Bidets: What They Are and Why They’re Used

Bidets are, quite frankly, the number one thing you never knew you wanted attached to your toilet. Most people are confounded by the mere mention of a bidet. They look awestruck and ask, “What are they exactly? What do they feel like? Why would I ever want to use one?”

Lucky for you, we’re here to answer your questions.

“What are they exactly?”

Historically, a bidet was a type of low sink that would be installed next to a toilet and used to clean yourself after using the restroom. These days, they’re a lot easier to use – and a lot higher tech. They attach right to your existing toilet, don’t require any special installation tools, and can be installed in 30 minutes or less. Bidets direct water to flow up and make you squeaky clean after using the toilet. What’s even cooler is that many bidet attachments for toilets include extra bonus features like adjustable nozzles, a million different water pressure settings, ten million different water temperature settings, and get this – heated seats.

“What do they feel like?”

This is the usually the next question we’re asked after clearing up what a bidet is. Imagine a scenario where your hands have gotten really dirty. Maybe you’ve been gardening or baking. When your hands are covered in mud, dirt, and whatnot what do you do to make sure they’re perfectly clean? Wipe them with nothing but a dry towel? No! You rinse them with water before drying off. The washing process is very unintrusive, doesn’t feel strange at all, and can really improve personal hygiene.

“Why would I ever want to use one?”

There are a number of reasons that a bidet might be a better solution for your bottom. Bidets lend themselves to better personal hygiene, as well as reducing your homes’ environmental impact by contributing to lowering paper use and helping reduce clogs and plumbing problems. While bidets aren’t commonly found in the United States, they are widely used in more than 80% of countries around the world. They can’t all be wrong, right?

Simply put, you can improve your whole families’ hygiene in an easy and cost-effective way by using a bidet. Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® of Dallas is happy to install if you’re interested in giving one a try. Of course, the plumbing technicians at Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® of Dallas are always available to help you with any other plumbing projects you may face, as well. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and learn more about what we can do for you.