How to Clean a Bidet Toilet Seat
We all know how useful bidet seats are for keeping us clean after using the toilet and for eliminating dirt and grime effectively. They are an invaluable tool and ally in the fight for hygiene and healthy living. Although they help us to stay clean, occasionally, it's great to pay the favor back with a nice deep clean of the bidet toilet seat.
Cleaning bidet toilet seats is very easy, thanks to technological advances; most bidet seats and nozzles have automatic maintenance, but it's always a good idea to clean them on our own from time to time so they’re fully sanitized.
It is worth mentioning that not all bidet toilet seats are the same, but their maintenance is similar, and the products needed for cleaning are as basic as a sponge, towel, and some multipurpose detergent.
If a full cleaning is desired, we recommend performing each step below in order to achieve the best results.
Never wash or completely submerge your bidet in water, especially if it uses electricity. This can ruin electronic components and pose an electrical shock hazard.
Let's get started!
Note: Before we begin, please make sure cleaning agents with harsh chemicals (acid, alkaline, fluoride-based) are NOT used to clean your bidet toilet seat as it may cause damage. Simply using water and a mild detergent, such as soap is all that’s needed to effectively clean your bidet and make it look brand new.
Clean the nozzle
Modern electric bidet toilet seats come equipped with a self-cleaning nozzle that cleans itself after each use. You can also clean it on demand using the control panel.
However, for peace of mind, occasionally you may want to deep clean the nozzle manually. To do this, simply press and hold the cleaning button on the control panel for 3 seconds. When the wand extends out (it will stay out for 2 minutes), use a soft cloth or a toothbrush to gently clean the spray nozzle. After 2 minutes, the spray nozzle will retreat back automatically.
It is important to know that bidet toilet seat nozzles vary depending on the material and manufacturer's brands and models, so please refer to the user’s manual to be 100% sure which products can and can’t be used for cleaning. For example, some brands have plastic nozzles, so certain chemicals cannot be used for cases like this.
Note: When cleaning the nozzle, the power must be connected in order for the nozzle to come out and retreat.
Disconnect Power & Shut Off Water Supply
Now that the nozzle has been cleaned, there is no need for the bidet to be powered anymore – disconnect the power cord from the outlet. Additionally, you can shut off the water supply at the supply stop valve for the remainder of the cleaning process.
Clean the water inlet filter
To keep your bidet toilet seat working efficiently, it's important to clean the water inlet filter screen. Over time, tiny particles or grit can accumulate on this filter screen, which must be removed to prevent clogging.
First, make sure the water supply is shut off at the supply stop. Then, disconnect the hose that’s attached from the supply stop valve to the plastic bidet water inlet on both sides. A small amount of residual water will flow out. Once the hose is completely removed, you will see the screen filter inside the bidet’s plastic water inlet. Take a small brush and gently remove any visible particles or grit.
Do not reattach the hose to the water supply and toilet yet. We will need this hose to remain disconnected to perform the steps.
Clean the bidet toilet seat
To clean the actual bidet toilet seat, first you’ll need to completely detach it from the toilet. To do this, look for release latch button on the right side of the bidet (see image). Pressing this button will detach the bidet from the positioning bracket allowing you to remove the whole unit from the toilet. Once removed, the bidet can be cleaned with a soft cloth and some soap (do not use cleaning agents with harsh chemicals or abrasives). For optimal hygiene, with the bidet completely removed, the toilet itself can be thoroughly cleaned from top to bottom.
After the toilet is cleaned, the last step is to reattach the bidet back to the toilet. Simply slide the bidet back into the positioning bracket until you hear a “click” sound. Once you hear this sound, the bidet should be ready to go. If you do not hear a “click” sound, the bidet was not properly reattached to the positioning bracket.
Reconnect Power & Turn On Water Supply
Now that the bidet toilet seat and the toilet have been thoroughly cleaned and sanitized, it’s time to reconnect the power and the stainless-steel hose.
To power on the bidet, simply plug the power back into the outlet and make sure the control panel turns on. To turn on the water supply, you must reconnect the stainless-steel hose back to the water source (supply stop valve) and the plastic water inlet on the bidet. Once this is complete, turn the water supply on at the supply stop valve and make sure there are no leaks on either end of the hose connection.
And... That's it.
Your electric bidet toilet seat is clean, fresh, and looking brand new again!