how much is a bidet toilet?
what is a bidet toilet?
A bidet (pronounced buh-day) is a basin used for cleaning yourself after using the bathroom. Bidets are common in Europe, Asia, and South America, so if you’ve ever traveled internationally, you’ve probably seen one.
how does a bidet toilet work
A bidet attachment is a simple little device that connects to your existing toilet. Most bidet attachments don’t use electricity, so the mechanism that allows for their spray is quite simple: it’s powered by the water pressure in your home’s pipes! A bidet attachment redirects water from the pipes to a nozzle that you control. The water source is the same one that your shower and sink use. (Contrary to some worries, a bidet doesn’t use “toilet water!”)
A basic bidet attachment gets you nice and clean using this simple setup, usually with an option for you to control the pressure with the same dial that turns it on and off. That dial controls the valve through which water flows, widening the opening in the valve to provide greater water pressure.
If you’d like a more advanced attachment, temperature-controlled bidet attachments also allow you to choose if you’d like warm or cool water. The basic mechanism for the water spray is the same. But in this case, warm water comes from your sink’s hot water line. The same type of t-valve that connects to your toilet’s water supply line hooks up to your sink, allowing for warm water on demand. As with a basic bidet attachment, the whole system is non-electric.
Types of Bidet
Bidet attachments are a common device you may find in the American household. It’s a bidet type that fits snuggly underneath the seat to an existing toilet bowl, hence the name. They are usually affordable, attractive, and offer the same health and environmental-friendly benefits as a traditional bidet.
While they are more inexpensive, they tend to lack certain features usually present in the toilet seat bidet variant, such as temperature control. However, homeowners can find plenty of choices in design available in the market. And if you’re looking for the basic functions, this is certainly a very solid choice.
On the other end of the spectrum are the “portable” or travel bidets. Indeed, this type of bidet does exist and is suitable for individuals traveling frequently or for those always on the go. While this is an inexpensive option, it may seem a bit weird or awkward for some people. This one looks like a water bottle with an extended or angled nozzle at the top for the spray function.
Aside from travelers who prefer to wash with water, this is a suitable option for those suffering from hemorrhoids and cannot use the public restroom or other people’s bathroom where only toilet paper is available. Also known as bidet bottles, using this type of bidet can be handy and removes the worry of the skin irritation with using toilet paper.