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10 Feb

The fresh, clean benefits of installing a bidet on a toilet in Maine

It is not just Europeans who are taking advantage of the comfort and hygienic benefits of installing a bidet on a toilet. 

Eighty-one percent of households in Japan now have bidets, and they are becoming more common in America, especially in states along the east and west coasts.

If you have used a bidet, you will likely know why its popularity is rising.

Those who use a bidet feel cleaner, fresher and more rejuvenated than traditional toilet paper, which is a more invasive and less hygienic way to clean yourself. 

There are many benefits to installing a bidet on a toilet, and you can call Plumbers 911 Maine to be referred to a licensed, bonded and insured plumbing contractor who can add a bidet to almost any existing toilet. 

Installing a bidet on an existing toilet is an affordable alternative

You do not need to spend thousands of dollars installing a separate bidet. It is possible to install a bidet on your existing toilet as a much more affordable option. Kits are available to connect your toilet’s existing water supply line to the bidet, which is attached to the toilet seat. 

You will substantially save on toilet paper by installing a bidet on a toilet. The average U.S. household uses 409 rolls of toilet paper per year. At one to two dollars per roll, you save $400 to $800 per year. The return on investment for installing a bidet on a toilet is about one to two years.

Installing a bidet on a toilet saves space

Suppose you are constructing a brand new house. In that case, you might be able to afford the necessary footage to install a bidet separate from the toilet. However, if you are installing a bidet in your current house, installing it on an existing toilet is a great way to save space. To meet the building code, you will need at least 15 inches between the centerline and the wall of a bidet/toilet, which is the current code to install a toilet. Combining both products allows you to install a bidet in even the smallest of bathrooms.

Using a bidet is fresh and invigorating

Until you have used a bidet, it can be challenging to appreciate the cleansing sensation it delivers to the bathroom experience. With toilet paper, cleanliness is relative. There is always some element left behind. A bidet, however, can thoroughly clean your skin. Using toilet paper is like washing your face with a paper towel; using a bidet is like a specific and refreshing shower.

Did you know that 60 to 70 percent of people will develop hemorrhoids over their lifetime? Doctors recommend that people with hemorrhoids wash instead of wipe because toilet paper can harm the skin.

Bidets give your sewer system a break

Ask any Maine plumber about the problems toilet paper can cause in a septic tank or sanity sewer line. Installing a bidet on your existing toilet will substantially reduce your toilet paper use, which gives your system a break. Since you will be flushing less toilet paper, you will need to get your septic system cleaned out less often. You can also say goodbye to most toilet or sewer clogs where the toilet paper gets caught in tree roots. If you install a bidet on a toilet, you will likely need to perform less maintenance on your system. 

Need to install a bidet on a toilet? Call Plumbers 911 in Maine

If you want to install a bidet on an existing toilet, call Plumbers 911 Maine and be referred to a plumbing contractor who can perform the work. These contractors can also install a new bidet/toilet combo. Plumbers 911 is a network of plumbing contractors who will install a bidet that best fits your space and budget needs.

All of our licensed plumbers are highly trained and fully vetted. They are drug tested, insured and bonded. Call Plumbers 911 Maine and schedule a time to meet with a trusted licensed plumber!


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