Experiencing 'toilet sweating'? We explain how to stop condensation on toilet cisterns

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Condensation on toilet cisterns – aka 'toilet sweating' – might be a common problem for homeowners, but that doesn't stop it being an incredibly annoying one.  

While it is always useful to understand how to stop condensation, toilet sweating is not, thankfully, anything too much to worry about. That said, a soggy cistern covered in running drops of water looks pretty unpleasant and will need a daily wipe down if you want to avoid water pooling around the toilet seat.

Chris Michael
Chris Michael

Chris and his partner Michelle started Meaco in 1991. Meaco is now regarded internationally as a major player in the dehumidifier industry selling to 20+ countries throughout Europe, North America and South Africa. Meaco sets the benchmark for quality and development in its sector, leading by example and reducing the energy consumption of its appliances.

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Steve Jenkins

Steve is has been a writer and editor for two decades. He is an avid DIYer with over 20 years of experience in transforming and renovating homes. He specialises in painting and decorating, but has strong all-round building skills, having previously worked in the industry for 10 years.

Natasha Brinsmead

Natasha is Homebuilding & Renovating’s Associate Content Editor and has been a member of the team for over two decades. An experienced journalist and renovation expert, she has written for a number of homes titles. Over the years Natasha has renovated and carried out a side extension to a Victorian terrace. She is currently living in the rural Edwardian cottage she renovated and extended on a largely DIY basis, living on site for the duration of the project. She is now looking for her next project — something which is proving far harder than she thought it would be.