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You were at the Publix this week looking for toilet paper, among other things, and – no real surprise these days – the shelves were empty. You’re wondering why the supply chain hasn’t caught up with demand.
Well, according to a news story from wsbtv.com in Atlanta, the explanation is simple and lies in part in the difference between toilet paper made for home use and toilet paper made for businesses.
“The toilet paper industry is actually split into two different markets: home use toilet paper and business use toilet paper,” wsbtv.com says. The story quotes an article from Medium that says, “‘With some 75 percent of the U.S. population under stay-at-home orders, Americans are no longer using the restrooms at their workplace, in schools, at restaurants, at hotels or in airports’ … Atlanta-based Georgia Pacific estimates that the average household will use 40 percent more toilet paper than usual with everyone in their household staying home.
“‘That’s a huge leap in demand for a product whose supply chain is predicated on the assumption that demand is essentially constant. It’s one that won’t fully subside even when people stop hoarding or panic-buying.’ … Essentially, there isn’t enough home-use toilet paper being produced. And the home-use toilet paper is a different kind of toilet paper than what businesses buy for their restrooms.”
To complicate matters, the toilet paper made for home use may not be made in the same mill as that for business use.
While the supply chain works itself out, people are relying on other way to get clean – tissues, wipes, bidets. The problem with tissues, wipes, and similar products is that they are not made to flush (even if the package says “flushable”) and disposing of them down the toilet can literally gum up your plumbing.
As for bidets, not every household has one. So one has to be installed – whether it’s an add-on to your toilet, a new toilet-bidet combined, or a bidet that sits next to your toilet.
If any of those describes your situation, you need a plumber like the trusted plumbing experts at Billy the Sunshine Plumber. Billy the Sunshine Plumber is considered to be an “essential business” and is open 24/7/365 even during the COVID-19 lockdown.
Billy the Sunshine Plumber is here for all your plumbing needs whether it’s an emergency or an upgrade or anything in between.
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