Water is the best way to clean just about anything. We use it to wash our bodies because it's effective, comfortable and leaves us feeling refreshed. In fact, it's hard to imagine washing without it. You certainly wouldn't use dry paper to clean your face or a dirty dish. Yet, when we go to the toilet we use dry paper to clean the most sensitive areas of our body. In truth, toilet paper is abrasive, unsanitary and just plain ineffective.
The Swash changes all that. As you sit in comfort on the heated seat, warm water provides a gentle and soothing cleansing, leaving you feeling shower fresh at the push of a button. And its hygienic benefits can be enjoyed by anyone: male or female, from children to the elderly.
The various settings on the Swash can be adjusted to suit your personal needs. Regardless of your circumstances, the ease, comfort, and hygienic qualities of the Swash will play an integral part in promoting a healthy lifestyle.
Benefits for the Planet
Americans make, move and use 34 million rolls of toilet paper, everyday. The problem is not just the 54 million trees cut each year to keep up with demand but also the enormous amounts of water, chemicals and energy used in the destructive production process of toilet paper.
Don't take our word for it. The graphic below depicts the real results of a 2008 Lifecycle Inventory (LCI) Study by Franklin & Associates comparing normal toilet paper use to that with a Swash seat.
What's all the fuss over a little toilet paper?
Look at the graphic again, really read the statistics. Did we mention this is for one day? One day! The magnitude of the carbon footprint of toilet paper is absolutely stunning and unnecessary.
What's the good news?
A Swash seat dramatically reduces the amount of toilet paper you use. What's dramatic? How about a 50 to 100% reduction in toilet paper. Now, go back to that graphic and reduce the stats by 75%. Is that an easy way to have a significant environmental impact or what?
What about water you ask? The Swash actually uses less water than the toilet paper production process so you are even saving water as well. Ahhh, it is so nice (and easy!) being green with the Swash...
Restoring Confidence and Dignity
The personalized and easy-to-use controls of the Swash help seniors retain independence with regard to a very personal and sensitive subject. Seniors who suffer from arthritis, incontinence or mobility problems now have an effective means of addressing their bathroom needs without relying on others. Both the feminine and posterior wash operate at the push of a button, providing seniors with control over their cleanliness.
More than 13 million people in the United States experience loss of bladder control, also known as urinary incontinence. It can happen to anyone, but is very common in older people. At least 1 in 10 people who are 65 or older experience this problem. Symptoms can range from mild leaking to uncontrollable wetting.
Incontinence is uncomfortable and embarrassing. The Swash can help relieve those feelings by providing a quick and easy way to stay clean and fresh.