Introducing shower toilets
What is a shower toilet?
It is a toilet system that cleans you with a gentle spray of warm water while you use it.
What are the benefits?
Cleaning with water after using the toilet is more hygienic and softer on your skin than paper. Reducing the amount of paper waste is good for the environment too. The lady wash function provides specific feminine hygiene benefits.
How is a shower toilet different from a standard toilet?
The water cleansing benefit is the only difference you will notice. In every other way, a shower toilet is the same as a standard toilet.
Is a shower toilet easy to use?
Yes, it is very easy to use. The functions are controlled by a single dial. Some models have a remote control for extra convenience.
How does a shower toilet work?
A shower toilet washes you while you sit on it. The warm jet of water as well as the water temperature is controlled by a single dial, which is located discreetly on the right of the toilet bowl.
Do I need to dry myself with paper or a towel?
This depends on the model and your personal preference. Some models have an integrated warm air dryer. The gentle air flows across your skin, leaving you feeling clean, fresh and dry. The air temperature is adjustable using an easy-to-use control dial.
What models are available?
Shower toilets provides you with all you need for a pleasant and hygienic bathroom experience. Some models have enhanced features that include an automatic odour extractor and a warm air dryer.
Hygiene and health benefits
Why should I clean myself with water?
We spend a lot of time showering and bathing. It is a natural part of our lives. We can remain fresh throughout the day if we clean ourselves with water after using the bathroom.
How do we know that this is the best way to use the toilet?
Using water to stay fresh when visiting the bathroom is nothing new – many other cultures, both ancient and modern, have used water in this way. Water sustains and hydrates us, so it is just a small step to start cleaning ourselves with water after using the toilet.
Can anyone use a shower toilet?
Yes, a shower toilet is suitable for general use by most people. It may also benefit those who have skin conditions as it provides a thorough and gentle clean.
Is a shower toilet suitable for older people or those with disabilities?
A shower toilet may provide a degree of independence for a disabled person, depending on the nature of their disability. The single dial control makes a shower toilet extremely easy to use. Some models may be particularly beneficial as they provide a toilet bidet and air-drying unit all in one. Please seek advice from your healthcare provider before installing any bathroom facilities for a disabled person. Always use a qualified professional when installing a new bathroom appliance.
Can a shower toilet be used during pregnancy?
Yes, it can be used safely throughout pregnancy. The water flow is warm, gentle and relaxing. The single dial control makes the shower toilet extremely easy to use. The lady wash function provides feminine hygiene benefits for women at any stage of their lives.
The technology behind a shower toilet
Is installing a shower toilet a big investment?
The installation costs do not differ significantly from the cost of installing a conventional toilet.
What structural alterations, if any, will be required?
All that you need is a connection to a power supply. Check that the electrical connections in your bathroom are in the correct position before installing a shower toilet. Alternatively, your electrical installer will need to rerun the cable to allow the shower toilet to operate. Some installations will require alterations to the plumbing to connect the water supply.
Can I take my shower toilet with me when I move home?
The shower toilet is designed and installed for permanent use. However, the VERA and ELI e-bidet seats are designed with rented properties in mind. These can be retrofitted in any apartment and removed easily so you can take them with you when you move out.
Do I need to ask my landlord for permission to install a shower toilet?
This really depends on your rental agreement. If in doubt, check with your landlord.
How long will it take to install?
A qualified fitter can install the shower toilet in approximately one hour, provided that there are no structural modifications.
How do the usage costs compare with a standard toilet?
This all depends on the number of people in the household, the model you have, the functions you use and the combination of power sources used. A shower toilet uses about the same amount of water as a modern low-flush toilet. As with standard toilets, water charges will vary depending on the amount of usage and the prices of utility services in your area. You will also enjoy a cost saving from spending less on toilet paper.
How do I clean the shower toilet?
Very easily! The shower toilet has a stain-resistant surface, a rimless pan and a removable lid, making it much easier to keep clean than a standard toilet.
What happens if my shower toilet stops working?
In the rare event that a malfunction occurs and you are unable to resolve the problem, please contact the AXENT customer service team.