Friday, August 30, 2013

Biffs Encourages You to Eat Your Wheaties

Minnesota Vikings' running back Adrian Peterson has hit several huge milestones, including having his picture grace the cereal isles of grocery stores across the nation. Peterson landed the coveted Wheaties box spot after breaking the NFL's single-season rushing record; the talented running back dashed for over 2,000 yards.

Adrian Peterson's Can Do Attitude

Peterson clocked a lot of the yardage less than a year after surgery to repair a torn ACL. Peterson's ability to dig in and reach a goal despite stacked odds may help the Vikings in this year's season. Training notes from Arif Hasan report that Peterson and Toby Gerhart turned in strong performances on the offensive line, as did many of the linemen. Quarterbacking was hit and miss as upcoming stars, led by Ponder, attempt to find their stride.

Are You Ready for Some Football?

As the time for fall leaves gets closer and the night air turns crisp, things will heat up on the football field. Adrian Peterson and the Minnesota Vikings are busy preparing for the season, and fans may want to get ready too. Enjoy football season with a series of backyard BBQs or tailgating events. Keep everyone comfortable by offering the services of a portable restroom nearby. Porta potty and washing station rentals keep your event sanitary and ensure longevity for victory parties.

8610 Hansen Ave
Shakopee, MN 55379
(952) 403-1221

Monday, August 26, 2013

Paper Towels vs. Hand Dryers

If you have ever been to an outdoor event and used a portable restroom and needed to dry your hands, then you know the benefit of paper towels and hand dryers. In some restrooms there are both options to dry your hands with. So the question comes down to which one is better to use than the other one.

The Benefits of Paper Towels and Hand Dryers

A Look at Paper Towels

Paper towels have long been the choice for companies to use in the restrooms. Here are a few benefits of using paper towels.
  1. Paper towels are the most widely used method for hand drying.
  2. Using the paper towel to dry your hands helped stop the spread of bacteria from one surface to another.
  3. Paper towels get hands dry quicker than if they were dried using an electric hand dryer.
  4. Paper towels allow people to clean more effectively if there is a need to wipe things off of another surface.
  5. The use of paper towels saves energy from being used in the bathrooms.

A Look at Hand Dryers

Hand dryers are a way for people to dry their hands without having to use paper towels. Hot air is blown over the skin and the water evaporates off the skin. Here are a few facts about using hand dryers.
  1. Using hand dryers keeps trees from being used for paper towels.
  2. It can take up to 30 seconds for a dryer to get your hands dry.
  3. Some reports show that the hand dryers may allow bacteria to grow and spread from hand to hand during the drying process.
  4. The hand dryer costs less to operate than having to buy paper towels.
  5. The hot air has been known to leave your hands feeling dried out.
  6. There is no need to have an employee check the bathroom to see that it is stocked with paper towels if the restroom is equipped with hand dryers.
The issue of paper towels and hand dryers may never be solved but at least now you know some facts about each method. If your company is looking at using paper towels or is in need of portable facilities, then check out Biffs, they are the portable toilet supplier of the Midwest that has been helping keep peoples hands dry and free of bacteria. You will want to know your options before making the decision of which method is the best.

8610 Hansen Ave
Shakopee, MN 55379
(952) 403-1221

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

ADA Compliant Portable Restrooms: Brought to You by Biffs

When the Federal Government signed into law the Americans with Disabilities Act in 2004, a whole new world started opening up for those with physical disabilities and limitations. It became law that all public buildings and public restroom facilities had to meet certain guidelines for accessibility and usability for those in wheelchairs and for those with other physical limitations that 'standard' facilities couldn't meet.

In order for a bathroom to be ADA compliant, more than wheelchair accessibility is required. Not only must a person in a wheelchair be able to get through the door but grab bars and other accessibility requirements must be met as well. For instance, in order for portable restrooms to be ADA compliant, all grab bars must be placed correctly according to specification, toilet seat height must meet specifications and enough floor space must be available for a wheelchair to turn easily, as well.

