Explaining a Sweaty Toilet
It’s the middle of summer and you start to notice something strange happening in your bathroom - your toilet is sweating. You may think that this is just because it’s hot outside, but there could be a more serious issue at play.
In this blog post, we will explain what causes condensation on a toilet and what to do about it.
Why Toilets Sweat
Sweating toilets are actually pretty common. Toilets sweat when the air around them is humid and there is a temperature difference between the air and the toilet. This can happen for a variety of reasons, but some of the most common include:
- The bathroom is located in an unventilated space.
- There is not enough ventilation in the bathroom.
- The toilet is located near an exterior wall.
- There is a plumbing leak somewhere in the bathroom.
Sweating vs. Leaking Toilets
If your toilet is sweating, you may notice that the tank or bowl feels wet to the touch. You may also see water droplets on the outside of the toilet. In some cases, you may even see puddles of water around the base of the toilet.
However, it’s important to differentiate between sweating and leaking toilets. A leaking toilet will show signs of water damage on the floor around the toilet or on the ceiling below the bathroom. You may also hear a hissing sound coming from the toilet, which is a sign that water is escaping from the tank.
If you think you have a leaking toilet, it’s important to call a plumber right away.
What To Do About A Sweaty Toilet
If your toilet is sweating but not leaking, there are a few things you can do to try and fix the problem.
- Opening windows or running the bathroom fan during and after showers to help ventilate the space.
- If your toilet is located near an exterior wall, try insulating the pipes to help keep them from sweating.
- Placing a dehumidifier in the bathroom to help reduce the amount of moisture in the air.
Your Quality Plumbing Partner
If you think you have a leaking toilet, it’s important to call the The Rooter Works Plumbing and Drains team as soon as possible. Contact us today at (614) 412-3324! We offer 24/hour emergency service and our team of experienced plumbers is always ready to help.