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No Toilet Paper? No Problem! Bidets Are Better Option Than Toilet Paper.

April 13, 2020

Bidets use water to completely clean your areas. The water is gentle and soothing to the skin. Water is the best way to get fully clean, which is why we shower and bathe.

In times like this, when the Coronavirus scare sends Americans into a toilet paper hoarding frenzy, those with bidets are sitting back with no worries or fears. That’s because they know bidets are the world’s greatest bathroom secret to cleanliness and comfort. It may be a secret they don’t want to share. But we can’t keep a secret about something this good. Bidets use water to completely clean your areas. The water is gentle and soothing to the skin. Water is the best way to get fully clean, which is why we shower and bathe.

What is a Bidet?

A single standing bidet is a plumbing unit that resembles a urinal or large hand washing bowl. It is usually porcelain or ceramic and is installed next to your regular toilet bowl. Or somewhere in the same bathroom where you do your business. 

Don’t have room for an additional vessel in your bathroom? No problem. Companies like Kohler have developed a bidet toilet seat that fits on your current toilet. The bidet seats come in different shapes and with different functions to satisfy your family’s needs.

How to Use a Bidet

The steps are simple. After you go the bathroom and are ready to clean your areas, you will simply use the bidet controls instead.

For cleansing, you will press a button that will allow water to spray your parts for cleaning. The sprays are adjustable since no two people’s bottoms are the same.

Once you are clean you can get up and dab yourself dry with a hand towel. Or, stay seated and let the bidet dryer do its job. Oh yes, you can have a bidet equipped with a dryer. There are many other options from which to choose also.

Bidet Seat with Extras


Today’s bidet seats are anything but typical. You can customize your bidet seat to meet the needs of you and your family. They are even programmable. Meaning, you can preset seating preferences that with the touch of a button, will adjust to your bottom.

Many bidets today come with a remote control. The remote allows you to adjust the other added benefits of today’s bidets, like, heated seating, air dryers, and led lighting.

Going to the bathroom becomes more like a spa treatment.

Bidet Costs & Features


Bidet attachments, like a three-piece cleaning set can cost as little as $50. Basic bidet seats can range from $100 to $200. As you add features, like the dryer with a remote control, expect the price to increase. There are some models that are more comfortable, come with lighting and heat that range from $1000 to $2000.

Deluxe models with programmable settings to meet the needs of every user in your home, with motion activated everything, can cost $3000 or more.

Before you gasp, calculate how much money you have spent on toilet paper throughout the years. A lot more than $3000 and without the spa like features.

Call your Mesa area plumber and get some over the phone advice about bidets. You can find a model that fits your budget and lifestyle. Contact us at Whitton Plumbing, Arizona’s premier plumbing company. We offer free phone estimates and guarantee a rapid response to your plumbing needs 24/7.

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