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Bidets vs Toilets: Which to Use in Your Bathroom

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The bidet. You’ve probably heard it talked about around Hamilton, maybe by your friends, or maybe you’ve seen it as part of a punchline on a sitcom. 

Is it better than just using toilet paper or is it all hype? Our latest blog explores the reasons why you should consider a bidet today. 

The Rise of the Bidet

In the past, a bidet has often been seen as a luxury option. However, it is becoming much more popular in the modern day as people have realized the benefits. 

Why Choose a Bidet Over Toilet Paper

Cleanliness Leaves You Feeling Fresh

Bidets provide a thorough cleaning, which leaves you feeling fresh and clean. They can also leave your hands cleaner, because you no longer have to wipe, which helps to reduce the risk of bacteria and infection. You’ll feel like you just stepped out of the show! 

Save the Trees and Be Environmentally Friendly

Toilet paper is, shockingly, made from paper. In fact, toilet paper manufacturing is one of the biggest causes of deforestation. Switching to a bidet can significantly reduce the consumption of toilet paper, which helps to lessen the environmental impact of toilet paper production. 

Save Money in the Long Term

While there is an up-front cost for purchase and installation, a bidet can be much more cost-effective in the long run. You will have a much-reduced need for toilet paper, which means you’ll be buying it less. It won’t take long for you to recoup your value! 

You Deserve Luxury and Comfort

Do you want to add an extra level of comfort to your bathroom experience? In addition to the cleanliness factor, a bidet can also have features like heated seats and adjustable settings to enhance your experience. 

Cons of Bidets

While bidets are a great option for many reasons, they do come with their share of drawbacks. 

  • Initial Cost and Installation – installing a bidet, whether standalone or a bidet toilet seat, can be costly and may require professional assistance. 

  • The Adjustment Period – The sensation can be unfamiliar and may take a bit of adjustment. 

  • Bathroom Modifications – Many models fit onto existing toilets, but others may require more extensive bathroom renovations such as installing a new electrical outlet.

  • Water Usage – While bidets are known for being environmentally friendly, they do require a steady supply of water. That may mean you’ll see an increase in your water usage. For those in areas with scare water or trying to reduce their environmental impact, it may not be the right choice. 

  • Materials Used – Many bidets and their attachments are made from non-recycled plastic materials. This raises environmental concerns due to the production and disposal of these materials. 

Choose Plumbing Centre in Hamilton

Now that you’ve learned more about why bidets are great, you might be looking to put one in your own bathroom. If you’re looking to make the switch to a bidet, then you should give Plumbing Centre a call. Choose from a range of designs, styles, and colours to ensure the perfect fit with your bathroom in Hamilton. Contact us today and we’ll provide you with a quote.


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