Sometimes there’s nothing like a good warm shower to make you feel clean and fresh and just plain better. The rejuvenating power of warm cleansing water cannot be underestimated. This is something that bidet owners know very well. Washing with a warm water bidet toilet seat makes you feel cleaner and healthier, and more people are finding out for themselves how much better you feel using warm water to wash after using the bathroom instead of toilet paper. So as winter fades and the time for sprucing up your home with spring projects arrives, why not start with an easy bathroom upgrade by adding a bidet toilet seat?
Everyone knows that water is necessary for good hygiene. Washing with water is an everyday part of keeping ourselves healthy and clean. So it’s no surprise that washing yourself with water after using the bathroom is more hygienic than using toilet paper. And besides cleaning you better than toilet paper, the water stream from one of our seats is also less irritating and more comfortable than wiping. Discomfort from wiping can be particularly burdensome for those people who may have greater sensitivity in this area which may be compounded by medical issues like IBS or Crohn’s Disease. Replacing the skin-irritating habit of wiping with dry toilet paper with a bidet’s warm water wash is a welcome relief that can help raw or irritated skin recover more quickly and eliminate discomfort when using the bathroom.
The biggest impediment keeping most people from making the switch from toilet paper to a bidet toilet seat is the anxiety of breaking the TP habit. It is easy to understand the hygiene benefits when just talking about it. But most Americans have only known one way of cleaning themselves ever since they graduated from potty training, and habits can be hard to break. However there is a much cleaner way of going about your business. A large number of customers have purchased their first bidet after traveling to another country and discovering these wonderful washing machines, and they always seem to ask themselves why they didn’t switch sooner!
Today’s seats are made to be installed directly on your existing toilet. The do-it-yourself installation design makes it easy for most anyone to install one within about 30 minutes. They are compatible with almost all toilets, and you can check out our measuring guide to help you determine if you need a round or elongated size seat. If your spring cleaning has you doing a full bathroom renovation you may also be interested in our IB 835 which is an integrated toilet and bidet in one seamless unit for anyone who may want to replace their old toilet. Our electric seats are loaded with convenient features such as adjustable water temperature, adjustable water pressure, adjustable nozzle position, heated seat, warm air dryer and other easy to use functions. So if you are ready to update your cleaning routine, check out our selection of top-of-the-line bidets here at bidetsPLUS!
Bidet toilet seats are very common in much of the world however they are not exactly a standard feature in American bathrooms quite yet. While it is true that more Americans now than ever before are using bidets in their homes, many people here in the US are still unfamiliar with them. How do they work? What do they do exactly? Will guests think I’m weird if have one? Or, will guests love it so much that they will chronically drop by unexpectedly just to use it? Since some people are trying to get over their fear of the unfamiliar and get to know the mysterious washing seats a little better, we thought we would clear the air on some bidet misconceptions.
One thing that worries some bidet newbies is that it is uncomfortable or unsanitary. Anyone who has used one of these seats can tell you this is not at all the case. The wash spray from the nozzles is a soothing stream of water that cleans you similarly to how a shower cleans you. With the electric seats, the water is comfortably heated with adjustable temperature settings, and the pressure level can also be adjusted. Most people prefer the strong cleaning of the higher pressure settings, but you can “ease into it” with a lower pressure.
As for their cleanliness, a bidet seat is far more sanitary than toilet paper. The biggest sanitary concern with using the bathroom is hand contact with waste which is a problem when using toilet paper alone. While many folks may still use a small amount of toilet paper with one of our units, it is typically just for drying purposes. And most of our electric models come equipped with a warm air dryer to help dry after washing. As for the wash nozzles, they only extend when you are ready to begin washing and are otherwise retracted and out of the way. Plus they are self-rinsing, so before and after use, the nozzles are cleaned with a blast of water to keep them clean and sanitary. Many units have stainless steel nozzles which are even more sanitary than plastic.
Another misconception that some men have is that bidets are for women. Our seats do have a separate feminine wash function for women, but the posterior wash is designed for everyone. Especially for any men or women who have certain issues such as incontinence, hemorrhoids, itchiness or sensitive skin. The posterior wash function is highly recommended to help relieve and in some cases eliminate many of these problems. Because of their hygienic benefits for all people, many countries such as Japan offer bidet seats in men’s and women’s public and private restrooms in all manner of locations. They are everywhere, and more importantly, for everyone!
Our website is chock full of information so our visitors can be well informed about the bidet toilet seat. Our infographic illustrates how they are much more eco-friendly compared to toilet paper. Speaking of toilet paper, most people who install one of our units will decrease their toilet paper consumption by up to 75% saving enough money over the life of the seat to pay for itself and then some. And don’t worry, you don’t have to be a plumber to install our seats. They are designed for do-it-yourself installation, and most of our customers install their units within about 30 minutes or less. Of course the best way to clear up any misconceptions or apprehension you may have is to try it yourself. As those who have used them will tell you, once you try a bidet seat, you’ll never want to go back!