In the 17th century, French furniture makers invented the bidet, a common bathroom fixture in the Arab World, southern Europe and West Africa. Though North Americans have resisted the innovation, more U.S. residents have embraced it, particularly during nationwide toilet paper shortages.
Now, bidets have evolved from emergency personal hygiene alternatives to just one more feature in a luxurious bathroom.
What is a Bidet?
A bidet’s primary purpose is personal hygiene. While most people use dry toilet paper, a bidet offers a wet alternative.
Bidets can be freestanding, separate fixtures; toilet seat replacements with jets; or handheld attachments that spray water.
Regardless of the type of fixture, each has the same function: to provide the best personal cleansing experience.
Bidets also have environmental benefits, reducing the need for toilet paper and stress on forests. In fact, North Americans annually use 36.5 billion rolls of toilet paper, so switching from dry to wet cleaning methods could save 15 million trees, according to Scientific American.
About Fluidmaster’s Soft Spa
If you’re looking to give your bathroom a spa-like makeover without renovating your entire space, you might consider the Fluidmaster Soft Spa Electronic Bidet Toilet Seat.
It offers more luxury than a traditional bidet, without the hassle of replacing your toilet.
The Soft Spa features adjustable water pressure, wand positioning and temperature, as well as a heated seat and warm air-dryer. It even includes a remote control and easy-to-follow instructions.
If you’re new to bidets, no problem. Soft Spa’s Gentle mode is perfect for even the most sensitive users.
And if you’re worried about the maintenance involved, a self-cleaning wand saves you from extra work and guarantees a superior clean.
So, you can lounge in luxury, and save on elbow grease!
The Importance of Maintenance
You would think that something you use every day would get regular maintenance to ensure its optimal performance.
But in the case of the toilet, most of the time, you’d be wrong.
People take toilets for granted. But our friends at Fluidmaster want to help you transform this lowly fixture by upgrading your toilet technology.
Because you spend a lot of time there, you need the toilet to work properly. So Fluidmaster developed the Everything Toilet Tank Repair Kit for the most complete solution to quickly repair your toilet.
Whether your toilet leaks, makes noises or constantly runs, you can solve the problem with this kit. It includes a fill valve, adjustable flush valve, tank-to-bowl gasket, adjustable flapper dial, color-coded tools and stainless steel hardware.
The kit is designed to work with every toilet type; it comes with step-by-step instructions and installation tools.
That way, your toilet is ready whenever you need it!
I’m so happy it’s Toilet week at Today’s Homeowner!
I continue to learn so much from all of you.
I appreciate your help and expertise and explanations on how to maintain my home.
I’ve wanted a bidet for awhile now but it hasn’t reached the “squeaky wheel” status yet. 😉
From best new product, learning tricks in the shop. DIY with Chelsea, and all the show can pack in, I’m definitely learning.
If you’re not learning, you ain’t living.
I believe a Fluidmaster Toilet Seat Bidet system would make a spectacular contest prize, don’t you?
My DVR is set up and ready for the next exciting show.
Thanks to everyone there!
Thanks for watching the show, Rachel, and for the suggestion!
Take care. 🙂
Does a bidet work with a pressurized toilet flushing system?
Hi, Don. That depends on the bidet and toilet in question.
Always check the product details and precautions listed on the box or in the instructions.
Here’s more information about Fluidmaster’s Soft Spa bidet: https://shop.fluidmaster.com/electronic-bidet/product/ebidet?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI35XAutPt8wIV3QiICR3VCQJPEAAYASAAEgLILPD_BwE
Happy home improving! 🙂
Am interested. in having a bidet installed. Can you help me with this?
Happy to help, Miriam!
Here’s a link to Fluidmaster’s Soft Spa bidet: https://shop.fluidmaster.com/electronic-bidet/product/ebidet?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI35XAutPt8wIV3QiICR3VCQJPEAAYASAAEgLILPD_BwE
It’s do-it-yourself-friendly and super easy to install with included directions and tools.
Happy home improving! 🙂