Excess Water Can Damage Floors & More
When sweat drips down your face, it isn’t exactly your best look. Well, the same holds true for a sweat-covered toilet tank or toilet bowl. And a sweaty toilet isn’t just unattractive. It can create major problems, including damaged floors and drywall as well as mold growth. Yuck!
So, how does this problem occur and what can you do to eliminate it? To find out, read on!
What Causes a Sweaty Toilet?
As outdoor temperatures increase, temperatures inside of your home start to climb, too. High humidity tends to be most problematic in bathrooms, which typically have more moisture and less ventilation to start. Then, when the humidity hits the cold porcelain toilet, it causes condensation.
There are several ways to solve this problem, including:
- Reduce humidity: Regular use of an air conditioner or dehumidifier, especially on extremely humid days, can reduce the moisture in the bathroom.
- Increase ventilation: If your bathroom does not have a ventilation fan, adding one (or using an existing fan more frequently) could eliminate this problem. If humidity is a chronic issue throughout your home, you might want to consider a whole-house humidifier.
- Insulate your tank: Many homeowners don’t even realize this option is available. However, some toilets are manufactured with insulated (or lined) tanks. This lining helps prevent condensation or sweating. Ask your friends at Ricky Heath about this option.
- Install an anti-sweat valve: This handy device can help prevent the toilet from sweating. An anti-sweat valve adds hot water to your toilet’s water line, increasing the temperature of the water in the bowl and also warming up the tank and bowl.
- Check for a leaky flapper: A leaky flapper can cause sweat to drip down your toilet tank, too. To find out if this is the problem, add food coloring to your toilet tank water. Wait about an hour and then check your toilet bowl. If the bowl water contains food coloring, your flapper is probably leaking and needs to be replaced. Call the team at Ricky Heath. We’ll be happy to help with any water leak detection issues.
- Replace your toilet: If you’ve tried everything with no success, it just might be time to replace your toilet. At Ricky Heath, we offer a wide variety of toilets, including models that help conserve water and save you money on your water bill.
At Ricky Heath Plumbing, we pride ourselves on being the best residential and commercial plumbers in the region. We’ve been helping folks in the Macon, GA, area, with all of their plumbing needs since 1988. Our outstanding services include: drain cleaning and repair, water leak detection and repair and more.
We remain as committed as ever to top-notch customer service and timely results. We offer upfront pricing, quick response times, complimentary whole-home plumbing evaluations, highly trained technicians and 100% satisfaction guaranteed.
To schedule your appointment, call us at 478.215.279e or reach out through our website.