Here, I’d like to put together a complete list of the health benefits and other advantages of using an electronic washlet or toilet seat. Please let me know if I missed something!
Sanitary Benefits with Regular Use
For the general population, these toilets allow better cleaning and drying than alternatives.
They are better for skin care.
Specifically for women: they are especially helpful in periods of menstruation, pregnancy, as well as for new mothers.
Specifically for people with some types of disabilities (see further below also): these toilets can transform the bathroom experience, giving them more autonomy and better results.
Cleanliness of Toilet and Restroom
Self-cleaning features of nozzle, of toilet bowl, and/or of toilet seat reduce the regular maintenance chores.
Automatic air deodorizing improves the smell after every flush, while automatic air decontamination removes bacteria from the environment.
Automatic opening and closing of toilet lid, and/or of toilet seat allows for hand-free operation for typical regular use, which also helps with spreading of germs.
Health Benefits for Specific Diseases and Conditions
From common conditions which affects everyone at some point, such diarrhea, to some very rare diseases and injuries, the electronic toilets can be indispensible to some people and very helpful to everyone else.
Other conditions include: skin rashes, hemorroids. They allow for less abrasion and less irritation during use.
They lead to reduction in urinary track infections (UTIs).
They are very helpful for common diseases of the digestive system such as Crown’s disease and Irritable bowel syndrome.
They are also useful for a number of other diseases including: anal fissure, fistula, prolapse, itching, ulcerative colitis.
They can also help with other disabilities such as ostomy.
For people prone to fainting or at risk of heart attacks, the person detector can trigger a problem and send an alarm signal.
Practical Benefits for Specific Physical Conditions
Besides the health benefits, there are also considerable practical benefits in the senior population, or anyone with limited mobility in hands, shoulders and/or arms.
Leading to much reduction in toilet paper usage, these toilets are great for the environment: less need for toilet paper, and the electricity, water, chemicals and trees that are used to produce toilet paper rolls.
They lead to less water use during their operation, but even more so from the reduction in toilet paper use.
Less toilet paper also prevents clogging of toilet, of pipes, and of the whole aqueduct system of your town.
Fun and comfort
The electronic toilets have many features that are pure luxury, that appeal to fun and comfort without direct health or sanitary benefits.
Heated seats are especially welcome during cold nights and mornings. Similarly, for the jets of warm water for cleaning and warm air for drying.
The massage features are arguably only for fun.
Hands-free operation is an appreciable luxury, aside from its usefulness for sanitation purposes and for people with disabilities.
The automatic pleasant smell dispenser is a great service to hosts helping ensure that consecutives guests have a good experience. The same can be said of the automatic cleaning functions.
Music can be a nice distraction, especially for those who like to spend more time in the restroom.
However, music plays also another important role in noise reduction. Toilets can have additional mechanisms in their design that contribute to noise reduction.
Finally, lighting features could be included as a practical benefit or for fun and comfort: a soothing blue light can help one locate the toilet in the dark, while advanced systems with multiple lighting colors offer a kind of relaxing color therapy.
These expensive toilets, being carefully designed and manufactured, are typically very reliable.
They can be relatively simple of use, with self-explanatory pictograms.
User preferences can be saved on several models.
Their design with few crannies or other hard-to-reach places helps them be easier to clean.
They can have an elegant stylish modern look.
They can also look largely like familiar American standard toilets, and used very much in the same way too.
They usually come with a solid warranty.
They can be easy to install, though that will depend on your specific situation.
Substantial Money Savings
Although electronic toilets can appear quite expensive upfront, they lead to significant savings after one or several years of use.
They can also lead to money savings under varied scenarios such as:
- Complete or significant reduction in toilet paper consumption
- When someone with a disability can be more autonomous with them, without requiring paid helpers
- Reduction in medical costs from reduced symptoms and reduced diseases
- Reduction in repair costs due to clogging
We have covered that electronic toilets with washlet features have many advantages:
- Better for sanitation of users and restrooms
- Better for health reasons
- Better for health and comfort
- Better for the environment
- Better for practical reasons
- Better for economical reasons
This is quite a list! If you feel I have missed some useful pieces of information, please let me know in the comments!