It's So Hot Even the Pipes are 'Sweating' | Billy the Sunshine Plumber

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It's So Hot Even the Pipes are 'Sweating' | Billy the Sunshine Plumber

If your water pipes are sweating in Tampa Bay’s hot summertime, call Billy the Sunshine Plumber for help.

You’d just gotten back from kayaking at Weedon Island when you noticed the damp spot in the middle of your bathroom floor. It wasn’t wet like a puddle, just damp. You could not find any reason for the floor to be damp.

But, come to think of it, you’ve been noticing a lot of water on your toilet tank and around water pipes under the sink since it turned so hot. Now you’re wondering if one of the pipes in your ceiling has sprung a leak.

Could be. More likely, considering the issues around your toilet and sink pipes, you have a problem with pipes’ sweating in the heat.

“Your pipes and your toilet aren’t sweating in the traditional sense. Instead, condensation forms on these surfaces as warm, humid air makes contact with the pipes and the toilet tank, which are both cooler because they’re filled with cold water—just as droplets form on the outside of a glass of iced tea on a hot summer day,” explains

Your first reaction might be to heave a sigh of relief and ignore it. But, as explains, “That pooling of water can over time damage surfaces around your pipes and toilet tank, and it can also increase the risk of mold and mildew getting a foothold. And, if you do have condensation coming from overhead pipes, you could be looking at potential ceiling damage as the water erodes materials.”

But you can do several things to help stop the condensation from increasing your water temperature to installing a ventilator fan if you don’t have one. Insulating the pipes can also help.

If you need help with any of these chores, or want to double check that your problem isn’t caused by a leak, then it’s time to call on Billy the Sunshine Plumber for help.

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