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We are all familiar with wet wipes for babies used to clean their delicate areas when there’s no time for a bath. The wet wipes clean more gently and comfortably than the dry toilet paper that adults use. But recently the wet wipe market has expanded to include wet wipes specifically for adults, and their sales have skyrocketed. While the wet wipe craze has provided a better cleaning experience than regular toilet paper for many, there is one big problem that has surfaced from the increase in their use. The wet wipes are wreaking havoc on sewer systems.
Wet wipes are made of thicker material than regular toilet paper and do not disintegrate in the sewage system the way they should, and this is causing sewers to clog, backed up sewer lines, and a mess of problems for water treatment facilities. According to a recent New York Times article, New York City has spent over $18 million on damaged equipment used in water treatment that has been caused by the wet wipes just in the past five years. While many of the wet wipes are labeled as “flushable,” the method of testing flushability (called the slush box test) does not accurately recreate the environment of sewage systems and the waste water treatment facilities. As a result, the wipes are accumulating in pipes, clogging machines, and impeding the water treatment process for the city.
And the issue isn’t isolated to New York. Across the country, wet wipes have caused sewage problems, clogging plants from the San Francisco Bay area to central Wisconsin municipal treatment facilities; in Portland, Maine, and Portland, Oregon; in Alaska and Hawaii. With these seemingly innocuous hygiene products causing so many headaches, many city councils are discussing whether or not to ban wet wipes altogether before their towns are flooded with sewage.
You can’t blame people for wanting a better way to clean themselves and more refreshing alternative to dry toilet paper. However the wet wipes are clearly a serious concern for the sewer systems of cities and towns across the country and the globe. Of course, there is an alternative mentioned by many readers of the NY Times article, and that is to use a bidet toilet seat. Not only does a bidet seat offer a more hygienic washing experience than wet wipes, it actually helps decrease toilet paper usage. With warm air dryers on most bidet seats, some users can nearly eliminate toilet paper, though some still use a small amount for drying purposes. So a bidet toilet seat will clean you better than wet wipes AND is actually better for our waste water systems since users are flushing much less toilet paper.
With many people becoming more environmentally conscious in their choices these days, installing a bidet toilet seat is a smart move environmentally in addition to being more hygienic than wet wipes or toilet paper. And with the money saved on toilet paper costs, a bidet seat also makes a lot of sense for consumers financially. With some of the best bidet seats in the industry available from bidetsPLUS, anyone can find a bidet to meet their needs here on our website. Check out our comparison chart for more information on our great selection of seats today!
OK, so you know that a bidet toilet seat provides a number of benefits in terms of hygiene, comfort, health, environmental impact, etc. On paper, getting a bidet toilet seat is a no-brainer. But before forking over your money, there are some practical details you’d like to know. Here are a few things to keep in mind to help get you started using an electronic bidet toilet seat.
First off, you should know that just as toilets are available in different sizes, bidet seats also come in two different sizes: Round and Elongated. It is important to note your toilet’s size so that your bidet seat will fit your toilet properly. You can reference our fitting chart to determine if you need Round or Elongated size. You can also check the clearance between your mounting holes and water tank to ensure your toilet will accommodate a bidet seat. While bidet seats fit 98% of toilets, there are some rare toilets (usually one-piece models with curved water tanks) that can be tough to match.
You’ve checked your toilet, ordered your bidet in the right size and it has arrived at your home. This is when you’ll have most of your questions about using your new bidet seat, and the first question is, how will I install it? Electronic bidet toilet seats are not separate plumbing fixtures that will look like an extra toilet in your bathroom. While older bidets used to be separate fixtures, modern bidet seats are designed to be installed directly onto your toilet. They simply replace your toilet seat. This not only conserves space in the bathroom, it is also more practical since you don’t have to go from one fixture to another. When you get your bidet seat, you will remove your current toilet seat and then install the included bidet seat mounting bracket onto your toilet using the same mounting holes used to secure your old seat to the toilet. The bolts and washers to secure the bracket are included. Once the bracket is securely attached, the bidet seat simply slides into the bracket and locks into place. Now you’ll need to connect the water.
Some people think they need a plumber to install a bidet seat, but again, connecting to the water supply is very simple. You will first need to turn off the water valve at the wall or floor that supplies the water to the water tank of your toilet to prevent water leaking on your floor. Once the water valve is off, you will unscrew the hose going from your water valve to the bottom of the toilet tank, then take the T-connection included with the bidet seat and screw the T into the bottom of the tank. With the T-connection now in place, you will then connect the bidet seat water inlet with the T-connection using the supply hose included. Reconnect the supply hose coming from the water valve to the bottom of the T-connection. After checking to make sure all the connections are secure, you can turn the water valve back on. All you have left to do is plug in the power cord, and your bidet seat is ready to go!
Now that your new electronic bidet seat is installed, you can start familiarizing yourself with the various functions on the control panel. The best way to do this is by taking it for a test drive. The first time you use your bidet, you should try adjusting the nozzle position to a setting that fits you. You can also play with adjusting the water pressure and water temperature using the remote control or attached control panels (quick note: most people find the remote control easier and more convenient than the attached control panel which can be a bit tough to see all the buttons and reach comfortably, especially if you are unfamiliar with the attached control panel style bidet). Most remotes will have arrows or plus/minus keys to adjust the features. The adjustability of electronic bidet seats really lets people personalize their bidet for a comfortable washing experience.
Most people are pleasantly surprised by how easy it is to install their bidet toilet seat and get used to the various functions. And then they can’t believe they ever lived without their bidet! If you have any questions about choosing the best bidet for you we recommend checking out our comparison chart. And of course we here at bidetsPLUS are available to answer any questions you may have by phone, e-mail or chat. So feel free to drop us a line and we’ll get you started with choosing your new bidet seat today!