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Still Using Toilet Paper? Why You Need To Talk To Your Plumber About A Bidet

If you haven't installed a bidet in your bathroom, now's the time to do that. Bidets were once considered a luxury item. Those days are now long gone. Bidets are now easy to install. If you don't want to invest in a new toilet, your plumber can install a bidet on your existing one. Here are four of the benefits you'll enjoy when you have a bidet installed in your home.

Eliminate Toilet Paper Dependency

If you've been following the news, you know that toilet paper is in short supply. If you find yourself on the losing end of the toilet paper wars, you may wish that you had a better solution. That's where the bidet comes into the picture. Bidets use a stream of water to wash away urine and fecal matter. The end result is cleaner and reduces your dependency on toilet paper.

Reduce Stubborn Clogs

If you're still using toilet paper, you're increasing your risk for stubborn clogs. Each time you flush down toilet paper with your bowel movements, you run the risk that some of the waste will linger in the pipes. Toilet paper doesn't break down right away. In fact, it can take quite a while to decompose once it's in the drains. When you use a bidet to clean yourself after a bowel movement, you end your need for toilet paper. That process reduces the occurrence of stubborn clogs.

Improves Bathroom Hygiene

If you've ever left the bathroom feeling less than clean after a bowel movement, you need a bidet. There are times when no matter how much you wipe, you never end up clean enough. The residual matter can stain your underwear and cause unpleasant body odors. If you're a woman, this can increase your risk of infections. This is especially true if you wipe from back to front. Improve your bathroom hygiene and reduce your risk of infection. Install a bidet in your bathroom.

Alleviates Discomfort

If you still use ordinary toilet paper to clean up after a bowel movement, you're at risk for discomfort. The constant rubbing on your delicate skin can cause irritation and pain. If you suffer from hemorrhoids, you may benefit from a bidet. Toilet paper use increases the occurrence of bleeding and anal discomfort. This is especially true where hemorrhoids are concerned. The use of a bidet alleviates discomfort.

To learn more about installing a bidet, contact a residential plumber.