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Everything You Need To Know About The Spalet

Nov 01, 2017

Q & A: Everything You Need To Know About The Spalet

Shower toilets are becoming an increasingly common feature not just in hotel rooms, but are also finding their way into homes. Are you thinking about installing a Spalet in your bathroom, but need answers to help make your decision easier?

We’ve put together a list of top customer queries and debunk common misgivings, to help users make a smooth transition from traditional toilets to innovative Spalets. Read more below.


FUNCTIONS

Why are dual nozzles better than a single nozzle?

An extensive research was conducted to find out what females thought about dual nozzles. 85% of respondents prefer dual cleansing nozzles as it provides dedicated cleansing for posterior and feminine areas. Dual nozzles provide dedicated front and rear cleansing for a more thorough posterior and feminine wash.

Dual nozzles also minimize any risk of cross contamination as they are self-cleaning and made from anti-bacterial materials.


What is the purpose of detachable nozzles?

The detachable nozzles make cleaning easier and they can also be easily replaced.


Why the need for a nozzle shutter?

The nozzle shutter enhances hygiene standards by providing a cover over the nozzles, preventing waste product (if any) from coming in contact with the nozzle tips. It provides an additional level of hygiene assurance for users.


A trigger spray can perform the same basic cleansing function as a Spalet. Why is a Spalet better than a Trigger Spray?

A trigger spray does not offer much control and creates wet mess both on the toilet seat and the floor. Wet and slippery floors may pose slipping dangers, especially with little children, pregnant mothers or the elderly in the house. With the Spalet, your toilet seat and floor (and your hands!) remain dry, giving you additional peace of mind.

Besides, trigger sprays are usually positioned right beside the toilet. This means that a user will need to twist his body around to reach out for the trigger spray prior and after use. With the Spalet, such inconveniences are eliminated. Manual levers (for manual bidets) and remote controls (for electronic bidets) are located on the side of the toilet seat, where the user can easily reach for and even adjust spray strength intensity, water and seat temperature etc.


What is the perfect cleansing angle?

A larger washing angle of more than 70 degrees has been proven to remove dirt more effectively. At this optimal angle, it also prevents dirty water from splattering back over the nozzles or around the bowl.


Can we adjust water spray and nozzle position of the Spalet?

Yes, our Spalet range of products have between 3-5 levels of water pressure adjustments and 5 levels of nozzle position adjustment. These are easily controlled by a user-friendly control.


What is posterior cleansing?

Posterior cleansing offers a strong, direct spray for thorough cleansing for the rear.


What is feminine air bubble cleansing?

The feminine air bubble cleansing is a dedicated gentle cleanse for ladies. This nozzle directs a gentle stream of warm, aerated water for a soothing shower over a lady’s delicate region.


Before using the toilet, do I need to activate the deodorizer myself?

Depending on the type of Spalet products, some of our models come with auto deodorizer, which is activated once the user is seated.


How does the Spalet help me save on utility bills?

You may activate the power saving mode on the control panel, which stops water and seat heating functions in order to conserve electricity. Cleansing and flushing will still operate. Original settings will resume after 8 hours.


SAFETY

I’m concerned about safety in the bathroom, especially with a shower toilet or e-bidet that requires electricity.

Our customers’ safety forms the backbone of our design processes, and rigorous testing and extensive quality checks are performed for each of our products. The three pillars of safety standards –thermal, electrical and fire—are put in place via the use of flame retardant materials and built-in safety systems.


What if there is a current overload, short circuit or device failure?

The main power and electrical components, such as the seat heater, have built-in safety systems that completely cut off electricity in the event of a current overload, short circuit or device failure.


I’m concerned about fire safety. Are there any precautions?

The heated seat, case, and circuit board elements are all made of flame-retardant and self- extinguishing materials. They are certified to meet the UL 94 safety standard in tests for flammability of plastic materials, for parts in devices and appliances.


Will the dryer be overheated?

The dryer is built with flame-retardant materials, and uses a thermal controller to keep air at a precise temperature. In the event of overheating, the dryer’s thermal fuse cuts off the heater’s electricity, making sure the operating temperature does not exceed the heat resistance of the case.


Are the Spalets backed by tests?

Yes. All our Spalet products have to undergo 30 safety assurance tests and 80 long-life durability tests, and meet 400 original INAX criteria before they are verified as quality assured.


CONVENIENCE

Is the e-bidet suitable for everyone in my family (e.g. children, elderly)?

The Spalet is made for everyone. Both children and the elderly can benefit from the following Spalet features:

  • One-touch Cleansing: Both posterior/feminine cleansing and dryer functions are activated consecutively at the touch of a button.
  • Automatic seat closing: The elderly won’t have to bend to open or cover the seat, and children won’t have to carelessly slam it and risk getting their fingers hurt.
  • User friendly remote control: Greater ease of use for everyone in the family with easy to understand function buttons.
  • In-built dryer: The memory function on the in-built dryer allows elderly and children to choose a comfortable temperature without having to adjust it again on future uses.
    Dryer can also be adjusted to suit different preferences.

*Note: Some features may not be applicable to some regions and models.


Is it easy to install a manual bidet or e-bidet to an existing toilet?

Manual and electronic bidets offer an easy upgrade to existing toilets and provide you with the perfect reason to elevate your personal hygiene experience. We offer a list of best matching manual and electronic bidets for your existing toilets and installation is as easy as slotting the bidets on your existing toilet in a matter of minutes. And you can do this yourself! The bidet seat cover is also easily detachable for cleaning of hard-to- reach areas.

All products also come with installation manuals. Make sure that your choice of bidet is compatible with your toilet.


TECHNOLOGY

What is PlasmaCluster and what does it do?

PlasmaCluster is an air disinfecting technology which effectively removes bacteria from the environment. PlasmaCluster technology works just like your room air-purifier. It generates positive (+) & negative (-) ions, and releases them into the air. When ions come into contact with mold, bacteria or virus, they transform into OH radicals, instantly drawing hydrogen (H) from the proteins on the bacteria surface and breaking down the proteins. OH then combines with Hydrogen to form water (H2O) ions and this returns to the air.

*Note: PlasmaCluster may not be applicable to some regions and models.


What is seamless seat design? Is it just aesthetics?

The seamless seat design fulfils both practical purpose and aesthetics. Heated seats require two-piece construction, which usually results in a visible seam that collects dirt and bacteria. Through a unique INAX process, the seat’s warming element is encased between two stain- resistant resin pieces, resulting in a seamless seat that stays naturally clean. As there is no visible crevice between the two pieces, little or no dirt can accumulate, making manual cleaning minimal on your part.


What is comfort seat?

User comfort is one of our top priorities, which is why the comfort seat has been thoughtfully researched and shaped to match human curves for an ergonomic fit.


How can I enjoy the music experience of the Spalet?

Under the Spalet is an array of manual bidets, e-bidets and shower toilets. Currently, only the shower toilet models like INAX Satis S and Grohe Sensia Arena include a music function which can be activated via the remote control, to provide a pleasing environment for the user.


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