Here are Some Generally asked questions.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What Is A Bidet?

A bidet (pronounced "be-day") is a device that cleans one's rectal or genital area by directing a gentle stream of water.

What are Bidet Seats?

Bidet seats are toilet seat attachments that replace conventional toilet seats, and include basically one or two bidet nozzles for cleaning both men and women. These innovative additions to your conventional toilet combines the sanitary functions of a bidet, with the comfort of a heated water supply, heated seat and other special features.

What Are Hand Held Bidets?

Handheld bidets are small and light enough to be operated while you hold it in your hands. Attach to your existing toilet and provides the same benefits as the larger bidets, but without the special features.

Who Uses A Bidet?

 There are millions of people all over the world that uses a bidet on a daily basis! Bidets are used by men, women, and children of all ages. They are used by people who have disabilities so they can keep their dignity. Bidets are for anyone who wants to improve their personal hygiene. 

Who Benefits From Using A Bidet?

Everyone Can Benefit From Using A Bidet. Bidets Are Especially Helpful To 

  • People who are recovering from surgery
  • People who have physical disabilities
  • People with dexterity or other problems that limit their range of motion
  • people who have various medical conditions, such as hemorrhoids, diarrhea, dysentery, difficult bowel movements, or other ailments that involve the rectal or genital areas
  • People who have developmental disabilities, such as Down's Syndrome, mental retardation, autism, or cerebral palsy
  • Men and women who want better hygiene before or after sexual activities
  • Women who want more effective feminine hygiene during monthly menstrual periods
  • Women who have just given birth

What’s The Number One Reason We Hear Why People Don’t Like Bidets?

“They are really strange, gross and weird looking things and you won't catch me using one.”  The misconceptions about bidets for whatever the reason, many people in the US have a stigma against using bidets and write them off as simply being too weird and gross. While just the idea of a bidet may frighten someone at first, they will come to realize what they’ve been missing out on after they try one.  Not only do they clean you much more effectively than toilet paper, they are more environmentally friendly.  What are some of the misconceptions that have been thought up by people who do not understand how they work?  

Won't The Water Stream Be Cold And Uncomfortable?

The answer to that question is that all electronic bidet seats have warm water and heated seats. If you buy ones that don't have that feature then yes the water can be cold and uncomfortable. The bidet’s remote control allows you to adjust the temperature for maximum comfort. As the warm water relaxes your muscles you will be able to get as clean as thorough you’ll feel like you have just taken a shower.

 If The Water Comes From The Toilet Tank Isn't That Unsanitary?

Bidet seats get's it's water from the shut-off valve situated next to your toiletBEFOREit even reaches the toilet tank. The bidet will not draw water from within the toilet tank itself. The only thing that will touch you is the cleanest and purest water.

Isn't It True That Using Toilet Paper Would Be Cleaner And Cheaper?

By bidets seats using the purest water to wash your sensitive areas you will have a much more personal hygienic experience. After using the toilet, people usually need to wipe multiple times with toilet paper to feel somewhat clean. Toilet paper is rough and may contain chemicals that can result in skin and gynecological infections. Even then, you may not get to the harder to reach areas which can leave bacteria to form. 

An interesting fact is that one tree produces about 100 lbs. of toilet paper and about 83 million rolls are produced per day. The world consumes around 27,000 trees daily just on toilet paper!  In actuality, bidets can help save the environment by lessening toilet paper consumption. Not only is it more hygienic for our bodies, you’ll be saving more money in the long run each time by spending less on toilet paper.

Won't We Be Wasting Water Using A Bidet?

Bidet seats on average use about half a gallon of water a day, which doesn't even come close in comparison to the amount you use after every shower. Have you ever noticed how much water your using whenever you flush the toilet?  It is around 1.6 gallons per flush and sometimes it takes more than one flush at any given time. When manufacturing toilet paper it involves using massive amounts of water – close to 500 billion gallons of water a year just to produce toilet paper. So not only will you save water by using less, you’ll be saving the environment by purchasing less toilet paper.

Think of buying a bidet as both an investment for your health as well as the environment.

Aren't Bidets Too Complicated To Use?

The great news is absolutely NO you will not have to use those "Old School" faucet type bidets that are notoriously difficult to use and are just down right uncomfortable and they were also very ugly.  Bidet seats today are very easy and simple to operate as they are to install.  In the beginning with faucet type bidets, you would have to get up and walk over to a separate fixture, crouch awkwardly, and then adjust your body for the water to clean the right area.  With a more modern bidet seat, you can use the toilet and then stay where you are and then wash yourself without having to go over to a separate fixture. All you have to do is just sit down clean yourself up with a simple press or turn of a button depending on what you bought.  If you have guest's over, they can continue to use the toilet just like any other bathroom or try something they have never tried before and find out for themselves just how clean they feel after using it.

What Are The Health Benefits Of Using A Bidet?

