Non-Electric Bidet Attachments: Features and Functions
Non-electric bidet attachments can be simple and affordable hygiene solutions. This article highlights some common features and functions of the non-electric bidet toilet attachments available on the market today.
What can cold water only bidet attachments do?
The majority of non-electric bidet attachments are cold water only. They simply connect to the shut-off valve next to your toilet and provide ample water pressure to clean you thoroughly. The most basic of these non-electric bidets provide a single nozzle for rear washing. Pressure is controlled by a turn-dial control knob. The Bio Bidet Elite 3 has the added benefit of dual nozzles which provides a front feminine wash as well.
What about the Brondell CleanSpa Hand Held Sprayer?
The Brondell Hand Held Bidet Sprayers can be easily installed on all 1-piece and 2-piece toilets and are not limited by the shape of a toilet. Just hook it up to the cold water source and it'll work just like a shower head. Want to be able to use warm water? The Brondell Hot / Cold Mixing Valve Upgrade Kit allows you to draw warm water from the sink (or a warm water source nearby), providing a more comfortable spray during those cold winter days.
What about the non-electric bidet attachments that have a hot water hookup?
The non-electric bidets that have both hot and cold water hookups allow users to experience warm water cleansing without electricity. The closest hot water source is typically a nearby sink. The Bio Bidet BB-250 and Brondell FreshSpa Dual both feature a warm water wash with dual nozzles for front and rear cleansing. These units feature 3 control knobs - one controls the temperature, one controls the spray pressure, and one selects which nozzle to use. The control knob that selects which nozzle to use also has a 3rd setting which allows the user to flush the cold water sitting in the supply line before washing.
What the advantages of the non-electric bidets that replace your toilet seat?
The non-electric bidets that replace your toilet seat have the added benefit of being integrated into a single unit. Bidet attachments that install underneath your existing seat can sometimes cause the toilet seat to be off-balance or bend in the middle. Bidets like the Bio Bidet BB-i3000 and Brondell Ecoseat 100 don't have that problem since they replace your entire seat. The Bio Bidet BB-i3000 has hot and cold water hookups and is also the only non-electric bidet that offers an enema function and a built-in soap reservoir. The Brondell Ecoseat 100 is a cold water only bidet seat that offers front and rear cleansing, but is also much slimmer, lower profile than others on the market.