How do I fix a sweaty toilet?
Imagine walking into your bathroom to find water all over the floor. And you’re thinking to yourself, “Oh my God, I gotta water leak.” And as you approach the toilet you’re finding a sweaty toilet tank.
How do i fix a sweaty toilet?
Well, on today’s Preferred Pointers we’re gonna address that problem for you. Welcome back. Rick Cubas here, owner of Preferred Air Conditioning, Heating and Plumbing, stationed right here in Indio, California, servicing all of Coachella Valley, including La Quinta, Bermuda Dunes, Thousand Palms, Palm Desert, and of course, our home base here in Indio.
So the sweaty toilet situation. What’s going on here, right? So, what’s happening is, the cold water that’s inside the tank is, is getting hit by the warm air that’s surrounding that tank, and any time you have warm air and cold mixing together, you’re creating condensation.
So that condensation is just water build-up around the tank, and as it builds up, it actually drips to the floor and builds up around the floor, just looking like an actual water leak.
Okay, so now we know why the toilet tank is actually sweating, and today, now we’re gonna talk about four basic solutions to fixing this problem.
1.Reduce the Humidity in the bathroom to fix a sweaty toilet
The first solution would be to reduce the humidity that’s in the bathroom itself. And, one of the ways you could do that is just simply keep your exhaust fan on for an extended period of time. That way, we can remove as much moisture and humidity from the air.
2. Install a dehumidifier inside the bathroom to fix a sweaty toilet
So the second solution would be actually installing a dehumidification system right inside that bathroom. That way, we could just remove any excess moisture that’s in the air to keep that tank from sweating.
3. Change the water temperature inside the tank to fix a sweaty toilet
So the third solution would simply be changing the water temperature inside the tank, actually raising the temperature, if you will. And one of those ways is simply running a hot-water line to the tank, or actually installing a hot-water element inside the tank to increase that temperature.
4. Have a water catch around the toilet system
And one of the final solutions would simply be having a moisture net or a water catch around the toilet system to catch any of that excess humidity.
So we now have those four solutions, and listen, if it becomes overwhelming for you out there to figure that out and, and how to prevent that from happening out there, give us a call. We’d love to just have a discussion about it over the phone, and, and help you through whatever we can. Thanks again for watching Preferred Pointers. I’m Rick Cubas, owner of Preferred Air Conditioning, Heating and Plumbing. Until next time.