Think About Installing A Bidet On Your Toilet


Bidets are becoming more popular in the US. Not every bathroom has the space for a separate unit, and trying to retrofit something into a bathroom can turn into a lot of work. However, there are other options. You can get a bidet toilet seat or attachment that hooks to your toilet that will act just like a bidet, without having to deal with installing a separate unit. Some of the bidet seats and attachments are relatively easy to install on your own, but you may want to have a plumber do the work for you anyway. They should be able to get the work done pretty quickly. If you are going to install one yourself, what are some of the steps you will need to take?

Check Your Space

Adding on a bidet toilet seat or a handheld attachment will take up space in the toilet bowl and around your toilet. If you have a small toilet, that's something that you will have to think about. Look at the size of the item you are interested in and then try to estimate how much space it's going to take up. 

Turn Off the Water

You will also need to make sure that you have no water running into your toilet while you are installing the bidet. Turn off the water valve at the wall so that no water is going into your toilet. After that, you should flush your toilet until there is no water left in the tank or the bowl. When you have done that, you can disconnect the hose from the water supply to your toilet. Be aware that there will probably be some water in the hose, so you might want to have a bucket that you can place it in and some rags to wipe up any water. 

Install the Bidet

If you are installing a bidet seat, you will need to take the current seat off your toilet and clean up the rim of the toilet. The unit will have a catch plate that goes over the bolts and will have the mounting brackets on it, and you can just slide the seat onto the mounting bracket. 

Connect the Water Supply 

The bidet seat should come with a T connector that you can hook to the bottom of the toilet tank. The bidet connects to one arm of the T, and the toilet connects to the other. 

While this might sound easy to do on your own, it can be a good idea to have a plumber come out and do the work for you. That way they are already there if some problem happens. Check out websites like to learn more about the services that plumbers can provide.


28 January 2021

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