It’s a bit of an odd issue but one many homeowners face: the water in your toilet bowl and tank is hot. Not necessarily scalding hot, but warm enough to notice where water otherwise is room temperature. It’s not just a novel happening, it’s usually a sign that something’s wrong with your toilet or plumbing, but figuring out what the exact problem is may take some troubleshooting and even a professional.

Common Cause of Hot Water in the Toilet

If your toilet showed no signs of issue before this happen, it’s likely a bad fill valve or a bad flapper, wither of which can allow hot water to get into your toilet tank. It happens in increments and eventually, hot water will overtake the cold water and you’re left with ahot water toilet.