Bidet toilets are very popular all around the world, and in several European states, bidets are legally required to be present in every single bathroom, in homes, public toilets, and hotels and restaurants. The bidet, originally, was located in the bedroom, near the chamber-pot, but was modernized and placed in the bathroom. Some toilets have an in-built bidet (these are usually electronic toilet systems). Opinions on the bidet vary between countries and continents. In English culture, using a bidet is abstract and almost unheard of; whereas in Islamic states, the southernmost part of Europe, and some parts of South America, bidets could not be gone without. Bidet is a French word that translates to ‘little horse’, owing to the straddling position one must make when using a bidet.
If you wish to install a bidet in your home but haven’t a clue how to do it, then look no further than here; this page will tell you everything that you need to know about installing a bidet, and what they are.
What Is a Bidet?
For those that do not know, but may want to, a bidet is a bowl or receptacle that is constructed and designed to aid one in washing their private parts and buttocks. Bidets are a crucial part of the Islamic faith, as they (Muslims) do not believe one is truly clean simply by using toilet tissue. Bidets are, unquestionably, very hygienic, and promote good personal hygiene. They are typically used after one defecates, as well as before and after sexual intercourse. Modern bidets include a drain and a small showerhead that is used and pointed at the genitals and buttocks to clean. Bidets are very popular depending on who you ask, and you may be able to derive great benefits from having one installed in your home.
Buying a Bidet
Before you can install your bidet, you must buy it (of course)! There are many places that you can buy a bidet internationally. When buying a bidet, it is best you buy the most up-to-date and advanced that you can so that you get a length of use and a really pleasant experience every single time you use it. It can be difficult choosing between this website and that; the best way to make an informed and educated decision as to where you purchase your bidet is through reviews. There is an abundance of reviews available online that will help you to make the best decision when it comes to where you buy your bidet or a bidet converter kit.
Sometimes you can pick up some great deals on bidets when you buy from smaller, lesser-known manufacturers, instead of larger ones. Be sure to research the company with whom you are purchasing your bidet beforehand so you can ensure you get the best deal and can ensure your bidet will not begin to fail you and break down on you. A bidet should last a lifetime with proper usage, so pick your retailer carefully so you do not wind up having to replace it.
Installing a Bidet
Installing a bidet if you have never done it before, or do not have technical experience in plumbing, can be very difficult. Thankfully, this page exists to help you, so you no longer need to struggle, or use toilet paper (which some think is barbaric!)
The first thing you will want to do when installing a bidet is to turn off the water supply valve. If you do not, you may find yourself having a huge leak in your bathroom and could cause serious damage to your plumbing system. If you are replacing a toilet or a bidet that was already fitted – flush it out to ensure no water is remaining.
You may be removing a toilet or bidet and replacing it – so if this is the case, you can disconnect them from the water supply and remove the caulk around the base so that you can remove it – although it may be best left to a professional. Once you have a place for your bidet, you can get ready to install it.
If you are replacing a pre-existing bidet or toilet, once you have removed them and fitted the bidet in place, you will want to connect it to the water supply; the water supply will hook up to the corresponding valves and pipes in the bidets’ unit. The water supply, once connected, will be ready to go. You should then caulk around the base of the bidet to secure it to the floor.
Now, with the help of this page, you know the basics of installing a bidet. Bidets can be of great use and are a benefit to any home – they promote a level of hygiene not often found among people. Try one out – you won’t ever wish to use anything else! If you are not sure how to use one, here is a handy bidet guide from DUDE wipes.