With modern Bidet Seats are becoming more common, especially models that offer an electrical plug-in option to heat and dispense water, does the Bidet Seats need to be plugged to a GFCI electrical receptacle. Similarly, Do electrical receptacle under bathroom' s sink / vanity or light fixture' s switches near water source / faucet, need to be tied to a GFCI electrical receptacle or a GFCI circuit breakerenter image description here, for safety

  • Wont hurt to be gfci.
    – user101687
    Jun 12, 2019 at 0:14

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Yes and yes. All receptacles in a bathroom must be on a GFCI protected circuit. You could have the GFCI on the first receptacle in a series string and it can protect others down stream of it, or you can use a GFCI breaker that is dedicated to that bathroom and protect everything. But fair warning, if you tie the light fixture to it (which is not required), then a GFCI trip can leave you in the bathroom in the dark, with the Reset far away!

In your photo, push the Test button on your GFCI and see if the outlet for the bidet seat is also killed by it. I'd be willing to bet it is.

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