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Installation Guide

When it comes to our bidet installation guide, it is very important to follow the steps word for word. A bidet isn’t difficult to install, especially for an experienced plumber. Our easy to follow instructions provide you with the intel needed to install your bidet safely and securely. It is possible to install yourself though we recommend calling a plumber if you are uncomfortable or have never done any plumbing work previously. Installing your bidet properly to your toilet can prevent problems such as leaks and damages to your bidet.

See our informational videos or downloadable instructions as a PDF below! Going through the videos and reading our guide will make it easier for you to use your bidet as well as receiving the full benefits of it.

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Informational Videos

Learn How To Use A Bidet: Installing A Bidet

Bidets have really gained popularity in the United States as was basins for cleaning your body after using the toilet. While adding a freestanding bidet to your home requires dedicated plumbing lines, bidet toilet seats are handheld bidet sprayers are easy to install and require very little space in your bathroom. This guide reviews several options for how to install a bidet, including installing a bidet seat, a bidet sprayer and a freestanding bidet.

Before Installing A Bidet

Installing a bidet toilet seat or bidet sprayer is one of the easiest ways to add the cleaning function of a bidet to a bathroom with a limited size or a home with a limited budget for plumbing renovations.

  • Determine whether you prefer a bidet seat or sprayer and choose one that suits your bathroom and fits your toilet bowl.
  • Before bidet installation, use the shutoff valve to turn off the water to the toilet.
  • Flush the toilet until the tank is empty

Tip: Installing a bidet product such as the USABIDET H1 or USABIDET H2 will involve detaching the water supply hose, so have a towel or small bucket ready to catch any water remaining in the tank or hose.

How To Install A Bidet Seat

A bidet seat contains the equipment built in and will replace your current toilet seat.

  • Using a wrench if needed, remove the existing seat from your toilet. Recycle the old seat and any parts, if this is an option in your area. Clean the rim.
  • Attach the bidet seat mounting plate (also called the catch plate) by aligning it over the bolt holes and inserting the brackets. Insert and tighten the mounting bolts.
  • Slide the bidet seat onto the mounting plate, adjusting the placement as needed. The seat should have a release button you can press to remove it from the mounting plate.

How To Hook Up A Bidet Toilet Seat

  • Detach the toilet’s flexible water supply hose from the base of the toilet tank.
  • Attach the bidet t-valve to the base of the tank
  • Attach the water supply hose to the lower connection of the t-valve.
  • Attach one end of the bidet’s supply hose to the upper connection of the t-valve.
  • Attach the free end of the bidet hose to the bidet seat. Make sure all connections are secure.
  • Use the shutoff valve to turn on the water. Check for leaks and test the bidet.

Tip: Some bidets seats have fittings for separate cold and hot lines if you’d like the option of warm water.

How To Install A Hand-Held Bidet Sprayer

A handheld bidet sprayer provides a supplement to your toilet and can be hung on the tank itself or on a nearby wall. Many of the installation steps are similar to installing a bidet seat.

  • Before installation, determine which side of the toilet is most convenient for the sprayer.
  • Detach the toilet’s flexible water supply hose from the base of the toilet tank.
  • Attach the bidet t-valve to the base of the tank.
  • Attach the water supply hose to the lower connection of the t-valve.
  • Attach one end of the sprayer hose to the upper connection of the t-valve.
  • Screw the sprayer head and any necessary extensions to the free end of the sprayer hose.
  • Place the holster clip on the edge of the tank, or screw the holster mount onto the wall.
  • Turn on the water and test the bidet sprayer.

Tip: Handheld sprayers usually have separate switches for turning on the water and activating the sprayer. Make sure both are in the “Off” position when first activating the unit to avoid uncontrolled bidet spray.

How To Install A Freestanding Bidet

Freestanding bidets are about the size of a toilet and may not fit as additions to bathrooms or water closets if space is limited. Do not plan to add one unless your bathroom already has a bidet trap and other appropriate plumbing. If you want to add a standard bidet as part of a renovation, professional installation is highly recommended.

