Indianapolis Bidet Installation
The word bidet may cause some people to grimace. But for many, bidet installation in Indianapolis is a new trend that many Hoosier homeowners are adding to their bathroom plumbing.
At B&W Plumbing, Heating, Cooling and Drains, our expert Indianapolis plumbers have been installing high-end fixtures throughout Indianapolis and Central Indiana area for years. We have the skills and experienced plumbers needed to ensure your bidet installation goes without a hitch. Whether retrofitting your current toilet seat or installing a bidet in a newly designed bathroom, we’ll get the job done right.
A Brief History Lesson About the Bidet Seat
Merriam-Webster defines the bidet as “a bathroom toilet fixture used especially for bathing the external genitals and the anal region.” There! The awful definition is out there! Loosely translated, the bidet toilet seat is your personal posterior water power wash!
The bidet has been keeping backsides clean for centuries. The first creation and toilet install came in France in the 1600s and became a regular plumbing indulgence of the upper classes. The invention of indoor plumbing saw the bidet’s popularity soar in Europe, and many bathrooms had both a toilet and a bidet. Over time, the design has morphed into a toilet/bidet seat combination, and its popularity continued to grow in many other countries. In fact, the only country that initially seemed to miss the bidet boat is the United States.
Benefits of Bidet Toilet Installation in Your Bathroom
While we are interested in being clean and germ free, we couldn’t get over the whole “bidet” thing. Rather, we tried to address the cleanliness dilemma using wet wipes. Wet wipes, while handy for the moment,” have long-term ill effects on the environment.
Now, the perfect storm for embracing bidets in Indianapolis homes is forming. Public awareness of the environmental and monetary cost of wet wipes has made consumers leery of their use. That combined with new companies making affordable bidet-like attachments to existing toilets that offer the same cleansing effect at a fraction of the cost. After all, isn’t everyone interested in cleanliness and good hygiene, while helping the environment and saving money?
It can also help restore self-reliance to the elderly and special needs population, who may need assistance maintaining the same level of cleanliness. It can also end embarrassment for people who have physical limitations as well. Think of it this way: would you rather help a loved one clean up after toileting or provide an easy way they can do it themselves? Show of hands?
Quick Story from B&W President, Beth Rovazzini
My father was diagnosed with diverticulosis over 30 years ago. Since he was in the business of plumbing, he was well acquainted with bidets and had one installed in his home. Every home he has lived in since has had a bidet. In fact, he recently began the hunt for a senior living community and had many suitors. The community that eventually won his heart was the one that took care of his backside and allowed an outlet so he could install a bidet seat.
In our environmentally concerned world, the bidet makes perfect sense. I plan to install one on my husband’s preferred “throne.” Happy Valentine’s Day, Honey!
How Much Does it Cost to Install a Bidet Toilet Seat?
The truth is a bidet installation is similar to toilet installation. In some cases, the bidet of your choosing may only use hot water. If that happens, our plumbers may need to install a hot-water feed in addition to a cold-water feed and drain pipe. Because the market is growing and there are many different models, bidet installation plumbing costs will vary.
If the idea of helping the environment while maintaining a fresher fanny appeals to you, contact B&W today. We can help you decide which product would work best for your home.