A bidet sprayer is the favored bidet option for many people since they are easy to use and install and also versatile. Their simplicity makes them good value for money as well.
What is a handheld bidet sprayer?
A bidet sprayer is essentially a shower hose which attaches to the water inlet of your toilet and is stored on a bracket ready for use. The unit may be manufactured from plastic, or a metal such as aluminum or chrome. A simple lever or button allows you to switch the spray on and off. More expensive models may incorporate a ring or dial which allows you to adjust the strength or spread of the spray. Sprayers are provided as a kit with everything you need to install them.
Advantages of a handheld bidet spray
Handheld sprayers are a simple solution which require little knowledge or effort to install and take up much less space than a traditional ceramic bidet; yet offer nearly all the advantages of their bigger brethren (such as increased personal hygiene and reduced costs over using toilet paper). They also clean more efficiently than a handheld portable bidet.
They can also be used for many things beyond their intended purpose – such as cleaning the toilet, rinsing out cloths or washing your pets!
Installation is a breeze and everything you need will be supplied in the kit. Simply screw the mounting bracket to the wall, or hook the bracket over the lip of the toilet cistern (depending on the model). Then use the supplied T-valve to connect the sprayer hose to the toilet’s water line. The installation shouldn’t take more than 10 or 15 minutes.
What to look for when buying one
There are many elegant options to choose from, so it shouldn’t be difficult to find a unit which goes well with your existing bathroom fittings; for example different colored plastics and chrome finishes are available.
Choose a sprayer which has a strong wall mount and good quality hose for longevity. One which has an easy means of adjusting the strength and dispersal pattern of the spray is also preferable.