Are bidets expensive?
They needn’t be expensive at all. There are a wide range of bidets available, starting from around $20 for a handheld bidet sprayer. A basic model which attaches to your toilet starts at around $30. However, you can expect to pay quite a lot more for advanced models which replace your entire toilet seat and provide a wealth of functions.
Do they really clean better than toilet paper?
Yes! Washing yourself with water will always get you cleaner and feeling fresher than trying to rub away excrement with toilet paper. It’s just common sense. They also clean more gently, which can be very important for people with hemorrhoids, anal fissures, or other conditions.
Are they suitable for everyone?
Both men and women of all ages can use a bidet, they’re good for anyone with a bottom! For women, they are also useful for cleaning up during menstruation. In fact some models have dual nozzles, with the front one designed with a more gentle spray for feminine cleansing.
Do they take up a lot of space?
No! Most bidet models attach to your existing toilet in the area of the hinge and only protrude a few inches on the side containing the controls. Some bidets replace the entire toilet seat and so don’t take up any more room. Bidet spray attachments fix to the wall near the toilet and take up very little space.
Is a bidet difficult to install?
The vast majority of bidets are a breeze to install with no plumbing experience necessary (unless you plan on installing a stand-alone unit). The most popular bidet models just require you to undo your toilet seat by removing the 2 bolts by the hinges. You then place the bidet attachment between the toilet and the seat and reattach the bolts. Then just detach the water inlet from your toilet, attach the supplied T valve and screw in the original hose together with the one supplied with the bidet. Simple!