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Which Bidet is Right for You?

Which Bidet is Right for You?

If you are considering adding a bidet to your bathroom, you may be a little shy about discussing the features you want with your plumber or the staff of the home improvement center. Admitting that this personal cleansing device designed just for your derriere belongs in the bathroom of your dreams may be a little embarrassing, but that doesn’t mean you need to go without one. By reviewing the options and deciding which works for you ahead of time, you can eliminate awkward conversations and intimate questions. What is a Bidet? A bidet is a cleansing device that fits onto your toilet. It directs water to the genitalia to wash it clean after going to the bathroom. A bidet replaces traditional toilet paper. While they are common in European countries, they are less common in the U.S. Bidets are becoming more common as they increase cleanliness and reduce the use of paper products, making them environmentally friendly. Things to Consider Not all bidets contain the same features. Comparing the features of the bidet you are considering to the needs and preferences of you and your family members will help you choose the right bidet for your home. Cleansing Settings: Bidets typically come with a variety of settings so you can customize it for your personal comfort. These include water temperature, water pressure and several settings such as posterior or feminine. Some offer a child setting that limits the temperature to prevent mishaps with little ones. If you have a family, look for a bidet with settings that will meet the needs of all family members. Heated Seats: Bidets are...
Removing Toys From Toilets

Removing Toys From Toilets

Many children are fascinated by toilets that magically whisk away anything in the bowl. Which often leads to decisions to give rubber ducky a ride or to send that pet dinosaur to Neverland. When this happens, you may face a clogged or overflowing toilet that grinds your life to a halt. Before you call in a plumber, there are some things you can do to attempt to get the toy out of the drain yourself. Remove the water from the toilet bowl. You can scoop the water out with a disposable cup or container. Coffee cans, milk cartons and empty cans work well too. Leave enough water in the bowl to cover the plunger. Grab the end of the toy, if you can see it in the drain, and pull it out. If you are lucky, you may be able to remove Dino by the tail or grasp part of the object and pull it free of the toilet. Fish the toy out of the drain. If you can see the toy, but can’t get a grip with your hands, try hooking it with a bent coat hanger or other hooked objects. Pull with a slow, even motion to retrieve the toy. It may take several attempts. Likewise, you may be able to remove the toy by making a slip knot in a string and looping it around a leg or other extension on the toy. Plunge the toilet. If you cannot see the toy, or cannot remove it physically, it is time to grab the plunger. Several thrusts of the plunger may dislodge the clog and send it down...