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Mastering Bidet Maintenance: A Comprehensive Guide to Keeping Your Bidet Clean

Updated: May 9

Bidet Maintenance

A bidet is a fantastic tool for maintaining personal cleanliness after using the restroom.

But how can you ensure that your bidet stays clean and functions optimally?

Fortunately, bidet maintenance is as straightforward as cleaning a regular toilet, adding just a couple of minutes to your usual bathroom cleaning routine.

Bidet toilet seats have revolutionized personal hygiene and comfort in bathrooms around the world. However, like any other appliance, regular cleaning is essential to ensure optimal performance and hygiene. In this article, we'll guide you through the steps on how to clean a bidet toilet seat and nozzle effectively, preserving their longevity and cleanliness.

Understanding Bidet Cleaning

The type of bidet you own determines the extra parts you need to clean: the nozzle that

sprays water, the filter connecting the bidet to your water shut-off valve, and if you have

a bidet attachment, the splash guard in front of the nozzle also needs a wipe down.

The good news is that modern bidets, like those from Lushwash, are designed to send

the used water directly down into the toilet, preventing any dirty water from splashing

back onto the nozzle.

However, it’s always a good practice to wipe down the nozzle as part of your regular

cleaning routine to keep everything looking and functioning optimally.

Essential Supplies for Bidet Maintenance

You don’t need any bidet-specific products to clean your bidet. However, avoid using

toilet bowl cleaners or solvents with harsh chemicals, including acetone, which is used

to remove calcium build-up on a toilet. These products could potentially damage your

bidet seat and the nozzle.

We recommend cleaning your bidet with dish soap and water. If you want to go the extra

mile with your cleaning, consider buying a soft-bristle toothbrush and designate it as

your bidet nozzle cleaner. After brushing, wipe down the nozzle with soap and water to

remove any lingering debris. You can sanitize the toothbrush with hydrogen peroxide

after using it to store it safely.

Cleaning Your Lushwash Bidet

While the task of cleaning is essentially the same across all types of bidets, the process

varies slightly depending on whether you own a bidet toilet, bidet toilet seat, or a bidet

attachment. Some bidets, for instance, are powered by electricity, while others are not.

How to Clean an Electric Bidet

Many bidet toilet seats and all-in-one bidet toilets are powered by electricity. Here is a

step-by-step guide for cleaning those units:

  1. 1Unplug your bidet to clean the bidet body. (You’ll need to plug it back in when itcomes time to clean the nozzle.)

  2. Clean the bidet seat. Remember not to use any harsh chemicals on the seat (or the nozzle) of your bidet. Hot water and a rag typically get the job done. Never spray bathroom cleaner directly on the nozzle or the bidet seat, as it could hit the nozzle.

  3. Plug your bidet back in. It’s now time to quickly clean the nozzle.

  4. Press and hold the “posterior wash” button for three seconds without occupying the seat. This will trigger the nozzle to protrude from the unit without spraying water. Wipe the nozzle with a damp cloth and then brush it gently with your soft bristle toothbrush. Wipe with a dry rag or paper towel to dry the nozzle, then press and hold the same button for three seconds to send the nozzle back into the unit.

  5. Clean the remote. Some electric bidets include a remote that you should also wipe down.

  6. Some of the more premium bidet seats include a self-cleaning nozzle, saving you the time it would take to clean the nozzle manually.

Cleaning the Bidet Filter

Every other time you clean your bidet, it’s also a good idea to clean the filter. The filter is the piece that connects the hose to the toilet’s water shut off valve. If this piece is never cleaned, it could clog with minerals and sediment, causing your bidet to not work properly.

Here’s how to clean the bidet filter:

  1. Close the water shut off valve.

  2. Flush the toilet to empty any water left in the system.

  3. Now, unscrew the water hose nut.

  4. Use a soft bristle toothbrush on the filter to clear any debris.

  5. Re-screw the hose back on and open the water shut off valve.

  6. Cleaning a Non-Electric Bidet Attachment

Cleaning a bidet attachment is even easier than cleaning a bidet seat.

For those who may not know the difference between the two, a bidet attachment connects to the back of your existing toilet seat. It’s a more affordable option that doesn’t require electricity.

It’s a good idea to wash the nozzle on bidet attachments as part of your normal cleaning routine since they are always exposed and don’t retreat into the unit like an electric-powered bidet toilet seat. Bidet attachments also have splash guards in front of the nozzle, which you should wipe down each time you clean your toilet.

Bidets Are Easy to Clean

Bidets are not only ridiculously easy to clean, but they also offer a number of amazing personal hygiene benefits.

In conclusion, maintaining a clean bidet is a simple task that ensures the longevity and optimal functioning of your device. Remember, a clean bidet leads to a cleaner you! So why not consider a LushWash bidet for your bathroom? With LushWash, you’re always just a spray away from a refreshing and hygienic experience!

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