3 Things to Know When Installing a Bidet Seat
It’s a common misconception that installing a bidet is going to be a huge ordeal that involves a plumber, along with lots of time and money. In actuality, the process is quite simple. It’s a do-it-yourself installation that almost anyone can do, and the process generally only takes around 30 minutes.
Thousands of happy customers have installed their own bidet, and we know you can as well. In order to make the process easier, consider some of the tips below when installing your new bidet…
#1. Determine Your Toilet Size
Many people don’t think about their toilet seat size. Once you do think of it, though, you’ll notice that there are a variety of different sizes of toilet seats. Some are round, others are elongated. The size itself is a measure of the distance from the seat mounting holes to the front outer edge of the toilet bowl.
When purchasing a bidet from Bidet Plus, you’ll find that we sell bidets both for round and elongated toilets. Be sure to take advantage of our useful fitting page that helps you to measure your toilet and check the size. As far as what is more common, many people have elongated toilets.
Make sure to check the distance between the water tank and toilet seat mounting holes when measuring the bowl size. Most toilets have a good amount of room behind the mounting holes where the bidet bracket can fit. One-piece toilets with French curve tanks or other designs with limited clearance, though, may be more difficult when it comes to fitting a bidet seat.
#2. Water Connection
There are a lot of fantastic features you can expect from a modern bidet. This includes adjustable water temperature. Many new bidet owners are worried about connecting their bidet to a hot water supply, but this isn’t necessary. Actually, connecting a bidet to a hot water line can cause issues due to the built-in safety sensors that detect incoming water temperature. So, instead of connecting your bidet to a hot water line, you will simply split the existing cold water line that supplies water to your toilet tank.
The water used for your bidet is warmed internally using the unit’s water heating system. Each bidet seat is packaged with the necessary hardware required for the installation. Make sure you use the shut-off valve to turn off the water and then flush your toilet when installing to prevent water leaks.
#3. Access to an Electrical Outlet
Finally, you’ll need to plug in your bidet toilet seat for it to be operational. Your bidet will need a standard grounded outlet of 110/120 Volts and 60 Hertz. The power cord is generally between 3.5 and 4 feet long. Check the model to see if the cord is on the right or left side in case you need an electrician to install an outlet. If you opt for an extension cord, make sure it is rated for 15 amps with a grounded plug receptacle. Secure excess cordage for safety.
With these three tips in mind, your installation should be easy! Visit our online store to purchase your brand-new bidet today!
Why Use a Bidet?
Health and Hygiene
Whether it is your hands or your body from head to toe, you use water constantly to clean yourself. Isn’t it weird that you don’t do the same when it comes to using the toilet? Instead, many people opt for a wad of toilet paper to clean up. While it’s a common way to do things, it actually isn’t very efficient. Many people have been conditioned to believe this is the best or only option. This isn’t the case, though. Instead, you can use a bidet.
Instead of spreading the fecal matter around using wadded-up paper, you can rinse it away with water using a bidet. This makes for a much more comprehensive and hygienic clean. You are able to get a deeper clean that isn’t possible with paper. Paper is also rough on your skin, which is delicate in your lower regions. This can cause anal tears and bleeding. To avoid this damage and to improve your hygiene, a bidet is your best bet.
It’s important to take care of the environment. There are only so many trees. While you may do your best to recycle and buy things that are eco-friendly, you may be neglecting a major area—toilet paper. This is especially so for extra thick, double-ply toilet paper. Millions of trees are cut down every year to be used for toilet paper. Don’t contribute to this number!
If you use a bidet, you can cut back on your toilet paper usage by upwards of 75%! That’s a lot of toilet paper. If you buy a bidet with a warm drying function, you can cut back even more on your toilet paper consumption. It also takes a lot of water to flush that toilet paper. So, by purchasing a bidet, you are saving on water and cutting back on the paper you are using.
If you would like to be more environmentally friendly, consider a bidet.
It Saves You Money!
You are used to spending money on toilet paper, so you may not think about how much you are spending. In reality, if you do the math, it’s a lot. This is especially so if you purchase higher-quality toilet paper. If you have a family, the amount you spend on toilet paper is that much worse.
With a bidet, you end up saving a ton of money on toilet paper each month. While the upfront cost of a bidet may seem high, if you do the math, you’ll find it pays for itself very quickly. You also end up saving money on plumbing and water!
If you have any questions about bidets, reach out! We’d be happy to provide you with resources to help with the installation of your bidet. Check out our online store to find the perfect bidet for you.