How to Repair Air Mattress
Air mattress is an excellent make-shift beds that you can use in many situations like for camping and for your guests. The portability and ease of setup is unique to air mattresses on top of comfort level they provide. However, due to the material they are constructed with, they are susceptible to rips and punctures. In this article, I'll explain how to repair air mattress in two easy steps when you suspect there's a leak in your mattress.
How to repair air mattress - Step 1
First thing you need to do is to find the source of leak on your air mattress. The leaks can be noticeable rips and punctures but some leaks are not as obvious.
Inspect the valve and the pump as these are prone to wears and tears. If it's the faulty valve or pump causing the leak, you will have to check your warranty to see if the manufacturer can repair or replace it for you as you won't be able to repair it.
When you have trouble detecting the leak with your naked eyes, you can use a soap water mixture. Apply the mixture on your air mattress and you will see the bubbles where the leak is present.
Air mattresses tend to leak along the seams so I would start from there. Keep in mind that the damages on the seams of the air mattress can be difficult to repair as they are high stress points.
Once you've discovered the damaged area, circle it with a marker.
How to repair air mattress - Step 2
Now that you've found the leak, you will want to seal it off. Make sure you deflate your air mattress completely and flatten it before doing any repair.
If the leak is a small hole or a puncture, you can use one of many different types of glues to blow it off. My favorite product to use is something called Aqua-Seal which you can purchase online or any dive shops. Just apply a drop over two over the hole and let it dry for 24 hours minimum before using your air mattress. You can also use crazy glues and other types that you purchase in hardware stores.
If the damaged area is more than a mere puncture, you will want to patch it up. Some air mattresses come with a repair kit but I would recommend you purchase a good quality waterbed repairing kit. Follow the directions that come with the kit to patch up the leak.
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.