Fun & Silly Bathroom Facts

The bathroom, and going to the bathroom, is one of the most necessary human needs. We often take the room itself, and having use of it, for granted. Let’s face it, no one really talks about the bathroom, and especially NOT, what we do when we’re in there.

Many years ago, and still in some remote parts of the world, many people had outhouses for bathrooms. They got up out of warm beds, in the cold and dark of the night, to relieve themselves. That’s a scary thought for most of us, who have always had the luxury of indoor plumbing.

Though talking about bathrooms, and how we use them, may never be a popular topic of conversation, there are some interesting and humorous facts surrounding the subject. So the next time your cocktail party hits a moment of boredom, maybe you can whip out this list of fun and silly facts, ….about bathrooms. Okay, maybe not at a cocktail party… but you get the idea.

The Smartphone Replaces the Magazine Rack

It appears that the age of technology has affected the way we entertain ourselves in the potty, or the loo, as they say in England. A whopping 75% of us, use our cell phones while sitting on the toilet. Texting, talking, and surfing the internet has replaced the proverbial act of reading a magazine, while using the facilities.

Apparently, We Have Slippery Hands

Research doesn’t say exactly at what stage of the bathroom process this happens, but apparently over 7 million people drop their cell phones down the toilet every year! I’m sure the cell phone companies love this fact, because I seriously doubt that 7 million of these phones survive the trip.

Hopefully It’s Recycled Toilet Paper

433 million miles of toilet paper is used by Americans each year. Just to give you an idea of how much toilet paper we flush every 365 day cycle; 433 million miles, can take us from here, to the sun, and back again.

I’ll Take A Lipstick Stained Towel, Please!

It seems that men get ALMOST as irritated at women for getting lipstick on the clean towels after washing their faces, as women do at men, for leaving the toilet seat up.

Common Septic System Myths

Septic systems are complex, and many people have mastered the art of DIY septic repairs, which leaves them delivering advice. Our advice is, don’t take advice from anyone other than a trusted professional with experience. When many people believe a theory to be fact, it becomes a myth, and then even more people start to… Read more »

How to Win The Septic Tank Odor Battle

The term “septic” refers to something infected and putrid, so it’s obvious that caring for your septic tank isn’t a pleasant task. As much as it stinks (pun intended), getting rid of the odor is a simple as routinely cleaning the tank, and installing great odor suppression products. The Trick to keeping everything smelling fresh… Read more »

Portable Potties to the Rescue

Over the years, portable toilets have been advancing from the smelly blue tubes that are stationed around some event to something that is more akin to an actual bathroom you might find in any restaurant or public place. Instead of “Porta Potties”, they are more like portable restrooms, with full sinks and multiple urinals or… Read more »

Promote Proper Party Planning With Perfect Portable Potties!

Outdoor parties are the best, from holiday celebrations to memorable birthdays. However, the more guests you invite can mean severe problems for your household. A high volume of traffic translates into heavy treading on your carpets, knocked over trinkets, tracked in dirt, and overuse of the bathroom. Instead of watching the line form inside your… Read more »

How Often Should You Clean Your Septic Tank

We here at Freedom Septic Service, Inc. of Sykesville, Maryland, know that poop happens, and you don’t want to deal with it. So we do. Do you want to know why we’re called “Freedom?” It’s because we liberate your septic tank from the shackles of poop waste build-up and more. It’s a dirty, honestly disgusting… Read more »

The BAT Septic System Expected to Assist in Bay Restoration Project

The state of Maryland’s Department of the Environment has issued a new regulation for new construction on-site sewage disposal systems and replacement septic systems. The regulation was set forth and intended to affect not only “critical areas” designated in the Bay Restoration Project, but all new septic systems installed. Rather than a traditional septic system… Read more »

Cleaning Out Restaurant Grease Traps

If you’ve ever had a job in fast food or in the restaurant industry, you might have had an offensive experience with the grease trap. Even though the job is excessively unpleasant, someone has to do it. The consequences of grease buildup are severe, so just take our word for it. Your grease trap needs… Read more »


Wedding season is quickly approaching! You may already have the dress, picked the perfect outdoor wedding venue, and ordered the cake; but did you think of where your guests will go number one and two?  A restroom trailer may be the answer if you haven’t given it thought.  While most of us might think of… Read more »

Did you think of everything for your outdoor wedding?

You may already have the dress, picked the perfect outdoor wedding venue, and ordered the cake; but did you think of where your guests will go number one and two?  A restroom trailer may be the answer if you haven’t given it thought.  While most of us might think of portable toilets as unclean due… Read more »