How would you find a hole in an air mattress?

United States
October 28, 2011 9:49am CST
Well thanks to my brother in law, both of our air mattresses have holes in them and I cannot find it anywhere. I really don't want to throw them out, as they cost $60 a piece, and we really don't have the money to buy another bed of any kind right now. My cousin is supposed to be staying over tomorrow and i don't want her to have to sleep on the couch. Anyway how would you find a hole in an air mattress? They are queen sized. Any ideas I'm grateful for.
3 responses
@SomeCowgirl (32273)
• United States
28 Oct 11
Well everyone elses suggestions were better, I was going to say blow it up, let the air out and sit on it, the air from the whole should come out quicker and louder and you should be able to feel it coming out of whatever hole it is. That's how we did it.
• United States
28 Oct 11
Yeah that's what we were trying but we couldn't hear anything. Plus it doesn't deflate fast enough to work I think. But thanks for your reply.
@beamer88 (4268)
• Philippines
28 Oct 11
I guess water by far is the best solution to your problem. But I would suggest that instead of soap, why not try shampoo or those things they use for bubble baths. I think the bubbles produced are less dense than that produced by soap :)
• United States
28 Oct 11
Please don't think I'm dumb for asking, but why would it matter? Would it make it easier to see the leak or something?
@tamirs (1808)
• Philippines
28 Oct 11
we have a family size air matress,what we did before when it deflates in no time at all,we took it to the vulcanizing shop,they have large water container in there were the bed fits,they locate the hole and put patch in it.pretty low price 20 pesos per hole