When your toilet is sweating, it does not mean your toilet has been working out too hard. Instead, the formation of water on the outside of the toilet happens due to high humidity and a significant difference between the air temperature and the temperature of the toilet.
Poorly Ventilated Bathrooms Contribute to Sweaty Toilets
As New York City plumbers, we find that sometimes people are surprised to hear us talking about ventilation. However poorly ventilated bathrooms lead to high humidity levels. All of the moisture in the air from using the shower, for example, is trapped in the room with no easy way out.
What’s the Problem with a Sweating Toilet?
The reason that a sweating toilet concerns homeowners is that the moisture that collects on toilets drips off of toilets onto and eventually through the floor. Water rots wood, and in a surprisingly short time, can cause significant expensive damage.
Some home owners want to know how to tell the difference between a leaking toilet and a sweating toilet. The difference is that the leaking toilet will, based on where it’s leaking from, leak water and waste material that has been in the toilet, while toilet sweat is simply condensation.
How Can A Sweaty Toilet Be Fixed – And Do I Need a Plumber?
If you’ve improved the ventilation in your bathroom and the toilet is still sweating, it is time to call in your NYC plumber. One option to fix a sweaty toilet is to install a new insulated toilet. Insulated toilets are built in such a way as to minimize the difference between the toilet’s temperature and the air temperatures. This prevents sweating.
Some homeowners choose to replace the toilet as part of a planned bathroom renovation. It’s always a good idea to loop your plumber in on remodeling plans as soon as possible. They will be able to make money-saving recommendations based on your home’s current plumbing and local building codes.