A Sweating Toilet Tank can Lead to Mold and Mildew Problems if left Unchecked
By Mark J. Donovan
|During hot, humid days do you see moisture condensing on your toilet tank and then dripping onto the floor? This is known as a sweating toilet tank and is the result of a cold toilet tank surface (due to cold tap water inside the tank) coming in contact with warm, humid air. If the sweating toilet tank is not fixed, the formation of mold and mildew could potentially occur around the toilet.
Fortunately, fixing a sweating toilet tank is an easy project for the DIY homeowner. The basic project involves the installation of an insulating rubber or foam material inside the toilet tank.
To fix a sweating toilet tank first visit your local home improvement store and purchase a toilet insulation kit.
To install the toilet insulation kit, first close the supply line valve to the toilet.
Then flush the toilet a couple of times to drain the water from the tank. Clean up any residual water in the tank with a bucket and sponge. Make sure the toilet tank is completely dry.
An Alternative Fix to a Sweating Toilet Tank
If you do not want to go through the process of installing insulation material in the toilet tank, alternatively you could also use a dehumidifier to lower the moisture level in the home. The only downside to this solution is that the dehumidifier would need to be operated and maintained on a fairly regular basis during the hot, humid days.
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