What Are the Benefits of Using a Bidet as Opposed to Toilet Paper?
At its core, the bidet provides a more hygienic post-toilet cleanup compared to toilet paper alone. If you use a bidet attachment that doesn’t come with a dryer, then you may need to use toilet paper or a towel to pat dry after.
By using the water-based cleanup from a bidet seat or bidet toilet, you will also use less single-use toilet paper, which is better for both the environment and your plumbing. Did you know that it takes 37 gallons of water to manufacture just one roll of toilet paper? Whereas a bidet only uses about ⅛ of a gallon of water per use. Using less toilet paper saves more water and more trees. Plus, you’ll save money you would spend on toilet paper, an estimated $180 per year, while saving hundreds of trees! Also, toilet paper and flushable wipes can get backed up in your plumbing, switching to a bidet toilet or seat attachment can help your plumbing run smoother.
Electric bidets in particular can come with a host of other perks like adjustable water nozzles, heated seats, water temperature and pressure control via remote or touch pad, air deodorizer, pre-misting, nightlight, automatic drying, self-cleaning features, and more. Some will even play music.
With these benefits and perks, it’s easy to see how the bidet toilet and seat attachments are gaining traction in America. Granted, they may be strange to use at first; but once bidets are given a chance, most people wonder how they lived without one.