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The difference between a hand-held bidet and a kitchen sink sprayer– important facts you need to know

July 26, 2017 by  
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There are many thousands of you out there who either use a kitchen sink sprayer as a hand-held bidet, or are considering the option. Is it a good option? As makers of the best high-quality hand-held bidet our answer of “no” may be a little too biased for you, but what if we were to explain to you why it really is not a good idea to use a kitchen sink sprayer as a hand-held bidet?

Let’s start with efficiency and effectiveness. Perhaps the best example we can give of this is washing your terrace or decking. Sure, stick your thumb over the end of a hose to get a bit of extra pressure and you can wash away a lot of the surface dirt. However, use a pressure washer and boy, what a difference. Well the same applies to sink sprayers and the Aquaus 360 pressurized hand-held bidet we manufacture here at Rinseworks.

no sprayOkay, let’s take it a step further. Do you use a sink sprayer on plates where the food has dried on? Sure, you can get rid of a lot of the debris, but does it leave your plates clean? No. That’s why you have to put them in the dishwasher afterwards, or leave them to soak and then clean them by hand. Hand-held sink sprays are great for rinsing fruit and vegetables, but that’s about it, so why use something that is ultimately so ineffective, especially when it comes to personal hygiene?

If you are going to the trouble of cleaning yourself with a hand-held bidet, surely it makes sense to use one which has more than a superficial effect? You don’t want a spray which splashes water on and around your private parts, you want a spray that can get in all the ‘nooks and crannies’ if you’ll pardon the expression. After all, the more delicate and intimate parts of our body are not made smooth and flat like a plate!

You also have to look at the ergonomics, or actual design of a kitchen sprayer when compared to a hand-held bidet, such as our Aquaus 360. We’ll discuss the importance of the inner mechanism later on, for now we are just talking about practical use. In the simplest of terms, a kitchen spray is not designed to wash your personal ‘bits’, mainly because the handle is too short.

Yes, the practicalities of a hand-held bidet only become truly apparent once you start to use it. With the Aquaus 360 it is easier to maneuver, it can be operated just as easily whether pointing up or down (this is more useful than you may imagine) and, best of all, your hand remains dry while using it if you have one connected to your toilet, thanks to the much longer handle.

So, maybe by now you are beginning to get a better understanding of why a purpose-made- hand-held bidet makes so much more sense than trying to adapt something you use to clean the dishes. Now, before you lose interest on the basis that hand-held sink sprayers are going to be a much cheaper option, we’re saving that surprise until the very end. Why? Because we don’t want you to be persuaded to buy our product based solely on our ultra-competitive price, we want you to buy it because you feel reassured the Aquaus 360 will do what you want it to do, and a bit more besides.

Now, let’s get down to the quality and mechanics of the purpose-made Aquaus 360 as opposed to a kitchen sink sprayer. You might think that a heavy-duty metal sink sprayer will be of sufficient quality to adapt as a hand-held bidet. However, one of the most important parts of any hand-held spray is the valve inside, as is frequently discovered when the valve fails or malfunctions. When you mix failed valves with water, you invariably end up with water everywhere, so it doesn’t matter how heavy or what the actual sprayer is made of!

There is an eye-opening article about water damage on the Simply Justice website, which reveals the following facts:

  • Almost 40 percent of all homeowners have said that they have experienced loss from water damage
  • About 93 percent of all water damage can be prevented
  • Water damage is the second most frequently filed insurance claim in the United States
  • 250 gallons of water is released a day due to a 1/8-inch crack in a pipe
  • About 20 percent of all insurance claims related to water damage of some kind
  • Billions of dollars in property losses are spent each year as a direct result of water damages

In addition, the article also makes a very valid statement:

“Those homeowners with an understanding of the prospective damages associated with water are much more likely to stop problems before they become major issues.”

Here at Rinseworks we have concentrated much of our effort on the valve which is inside the Aquaus 360 to make sure this can’t happen. Instead of a traditional coil and spring valve with a rubber washer which can’t withstand any great pressure, we have incorporated a ceramic disk valve core which has been designed to be pressurized and is the same technology used in all faucets and shower valves today that last for 15 to 20 years. Additionally, this valve can withstand a pressure of 250psi, which may seem like overkill when normal mains water pressure is rarely above 50psi, but we are serious about making sure your hand-held bidet never lets you down.

Because we specialize in high-quality hand-held bidets, we score heavily over an ‘adapted’ sink sprayer when it comes to functionality and ease of use. How? Because we have dual levers on our hand-held bidet so that it is as easy to use and control when pointing up or down. In addition, with the Aquaus you also get easily and accurately adjustable water pressure, dramatically improving the effectiveness of our hand-held bidet over single pressure sink sprayers.

Finally, remember that we were going to leave the price to the end of this article. Well by now we’re pretty sure your mind will be thinking about a price point well above $100.00, which makes us very happy as we genuinely produce a quality product. However the news just got much better, as the Aquaus sells for just $49.95!

We know that when buying products online there is that lack of ‘try before you buy’, so we have done our best to overcome this by producing a video that will help you get a much better feel for just how effective the Aquaus hand-held bidet is. You can see it here, and if you still have any questions you would like answered before you make your purchase, you can ring 1-800-536-0858 or contact us via our website and we will be glad to help.

 

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