The use of bidets has spread from Europe to the United States in recent years. Bidets are now more popular and more affordable than ever. As people learn the benefits of installing a bidet in their homes, and manufacturers make innovative types of bidets, they are becoming more common in the home.
Despite being similar to a toilet in appearance and function, a bidet is more like a small washbasin or bathtub. Today, most bidet models feature built-in cleansing technology. With the touch of a button, a nozzle extends from under the seat and provides a soothing, warm-water cleanse—nearly eliminating the need for toilet paper. The nozzle typically includes a self-cleansing mechanism that automatically turns on before and after each use. Several other great features are offered as well.
There are various benefits to installing a bidet in your home which include:
- Conserving toilet paper: Using a bidet helps cut down on toilet paper use. Ultimately, your family will use less toilet paper, and you’ll save a few trees. You’ll also be doing your septic tank or sewer lines a favor by removing material that can take time to break down.
- Conserving water: It may seem counter-intuitive to use more water to save some trees, but by using less paper and fewer trees, you help cut down on the water used to manufacture toilet paper.
- Added hygiene: If you find that you prefer to use water to perform personal hygiene, a bidet eliminates the need to step into the shower. For people suffering from certain medical problems, the bidet also provides a convenient way to stay clean.
Professional installation is highly recommended for full-size bidets. Installing this kind of bidet requires you to have enough extra room in your bathroom near your toilet to fit another fixture. The installation requires some professional-grade tasks, such as roughing in plumbing lines. Even if you opt for an attachment seat, it’s worth hiring an experienced plumber to do the job. Take advantage of our quality plumbing services at affordable costs, and hire an Allstar Plumbing professional to install your new bidet.