Most bidet users, especially starters, usually have concerns about how to clean a bidet and every part of it. I understand that bidet lovers maintain a higher level of hygiene, not only in how they wash their hands but also in the amount of attention they pay to the household equipment they use daily. As for a bidet, it will not clean itself; you have to return the hand. Should it be poorly maintained, it will malfunction at any time. It is imperative that you perpetuate a cleaning plan.
How to clean a bidet is no different from cleaning a showerhead. Be it a hand-held nozzle, electric bidet, or standalone. They can all be readily cleaned with vinegar or a light detergent. Bleach and abrasive powders should be avoided as a general rule. They can degrade the rubber O-rings or rivets, resulting in internal leaks. Also, electric bidets should not be immersed in water as they pose a risk of shocks or malfunctions.
1. START WITH THE BIDET TOILET SEAT
If the bidet seat runs on electricity, make sure you disconnect it prior to cleaning. Wipe off the underside and the top side of the bidet seat, the base, and any other parts with a moist cloth and a mild cleaner like vinegar or mild detergent. Depending on the bidet toilet seat, you may need to remove the whole thing to clean it.
Some have a quick-release button on the side, making it easy to remove the bidet seat and clean the region beneath it. You can clean it with your regular toilet cleaner since it isn't plastic like your bidet seat.
The spray nozzles on most bidet seats are fully retractable and self-cleaning, but you need to clean your nozzles every so often to make the bidet thoroughly clean.
It would also help clean any remote controls and side panel controls that come with the bidet toilet seat using a disinfectant. That's all there is to it. So, there you have it. A squeaky-clean bidet toilet seat is prepared to clean your rear. Note that washing your bidet seat will vary depending on the type, so always check your handbook for exact recommendations.
2. PROCEED TO CLEAN THE NOZZLE
If provided, use the self-cleaning option. Most bidet nozzles include a self-cleaning function that makes upkeep a breeze. To use it, switch to "Nozzle Cleaning." If you utilize this function frequently, you may never have to manually.
Thoroughly clean the nozzle with vinegar and a brush. At least every 14 days, wash the nozzle of other bidets. You have to push the cleaning switch for five seconds till the nozzle moves forward where it is accessible for cleaning. Then, using a toothbrush and vinegar-water solution, wash the nozzle.
- If your bidet has two nozzles, you have to clean both but at separate times by turning the extension switch on each.
- Immerse it in vinegar if you need to unclog a detachable nozzle tip. If the nozzles that release water have low pressure, they are most likely obstructed.
- Extend the nozzles using the cleaning lever, then disconnect the machine to prevent the nozzle from retracting when cleaning the tip. Gently twist or wiggle the nozzle tip to remove it.
- Using a toothbrush, gently scrub it after soaking in vinegar for 2-4 hours.
- Reconnect the unit after attaching the nozzle tip.
- If the nozzle tip is clogged and cannot be moved, unclog it with vinegar in a Ziplock bag.
In an incident where the nozzle lacks a detachable tip, you have to extend it, unplug the device, and immerse it in a bag of vinegar. Ensure the end is soaked and tighten it using a rubber band. The tip needs to be cleaned with a toothbrush every 2-4 hours. After removing the bag, you can plug the unit back in.
HOW DO YOU CLEAN A STAINED BIDET?
Put vinegar in the bowl's aperture and soak it overnight. The bidet bowl should be blotted out of any water before having a liberal amount of white vinegar placed in it. Allow the vinegar to sit in the basin overnight.
Vinegar-soaked toilet paper effectively removes stains around the edges of the bowl. Dip turds of tissue paper or towels in the vinegar and apply them to the decolorized spots on the bowl's edge or any other stained region where the vinegar cannot reach directly. Note that the towel or tissue paper should sit there overnight.
To remove the remaining stains, wipe the bowl with a clean cloth. Remove the toilet paper and scrape the bowl’s interior with a towel soaked in vinegar. The bowl should then be rinsed with water. When required, repeat the same procedure.
If you normally flush your toilet with hard water, there is a long-term risk of sedimentation in your bidet. You may want to install a water filter between the hose and the seat semi-annually. You may still alleviate this by switching to soft water.
Nonetheless, when your bidet is a match for a showroom spa, you find that keeping these home necessities clean is not only simple but also advantageous to the bathroom experience of your liking. It's all a matter of daily cleaning and thorough checking every fourteen days to see if there’s accumulated dirt. And in the long run, you get to avoid inconveniences from malfunctions.