How To Find A Hole In An Air Mattress With Smoke?

Do you know how to find a hole in an air mattress with smoke?

Well, all you need to prepare is a smoke bomb or incense and a pump.

how to find a hole in an air mattress with smoke

Many of us are desperate to find that annoying – usually tiny – hole that flattens our originally bouncy air mattress. What do we do?

You may have read several articles to help you identify that annoyance.

But it is very rare – actually close to never – that the internet provides information about the “smoke method.”

Don’t worry, dear folks, if this is the first time you’ll do this method.

Maybe this is the way that will successfully locate the hole in your air mattress.

If you want to learn more, keep scrolling.


Steps To Find A Hole In An Air Mattress With Smoke

Air mattresses are made of polyvinyl chloride through the years they have been present in the market.

As the technology gets better, recently, there are air mattresses made of rubber or a particular type of plastic.

The said technology has improved air mattresses’ durability, but it is still inevitable that they can be damaged – moms can relate.

This section will delve into some easy steps on how to find a hole in an air mattress with smoke.


Step #1. choose the right place

Of course, you have to remove first the cover of the air mattress – if it has.

It is a practical tip to cover any mattress to keep it safe from impurities – particularly to air mattresses that may cause them to have cuts.

Now, after uncovering, lay it on a dust-free and flat floor.

Ensure that the place you chose to lay your mattress has enough space.

What if the leakage happens outside during a camp? Do you have to wait until you get home to fix the mattress?

Of course not! Do not let this trouble stop the fun.

What you’re going to do in this scenario is to examine a tent.

This method will keep the air mattress from the breeze.

Light condition is also to be considered since you cannot see smoke in the dark.

During a camp, a flashlight can be an excellent help to improve lighting.

I believe flashlights or emergency lights are always on the “things to bring” list in a camp.


Step #2. fill the mattress with enough air

In filling the mattress with air, you may use a traditional air pump, modern e-pump, and many more.

This step will be easy for you to do if you are at home.

But if you’re outside and have forgotten to bring the mattress’s pump, don’t be bothered; you’re not in trouble.

You may fill the mattress with air using your breath.

Yes, you get it right! As the saying goes, “desperate times create geniuses.”

However, there is a proper way to blow up a mattress using your mouth.

Remember, air mattresses aren’t as easy to inflate as balloons.


Step #3. Always check the valve first

The most common cause of leakage in an air mattress is in the valve.

Instead of going around the entire mattress to check where the air leak comes from, it’s better to check the valve first.

You may save so much time if you do this.

You may wonder how to check if the air mattress valve has problems.

It simply may be that the valve isn’t sealed enough that the air escapes.

If you’re now so sure that the valve is not the problem, then this is the point when you have to examine the entire mattress.


Step #4. Use smoke to locate the hole

“Okay, so you’re telling me to use smoke, but where will I get one?”

This section will tackle how to use smoke to locate the leak in the air mattress from two different sources.


Using incense

First, light incense or as much as you want – the more smoke, the better –  then move around the mattress to locate the hole.

You may wonder how you would know the source of the leak.

If the smoke stream becomes weird in that area, then that’s it. Just be sure to secure the place where you do this to be free from wind.

Oh no! What about you folks out there during a camp?

You’re lucky if you have brought an incense or a suitable alternative is a mosquito coil.

If you don’t have any of these, you’re still lucky if your camp area is near the market.

I bet you are reading this as a preparation for your camp.

Just a friendly tip: include incense in your to-bring list. You might want to bring the following tools with you as well.

Want to know what is it? Just keep reading.


Use a smoke bomb

Of course, we will not use the smoke bomb that we see every new year. That would be dangerous.

Instead, we will use a colored smoke bomb that you can make at home.

Using a smoke bomb, you’ll lessen your movement compared to the time you used an incense.

Just follow the procedure we did when we used an incense then you’re done!


Final Words

At the end of this article, I hope you’ve learned how to find a hole in an air mattress with smoke.

May the writings above be helpful to you.

Thank you for reaching this point. Your time and effort in reading are much appreciated!