In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over some of the issues with toilet paper usage for those who are serious about sustainability and helping the environment. Toilet paper usage uses up a huge number of trees and is not great for the environment – and one of the simplest possible solutions here is the bidet.
At GenieBidet, we're happy to offer a wide range of bidet seats, bidet attachments and various other options that provide not only fantastic comfort and hygiene benefits, but also help their owners lessen their carbon footprint and benefit the world around them. While part one of our series was mostly focused on the issues with toilet paper and the environment, today's part two will dig into the ways a bidet reduces or removes these issues, plus some of the other convenience benefits that come with bidet seats.
Alternative to Paper Wiping
The bidet is the primary alternative to using traditional toilet paper to wipe, and sustainability isn't the only benefit here. The spray nozzles used by bidets allow for a soothing, hygienic clean that's significantly more robust than wiping with toilet paper.
There are both electric and non-electric bidet models available depending on your needs. Bidet seats, to be specific, go right on top of your existing toilet seat, meaning there's no need for changing your setup or any connections. These also come with warm air dryers and adjustable positioning for the most comfortable wipe possible.
No Additional Plumbing
One other major benefit of bidets, both for homeowners and for the environment: They require no additional plumbing of any kind, and no additional water connections. They tap directly into your existing water supply behind the toilet.
In addition, the amount of water used by a bidet may surprise you – it's shockingly low to some. In fact, many find their bidet uses far less water than their toilet does for a basic flushing cycle.
Toilet Paper Reduction
And finally, using a bidet shows a major reduction in the amount of toilet paper you use and waste. Many people find they reduce their toilet paper usage by 75% or even more – toilet paper may still be needed for drying and related needs in certain cases, but that's the extent of it. All you'll need is a small dab of paper to help with residual water – and even this can be eliminated if you prioritize your drying feature, allowing you to reduce your toilet paper usage even further. Not only is the entire experience hands-free, you're reducing your carbon footprint a little further in the process.
For more on how a bidet helps you improve your environmental footprint, or to learn about any of our bidet seats or services, speak to the staff at GenieBidet today.