Toilet paper is becoming scarce due to fear of the Coronavirus pandemic. Not to worry, bidets may be the solution! Gone are the days of over-reliance on toilet paper; now, you have the bidet.
Don’t know how to use a bidet? It’s not common in the US so don’t feel shy or ashamed. As a first-timer, we’re here to drop the scoop on how to use this amazing contraption:
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What Is a Bidet?
A bidet uses a stream of water to clean just like toilet paper. It is a washbasin that cleans your genitals and anal area after you use the toilet.
People with conditions like hemorrhoids or Irritable Bowel Movement (IBM) enjoy the most from bidets.
Using a bidet is great for the environment, you have easy cleaning, and it’s better than using toilet paper alone. It also reduces the chances of clogging in your pipes, especially if you use flushable wipes.
Types of Bidets
Yes, there is more than one kind of bidet. They all shoot out water but they differ with their versatility and style.
This is a completely different unit that’s separate from your toilet. It looks like a low sink mixed with a toilet, but it is only intended for cleaning and eliminating waste. The most popular standalone bidet is the TOTO BT500AR.
Hand-Held Bidet Sprayers
This type is not attached to your toilet but has a T-valve and hose inserted into your water line.
Knowing how to use a bidet with this is easy: just grab and aim. Take note that only a few units can adjust the temperature and pressure like the Brondell CleanSpa.
This type of bidet requires you to remove your existing toilet seat. The needed jet spray is inside and underneath the seat.
These are available in two types: electronic and non-electronic. The electronic bidet seats allow you to connect the bidet to an outlet to power the water heater, dryer, and deodorizer.
Toilets With Built-In Bidets
Like the bidet seat, this type of bidet has an attached spray jet angled to cleanse you. TOTO is the most popular company selling toilets with built-in bidets.
Having a toilet and bidet from a single manufacturer can most definitely develop a seamless working appliance.
How to Use a Bidet
For Standalone bidets, you can choose to face the controls or away from them. Facing the controls makes it easier to adjust the temperature of the water coming out. Bidets installed into the toilet don’t need you to move, all you have to do is press the wash button.
The remote control is usually mounted on the wall next to the toilet or on the toilet itself. When you’re done, press the stop button, and the nozzle will rinse itself and retract back into the toilet.
In controlled mechanical add-on bidets, you have to turn a lever, pull a string, or turn the main valves.
When cleaning up, there’s a dry option next to wash and stop. If there’s no dry option, you can pat yourself dry with toilet paper. Finally, don’t forget to wash your hands and protect yourself against infection.
Properly Use a Bidet Now!
Everyone can enjoy comfort and ease of access from a bidet. It takes a while to get used to, but it’s worth getting a permanent switch.
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