The Professional Choice

A companion overview to the popular "Ask Mr. Handyman" radio program airing on Christian Talk Radio, KCRO 660AM Saturdays @ 9:30AM.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

"Sweating" tank on a toilet

If you have moisture on the outside of your toilet tank you may have a moisture problem in your home. The excess moisture can cause the floor under the toilet to fail and will be very costly to repair if that happens. Prevent it by following the simple suggestions in the order listed.

Turn the vent fan on and leave it on for at least 20 minutes after you take a shower or bath.

Check the humidity level in your home. Run the A/C longer or purchase a dehumidifier if needed.

Purchase a new toilet that has a plastic tank inside of the ceramic tank housing.

Have a plumber install a mixing valve which will send warmer water to the toilet.

Excessive moisture in the bathroom can cause the grout and caulking to mold quickly and may lead to costly wall and floor repairs. Preventing the problem is the least costly and will help keep your home safe from mold and mildew.