  • If your bathroom is equipped with correct plumbing, installing a bidet is comparable to replacing a toilet.
  • Begin assembling the bidet by attaching the drain fittings and the faucet. Follow all instructions in the owner’s manual.
  • Align the bidet over the drain and water supply line. Use a pencil or tape to mark the shape of the bidet and the placement of the hold-down bolts.
  • Drill plot holes for the hold-down bolts.
  • Reposition the bidet and attach the bolts. Place caps over the heads of the bolts.
  • Place caps over the heads of the bolts.
  • Use a measuring level to confirm that the bidet is not at an angle.
  • Apply silicone sealant around the base of the bidet, as you would do when installing a toilet.
  • Connect the water supply, shut-off valve and drain.
  • Open the valve to turn the water and test the bidet for proper function and leaks.

A bidet attachment such as a bidet seat or hand-held sprayer is easy to install and provides a good option to a standard bidet. Using bidets can be a refreshing part of one’s regular hygiene regimen and potentially save on toilet paper.

How To Use A Bidet

If you have ever wondered about the proper way to use a bidet, now is a great time to learn, as they’re becoming increasingly popular in the United States.

Types of Bidets

Bidets come in more forms than ever, which is part of why they’re becoming more popular. With various bidet models in demand in modern bathrooms everywhere, you can never really predict where you might encounter a handheld or built-in bidet.

Freestanding Bidet

This is he traditional type of bidet. Freestanding bidets are placed next to the regular toilet, and they look like a large, low sink. Freestanding bidets are sometimes filled with water that rises to the surface of the bowl, and they may be equipped with jets.

Handheld Bidet

A handheld bidet, also called a bidet shower or bidet sprayer, is a nozzle that stays attached to the toilet. This type of bidet is manually placed near your private area to clean your genitals and anus after using the toilet, sexual intercourse, or for freshening up. With a handheld bidet, you control the positioning of the stream of water.

Built-in Bidet

A built-in bidet is a toilet equipped with a bidet feature. After flushing a toilet with a built-in bidet, the toilet may automatically dispense a vertical stream of water to cleanse you.

Warm Water Bidet

A warm water bidet can be built-in, free-standing, or a sprayer attachment. A warm water bidet is simply hooked up to the hot water pipe system or has a built-in water warmer which provides a warmer spritz to your bottom when you use it.

How To Use A Bidet

If you see a bidet “out in the wild,” make a plan for how you’re going to use it before you make an attempt. Try turning the spray nozzle on or flushing the built-in bidet, so you can see where the stream of water will come from and how powerful the water pressure will be.

Tips For Use

  • Check out the bidet before you try to use it. Figure out where the jets of water are going to come from so you’re prepared.
  • When you first use a bidet, clean off with toilet paper first before attempting the bidet spray.
  • You don’t need to use soap to use a bidet. Some people do use the bidet like a mini-shower after a bowel movement, sexual intercourse, or for freshening up, but it isn’t a requirement.
  • Make sure that any clothing items (such as underwear, pants, and tunic-style shirts) are out of the way before turning on the bidet jets.
  • You may notice a towel hanging within arm’s reach of your bidet. Be forewarned that this is for drying off your hands, never your rear.
  • For best results with a bidet attachment, make sure you remember to shut off the T-valve after every use, with no exceptions. Forgetting to turn it off could result in a leaky attachment.
  • If you have a vulva, be sure to direct the water front-to-back to avoid getting bacteria into your vulva.

Cautions

Bidets can be a great alternative to toilet paper, but that doesn’t mean that there are no drawbacks or risks associated with using them. Bidets are decidedly not for everyone, and if you have a weakened immune system, you might want to wait a bit before trying one out.

The Bottom Line

Bidets may take some getting used to, but many people like them so much that they decide to make a permanent switch. If you want to try using a bidet, take a good look around at the equipment and make sure you’re prepared for the jets.

People with conditions such as hemorrhoids or irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) might benefit from giving the bidet a try.