Every year around this time, high school and college students celebrate their graduation as they close the book on one chapter and prepare for their next adventure. It is a time of great anticipation of all the new experiences they will have. It is also a reminder that you don’t have to be a freshly minted graduate to try new things and have new experiences. So why not don your own cap and gown and graduate from dry toilet paper to the superior cleaning power of a bidet toilet seat?
We’ll admit that a fully loaded electronic bidet seat probably hasn’t surpassed a new car at the top of many graduation gift wish lists quite yet. But for those who try one of these wonderful washing machines for the first time, the most common reaction is, “I want one of these in my home!” Many people simply don’t realize there is a better alternative to cleaning ourselves in the bathroom compared to the way we’ve been doing it since successfully getting through potty-training, But graduating from toilet paper to a bidet seat is much less stressful than that harrowing potty-training period. And it’s never too late to make the change. In fact many customers are older people who have medical issues that make using the bathroom on their own difficult. Bidet seats are a great way to get back some independence for many folks who may otherwise require assistance.
It is easy to see that washing with water is far better than washing with dry toilet paper. But some people are afraid they would need to take a master class in plumbing to install one of these in their bathroom. The truth is that today’s bidet seats are designed for do-it- yourself installation without any invasive plumbing required. All of the necessary parts for installation are included, and they install right on top of your toilet. They simply replace your existing toilet seat. These modern electronic units are much more convenient than the traditional bidet that required a separate plumbing fixture taking up extra space in the bathroom. With today’s fully-featured models, you simply secure it to your toilet, connect it to the water line already supplying your water tank and then plug it in. Most people install theirs in 30 minutes or less.
Bidet seats have slowly but surely been growing in popularity in the US, and with more people experiencing their refreshing water cleaning power every day, these seats will soon be as common here as they are throughout much of the world. With the many options out there, a good place to start looking at the various choices is our comparison chart. And if you have a graduate about to leave home, you could turn their bedroom into an office or exercise room or something similar. But for an even better post-graduate change, we suggest you treat yourself by turning your bathroom into your own personal spa with the addition of an electronic bidet toilet seat from 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!