When the pandemic first hit, most consumers rushed to the market to stock up the essentials, particularly toilet paper. But meanwhile, the demand for toilet bidets skyrocketed. Most people have come to realize that they are a smart alternative option for toilet paper.
The bidet seat replaces your initial toilet seat and is usually operated on electricity. Some come with extra features that are made for your comfort, for instance, a self-cleaning cycle or seat warmer feature. On the other hand, the bidet attachment is connected to the toilet to offer a basic water cleaning and might even have dual temperature control.
Note that any bidet style will provide an effective cleaning since the power of this device lies in short but effective magic: the hygienic water splash!
Finally, most states now understand that washing your underneath after using the toilet is the way to go instead of wiping, as bidets gain popularity each day.
DO BIDETS WORK?
Most people ask this basic question all the time. And some more specific individuals question, "how well does a bidet toilet seat work?"
The great aspect about bidets is that they are environmentally friendly and cost-effective than toilet paper. The main aim of installing a bidet is to thoroughly clean the behind. It's not just a theory, but the device will get its work properly done. Amid the frenzied tissue paper buying spree, and toilet paper vanishing from the supermarket shelves from time to time, perhaps it's the right time for you to reconsider using bidets.
And now that most people are first-time bidet-ers, they are looking forward to knowing how this powerful device works for them. Here is how:
USE THE TOILET FIRST.
The first step is self-explanatory. To use the bidet, you must make use of the toilet first since the bidet's work is to assist wash off after using your toilet. However, some people use the device in conjunction with the tissue paper or only use the bidet. Some individuals claim that the bidet is more hygienic than the TP but might use them both.
FIND THE BIDET.
At times the toilet device is installed near the toilet or attached to your wall. It resembles a faucet or a toilet with a low sink, so no need to straddle any other feature.
BIDETS ARE AVAILABLE IN THREE MAIN TYPES:
Mostly, while using this kind of bidet, you will either face the device water controls or away from them. However, it's easier to regulate the temperature and flow while facing the controls, but if you are in pants, you most likely have to get rid of them first. It helps you to straddle the bidet in the required manner.
The great thing is that you can control the water pressure for your reference. It helps you experiment on the right water pressure that will do the task accordingly, thus leaving you feeling the cleanest.
Some states have very small spaces in their bathrooms, thus not accommodating another fixture close to their toilets. For this reason, you will come across toilets designed with some add-on bidets that are placed over your toilet seat or side rim. Here, you don't have to stand to clean up.
It's the type of bidet that a homeowner hangs on their wall, and they can manually move it to their preferred position to use.
Note that bidets have various designs; therefore, how the jets are configured and the body part of cleaning might dictate which side you should face.
STRADDLE A BIDET
If you are using a standalone bidet, as earlier mentioned, you will face the controls or face away from them. Still, it's much better to face the controls since you can better control the temperatures and water flow. It gives you a simpler task during cleaning.
Though you have to completely remove your pants, for people who feel it's a bit of a task, they can step one leg out such that you can swing the legs around the toilet device.
Keep in mind that by using the standalone bidet, the position of your jets dictates the direction you should face and the part of the body you intend to clean. It means that: Suppose you need your front cleaned, it's easier facing the jets. If it's the rear, you should face away from the controls or stream. The task is more straightforward; there is no need to take off the pants.
ACTIVATE THE BIDET
After straddling the bidet, it’s time to activate it. So, gradually open the valve until the pressure is adequate to clean your butt. The device has a wash button on the remote control that helps rinse the nether regions with a stream of water.
Once the underneath feels clean, please turn it off. If the type you have consist of a self-cleaning feature, it will clean the nozzle after use.
People have different habits when it comes to using the bathroom. Therefore, what works well for one person might not work the same for another one. It's for this reason that there are several types and designs of bidets! Some prefer the whole hands-free experience, while others will choose the simpler bidet in conjunction with a small piece of toilet paper to dab their skin dry.
Regardless, the power of the stream of clean, fresh water will ensure to wash every dirt down your toilet where it should belong. Remember that there is no need for soap; if anything, it will irritate your gentle skin. The water pressure works magic to leave you cleaner without any infection or itching.
Now that you know that the bidet works so well, it's time to take action. The challenge with the status quo — good old toilet paper — is that using the tissue paper alone will smear fecal matter all over your skin.
It just doesn’t get the job done. But if you are using the toilet bidet without the drying function, you might need to dry yourself before wearing your pants back on. And that's how the TP comes in handy.