How to Clean Your Bidet

After you finish your business, a bidet keeps your behind clean and neat. A bidet is sustainable, hygienic, and a one-time investment that will work wonders for you. 

So, what can you do to repay the favour?

Fortunately, cleaning your bidet is no different from cleaning your toilet. In the end, a bidet is going to add a minute or two to your regular bathroom cleaning regimen.

Depending on the type of bidet you own, you may need to clean only a few additional parts: the spray nozzle, the filter that connects the bidet to the shut-off valve, the showerhead, and other bidet toilet accessories.

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Since bidets, bidet toilet seats, and other bidet toilet accessories directly channel the water from your posterior into the toilet, the dirty water won't splash back onto the nozzle, leaving you no extra cleaning work.

Switching to a bidet will likely leave you feeling cleaner and free your hands from the burden of wiping your bum! Therefore, it makes sense that you'd want the device that cleans your intimate areas to stay hygienic itself, and you'd like the machine to last as long as possible. 

This raises the question of how to clean your bidet and maintain it. Don't worry - cleaning and maintaining your bidet isn't tricky. The majority of modern bidets take care of most of the work for you!

Whether you are looking to buy an electric or non-electric bidet seat attachment or already own one, read on for ways to clean and care for them, and you'll be able to make the right decision.

Having a bidet in a bathroom is a no-brainer, and this article will help you with the upkeep of one.

How To Clean Your Bidet?

There is essentially no difference in cleaning all types of bidets. However, the process may vary slightly according to whether you own a bidet toilet, bidet toilet seat, or a bidet attachment. Depending on the bidet type, some may be powered by electricity, while others are not.

To clean your bidet, you do not need any bidet-specific products, but avoid using toilet bowl cleaners or solvents containing harsh chemicals, such as acetone, to remove calcium build-up from toilets. Those products may damage your bidet toilet seat and nozzle.

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Bidets should always be cleaned with products low in chemicals and are natural. Bidets are easy to clean when using anti-bacterial wipes since you can lightly pinch and polish the nozzle. You can also spray a rag with natural bathroom cleaner before wiping the nozzle and the bidet seat or attachment.

To get the most from your bidet, you should perform some routine maintenance and clean every now and then. Here are three tips on cleaning your bidet attachments for a long-lasting and hygienic bidet life:

How To Clean Bidet Spray

One of the essential bidet attachments is the toilet bidet spray, as it's responsible for cleaning our bottoms. But the question- "how to clean bidet spray?" is something we all are curious about, and honestly, it seems like a task, but in reality, it isn't. 

Cleaning a toilet bidet spray is easy peasy lemon squeezy! All you need to do is invest in a soft-bristle toothbrush and designate it as your toilet bidet spray cleaner. You can use the brush with cleaning solutions low on chemicals on your toilet bidet spray to make it squeaky clean.

 

If you want to go the extra mile for your toilet bidet spray cleaning, you can try a disinfecting wipe and wipe down the spray after brushing. You can also incorporate hydrogen peroxide in your cleaning regime as it can be utilised to sanitise the toothbrush after use.

How To Unclog A Bidet

Even if you own a self-cleaning bidet, you still need to wash it. Nonetheless, since bidets are self-cleaning, you will only need to perform a few routine cleanings once in a while. Thus you do not need to wash the device after each use, as it is taken care of by the bidet itself.

Bidets don't usually get clogged as they are used to wash your genitals and rear ends, but if you flushed a toilet paper or wet wipe down the drain by mistake, don't worry; you can unclog it.

But how to unclog a bidet? It may seem like an impossible task, but it's pretty much the same as a toilet, and you can do it yourself without a plunger.

 

All you need to do is use a generous amount of surface cleaners like dishwashing liquid soap or shampoo and squirt it into the bidet. Then follow it by pouring a bucket of hot water in the bidet bowl, ensuring you’re filling it up but not letting it overflow. Then, just let the blockage 'marinate' while you take a cup of tea.

The water level should lower after a few minutes. (Hot water breaks up toilet paper quickly, and soap lubricates the passage of solid materials.)

If the water level is lower than previously, add more soap and more hot water (the water does not need to be as hot as previously since there is less water in the toilet this time). 

Wait again for the water to drain (this should be faster). Repeat the process until the water flows freely.

How To Clean Bidet Nozzle

You may need to loosen the bidet attachment first so that you can get into the space between the back of the nozzles and your toilet. To do so, you have to loosen the bolts connecting your attachment to the toilet seat. 

To clean a bidet attachment like a nozzle, you need to be gentle. You can wipe it down carefully with a soft cloth and a cleanser that you use on your bidet toilet seat, or you can use a disinfectant wipe to clean the bidet attachment.

Have You Returned The Favour To Your Bidet Lately?

It may take some time to get used to a bidet, but many people like them so much that they decide to make the switch. So take a moment to familiarise yourself with the equipment and make sure you're ready for the jets if you choose to use a bidet.

It is not difficult to keep a bidet clean and is as easy as cleaning a toilet. We assure you installing a bidet won't add extra work to your cleaning routine. 

A bidet toilet seat will change your life, and you'll wonder how you ever managed without one. Add it to your bathroom today!