Just like the outside of a drink on a hot day, condensation forms when cold air hits a warm surface. This can happen to toilet tanks as well. This condensation can drip down onto the bathroom floor and cause more problems than just a slippery hazard, but a rotten floor as well.
With this being said, here are a few tips on how to stop toilet tank condensation.
- If the problem is mostly just that your bathroom air is hot and humid, adding a dehumidifier can help dry out the air. Lowering the AC to a cooler temperature, putting fans in the bathroom or turning on bathroom vents can also help remove the excess water in the air of your bathroom.
- Alternatively, you can purchase a fabric wrap to put around the toilet bowl that will absorb the excess condensation. These wraps are often made out of towel like fabric and are often washable as well.
- Another option that may not raise your electric bill so much is an anti-sweat valve. This valve can be installed in the water supply line leading to the toilet. The anti-sweat valve operates by adding a small amount of hot water to the toilet bowl, raising the temperature enough to stop the condensation. These valves are relatively inexpensive and can be installed by a licensed plumber.
- If the problem seems to be the water coming in, investing in a tempering tank that stores the water separately before it enters the toilet bowl can be a good fix. This is the most costly solution, but condensation should not be a problem once a tempering tank is installed.
While having this excess water condensation in your bathroom can be frustrating, On Time Elmer is here to help. Don’t wait too long, as you don’t want any damage to your bathroom floor. If you have any other questions about how to stop toilet tank condensation or for any bathroom plumbing problems, don’t hesitate to call On Time Elmer today!