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by Pei Wen Tan August 18, 2020 4 min read

Reasons to install a handheld bidet spray

With the current resurgence of Covid-19 cases, and the resulting toilet paper shortage of 2020, now is the best time to implement a bidet in your bathroom. Bidet seats can get quite pricey and will usually require additional labour for installation which can add up.

A great low-cost alternative to bidet seats are handheld bidet sprays. Commonly seen in Asia, these low-cost alternatives are an excellent alternative for providing a clean wash.

You wouldn't wipe down dirty dishes with a paper towel and call it day, so why wouldn't you wash yourself thoroughly after finishing your business?

Since handheld bidet sprays are significantly cheaper than bidet toilet seats, one cannot expect the same level of convenience. Whereas on a bidet toilet seat, where one can sit down and enjoy an automated clean, using a handheld bidet spray will require you to manually aim yourself.

Despite this, it is not difficult at all to operate a Handheld Bidet Spray.

The main steps of operating a handheld bidet spray is as follows:

  • Unhook the spray from the holder
  • Open the shut off valve to allow water to the unit
  • Position the spray either from behind or the front, depending on personal preference.
  • Squeeze the trigger gently to allow water to start flowing
  • Wash at angles to ensure you get the most efficient clean and prevent any splash back.

With these steps in mind, you now know how to successfully operate a Handheld Bidet Spray! No what are some more reasons you should install one?

Help the environment

With rising issues such as limited water supply and climate change, it is imperative for us to consider the impact we are having on the environment. The waste we accumulate by using toilet paper after we go to the bathroom is a key issue that is affecting the environment.

While toilet paper is biodegradable, we are using it at a high rate and its disposal methods do not bode well for the environment. We can consider reusable toilet paper as an alternative, but many people balk at the idea of using the same material to wipe their areas down after going to the bathroom.

Bidet toilets or bidet sprays are a great alternative for those who want to reduce the impact they have on the environment, but aren’t looking to use reusable toilet paper. Using a bidet toilet or bidet spray gives you an efficient and effective clean without creating more waste. For this reason, these new options are definitely something you should consider if you want to contribute to a healthier environment.

Efficient and thorough cleaning

You wouldn’t simply wipe down a plate after eating on it, so why do we simply wipe after going to the bathroom? The truth is, this is a western mentality that has been surpassed by Eastern countries, where bidet toilets and bidet sprays are a commonality.

If you’ve ever been to Japan or China, you would have likely seen either a bidet toilet or bidet spray. These options allow you to get a better clean, as rather than just using toilet paper, you are using water to wash away any remaining wastage.

While it definitely feels weird to use the first few times, after you have gotten used to it you can’t go back. The feeling of a nice, thorough clean is hard to beat, and after you install a bidet toilet or bidet spray, you’ll wonder how you ever went without one.

It’s true that bidet toilets and bidet sprays are not common in Western countries yet, but with the rising concerns for the environment and the current concerns about hygiene that COVID-19 has raised, it is likely that they will become more common.

Stay ahead of the times and install a bidet toilet or bidet spray to ensure that you get a quick and efficient clean! It is satisfying and allows for extra cleanliness, and it is soon to become the ‘normal’ way of cleaning your areas after going to the bathroom.


Increase the value of your home

Installing a bidet toilet or bidet spray will undoubtedly increase the value of your home. This is because you are installing an additional appliance which costs money, but will also add value to your house.

While bidet toilets or bidet sprays are admittedly not a must for many people, they are definitely a plus in the eyes of future tenants. Even if future tenants aren’t fans of bidets, even they can recognise that the extra appliance cost money to install, and they might end up using it themselves and finding it helpful.

Increasing the value of your home is an important thing to consider when you are adding fixtures and fittings to your home. Remember that while it is your home at the moment, and for the next few years presumably, eventually there will be another family living in that house. You must think of the value you are offering future tenants when you eventually pass the house to another family. This will also increase the amount you will be able to obtain for the next house you purchase.

Easy maintenance and upkeep

Bidet toilets and bidet sprays have easy maintenance and upkeep. You might think that because it is more technologically advanced, it will be a hassle to upkeep and take care of, but this is certainly not the case.

You can simply leave the bidet toilet and bidet spray to do its thing. True, you will have to give it a wash from time to time, but the same goes for any regular toilet you have. The spray hose will need to be cleaned as well, but if you are using both items correctly there should not be a lot of additional maintenance for these items.

Bidet toilets and bidet sprays are becoming more popular as we transition into being a more socially and environmentally conscious society. Already a standard household item in Asian countries such as Malaysia and Japan, it won’t be long until they become a commonality in Australia. Get a bidet toilet or bidet spray now to allow yourself a more efficient and effective clean after going to the bathroom!

Pei Wen Tan
Pei Wen Tan

Pei Wen is a freelance writer and editor who enjoys writing about topics ranging from lifestyle to interior design. She has a keen interest in creating content that is informative and easily accessible, and enjoys continually expanding her knowledge in all areas.

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