There are different types of bidets. The traditional one looks like a smaller toilet with a faucet and is usually placed beside the actual toilet. New toilet models have integrated bidet seats. Handheld bidets are also available for those with limited bathroom space. Another option for those with small bathrooms is the bidet seat which can be installed to replace an existing toilet seat. Whichever you choose among these types, bidets are there to help you clean up after using the toilet.
Unlike traditional bidets and advanced toilet models, a bidet seat is less expensive. There is no need to alter much of your bathroom’s interiors as well.
Here are 3 steps on how to install a bidet:
Step 1: Removing the toilet seat
Removing the toilet seat is done with a screwdriver. Behind the lid are two caps. The mounting holes for the seat and lid are placed inside the two caps. Once the caps are open, the bolts are unscrewed which are meant to secure the seat and lid. After removing the bolts, your plumber can now easily remove the existing seat and lid.
Step 2: Mounting the bidet seat
Your plumber will place the mounting bracket first over the two mounting holes. Next, the plumber will place guide rails on the bracket’s left and right. Putting the bolts back into the mounting holes; this time, it should pass through the mounting bracket and guide rails. Your plumber will now proceed to place your bidet seat by fixing it into the mounting bracket.
Step 3: Connecting the bidet to a water supply
The water supply must be turned off first before doing this. Your plumber will make sure to have the T-connection that comes along with the bidet seat. The T-connection divides the water into two ways: one is for the toilet while the other is for the bidet use.
Toilet tanks have a supply hose connected to a valve called an angle stop. This valve is located in either the floorboard or wall behind the toilet. Next By detaching the supply hose from the angle stop, the plumber will attach the T-connection to the angle stop. Next he will put the supply hose at the top opening of the T-connection. Next the connection between the bidet hose to your bidet and the other end is attached to the side opening of the T-connection.
A professional and licensed plumber will be sure to double check the mounting brackets, guide rails, bolts, nuts and T-connection before turning on the water supply. Next, he will turn on the water supply and look for possible leaks. When these are cleared, the bidet is now ready for use.
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