This Is What Happens When You Put Bubble Wrap In Your Toilet Tank

It's normal to get a little sweaty during warmer seasons. However, when your toilet tank starts sweating up a storm, you'll probably want to act fast. Thankfully, the solution to condensation on your toilet tank usually requires nothing more than some good old-fashioned bubble wrap and a water-resistant adhesive. According to Apartment Therapy, applying a layer of bubble wrap around the inside of your toilet tank is a great way to insulate the water in the tank from the warm air outside. This life hack not only reduces the eyesore of a perspiring toilet tank, but can also save you money in the long run.

According to House Logic, your sweaty toilet could be causing a lot of damage to your bathroom floor and the structures below. This is due to the condensation on your toilet gradually dripping down. If left unattended, you may come back from a long vacation only to find that your floor framing has been warped due to the slow, insidious trickle coming from your toilet.

How to insulate a toilet tank

If you have your bubble wrap ready and are heading to your toilet, be prepared to take care of a couple of prerequisites before you can insulate your tank. First, per Bob Vila, you'll want to empty the toilet tank of water and give it a thorough cleaning. Next, apply a waterproof silicone sealant (such as Gorilla Waterproof Caulk & Seal) to the inside of your toilet tank and carefully adhere the bubble wrap.

If you're not quite emotionally prepared to stick bubble wrap inside your toilet tank, don't worry! Most hardware stores should have a couple of toilet tank insulation kits to choose from. These may even be easier to use to insulate your toilet tank than use bubble wrap since most come equipped with an adhesive backer that makes applying silicone sealant unnecessary. However, it's fairly unlikely that you'll find a toilet insulation kit that costs less than some repurposed bubble wrap from your last Amazon shipment and a small bottle of silicone sealant.