How To Find Hole In Air Mattress
Knowing how to find a hole in an air mattress can save a lot of time and frustration if you find that yours constantly deflating. Small holes can be almost impossible to find, and an unrepaired hole can render an air mattress very uncomfortable to sleep on.
To find a hole in an air mattress you will need:
- tissue paper
- a spray bottle
- soapy wateran air mattress pump (optional)
- Inflate the air mattress. Inflate the air mattress manually or with an air mattress pump. Do not over-inflate the air mattress, but do fill it enough for air to freely escape from the hole that you are trying to locate.
- Silence the room. Turn off anything that is generating the noise, getting the room as silent as possible. If the air escaping from the air mattress is making a sound it will probably be difficult to hear over other noise.
- Listen for a hissing sound. Move your face close to the surface of the air mattress and listen for the sound of air escaping from the air mattress. If it is audible it will generate a hissing sound. Check along the seams first, as this is the most common place for holes to form.
- Locate the hole with tissue paper. If you cannot hear the sound of air escaping from the air mattress, place a sheet of tissue paper on the mattress. If the paper moves then you have found your hole. If not, move the paper to a new spot. Repeat this process until you locate the hole.
- Fill a spray bottle with soapy water. If you do not find the hole with the tissue paper method or want to try something quicker, fill a spray bottle with a mixture of water and a couple of drops of liquid soap.
- Spray the air mattress with soapy water. Spray the surface of the air mattress with the soapy water. Air escaping from the hole will cause bubbles and possibly a hissing sound. This method may be quicker, but it can cause quite a mess.