it comes to ocean trash. This noise from ships and military activity is harmful by causing cellular damage to invertebrates such as jellyfish. This can cause a food chain interruption for tuna, sharks, turtles, and other creatures!

    Water and ocean pollution is definitely alarming as it not only affects drinkable water but food for both humans and animals. Think twice the next time you pass trash on the beach!

 

Thursday, September 23, 2021

Where does porta potty waste go?



    Working with used portable toilet water is what it sounds like, human waste mixed with the blue water. How is the porta potty cleaned? Where does it go? How is it transported? It's a process to keep your water system clean and avoid waste from spewing out of the toilet itself.

    To avoid a porta potty from overflowing, most companies set up a schedule from removing the porta potty or to clean and empty the porta potty of collected waste. A vacuum truck is sent out that has a big tank on the back with powerful hoses that hook up to the toilet and suction out the water. The tank also hold fresh water that is then poured into the potty. Once the water is cleaned, the portable toilet itself is usually wiped down or power washed and sanitized, the toilet paper is replenished and adding some kind of deodorizer and hand sanitizer, if they contain a dispenser, to complete the process.

    Once the portable toilet is cleaned, the vacuum truck can now make its way to it's local authorized sanitation cleaning facility. The facility will empty the truck's tank and run the water through a separation process of the waste from the actual water. The water will then be cleaned, tested and recycled back to the water supply.

    The team work it takes from the portable toilet rental company and the sanitation facility is important to make sure that all waste is handled safely and efficiently to avoid any illnesses or harm to the community. Being able to have a comfortable place to handle business while at an event is also important and the only way to do this is to continue providing the best cleaning process all around!

Sunday, September 19, 2021

National Hispanic Heritage Month


    In 1968 President Lyndon B Johnson first recognized the observation of Hispanic Heritage Week and in 1988 it was expanded to a month long observation by President Ronald Reagan but why? From September 15th through October 15th in the United States, Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated to honor Hispanic Americans who "inspired others to achieve success." (U.S National Archives)

    The significance of this celebration in September is a representation of the many anniversaries of Latin American independence that happen to fall on September 15th which include Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. On September 12th Chile celebrates their independence and Mexico celebrates on September 16th. With as many as 60.5 million Hispanic people in the U.S (18.4% of the U.S population) in 2019 according to the U.S Census Bureau, it's no wonder Hispanic Heritage is such a meaningful and important month!

    For a more in depth explanation and research of National Hispanic Heritage Month and Hispanics that have made successful achievements for the Hispanic Community, visit https://www.hispanicheritagemonth.gov/

Wednesday, September 1, 2021

What is Labor Day?

 

    We all know Labor Day as the farewell party for Summer and the first holiday for the back to school kids. How did Labor Day start and what is the meaning of the holiday? Courtesy of History.com, we can help with some of those answers!

    Dating all the way back to the 1800's, particularly during the Industrial Revolution, people of all ages (as young as 5) have worked long hours, every day and in harsh conditions. The workers consisted of the very poor and immigrants trying to make enough money for food to feed their families. Unions began forming as more manufacturing companies came about forming more jobs with no benefits became more frustrating to the employees. Many violent riots were held killing many people and officers, the most famous being Haymarket Riot in 1886. To rise up and avoid another major riot, 10,000 workers took unpaid time off in New York to march from City Hall to Union Square and this was known as the first Labor Day in US history.

    It took 12 years for Labor Day to be recognized and legalized by Congress. On June 28, 1894, President Grover Cleveland signed the holiday into law. Labor Day has a dark history prior to its recognition and thanks to all the union workers putting their actions to work, we have gained better wages, benefits and working hours in business places everywhere.

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Fall into a Decluttered Home

 

    

    With the kids heading back to school and out of the house, now is the best time to get the ball rolling on cleaning it out and getting rid of the summer mess! It's tough to get organized and stay clutter free when there are so many obstacles and bodies in one household. Coming up with a simple game plan and stress free process is the best way to declutter a home. 

    Taking some tips from other articles online, we have combined the best hacks for simple one room at a time decluttering with little stress or thought. 

  1. Pick one room and spend five minutes picking up trash in the room. Spend another five minutes just picking up items that do not belong in that room. Use five more minutes filling a box or bag with items to donate that are in good condition but do not get used anymore. That's a total of 15 minutes for one room. Move to the next room.
  2. Give yourself a deadline to finish decluttering your home. A realistic deadline. If you're a busy person with little time to spend at home, take a month or two or six but give yourself a deadline goal to finish your declutter project.
  3. There's something called the 12-12-12 Challenge. This seems to be the most popular declutter hack and works as follows: find 12 items to donate, 12 items to trash and 12 items to keep. Do this in each room two to three different times.
  4. Consider three basic principles when decluttering the house. Has an item been used within a year? Is the item something that is enjoyed or sparks joy? Can the item be replaced under $5?
  5. Use drawer, cabinet and closet organizers. If items can't fit within the range of the organizer or overflows, figure out if it's worth keeping and toss it or donate it.

    Five basic steps to follow for a stress free and less work road to decluttering! If you do try it, let us know how it benefited you or if it didn't!

Thursday, August 5, 2021

What do you know about August?


    So many things happen in the month of August. It's harvest time and usually the final stretch of summer for school aged kids as they prepare for heading back to school. In the southern hemisphere, it's known as the last months of winter and spring starts to come in play! After some fun research, we were able to find facts about August and how it came to be. 

