With all the work a bidet toilet seat does to keep you clean, learning how to clean a bidet nozzle will ensure that it stays nice and clean also. Keeping it clean will ensure that using your bidet remains a hygienic experience and will also keep it functioning the best it can for as long as possible.
How To Clean A Bidet Nozzle
How often, and how intensely, a bidet nozzle should be cleaned depends on the model of bidet.
Some bidets keep the nozzle(s) neatly tucked away when not in use. Other models leave the nozzle exposed.
Advanced models have self cleaning and sanitizing cycles to help with the chore. More manual models rely on good old-fashioned cleaning to stay sanitary.
Electric toilet seat bidets often have a rinse, or self-cleaning, function available on the control panel. This option will flush the nozzle(s) with clean water, or antibacterial solution, to ensure cleanliness from the inside out. Often this cycle can be set to run after each use, or it may need to be manually run at least once a week.
Every so often a deeper clean will be necessary. Follow the instructions for the Manual Models below for this.
Often toilet seat bidets will have a rinse function, but that won’t be enough to keep the nozzles super clean and working perfectly. A deeper cleaning cycle is needed.
Remember to wipe the seat, the control panel, and the nozzles regularly as part of your normal bathroom cleaning routine. This will keep it clean and functioning and ensure that no unsightly stains start to develop.
A deeper, monthly, clean will depend on how the bidet is constructed.
If the nozzles are removable, then un-attach them and soak in vinegar for a few hours. Scrub the nozzle ends with a soft toothbrush to ensure all the little holes are clean. If one becomes clogged try using a toothpick to clean it out.
If the nozzles are not removable, then fill a baggie with vinegar and attach to the nozzle using an elastic band. Once the baggie is removed, follow the same instructions as above; scrubbing with a soft toothbrush and using a toothpick if the holes become clogged.
Clean According to Manufacture Directions
Regardless of the type of toilet seat bidet installed in your bathroom, the manufacture will have included complete cleaning instructions in the kit that you received. As always, it’s best to follow those directions to get the best results. They know what materials the bidet, and the nozzles, are made from and therefore the best products and techniques to use for cleaning them. Always check the warranty also to ensure that your use of the bidet fits within guidelines so that you’re covered in the case of a warranty case.