Is Getting a Bidet a Good Idea?

The world is funny sometimes. If you asked Dean a few months ago, if we'd be talking about bidets this week he would've said no way.

But here we are talking about bidets because they are a solution to the toilet paper shortages during the current crisis and because they help with our environmental concerns.

Honestly though Dean Sharp also believes they are very likely to become the future of the American bathroom.

So we decided to put together the most commonly asked questions when it comes to bidets. It may be something your family should consider.

Are Americans ready?

• Toto reported in 2017 that bidet sales were increasing by 40% every quarter.

• Right now bidets are in massive demand worldwide

• Look on every major toilet manufacturers website and you’ll find they’ve moved bidets to the front page

Are they hygienic?

• common sense that rinsing cleans better than wiping

• sensitive tissues

• feminine issues

Are they environmentally friendly?

• Globally - every day. we flush 27,000 trees down the toilet each day

• low flow toilets? - it takes 37 gallons of water to make a single roll of toilet paper

• bidets reduce paper usage by 75%

• Scientific American has reported that if the US switched to using bidets, 15 million trees could be saved every year.

Is it really a lower cost?

• the average American family can easily spend $500 per year on toilet paper

• bidet options range from $30-$900

• but full featured “luxury” seats are available starting around $600

• but hey … remember … last week no one was blow drying your butt or guiding you to the toilet with an LED light glowing from under the seat … so don’t get greedy on features

Is it good for those aging in place?

• Bidets are becoming increasingly popular with the elderly and disabled. Combined toilet/bidet installations make self-care toileting possible for many people, affording greater independence.

For more information, listen to Dean explain it below.

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