Biff's, a portable toilet supplier for over 25 years, has put a lot of thought and time into designing a fully ADA compliant porta potty. Not only is the door fully ADA compliant but the grab rails are fully compliant, as well. The wheelchair turning radius is 62" and the height of their ADA compliant bathroom is over 90" along with being 77" deep and 77" wide. This means there's plenty of room for someone in a wheelchair to comfortably enter, maneuver, utilize and exit Biff's ADA compliant porta potty with ease.

Make sure your next outdoor function, whether you're giving a concert, having a fair, putting up a construction site or even a corporate event that you have at least one ADA compliant portable restroom available. Not only will this ensure you're meeting all the local, state and federal guidelines, but your employees or guests will appreciate it as well.

8610 Hansen Ave
Shakopee, MN 55379
(952) 403-1221

Thursday, August 15, 2013

10 Free Sites That Help You Beat Bathroom Line Boredom

Among other significant science-y things, Albert Einstein is known for advancing the relativity theory that mostly says that time has a way of speeding up and slowing down.
Granted, he was talking about great distances of space, but we imagine he could have made the same observations while in one of those never-ending lines to the loo. Because we’re sure there must be some secret science involved in how slow these porta potty lines seem to move.
Conversation is limited while waiting for the next available portable restroom because there isn't a lot to say – “Yep, it’s slow.” “Yep, Einstein.” And bathroom lines probably aren't the most ideal occasions to meet strangers.
So how can you make time trickle faster, while not thinking about anything else trickling?
Pull out your smart phone for starters. There are all sorts of free apps and sites that can help win the waiting game for portable toilets.

Apps we like:

  • Find my iPhone. You may have it right now, but may lose it at the next concert or public event. Then you’ll wish you had used this useful location program while waiting for the porta potty.
  • Candy Crush Saga. All the colorful item matching fun of Bejeweled Blitz but none the pressure. This simple, sweet and colorful puzzle game sucks you in and haunts your dreams.
  • Try Vine. Capture highlights of your day in 6-second chunks and post them online. Pause when you reach your destination though.
  • Find My Friends. In case your friends decide to be sneaky and aren’t where they promised they'd be when you’re done with the portable toilet(s) you can easily track them down.
  • 4 Pics 1 Song. Test your musical knowledge by guessing the visual clues. Cheer if you get it in one; you’ll be the king or queen of the commode line in no time.

Other sites ‘scientifically proven’ to pass the time.

8610 Hansen Ave
Shakopee, MN 55379
(952) 403-1221

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Wipe Away Traditional Advertising

According to statistics, there are 1.4 million portable toilets in use at any given time, throughout the world. That's a lot of porta potty business "going down." While event holders don't hold portable restrooms as the highlight of their gatherings, the presence of portable toilets, most certainly, is an extremely important and commonly forgotten about necessity at all outdoor events. When nature calls, some might say that Biffs is the most popular guest at the event.

We, at Biff's, have enjoyed nearly four decades of supporting and promoting a non-toxic environment by providing quality portable restrooms for outdoor gatherings. But, we also look for creative ways for our partners and friends to advertise. Star Toilet Paper is a restroom advertiser thinking beyond the relief room magazine rack. And, they use quality-grade paper to ensure that each prospect leaves with a good lasting impression.

Captive Audience

With that said, the portable restroom is perhaps the most strategic place to plant an advertisement. Although no one at a major event relishes the thought of having to use a porta potty, they never go unused. In fact, there is no place at any event, other than a concession stand, that has a longer line of people that can't wait to "get in."

Justification for a Toilet Paper Campaign

Most marketers and advertisers are forced to use gimmicks to apprehend the minds of consumers. Billboards, social network pop-ups and radio blasts are used as tools of competition in getting the most people to look or listen--at their adds exclusively. There is no competition for attention in portable restrooms; consider, however, that your main competitor may be "rolling" in calls of interest and sales with a Star Toilet Paper campaign, in a decorated Biff's portable toilet box.

Of the 1.4 million porta potties in use, your message could get a look from at least a few people from a captive audience.

8610 Hansen Ave
Shakopee, MN 55379
(952) 403-1221