Let a Los Angeles plumber fix your sweating toilet
One of the most common sources for condensation in any home is the bathroom. More than likely, if you’ve experienced this problem, you’ve noticed unwanted moisture on your toilet. Often referred to as toilet sweat, this unwelcome occurrence can cause damage to your bathroom floor if left untreated.
Toilet sweating appears if the temperature outside the toilet bowl is warmer than the temperature of the water inside the bowl. As a result, moisture forms on the outside of the bowl, which then drips down onto the floor.
Not only is toilet sweat unsightly, it can cause significant damage to your home and the health of you and your family. For example, if the moisture seeps into wood floors, it can cause them to expand and split. It can also stain your floors and baseboards. A more serious consequence is the risk of mold forming, which is dangerous to your health.
The good news is that it is possible to control and prevent toilet sweating. Here are some popular ways to help get rid of and prevent toilet sweating in any bathroom.
Install anti-sweat valves. These fairly inexpensive valves work by taking hot water from the water supply and mixing it with the water in the toilet to raise the temperature. This will decrease the difference between the water and temperature in the house.
Add insulation. Insulation can be installed on the edge of the toilet tank to keep the water warm. It is important to make sure the correct measurements are used and that there are no cracks in the toilet bowl as a result of the insulation drying.
Buy a new toilet. Some toilets come pre-insulated to help prevent or minimize toilet sweat.
Water tank. A storage tank for the water can help raise the temperate before it ends up in the bowl, but this is a much more expensive option for preventing toilet sweat.
A Los Angeles plumber can help install any of these options or help come up with the one that works best in your home. Angie’s List helped in more than 16,000 instances where Los Angeles residents searched for plumbing services in 2010. Sign in for instant access to company ratings and member reports.