In the wake of the toilet paper shortage due to COVID-19, the Victorian Building Authority has issued a strong warning about the risks of the do-it-yourself installation of cleaning devices and products like bidets, douche sprays and handheld hoses.
The toilet paper shortage due to COVID-19 caught most Australians off-guard and as a result, many have turned to alternative cleaning devices and products like bidets, douche sprays and handheld hoses.
When installed incorrectly and not by a licensed plumbing professional, there can be serious health issues for the immediate household and adjoining properties as sewage can contaminate the drinking water supply through backflow or back-siphonage.
Other government agencies and industry associations (including us - see our media release about DIY toilet hoses) around Australia have issued similar warnings.
For the full story about the Victorian Building Authority warning, see VBA Warns of DIY Bidets and Alternative Toilet Devices on Plumbing Connection.