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How a Bidet Can Help My Septic Tank

 

Think back….It’s March 2020.

You go to the grocery store.

There’s no toilet paper.

*Cringe*

You remember, what a wild time that was and still is. With toilet paper shortages plaguing the nation, many families have turned to bidets to address the issue. And American’s aren’t the only ones interested in bidets. The global bidet market is expected to rise at least 4% over the next five years.

 

What is a Bidet & How Do They Work?

Bidets are a type of toilet often used in Eastern countries. The bidet washes your tush after you go to the restroom through a stream of water that rises up and cleans you off. Bidets come in a variety of styles and installations, but typically a nozzle will emerge from beneath you, spray water to wash your bum, and then will retract so you can go about your day.

Because of their technology, bidets eliminate the need for toilet paper. While this is relevant in our time of toilet paper shortages, it’s also beneficial to the environment. It’s been reported that American’s collectively produce yearly toilet paper waste equal to 36.5 billion rolls of toilet paper.

Bidets come in a variety of options – from toilet seat attachments to full installations. The range of products available make bidets a cost effective option for eliminating toilet paper waste and preventing damage to your septic system.

 

Toilet Paper and Your Septic Tank

Because bidets will lessen your need for toilet paper, you will have less opportunity for toilet clogs that can be damaging to your septic system. By reducing the waste that is put into your septic system, you can increase its lifespan by lessening the work that it must do to keep your home clean and waste free.

Clogs caused by toilet paper put strain on your septic system that can lead to larger, more expensive problems. Broken pipes from heavy wear on your septic system cause cost up to $10,000 to fix – a much more expensive solution than a waste-eliminating installation.

Bidets are much more economical than eco-friendly than traditional toilets. Ditching your current commode and making the switch to a bidet or a bidet attachment will use less water and limit the strain on your septic system. By limiting this strain, your septic system will need to be emptied less often and not have to work as hard. This could be the difference in a septic system that runs optimally for 40 years instead of 15.

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