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3 Reasons To Hire a Portable Ablution Solution During Load-shedding 



3 Reasons To Hire a Portable Ablution Solution During Load-shedding 



In 2007, South Africans were exposed to the first rounds of load-shedding. Back then Eskom said that the energy crisis would be resolved by 2012, but our only regret is they haven’t asked to hire loos from us for their ...
Extra Preparations for South Africans During COVID-19

Extra Preparations for South Africans During COVID-19


Hand-sanitizer will help limit the spread of the Coronavirus, or COVID-19. But the prices of hand-sanitizer are going through the roof, are there other ways to ensure you’re safe? 

Here are the top suggestions from ...
Portable Sanitation Solutions in a Time Of Corona

Portable Sanitation Solutions in a Time Of Corona

COVID-19, or the Coronavirus disease is officially here and uprooting our lives. As everyone is starting plans to self-quarantine, some businesses and industries can’t afford to stop working or production. 

Our first ...
What Is The Difference Between a Porta-Potty and a Portable Toilet?

What Is The Difference Between a Porta-Potty and a Portable Toilet?


We understand those not in the industry, or just general South Africans, won’t know the difference between porta-potties and portable toilets. 

We decided that, as South Africa’s leading portable toilet hire outlet, ...
Wood Or Plastic? This Is The Toilet Seat Question!

Wood Or Plastic? This Is The Toilet Seat Question!

It’s the decision that has ruined marriages, divided families and janitors around the globe: Whether or not you should have a wooden or plastic toilet seat. 

In our business, we’ve discussed it and gone with the ...
Top Three Natural Alternative Toilet Cleaners 


Top Three Natural Alternative Toilet Cleaners 


One priority is to keep our water closets, spick and span and smelling like a bed of roses, literally. After all, your guests deserve the best ablution facilities when taking care of their business. But how do we keep ...
How to keep a happy bladder

How to keep a happy bladder

Relieving oneself is natural and normal. We all do it. We have to. But have you ever stopped to think about the benefits? We are always told, “It’s bad to hold it in”, but why exactly? Can bladders really explode? Will ...
Keep campers happy with the right ablutions

Keep campers happy with the right ablutions

While many traditional camping grounds are equipped with standard ablution blocks, the growing trend of multi-day summer events and tented camps in far-flung locations poses a different kind of challenge for campers. ...
Everything you never needed to know about toilet phobias

Everything you never needed to know about toilet phobias

There’s no such thing as a weird phobia. Many people have them, it’s part of life. Some people have developed phobias from bad past experiences, others can’t quite pinpoint why they’re scared but that doesn’t make it ...
Breaking the seal: what makes you need to go

Breaking the seal: what makes you need to go

“I’ve broken the seal!” The universal signal for friends to know you’re probably going to be heading to the bathroom every 15-30 minutes for the rest of the day or night if you’re out drinking. While it stands to ...
When to sit, and when to stand. That is the question.

When to sit, and when to stand. That is the question.

What’s better, the urinal or the toilet stall? Is it really better for men to stand or to sit when urinating? It’s an age-old question which incites (surprisingly) very emotional reactions. Read More ...
The Fancy Flush guide to choosing the right portable toilet solution

The Fancy Flush guide to choosing the right portable toilet solution

So you know you need to hire portable toilets, but you’re not sure where to start and how to choose the right one? Here at Fancy Flush we have a wide offering of portable toilets that suit a range of budgets, quantity ...

Toilet stories: Separating the myths from the legends

Ever heard a funny or downright creepy story about a toilet? We sure have. From flushing goldfish down out to sea, to creatures swimming upstream and biting your bum, there are a lot of myths and urban legends out ...
A toilet by any other name…

A toilet by any other name…

Language is a wonderful thing. Words have history, roots and reasons. The toilet throughout the years has been the site of inspiration for many a writer – and it has adopted many names itself. Read More ...

Nothing can ruin your day faster than the crushing realisation that there’s no toilet paper. Panic sets in. Beads of sweat suddenly start to form on your brow. You consider all the options, like: “Do I really need both ...
We’ve got your outdoor springtime events sorted

We’ve got your outdoor springtime events sorted

Springtime is finally upon us. The cold, long nights are starting to get brighter and warmer, and we’re all coming out of hibernation. That means one thing: it’s outdoor event season. Read More ...
How long is too long on the loo?

