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Are Bidets Sanitary?

August 4, 2020 | Blog

Bidets are an essential part of bathrooms for many other countries, and with the rise in demand for toilet paper in the US, bidets have become a popular install in the US, as well. Gotelli Plumbing is now offering bidet installation and attachments for your bathroom. Here’s a breakdown of bidet benefits and how this toilet paper alternative could be right for you.


If you’re asking “are bidets sanitary?” – the answer is yes. A common misconception surrounding bidets is that they are unclean. Water is the most effective and gentle way to get a clean feeling after using the restroom. Bidets are proven to provide a deeper clean than toilet paper alone. The water that’s released comes from the sink’s tap, which is the same water you use to wash your hands. You can also control the bidet’s water pressure, so you’re comfortable with the amount of water coming out.

These sanitary appliances also provide a wide range of benefits.

Bidet Benefits

  • Environmental Benefits – Bidets provide many benefits for the user as well as the environment. Without the need for toilet paper products, you’re saving money and decreasing paper and plastic waste. You’re also reducing your chances of having plumbing problems that backed-up toilet paper can cause.
  • Health Benefits – Anyone can use bidets, but they’re especially helpful for the disabled, the elderly and pregnant women. Lack of mobility can make a trip to the bathroom harder. Fortunately, bidets will thoroughly clean those hard to reach places, making it easier for someone who is mobility impaired. The water can also soothe irritations and take away the need for abrasive toilet paper.

Bidet Installation

Before installing a bidet, it’s necessary to make sure that your bathroom is suitable to have a bidet installed. Gotelli Plumbing offers Toto brand toilets and bidets, which require access to an electrical outlet. If that’s an issue, we recommend working with an electrician to set one up beforehand. Gotelli can install a bidet toilet seat to your current toilet or a full toilet with a bidet attachment.

Give Gotelli Plumbing a call today for expert installation and information on the benefits of bidets.

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