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How to get repair a waterbed mattress

Waterbed mattress can be extremely convenient to keep clean as you only need to wipe it occasionally unlike the traditional mattresses. However, due to the material they are constructed with, essentially a vinyl, occasional repairs for holes and rips are necessary. I'll show you four easy steps on how to repair a waterbed mattress.

Step 1 of How to repair a waterbed mattress

You do not have to drain the water completely to repair a puncture or a rip. It is actually easier to repair the damage on a mattress that is filled with water. First thing you need to figure out is the location of the leak. You can run a dry towel between the mattress and the liner to discover the leak but sometimes the leaks can be hard to discover. In this case, put pressure on the mattress using your elbow and knees to force a leak. Once you've found the leak, mark the area.

Step 2 of How to repair a waterbed mattress

After you've found the location of the leak, you will want to prevent the water from leaking by placing a pillow below the liner around the location of the leak. This will stop the leaking and you can now get to fixing the damage.

Step 3 of How to repair a waterbed mattress

Before you get to fixing the leak, make sure you clean and dry the affected area first. You should have a waterbed repair kit that came with your waterbed mattress.

Trim the repair vinyl slightly larger than the damaged area itself, usually about an inch. Apply the repair glue on the patch itself and around the punctured spot as well. Gently apply the patch with gentle pressure. Make sure you seal off the edges of the patch as well. Avoid heavy pressure when putting the patch on as it will force the patch out before the glue can dry.

Step 4 of How to repair a waterbed mattress

Let the glue set in and dry completely, which shouldn't take longer than half an hour. Wait about 4 hours before you test the mattress out.

That's it! You've just completed all the steps necessary on how to repair a waterbed mattress and your mattress should be as good as new.

How to Clean a Mattress Tip #1

Prevention is easier than cure. Using mattress protectors simple as vinyl zip covers can drastically increase the lifespan of your mattress and protect it from unwanted bugs, mold and inadvertent spills. This small investment you make for protecting your mattress will save you a lot of headache and hassle in the future.
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How to Clean a Mattress Tip #2

Sprinkle some baking soda on your mattress and watch the odor and moisture disappear! Just let it sit for a few minutes then vacuum your mattress.
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How to Clean a Mattress Tip #3

Every month or two, make a habit of taking your mattress outside when it is warm and sunny. The sunlight will vaporize all the moistures trapped in the mattress and kill the mold that might've built up over time.