How long is too long on the loo?

Life can be stressful and overwhelming at times. There are only a few places where you can escape to find a safe, quiet space, where no one would ever dream of disturbing you. Enter everyone’s favourite place of, ...
Don’t forget to flush

Don’t forget to flush

Flushing is one of the simplest measures for keeping public toilets clean and safe for all those using them. By not flushing, you run the risk of spreading disease and creating a very smelly (not to mention awkward) ...

Ah the shower. The start to every morning or end to every day. Taking a shower has major physical and mental benefits. Whether it’s for an industrial work site, sports event, or multi-day event, the portable shower is ...
Equal access: how to get paraplegic porta loo placement right

Equal access: how to get paraplegic porta loo placement right

Often amidst the stress surrounding event planning, renovations and work sites, sometimes basic requirements for those living with disabilities can be overlooked. Here are some quick tips on how to prepare your space ...
Busting the myths: Hygiene and porta loos

Busting the myths: Hygiene and porta loos

When people think of porta loos, they think of pungent smells, questionable liquids, and having to hover when you pee. But the little blue boxes have an unfairly bad rap when it comes to hygiene. And it’s not their ...
Under construction: choose the right toilets for your site

Under construction: choose the right toilets for your site

Portable toilets are a necessity for all work sites that don’t have access to plumbing. From construction sites to the agricultural and mining sector, portable or temporary toilet facilities are essential in providing ...
Safety and security for toilets at events

Safety and security for toilets at events

When it comes to event planning, an often overlooked but very important aspect is safety and security – especially for the toilet area. No one wants to feel any more vulnerable than they already do when they have their ...
Psychology in the bathroom: why we go the way we do

Psychology in the bathroom: why we go the way we do

Going to the WC is a strange thing. Urinals are in communal spaces. Toilets are behind closed doors. Sometimes we go to the bathroom in groups (here’s looking at you, ladies). Some find the most secluded toilet ...

VIPs expect VIP treatment – no matter where they are. And the same is true for your more ‘everyday’ VIPs at exclusive events. So, if you’re planning an event for the upper crust, or even just have a VIP section at your ...
What you must know when you’ve got to go

What you must know when you’ve got to go

We all have to go – so we’re all in this together. And yet, for some reason, we’re all still so awkward about it. At Fancy Flush we make your ‘business’ our business, and we’re not about shying away from the tough ...
Started with a long drop, now we’re here

Started with a long drop, now we’re here

While we’re not sure what Google search or school assignment brought you here, if, like us, you’ve wondered how toilets first came about and how they have evolved, you’re in the right place. Welcome. Let’s dive right. ...
The convenient truth about portable toilets and septic tanks

The convenient truth about portable toilets and septic tanks

Portable toilets and septic tanks are built to be self-sufficient and use resources as efficiently as possible making them both an affordable and sustainable choice for events, homes and even some worksites. Read More ...
Be a good sport: a guide to porta loo etiquette

Be a good sport: a guide to porta loo etiquette

If you’ve ever taken part in a large scale sporting event – be it a marathon, a cycle race or a triathlon – you’ve probably encountered a portable toilet. We’ll go out on a limb and guess that it was probably not one ...
Portable showers: So fresh and so clean

Portable showers: So fresh and so clean

Porta loos are par for the course when it comes to most festivals and outdoor events. Now, thanks to improved technology and some smart water-wise solutions, portable showers are becoming more common, even expected, in ...
Toilet signs and graffiti to make you laugh

Toilet signs and graffiti to make you laugh

We all spend a fair share of time visiting bathroom stalls in our lifetimes. And while the goal is generally to get in and out without much fuss, if there ever was the right context for a little toilet humour, this is ...
Don’t get caught dirty handed – why you need hand wash stations at events

Don’t get caught dirty handed – why you need hand wash stations at events

When it comes to hygiene matters and the spread of germs of bacteria, hands are the number one culprits. Which makes it all the more alarming that an estimated 60% of South Africans don’t wash their hands properly ...
What the Flush? Six facts about toilets

What the Flush? Six facts about toilets

We all use toilets every day, and yet they don’t exactly form part of everyday conversation. As often as we frequent them, there are some surprising and startling facts that most people simply don’t know. Here are just ...
10 Weird and wonderful toilets around the world

