Finding a leak in your Intex air mattress or discovering your pump does not work upon arrival can be extremely frustrating. If you are on a trip in the woods, it is likely you will not be able to use your mattress. If, however, you find yourself at home with a defunct mattress, you can repair it with the right tools.
While some air mattresses may come with repair kits for leaks in the air mattress, you may find yourself without a way to fix your broken bed. Thus, it is always a good idea to make sure you have an air mattress repair kit.
The internet provides several outlets for learning how to repair a broken mattress and even Intex has even uploaded a custom video which shows viewers how to patch up small holes in an air mattress.
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Follow These Steps To Repair Your Intex Airbed
- Identify the hole and deflate the mattress completely.
- Clean off the area around the hole. Let it dry.
Cut out a small patch of material to cover the hole.
- Add adhesive to the patch and place it over the hole.
- Place a heavy object (such as a large book or cement block) over the patched area and leave for twelve hours.
- Once you have allowed plenty of time for the new patch to stick, inflate the mattress in order to make sure the new patch works.
Note: if the patch does not adhere easily or effectively, you may have to sand down the area around the hole before applying the patch. If you purchased a mattress with a flocked cover–one that is covered in small fibers in order to mimic the feeling of suede for additional comfort while sleeping–you should sand down your mattress after step two as the likelihood of your makeshift patch adhering to the mattress is significantly affected by the textured cover.
This one to the right gets great reviews and can be used on more than just an air mattress.
Leak Repair Video
Air Mattress Pump
If your Intex air mattress pump is broken, you can use alternative methods to inflate your air mattress. Some of these methods may prove convenient if you are out in the middle of the woods with no way to repair your pump or if you cannot make it to the store for any reason.
In order to prevent the pump from breaking, you should regularly check a few features. First, the “O-Ring” under the top seal cover may start to crack, and so applying petroleum jelly may prevent breakage. The hoses inside the pump may also start to leak and can be replaced. Additionally, you should check the filters, which should be cleaned and/or changed regularly per the Owner’s Manual. If your pump is already broken, you will likely have to replace it or consult someone with extensive experience repairing pumps and air filters.
In any case, if you find yourself with a leak in your mattress or a broken pump and believe either problem is due to a factory error, you should contact Intex’s customer service line and figure out whether or not you can return your product and get a replacement or your money back.
If you follow our guide and read some of our reviews on the best Intex air mattresses, you may not even have any leak issues.