How to fix Air Mattress Leaks

INTEX air mattresses are made from high quality vinyl. However, it may accidentally be punctured by sharp objects coming in contact with the surface. With a few simple steps, you can quickly and effectively fix air mattress leaks, ensuring your air mattress stays comfortable for a long time. In this short guide, we’ll explain the process of identifying and repairing leaks in your air mattress.

Locate the Leak

Before you can fix a leak, you need to find it. Inflate the airbed fully and listen for any hissing sounds or feel for escaping air. For difficult to find leaks, you can also use a mixture of water and dish soap, applying it to the surface with a sponge or spray bottle. Bubbles will form at the site of the leak.

Stand the airbed up on its side to check the bottom for leaks. Most punctures and tears happen on the bottom of your air mattress since something on the ground could easily poke through and cause a leak.

When you find the leak, draw a small circle to mark its location. This will help you locate the leak again easily.

Prepare the Surface

Clean the area around the leak with a mild soap solution and a soft cloth. Ensure the surface is dry before proceeding.

If the leak is found on the flocked velvety surface, use a 120 grit sandpaper to lightly smooth it so the adhesive of the patch can stick better. Be careful not to sand the surface too much, to prevent thinning the material.

Deflate the air mattress entirely to prevent air from getting underneath the patch and reduce the effectiveness of the adhesive.

Patch it up

Use a vinyl repair kit, which typically includes patches and adhesive specifically designed for airbeds. Cut a patch from the kit that’s about 2.5cm slightly larger than the leak, ensuring good coverage.

Apply the adhesive to the patch and place it over the leak, pressing down firmly to remove any air bubbles. Hold it in place for a few minutes to allow the adhesive to bond.

For small pinhole leaks, you can use a small amount of super glue. Apply the glue, and press the edges of the hole together, and hold it in place until the glue sets.

For a quick temporary repair, you can use duct tape to tape over the hole to fix any air mattress leak.

Test It

Inflate the airbed and check for any signs of escaping air. If the leak persists, repeat the process to fix your air mattress.

INTEX maintains the highest levels of quality assurance. Every single air mattress is inflated and tested overnight before it is deflated and packed into the packaging, and leaving the factory. This is INTEX’s Air Lock guarantee.

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