We know with a history that dates back several hundred years, it has been made clear that there’s some benefit to having a bidet. So, what’s the deal? What can a bidet do that the plain old toilet paper can’t? Let's take a look at what some of those benefits are.

  • Bidets Help To Banish Bacteria. This is a true statement. This is an alliterative,  by flushing bacteria out and away from the most sensitive areas of your body.  Bidets work to prevent conditions like bacterial prostatitis, an inflammatory condition that affects the prostates of approximately 8% of US men. Some of the most common symptoms that drive people into the offices of doctors are itching and discomfort that is the left-behind bacteria from not cleaning yourself thoroughly.
  • Bidets Help Prevent UTIs. Women who are not able to wipe in the right direction to keep the bacteria from interring the wrong place of your body can suffer from infections regularly.  Bidets can help prevent UTIs caused by E. coli bacteria, which is the culprit in about 90% of all UTI cases.
  • Bidets Help To Decrease Discomfort. Dry wiping can be an uncomfortable experience especially for women with scarring from perineal tears or episiotomies during childbirth. Luckily, a bidet can help decrease this. By directing a comforting, warm stream of water at the affected areas, bidets cut down on irritation and friction.

What Do Bidets Do For The Environment?

The answer is very simple! They are an incredibly formidable force in the war to end waste and protect resources. Here’s how they earn all that eco-friendly praise.

Will Bidets Reduce Waste?

If you’re a living, breathing American, you will most likely use about 40 rolls of toilet paper each year. That’s about 57sheets a day. If you install a bidet, though, you’ll be able to slash this number significantly or maybe decide not to ever buy toilet paper again. While you may still want to use a bit of toilet paper to dry yourself off after bidet use some bidets offer to dry you without having to use toilet paper. Bidets make it easy to flush less of your money (and our global resources) down the toilet. 

Bidets also reduce energy consumption and save water. While it takes about 255,000,000 gallons of water to create the 34,00,000 roles of toilet paper the American population uses daily, bidets only consume a tiny amount of water during each cycle.

How Do Bidets Save Trees?

Each day, 27,000 trees die to make toilet paper. Additionally, this daily toilet paper hustle requires about 454 tons of chlorine (used for bleaching). Not only is all that chlorine not great for your skin (especially your most sensitive skin), but all those trees could be doing more important work than wiping our tushy's, like protecting the environment from global warming.

When you install a bidet, you will be killing fewer trees. You also cut down on the number of harmful chemicals that make it into our water supply and down our drain.

Do Bidets Really Use Minimal Resources?

While it’s true that these things do consume electricity and water, the impact is minimal. If you are a more eco-minded bidet user, you can easily opt for a less expensivebidet seat that does not come with all the bells and whistles.  As soon as you mention the bidet power to decrease resource consumption, some critic somewhere will stand up and ask about the environmental impact of bidet accessories like heaters and driers. But you have to think about really how many times and how long will you be sitting in the bathroom using those features.

How are the Bidet Toilet Seats Installed?

Installing the Bidet on your toilet is easy and requires very little mechanical skill on your part. Easy-to-follow, detailed instructions are provided when you receive your bidet.  Only basic tools are needed:

  • channel-lock pliers 
  • regular pliers
  • A plumber can be helpful, but is not necessary.

Does It Take A Long Time To Install A Bidet?

Installing the bidet can take as little as 5-10 minutes for the handheld models and 20-35 minutes for the toilet seats. It might take a little longer depending your particular situation.

How Durable Are Bidet Toilet Seats?

Bidet's are made of quality materials and is engineered to provide many years of use. The only moving part is the manual trigger valve that controls the flow of water.

Are Bidets Difficult To Clean And Maintain?

Using any bathroom disinfecting cleaner, simply spray and wipe your bidet on a regular basis. Bidet nozzles are fully retractable and self-cleaning, the seat and lid are germ-resistant polymers, easy to clean with a damp cloth. Abrasives, benzenes, and acid or alkaline detergents are never necessary, and will scratch or discolor your bidet. Generally, there is no high maintenance required.

Is An Electrical Outlet Needed?

It depends on your bathroom setup and bidet model. Some bidets don’t require electricity to operate (all handheld models, portable models and some bidet seats). For models which need power supply, an outlet is necessary within four feet of the unit (ideal range for all power chord lengths). Your electrician can install an outlet, if one does not exist within four feet of the bidet.

Isn’t It Dangerous To Have Water And Electricity Together?

Power supplied bidets take every precaution to prevent risks. Most models are made from molded plastic which does not conduct electricity, and a built-in ground protects users from the risks of electrical shock. The circuit board of the bidet is protected, and the casing is waterproof to prevent accidental water exposure (for example, during cleaning cycle).

Will I Need To Buy Anything Else In The Future?

All bidet models come complete, like water supply adapters and lines, and bolts for connecting it to a toilet. There is nothing more to buy, ever.