Over the years, the human population has been unkind to planet earth. There has been the destruction of natural habitats with animals, birds, and fish suffering the consequences of human and industrial actions such as pollution.
Americans are estimated to use a whopping 36.5 billion rolls of toilet paper every year, and in 2014 we spent $9.6 billion on it. That’s a lot of money for a lot of dead trees when we could be using Washlet toilet seats (bidet), which are far more ecologically efficient.
Environmentalists and experts have been working round the clock to prevent further damage to planet earth before Mother Nature fights back. And this is where Washlet toilet seats come in. Using a WASHLET reduces the need for toilet paper, saving trees and water used to manufacture each roll. With a population of 384 million in the United States and counting, the potential environmental impact of normalizing bidets is enormous.
What is a Washlet toilet seat?
Washlet (ウォシュレット, Woshuretto) is a registered trademark of the Japanese toilet company Toto, used in their line of cleansing toilet seats with a water spray feature for genital and anal cleansing. The Washlet is an electronic bidet and commonplace on toilets in Japan.
It is a result of the desire to provide Japanese standard hospitality. Its regular wash-and-blow dry function is all possible thanks to the technology behind it. Just as the Japanese are known for their meticulous nature and pursuit of precision, every detail of the washlet has been refined to perfection. This gives us the world’s most evolved toilet technology
Unlike traditional toilet paper which can often be rough and ineffective, the washlet quickly provides comfortable, warm water cleansing at the touch of a button. A once mundane trip to the bathroom can become a spa-like experience with a washlet.
Powered and Non- Powered Washlet toilet seats
- The basic bidet function (to provide a pressurized stream of water to wash your private area) can be powered entirely without electricity – even in an electric-powered bidet. That is, the stream itself can be powered solely by the home water supply pressure. The electrified features may be limited to “support” operations.
- Clean more effectively and hygienically than toilet paper, but it uses cold water, whereas most people prefer warm water.
- Powered washlet are like other standard electric appliances and get their power by plugging into a standard electrical outlet.
- More often, an “electric” washlet uses its juice to power a built-in heater that warms the water before it touches your skin, raise or lower the seat, turn on/off a timer, respond to a remote-control unit, and other convenience features that need a power source. Naturally, a non-electric bidet will have none of those features.
- In addition to heated water, electronic bidet seats provide several other popular features like oscillating cleanse to expand the cleaning area as well as adjustable water pressure and temperature to be changed to fit the user’s preferences. It also provides a warm air-dry feature to help dry after washing. Other user-friendly options include self-rinsing nozzles, built-in air deodorizers and remote control that can be mounted wherever is most convenient for users.
Though the non-electronic washlet are more limited in their available features, they can fit a more limited budget. Electronic washlet is more expensive, but the extra investment will get you a lot of those extra features most people want. The main thing is to assess your budget to find your price range and do your research to really know what features are most important to you. Either way you go, both types of washlet will provide a healthier, more hygienic cleanse than the dry toilet paper too many people are still using.
Health Benefits of Washlet toilet seats;
Fans of the bidet/washlet claim it leaves their backsides feeling cleaner, fresher, and healthier. Others agree that a bidet can be more comfortable than toilet paper for people who have just had surgery, given birth, or experience irritable bowel syndrome. Why? Because washing with water is so much gentler than scraping dry paper across your privates. The skin there is actually pretty tender, with lots of sensitive nerve endings. Wiping with dry tissue may irritate and damage the area.
Helps with anal and genital hygiene,” Indeed, in (2005 Trusted Source) of 22 nursing home residents who’d had bidet toilets installed, results showed that half of the residents and staff reported it had “a positive effect on toileting,” with residents’ urine bacteria content also decreasing afterward.
Washing your behind with water helps remove more fecal bacteria, potentially preventing you from spreading bacteria from your hands to your surroundings
More hygienic than toilet paper. One study found that using a bidet properly can decrease the number of bacteria in your urine, which signals a more thorough cleaning. Using water and soap to clean yourself after going to the toilet is more hygienic than simply wiping with paper.
Could potentially limit your germ spread. When you use a bidet, your hands don’t often come into close contact with fecal matter. That could limit particles from getting on your hands and spreading.
Could lower your risk of hemorrhoids. A study from a Trusted Source comparing warm water sprays to sitz baths for people who had surgery around their anus found no difference in wound healing. But those who were in the water spray group said the spray was significantly more convenient and satisfying.
Using a bidet with medium-low water pressure could help relieve pressure on your anus, thus potentially reducing your risk of hemorrhoids. Warm water may also promote blood circulation in the skin around the anus.
Enhance your bathroom experience. The same study found that using a wash-and-dry bidet in a nursing home enhanced the overall toileting experience of the residents.
As we get older, our mobility can deteriorate and make it increasingly hard to clean ourselves after using the toilet. Medical conditions and debilitating illnesses can make using the bathroom without assistance almost impossible, but with a WASHLET, you can increase your independence and feel cleaner with just one touch of a button.
Most of our washlet toilet installation services can be completed in the same day, but every project is case by case depending on what your specific situation is. Contact us today by dialling (561) 223-2237 or visit our website at https://www.thetrue-pros.com/
( credits and source; webmd.com, healthline )