Considering Bidet Toilet Installation for Your Remodel?
In European bathrooms, the bidet is a regular fixture. First installed for French royalty around the early 1700s, the bidet quickly caught on. And now, American master bathrooms are installing bidets more and more. And there are a few different models to choose from. So, if you are considering bidet toilet installation, you will need plumbing and carpentry skills. Or you can call on your local plumbing company to do the job for you.
Flow Pros Plumbing is your local plumber for Pinellas and Hillsborough counties. If you want to install a bidet toilet, give us a call to get it done right the first time. In the meantime, there are a few things you should learn about the bidet.
Requirements for a Bidet Toilet Installation
They may look like a toilet, but bidets have different requirements for installation. You see, there are additional things to consider when thinking about installing a bidet toilet. Here are the considerations we think you should be aware of before calling Flow Pros for installation.
1.Do you have the space to add a bidet toilet? When remodeling a bathroom, you need to plan out the toilet, counters, and room for a bidet. Your bidet toilet will require an area similar to the toilet, around 30 inches in width and 4 feet in depth.
2.Do you know the plumbing requirements for the bidet? Your bidet will require hot and cold water valves and a “vacuum breaker.” A vacuum breaker prevents water from being siphoned back into the water supply. Not to mention, a trap must be installed below the floor, as most bidets do not have an internal trap to prevent sewer gas from leaking in. And the drainpipe is a different size than for a toilet.
3. Are you good at carpentry? You may need to do some behind the wall or in the floor work, and carpentry skills regarding plumbing are an excellent idea to have.
If you do not have the plumbing or carpentry skills needed to complete the job yourself, contact Flow Pros for your bidet toilet installation.
Installing a Bidet Toilet
So you have decided you have the room for a bidet and have built it into the plans for your new bathroom. That is good news. Flow Pros Plumbing can help you get it installed in no time. But, you are not done with the choices yet. There are three main types of bidet toilets to be considered.
Wall Mounted Bidets– A wall mount requires a frame installation into the wall before attaching the bidet.
Floor Mounted Bidets- Floor mounts have the drain in the floor, and the supply lines may be in the floor or the wall depending on the model.
Bidet Seats– When you opt for a bidet seat on your current toilet, the standard 3/8 inch shut-off valve needs to be switched out for a1/2 inch, as the bidet requires more water. And to add the hot water supply, an electrical heater needs to be added. Also, you will need to be sure your nearest outlet is GFCI-protected.
The good news here is that you don’t need to know all that. Flow Pros is well aware of the requirements and will take care of it all for you.
Need a Repair?
There are small parts inside the bidet toilet that wear out with hard water and repeated use. These are minor repairs that a professional can complete in an afternoon and are relatively inexpensive. So, if you see any of the following issues, call to speak with a representative from Flow Pros Plumbing and ask them the next step.
- Are there leaks near the base of the bidet toilet?
- What about the wall connection? Are there leaks there?
- Does your bidet toilet run all day long?
If your bidet is old and needs many parts replaced, it may cost less to get a new one. Your plumber can let you know which way is best for your situation.
Flow Pros Installs Bidet Toilets for You
If you have a plumbing emergency, you can count on the staff at Flow Pros to get you on the schedule and a plumber to your home as soon as possible. With exceptional 24-hour service, you can’t go wrong calling on our plumbers.
Flow Pros provides bidet toilet installation and repair and all other plumbing services for the Tampa Bay Area. With Flow Pros, you get:
- Fair Pricing
- Easy Appointment Scheduling
- On-Time Plumbers
- Polite and Experienced Technicians.
Place your trust in the friendly professionals at Flow Pros Plumbing for a bidet toilet installation and so much more.