How To Find A Hole In An Air Mattress In 5 Simple Steps – 2017 Edition
Air mattresses are a great camping accessory for those who want to experience the camping fun but aren’t keen on sleeping on the hard ground.
Keep in mind that air mattresses really do lose some air by themselves over time. Sometimes cold air contracts inside the mattress and makes it softer. However, air mattresses shouldn’t lose nearly all of its air in a matter of hours. If that happens, then you definitely have a leak.
Below are my own 5 simple steps on how to find a hole in an air mattress. You don’t need to discard and replace a pricey air mattress over a small hole or two. By following these steps, you can find the hole in the air mattress and repair it, at minimal cost.
What You’ll Need:
- Your air mattress
- An air pump
- A large open space
- A tub large enough to accommodate the width of your mattress
- A nearby source of water
- A spray bottle
- Dishwasher soap (bleach-free)
- Tissue paper
- Any marking material (eg. brightly-colored masking tape, black marker)
- A dry piece of absorbent cloth
- An air mattress repair kit; alternatively, a bicycle tire repair kit for small holes
Congratulations! Your air mattress is now repaired!
Did you like my tips above? I use my air mattresses all the time for camping, and I’m always on the lookout for holes and leaks. I know those tips and steps saved me a lot of money in replacement air mattresses – and my air mattresses have the patches to prove it!
Do you have any of your own methods for repairing air mattresses? Post your DIY fixes in the comments below and share this article if you liked it!