    Back during the Roman calendar, the month of August was known as Sextilis, the sixth month, in Latin. It wasn't until 700BC that January and February were added to the calendar and it was pushed back to the eighth month of the year. During this time, August also only had 29 days to it's month. It wasn't until Julius Caesar introduced the Julian calendar and he changed it to 31 days and there it stood for the rest of time.

    The first ever sandwich was created on August 6, 1762 when the Earl of Sandwich requested a meal that consisted of meat between two pieces of bread. The quick meal was thought up during a gambling game he did not want interrupted. Quick thinking for someone with an appetite, who knew it would be such a meal that is made by many franchised restaurants to this day!

    More current history in August brings us to the Civil Rights Movement when Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gave his "I have a dream" speech on August 28, 1963 to millions of people at the Lincoln Memorial to bring an end to racial discrimination and call for equal rights.

    In European countries, August is the month of Holiday. Most locals from popular European countries leave but their cities are still overrun by tourists.

    August has two birth flowers and one birthstone. The birth flowers are gladiolus and deep crimson poppy. The birthstone is periodt, which is a unique green gem.

    There are so many more facts about August that we did not cover and if you're interested in learning more, visit thefactsite.com/august for 20 Awesome Facts About August!

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Equipment Rental Insurance


     The cost to rent equipment can seem like a pretty penny but it's worth it to get your project completed at a flat rate. How often is the cost for rental insurance considered? Is it just a gimmick to get more money spent? What are the chances that the insurance will actually get used? So many questions for such a little additional cost.

    For starters, the rental insurance usually covers any damages caused by the renter, the outdoor elements or other unforeseen events out of the renter's control. The damages can include floating away in a flood, someone without authorized use vandalising your rental, the rental blown away by a tornado, a worker running it over on accident or the rental being stolen. 

    Unfortunately, you can't just apologize to the company you rented the equipment from and be on your way. You usually have to pay for the damages caused which can run from hundreds, to thousands, to hundreds of thousands of dollars, especially if the equipment has to be completely replaced. What does the rental insurance fee cost? Insurance fees can be as low as five dollars to maybe fifty dollars. Much better than paying out of pocket for renting a piece of equipment that will never be owned by the renter. 

    Remember, rental insurance is to protect the equipment and a consideration for the renter that never knows when the unfortunate event may occur!

Thursday, July 22, 2021

Service Standards for our Potty Standards

Our Service Standards

We’ve all been there; you walk into a port-a-potty to find that it is the most vile, filthy experience you’ve ever encountered. 2 Pees in a Pot’s service standard strives to make sure you never have to undergo that again. With a combined 50 plus years of customer service knowledge, Michael and Neenah share the same desire to provide the highest quality and sanitary experience for their customers.

How we are going to bring the portable toilet rental experience to a whole new standard:

 2 Pees in a Pot

  •  Always answering the phone
  •  2 ply toilet paper
  •  Deodorizer
  •  10 step cleaning process
  •  7 gallons of blue water
  •  After Hours Services
  •  Friendly service
  •  Well maintained equipment
  •  Residential friendly experience
  •  Locally owned and operated
  •  All our units have sanitizer included

 Other Providers

  •  They don’t always answer the phone
  •  1 ply toilet paper
  •  Have to pay extra for deodorizer
  •  2 step cleaning process
  •  4 – 5 gallons of blue water
  •  After hours services not always available
  •  Friendly service if you’re lucky
  •  Old, rusty, filthy equipment
  •  Not on your life for a residential friendly experience
  •  Not always locally owned and operated
  •  Units don't have sanitizer included

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

The Truth About the Blue


     Every portable toilet has it, the blue stuff. Over dramatic commercials or comedy skits show a portable toilet exploding or falling over and the blue stuff all over the patron inside. So what is it? 

    Keep in mind that a portable toilet does not flush, so there has to be an alternative to keep the bodily fluids and solids at a sanitary and deodorized tolerable level over the period of time until the portable toilet is to be serviced next. The blue liquid does just that, keeps the toilet sanitized and deodorized.

    The blue liquid is the updated and improved alternative to the past use of formaldehyde. There are some instances where a formaldehyde based deodorizer is used but most portable toilet services have turned to  more biodegradable and environmentally friendly formulas. These newer formulas even have beneficial enzymes and microbes that feed off the bacteria left behind by patrons, causing odors to diminish. There are also formulas that help decompose the matters left behind in the liquid much faster causing less trips for the toilets to be serviced.

    The next time you're using a portable toilet and see the blue liquid, remember that it is always hard at work with a purpose to make your potty usage more pleasant!

Thursday, July 1, 2021

It's all about the Red, White and Blue


     Fireworks, barbeque, and freedom! That's how we celebrate our nation's freedom. Just remember to be safe and have fun! The Fourth of July is our date to celebrate independence from British rule. In 1776 the Declaration of Independence was created and signed to break the original 13 colonies to their own laws. It was a glorious day for the the founding fathers and the people of the original colonies.

    Today, we continue these celebrations with plays, parties, carnivals, fireworks and lots of food. The appreciation for Fourth of July goes far beyond what the founding fathers could have imagined. Because of all their hard work and fight for the people they so proudly believed in, we get to continue living our best lives with our dreams coming true.