Each bidet is a little different in terms of functionality, but the purpose behind them is the same (no pun intended). But how do they work? Simply put, a bidet uses a stream of clean water to take the place of toilet paper after you use the bathroom. Bidets use water from your incoming water supply, attaching at either your wall or your sink (never using water from your toilet). A concentrated stream of water is turned on at the touch of a button or twist of a knob; bidet nozzles can be either stationary or positionable, depending on style and model. Additional features may include self-cleaning nozzles and carbon deodorization for an all-around hygienic restroom routine.
If your first impression of bidets is that they’re messy or unsanitary, think again. Many of today’s modern bidets and attachments utilize retractable nozzles which tuck away automatically when the system is not in use. Automatic, self-cleansing nozzle technology ensures exceptional sanitation for both the system and the user, with higher-end models including an extra option for additional nozzle cleaning on demand. Want a little less technology? Handheld sprayers are another option for an easy (and affordable) spray, perfect for users looking for a nozzle-free cleanse.