Portable toilet vandalism is on the rise.
* In 2008-2009, a serial arsonist in San Francisco torched over 30 portable restrooms causing over $50,000 worth of property damages.
* To protect vendors from the high incidence of damage, a North Carolina organization serving portable restroom operators lobbied the passage of a new law calling for stiffer penalties for portable toilet vandals.
With the popularity of reality shows, home-made stunts, practical jokes and other reckless activities have become entertainment. Complimented by web sites like youtube, anyone can join in the fun and post videos of their own nefarious talents for everyone to enjoy. Unfortunately, the portable toilet becomes a likely target. It stands alone, in an easily accessible area and has been the subject of jokes for many years.
While you may not be able to guard your portable restroom 24 hours a day, there is still a way you can protect yourself from having to pay costs associated with vandalism or accidental damage. Most portable toilet rental companies offer a portable toilet damage waiver which can be added to the cost of your rental for just a small fraction of the rental fee.
A Damage Waiver Program is designed to protect renters against additional charges incurred for vandalism, accidental damage and/or theft of temporary restroom equipment during the rental period. It can be applied to most types of temporary restrooms and protects you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
While your insurance company may pay for damage to rental equipment, your deductible may exceed the cost of a replacement unit. The small cost of the damage waiver is worth the peace of mind knowing that your euqipment is covered in full, no matter who causes the damage.
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