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What is a Bidet and How Does it Work?

All About Bidets

What is a bidet? A bidet is a bathroom fixture that is used in addition to, or to replace toilet paper. They are prominent in countries where toilet paper is not commonly used. Bidets can be either standalone fixtures or as an addition to your toilet. They come in several different styles and configurations to suit your needs.

Here's more about how bidets work and how one may fit the plumbing in your home.

How a Bidet Works

What is a bidet? A bidet is a bathroom fixture that helps you cleanse yourself after you go to the bathroom. They can be used in addition to, or as a replacement for expensive toilet paper (a win whether you are more concerned about dollar savings or more about environmental impact). They can be operated with a manual lever or a push-button on top of the unit.

Bidets work by spraying a stream of water to the desired area. In some models, you can adjust the water temperature.. You can even adjust the pressure of the spray. Some bidets have a panel of buttons that let you control all these settings, and some have knobs that you turn to adjust the settings.

Bidets can even come with other cool features like a seat warmer or lights!

Why Use a Bidet

There are many reasons why you might want to consider using a bidet. Here are some of the most common ones:

  • Bidets can help you avoid buying toilet paper. This is because they allow you to clean yourself with water instead of paper. In this case, a drying towel is typically placed nearby - just like a hand towel next to the sink. This saves you a lot of money over time. It can also be helpful when toilet paper is a hot commodity (say, during a global pandemic).
  • Bidets can be more sanitary than toilet paper due to reduced contact - which reduces the spread of germs.
  • Bidets can be more hygienic for people with certain medical conditions. For example, those who have difficulty using the toilet due to arthritis or other mobility issues may find bidets to be a godsend.

Your Trusted 5 Star Service Team

If you’re considering adding a bidet to your home, we can help. Our team of experts at Plumbing & A/C Medic is here to guide you through the process of choosing and installing the perfect bidet for your needs. Give us a call today at (602) 975-2306 for the 5 Star Service you deserve!

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