5 Reasons to Add a Bidet Attachment to Your Toilet
Bidets are common in some parts of the world, but relatively few Australian homes have them. However, recently many Australians have been waking up to the benefits of bidets and have been adding bidet attachments to their toilets. Take a look at five reasons to use a bidet, and then contact a domestic plumbing service to find out whether a bidet is right for you.
1. Bidets Clean You Better
Water can clean mess off your skin much more effectively than dry paper. When your toilet has a bidet attachment, all you have to do is press a button, and clean water will spurt out and clean you. There is no need to put your fingers in contact with your bottom, so there is less chance of contaminating your hands with mess.
2. Bidets Are Gentler on the Skin
Your bottom is one of the most sensitive parts of your body, especially when you have hemorrhoids or diarrhoea. Wiping with toilet paper over and over again can cause irritation due to the friction between the paper and your skin. If you have gastrointestinal problems, do yourself a favour and add a bidet attachment to your toilet to protect your skin.
3. Bidets Are Better for the Environment
Toilet paper is made from trees, which means that every year, huge areas of forest must be cut down to meet the demand. Using a bidet means you can cut down on the amount of paper you use, which means that your household has a reduced impact on the Earth's natural resources.
4. Bidets Are Better for Pipes and Sewers
A common cause of toilet clogs is flushing too much toilet paper at once. If you use wet wipes to achieve a fresher feeling, the risk of a clog is even greater, as wet wipes do not disintegrate in water. Wet wipes are a major cause of sewer blockages. By switching from using wipes to using a bidet, you can avoid being responsible for clogs in sewer systems.
5. Bidets Save Money and Time
Having a bidet attachment on your toilet means that you very rarely need to buy toilet paper. That means lower grocery bills and fewer trips to the store. Make a note of the date when you get your bidet attachment installed, and see how much time passes before you run out of toilet paper. You could be amazed by how much your consumption decreases.