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With a bidet seat, you’ll never have to worry about running out of toilet paper again! A bidet seat is installed in place of a regular toilet seat. This easy-to-use smart seat reliably cleanses your nether regions, preventing bacteria build up and toilet paper mess.
There are many benefits to a bidet seat. If you’re considering adding a bidet toilet seat to your home, below are some of the positives.
If you’re an active older adult, or have a household member with mobility issues, a bidet seat could prevent painful falls and urinary infections. Bidet seats allow people with poor mobility and balance to wash their lower and upper bodies while remaining seated, reducing the risk of a spill.
Additionally, mobility issues can make it difficult to wipe effectively. This could cause bacteria to enter the urethra. Urinary tract infections are a prime reason that older adults get hospitalized. A bidet seat prevents bacteria from colonizing in the genitals and ensures the hard-to-reach spots are reached.
“As people get older and frailer, it’s harder for them to do good personal hygiene, particularly if they have arthritis,” says Dr. Mary Tinetti in the New York Times blog post titled “Begin the Bidet.” “They can’t maneuver around to wipe or wash themselves effectively. In their attempts, they can even fall from the toilet.”
Toilet paper costs us $30 billion a year, according to the Business Insider. The average family of four uses 108 toilet paper rolls per year—not to mention the irritation of having to go out and buy more toilet paper when you’re fresh out! Pets and children can get into the toilet paper stash and leave a mess.
Bidets are hygienic, easy to operate, and require less maintenance costs than it would to buy toilet paper. You also don’t have to worry about irritated skin from toilet paper bleach.
A common misconception about bidets is that they waste water. In actuality, According to the Scientific American, Americans use 36.5 billion rolls of toilet paper every year. The toilet paper-making process also involves 473,587,500,000 gallons of water and 253,000 tons of chlorine for bleaching.
In contrast, the amount of water used by a typical bidet is about 1/8th of a gallon, with the average toilet using about four gallons per flush. A single roll of toilet paper requires 37 gallons of water to produce.
Bidet seats add comfort and convenience to your bathroom. To see our bidet seat selection, visit a Crawford Supply Group website for Illinois, Michigan, or Pennsylvania and fill out a Contact Form. Our knowledgeable showroom consultants would be happy to connect you with the right bidet seat solution for your needs!