Bathroom bidet history & plumbing improvements – Consumers looking for a stylish, practical solution for better hygiene care without the higher cost of a bidet toilet replacement should consider installing a hand held bidet spray unit.
A bidet is a low-mounted plumbing fixture or type of sink intended for washing the genitalia, inner buttocks, and anus. The word “bidet” is derived from the French language. The word was originally used by the French royalty to refer to their pet ponies. This odd etymology exists because early bidets were on a stand which the user would straddle as though if they were mounting a horse.
The history of the bidet began from the invention of French furniture makers in the late 17th or early 18th century. The exact date of invention and the inventor is still unknown. Some people suggest that it was Christophe Des Rosiers, a furniture maker of the French Royal Family. The earliest written reference to the bidet is in 1710.
During the 19th century, the Europeans developed a porcelain cleaning device for contraceptive and purgative uses. Thanks to the plumbing improvements of the Victorian era, the bidet moved from the bedroom to the bathroom.
In 1960 the electronic bidet was introduced as an attachment that connected on to existing toilet arrangements. This was ideal for bathrooms lacking the space for both a separate bidet and toilet. Its use has evolved more into a personal cleaning device, and can be commonly found in Asian and European bathrooms.
Handheld bidets require little space, and are easy to install. Cool water is pulled from the cistern inlet via a hose attachment to produce tiny high velocity droplets. Consumers looking for a stylish, practical, and affordable solution for better hygiene care without the higher cost of a bidet toilet replacement should consider installing a handheld unit. These attachments have been used widely around the world for many years.
Battery operated bidets are the modern portable personal hygiene systems that make cleansing more convenient and effective beyond what toilet paper can achieve. They are especailly useful during camping trips, and they make an excellent accessory for mothers with young children and infants. They allow everyone to be fresh and clean anytime, anywhere at an affordable price.