Bidet – Home Preparation
What is a Bidet?
Bidets are a great way to keep your personal hygiene up without having to use much toilet paper.
How Does a Bidet Work?
When the bathroom user is completed in the bathroom, they can turn a knob that will stream water towards the genito-anal region of the user.
Bidet toilet seats vs. floor based bidets
Understanding that there are two types of bidets is the best place to start when considering prepping your home for a bidet. Traditionally, bidets were installed next to the toilet in a home. Nowadays, there is the capability to install a bidet directly on your toilet seat. If you want a more permanent addition to your bathroom, a floor based bidet is the best way to go, but if you don’t want to have a construction zone in your bathroom, then a toilet bidet is the best alternative.
Installing a Floor Based Bidet
Yes, much like installing any sort of plumbing fixture in your bathroom, there is construction involved. In determining the location of your bidet, assure that the wall and floor are even in order to ensure the proper installation.
Efficient plumbing in any bathroom is the key to efficiency. Bidets, unlike toilets, may have a drain on either the floor or in the wall of the bathroom. Bidet drains located on the wall are installed similarly to that of a bathroom sink, whereas the installation of a bidet drain on the floor is similar to that of a toilet.
Water Supply Valve
Connect your bidet to the water supply valve on the bathroom wall. When installing, remember to turn the handle clockwise to close and counterclockwise to open. Installing a bidet requires preparing new lines specifically for a bidet in either remodeling a bathroom or in completely new construction. Have a plumber run lines for hot and cold water to meet the rough-in specifications for the bidet.
Exactly as you would seal a toilet to the floor, the same is required of a bidet. Simply apply a thin bead of silicone caulk sealant along the bottom of the bidet and where it meets the floor. Smooth away any excess sealant with your finger.
Connect Water Lines
After all of the hard preparation, it is finally time to connect the water lines to their corresponding hot and cold water lines. Lastly, make sure that you securely tighten the drainage line of the bidet.
Installing a Bidet Toilet Seat
Because the installation of a toilet seat bidet doesn’t require the extensive construction that a floor based bidet does, more and more people are opting for this alternative.
- Turn off water, and rid your toilets’ tank of any remaining water
- Remove current toilet seat
- Add new toilet seat to the toilet and fasten with toilet seat screws
- Connect the bidet house to the T-adapter and connect the other end of the bidet hose to the bidet inlet
- Turn the bidet back on and get ready to use it!!!