Bidets are becoming pretty popular in the US and here at InterNACHI we believe home inspectors need to know more about them. Check out our new article on bidet basics that covers bidet operation, history, and safety precautions. Did you know that “bidet” is a French word meaning “to mount”? In Japan, Italy, and many other places bidets are virtually everywhere and people believe they are more hygienic and effective than toilet paper. See, they aren’t just a sick European fixation!