Although bidets are widely used in Europe, and some are in use in the US, it still has to gain traction to really become popular. However, many homeowners who are building or renovating, consider installing bidets in their bathrooms. Of course, walking away from the traditional way of practicing hygiene can be a bit daunting, but experts agree that bidets are even more hygienic than, cost-saving, and environmentally friendly than the old commode. T.M.I. Warning: In this post, we walk away from the more run-of-the-mill top 10 lists and get down and dirty with personal hygiene. (Just kidding! We will try to keep it as clean as possible.)
Ridgeway’s Top 10 Reasons to Use a Bidet
1. Bidet Seats Don’t Slam
Ever woken up in the middle of the night because your husband accidentally slammed the toilet seat? Yeah, that doesn’t happen with a bidet. The seat closes gently every time.
2. Bidet Seats Are Toasty Warm
Heated seats come standard with all bidets… Aah! No more frozen buttocks in winter!
3. Bidets Can Be Retro-Fitted
While conventional stand-alone bidets require additional plumbing and floor space, attachable bidets fit on your existing plumbing and toilet seat.
4. A Bidet a Day Keeps the Plumber Away
Tired of calling the plumbers to remove toilet paper clogs? Well, bidets don’t use nearly as much toilet paper (only a few squares for patting dry), so they don’t become clogged. If you have a septic tank and switch to a bidet, you won’t have to have it pumped as often.
5. A Bidet Seat Can Add a Luxury Touch to a Modern Bathroom
Whether you’re upgrading to increase the value of your home or to reward yourself for your hard work, a bidet is a way to go.
6. Bidets Are Environmentally Friendly
Every year, America uses 36.8 billion rolls of toilet paper, which equates to 15 million trees and processing it requires 473 billion gallons of water. Using bidets could drastically reduce those figures and make massive strides towards saving the environment, as you use so much less (if any) toilet paper. Oh, and your new bidet will pay for itself, especially if you have a big family. Let’s do the (approximate) sums: 12 toilet rolls = $10 1 bidet = $50 What could you do with the money saved?
7. Bidets Are More Hygienic
After playing with the dog or doing gardening, do you wipe your hands on a paper towel? No, because the paper is not enough to remove the bacteria and germs. Your hands will only feel clean once you have used soap and water. Yet, you only use paper after using the toilet. Should you not afford this sensitive area better treatment? Bidets provide better hygiene and can help prevent disease.
8. Bidets Provide Gentle Relief
If you have hemorrhoids or constipation, you will love your new bidet seat. It offers a thorough cleansing experience and some newer models have warm water and a drying function that eliminate the need for rough toilet paper on your tender parts.
9. Bidets Teach Kids Hygiene
When teaching your children about proper bathroom hygiene, a bidet is a great tool in doing just that. Proper hygiene also reduces the risks of illness spread by bacteria.
10. Bidets Are Awesome
How cool is it to clean and dry your bum at the touch of a button? Bidets make life easier, leaving you feeling fresh and clean after every use and in time you will notice the health benefits and see how much money you are saving on toilet paper. Interested in a bidet? Call Ridgeway Mechanical today.