Cold Water Toilet Sprayer
By Aisha Sequeira
updated 7 months ago
Our sprayer brand is the only one that automatically comes with a spray shield to give you a truly complete kit, and both our sprayers also have a signature dual spray mode that allows you to switch from a wide stream to a jet stream with a quick twist.
Our Diaper Sprayer has a limited 1-year warranty through our partner. If you are within that time or need any other type of service regarding the Diaper Sprayer, please contact our supplier by either calling toll-free at 1-888-542-3355 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Diaper Dawgs backs this warranty with an additional year creating a warranty period of 2 years. For warranty claims within the second year of ownership, contact us at email@example.com.
How does this compare to the shower version?
Since our toilet sprayer is exposed to your floor, the hardware is made of solid brass.
The nozzle is a “push” button, which is less common to fail in relation to traditional spring-trigger nozzles.
The toilet sprayer hose is also metal with a patented woven core…all to safeguard your bathroom against possible leaks.
Our shower sprayer hardware has a plastic hose and brass CONNECTORS only – everything else has an ABS plastic body with a chrome finish.
We designed our shower sprayer for smaller bathrooms and smaller budgets. However, we back both our sprayers with a 2-year limited warranty against manufacturer defects for peace of mind!
How does this compare to other cold water diaper sprayers?
All sprayers we have seen must have a shield purchased separately. At Diaper Dawgs, all of our sprayers ship with a shield included. We also have a patented woven hose for additional strength. When you buy our diaper sprayer packages, the Spray Collar is guaranteed to fit.
Why have two types of diaper sprayers?
Our goal is to accommodate everyone from big to small bathrooms from small to bigger budgets. The limitation to our shower sprayer is that the hose only stretches up to 10 feet.
If you have a distance of more than 10 feet from the shower to the toilet, then our toilet sprayer will suit you best.
Also if your toilet is in a separate room, then the shower sprayer might not be the best fit. Lastly, some might prefer the convenience of a sprayer right next to the toilet as opposed to having to reach inside a bathtub. Either way, we’ve got you covered!
Does this model have a backflow preventor?
This model does not have a backflow preventor; however, backflow is very, very unlikely. It’s like getting flood insurance when you live in Arizona...only useful during the apocalypse.
There would have to be a lot of factors happening at the same time for any backflow to be possible…such as the hose being completely submerged in water. Lusan Bidets explains this perfectly below:
Backflow is what can occur if there was a loss of water supply to your house (perhaps caused by a burst water main) and for example; a hose was left in a swimming pool while filling it.
If the tap being used was not fitted with a vacuum breaker device, this could result in swimming pool water is sucked back up the hose into the main supply line: causing contamination of the public water supply (with swimming pool water).
With Handheld Bidets a similar scenario is possible: If someone had a blocked toilet (fecal matter in the bowl) and decided to use the hose of a Handheld Bidet (with the head unscrewed) to try to clear the blockage.
The handheld bidet also did not have a non-return check valve, or if it did – the check valve failed. The only difference is that this time instead of chlorinated swimming pool water, we now have the possibility of introducing dangerous pathogens into the public water supply, which, if ingested in sufficient quantities have the potential to cause serious illness or even death.
Of course, 6 individual factors must be present (and all at the same time), for it to be possible that a dangerous backflow incident with a Handheld Bidet could occur:
- There must be fecal matter in the toilet bowl.
- The wash gun must be removed from the hose (or the operating lever stuck open).
- The wash gun (or hose) must be placed below the waterline in the toilet bowl.
- The isolating tap must be left on.
- The check valve must either be missing or fail.
- A loss of water pressure or water supply occurs to the premises.
The statistical probability of all six factors being present at the same time is obviously pretty small. Nevertheless, because it is technically possible for backflow to occur, combined with the fact that fecal pathogens have the ability to cause death if ingested in sufficient quantities, means that Handheld Bidets have been placed in the “High Hazard” category for risk of backflow by Australian Standards.
Some people mistakenly believe that the problem here is posed by possible fecal contamination of the bidet nozzle itself. Not so: if you think about it carefully; this would then apply equally to traditional bidets (Bidettes) which have an outlet above the rim of the pan.
It is just as conceivable that the outlet on these bidets could become contaminated with fecal matter or bacteria caused by splash back, as the nozzle of a hand held bidet. By the way – for those who don’t know – handheld bidets are meant to be operated at all times from above the toilet seat (never from underneath) and when used like this are no more prone to splash-back than a traditional bidet.
But what do the Standards say about traditional bidets? Quote: “where the douche outlet is, in all positions, at least 25mm above the rim of the pan, NO backflow prevention is required”.
The issue here is about backflow of contaminated liquid, not bacteria migration! For it to be possible that backflow of contaminated liquid occurs, the outlet of the bidet must first be submerged in a liquid. If the outlet of the hand-held bidet (in the lowest position possible) could never be lower than 25mm above the rim of the toilet pan, no backflow prevention would be required.
This would, of course, make a handheld bidet very difficult to use, and so therein lies the problem. This by the way; applies equally to flexible shower outlets that could be left lying in a bathtub full of water, or (heaven forbid) even in a toilet bowl. The following note from the Standards indicates (to some extent) how they are formulated to be as “idiot-proof” as possible.
So although Hand held bidets are included in the “High Hazard” category; there is actually nil risk of dangerous backflow occurring unless the hand-held bidet was accidentally/intentionally placed below the water level in the toilet bowl itself – and why would any intelligent person do that?