10 Weird and wonderful toilets around the world

Global travel is all about taking in new experiences and embracing different cultures. And sometimes, some of the most unusual surprises are waiting behind public bathroom doors. Read More ...
Tips for hiring porta loos in summer

Tips for hiring porta loos in summer

Let’s be honest. When you think of portable toilets in the heat of summer, you’re probably not being reminded of the sweet scent of blooming flowers and freshly cut grass. Read More ...
Five times you’ll need to hire porta loos

Five times you’ll need to hire porta loos

Porta loos aren’t only for music festivals and concerts. With a wide range of options available that can cover any need, porta loos and trailers are often the most cost-effective and convenient way to offer additional ...
A guide to booking sanitation services for your next event

A guide to booking sanitation services for your next event

Event planning can be hugely stressful. There’s the guest list, the catering, the venue, logistics, and (what feels like) a million other choices in between. Read More ...
Four reasons to hire a refrigerated trailer

Four reasons to hire a refrigerated trailer

The warmer weather means more outdoor events – and outdoor events can mean warm drinks and limp, spoilt foods and flowers if you don’t plan ahead to provide cold storage beforehand. Refrigerated trailers are the ideal ...
When should I have my septic tank pumped?

When should I have my septic tank pumped?

If you have a septic tank, you probably know hundreds of ways to say ‘DO NOT FLUSH FOREIGN OBJECTS’ and have plastered these reminders all over your home or workplace. But no matter how many signs there are and how ...
5 Benefits of hiring porta loos when hosting events at home

5 Benefits of hiring porta loos when hosting events at home

Your home can be the perfect venue for special events like milestone birthdays, graduations, reunions or even an intimate wedding. It’s great to have everyone in a relaxed environment, and you can avoid the cost of ...
4 common porta potty misconceptions, debunked

4 common porta potty misconceptions, debunked

When you think of a porta loo, a few things probably come to mind. And they’re probably not all positive. We understand – the history of the temporary loo is not exactly (how shall we put it?) clean. Early portable ...
Guide to planning portable ablutions for sports events

Guide to planning portable ablutions for sports events

Sports events are among the most complex to plan and organise. Especially when it comes to ablution facilities. Here’s our guide to planning the right ablution facilities for your sports event Read More ...
Planning for porta loos in winter

Planning for porta loos in winter

While the South African winter is fairly mild in comparison to the blizzards and snow days of the Northern Hemisphere, the thought of having to go to a traditional porta loo on an icy winter’s night (or day) is enough ...
Porta loos and productivity at construction sites

Porta loos and productivity at construction sites

Working on-site in construction is an incredibly demanding job with often difficult working conditions amid the chaos of rubble and machinery. Having the right temporary toilet solution on-site can make a huge ...
How to ensure a good porta loo experience

How to ensure a good porta loo experience

We’ve all been there – be it at a music festival or any other event – where the porta loo experience involves endless queues, questionable liquids on every surface and not even one square of toilet paper in sight. Read ...
How many portable toilets do you need to hire for your event?

How many portable toilets do you need to hire for your event?

Planning the total number and type of porta loos to have at an event may be fairly low on the average event-planner’s to do list, but it can have a huge impact on the overall event experience. Hiring the wrong number ...
Location, location, location – where to put porta loos at your event

Location, location, location – where to put porta loos at your event

If you’re planning an event and have made the (wise) decision to hire portable toilets, where you place them is very important for the overall smooth-running of the event and comfort of your guests. Read More ...
Tips for backyard and at-home weddings

Tips for backyard and at-home weddings

Weddings in 2018 are all about creating unique, authentic experiences that do away with some of the glam and opulence, in favour of more intimate, meaningful celebrations. Read More ...
Portable toilets – a greener solution for your next event

Portable toilets – a greener solution for your next event

Whether you’re hosting a corporate function or a big beer fest, it’s becoming increasingly important to consider the environmental impact of your event and how to lighten your footprint. Read More ...
3 Details that can make or break an event

3 Details that can make or break an event

Whether you’re planning a party, a wedding, a concert or a corporate function, there are so many moving parts you’re bound to forget or overlook some elements. Read More ...
Porta loos – a Day Zero solution for business

Porta loos – a Day Zero solution for business

While the Day Zero deadline may have moved out slightly, with Level 6B water restrictions in place in Cape Town, the pressure is still on businesses and citizens to play their part to save water. Read More ...