Consequences of TP shortage

Discussion in 'Toilet Forum discussions' started by SteveW, Mar 15, 2020.

  1. SteveW

    SteveW DIY Senior Member

    Feb 11, 2005
    Omaha, NE
    With all the stockpiling of toilet paper and store shelves being empty, I was thinking that maybe 2 things could occur of relevance to professional plumbers:

    1. There may be an increase in customers wanting bidet seats installed

    2. People may resort to using other substitutes (e.g. newspaper, paper towels) and cause clogs.

    Probably too soon for either of these but wondering if the pros will start seeing one or both of these?
  2. LLigetfa

    LLigetfa DIYer, not in the trades

    Feb 6, 2011
    NW Ontario, Canada
    Yup, seeing lots of this. Paper towels and rags clogging up toilets and breaking macerating pump-up systems. Even before any TP shortage, women flushing feminine hygiene products were messing up the macerating pumps.
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  4. fullysprinklered

    fullysprinklered In the Trades

    Jun 15, 2014
    self-employed plumber-electrician doing residentia
    It could be that some of these Charmin-hoarders will soon be happy to trade a twelve pack for a bottle of Nyquil.
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