Most people think that the water used by a bidet is not clean or bidet uses grey water for cleaning. So, where exactly does bidet water come from?
So in this article, I’m going to go straight toward the question and different misconceptions regarding bidet water.
Where Does Bidet Water Come From?
Bidet water comes directly from your home water supply line, the water you use in your kitchen to cook food, clean your teeth, and wash your hands. And this water is clean; that’s why the bidet provides effective hygiene to your private parts.
Even though most of the bidets come with a water reservoir that stores water when needed, it comes to the bidet nozzle with just one button press.
Few of the bidet has separate storage or reservoir for warm water, they store water, and on need, it comes to the nozzle. And the water stored in the bidet’s reservoir is only your home water.
A handheld sprayer that doesn’t have a water reservoir is directly connected to your water supply behind your toilet seat via a hose. And there is a shut valve that you can turn on/off based on your usage.
Does Bidet Use Toilet Water?
I have seen most people have misconceptions that bidets use toilet water.
Before asking this question, ask yourself why you use a bidet.
You use a bidet to achieve effective cleaning and hygiene. And who wants to clean their genitals with toilet water? So it is not true that bidets use toilet water.
The toilet water goes in the drain and your sewage system.
Bidets use only fresh and clean water from your water supply to clean your genitals.
Bidets come with a hose, shut valve, and T-adapter, and you must connect them to the water supply line behind your toilet. It’s like your sink tap, and you can turn your bidet water supply on/off via a shut valve.
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Do Bidet Toilet Seats Use Water Filters?
Most modern water bidets are electric, and they use a water filter. But traditional bidets like handheld bidets or European-style bidets don’t use any water filter.
You can install a water filter on your bidet seat if you don’t have one. You need a few DIY skills to install a filter on your toilet seat.
Bidets with filters are very convenient for people facing hard water issues. The filter eliminates most dirt, sand, rust, dust, and bacteria, making your water more hygienic and pure.
Especially people with sensitive skin must use the filter on their toilet seat. Or use any electric bidet with a built-in filter, like BidetMate 3000 and BidetMate 6000, use built-in carbon filters to filter out different impurities.
How Does Warm Water In Bidets Come From?
Most of the time, I get this question, where does warm water in bidets come from?
Remember that not every bidet offers warm water; only electric bidets or a few non-electric bidets can give you warm water.
A few bidets have a separate inlet for warm water; you have to connect it with a warm water supply line in your bathroom. A few electric bidets automatically heat up the water, and they have a dedicated, warm water reservoir where they maintain the heat.
In my case, I love electric bidets because they are so convenient; with just one button press, I can optimize the water for cleaning.
Similarly, in the case of a handheld bidet or sprayer, you don’t have any access to warm water. That’s why they are not suitable for people living in cold areas.
How Much Water Does Bidet Use?
Bidet uses water deepening upon a person’s needs. But in short, bidet saves water because they have a precise water stream that removes debris immediately.
Regarding water usage, the bidet uses about 1/8 gallons of water per person per day. But it can vary depending upon the person’s need and use. But for flushing the toilet, you need 3 or more gallons of water.
Bidets don’t use toilet water, and bidet water is clean. The water in the bidet comes from your main water supply or main home water supply. This is the water you use in your kitchen, brush your teeth, use in bathtubs, and for cooking, and bidets use the same water.
Most people spread different rumors and misconceptions that bidet uses toilet water or gray water for cleaning; it’s foolish, though, as no one wants to clean his/her butt with dirty water.