Q: I’ve seen how plumbing has gone high-tech with things like smart toilets. But, now I am starting to hear about smart toilet seats. What exactly is a smart toilet seat?

A: Smart toilets have become popular with features like built-in music and automatic flushing. But they do have one area of concern.

Usually, they are pricey plumbing fixtures that can be expensive to install. So to make it easier on your wallet, high-tech toilet seats are now available and made to fit most elongated toilets.

Believe it or not, these smart toilet seats include features such as seat-warming settings, personal washing and drying, LED lighting, slow-closing lids, odor-control systems and even remote controls.

While the seats do require a power source, they can still be an intelligent alternative to a smart toilet.


Ed Del Grande is a master plumber and contractor and is the author of the book “Ed Del Grande’s House Call.” Send questions to eadelg@cs.com.