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When electricians need to leave a job to find a bathroom, their days become longer. And when you add up all the time lost to bathroom breaks that require you to leave the job site in search of a running toilet, you realize how many service call opportunities may have been missed. 

Evidently, this means lost profits.

The urge to relieve yourself can also be distracting, forcing you to lose focus on your work. Locating a neutral wire or analyzing the cause of a malfunction can take you all day. The last thing you need is the distraction that comes with not knowing where you can relieve yourself.  

Emergencies also pop up all the time. Your day may involve going from one facility that has lost all power due to a blown transformer to heading to a residential home where an electrical malfunction needs to be contained. Diverting your attention to search for a bathroom may keep you from arriving at an emergency in time to prevent electrocution or fire. 

The Benefits of Storing a Privacy Tent, Portable Commode, and Waste Bags in Your Service Van 

By storing a personal lavatory system in your service van, you will always have a bathroom solution within reach. The Brief Relief Portable Lavatory System comes complete with a privacy shelter, commode, and supply of waste bags. Waste Bags use specialized gelling technology to create unique waste alleviating solution.

The whole system only weighs 18 lbs. The privacy shelter sets up and breaks down quickly; it comes with a carry case that makes storing it in the service truck easy. Its opaque gray fabric offers full privacy even in full sunlight conditions. 

The portable commode comes with a full-sized flexible toilet seat. Because the commode is the size of a standard 5-gallon pail, it also stores away without taking up much space. The commode has also been weight tested, easily surviving a 300-lb test that lasted 12 hours. 

Brief Relief’s patented waste bags come with safe polymers and enzymes that treat waste and convert them into a deodorized gel. The liquid waste bag holds up to 20 oz of urine while the Disposa-John handles both liquid and solid wastes. For added hygiene, the Disposa-John comes with ample toilet paper and antimicrobial wipes. 

All Brief Relief products are made with non-toxic materials and conform to OSHA and EPA regulations. The portable waste bags are odor-free, puncture-resistant, spill-proof. Because Brief Relief waste bags are land-fill safe, you can throw them away in any regular trash can in any state or province. 

As long as you properly use and seal the waste bags, there is no chance they will leak. The gel is self-sealing; the enzymes neutralize the waste by breaking down the waste into simple salts and water.  

Brief Relief products are currently being used by the top 100 utility companies in the U.S. and Canada, municipalities, construction companies, government agencies, and the U.S. and Canadian militaries. In fact, some companies have been using Brief Relief products for almost twenty years.

To learn more about how Brief Relief improves productivity and cost-savings for electricians, view our product line.