How to Blow Up an Air Mattress?

There are different reasons why you may possibly want to blow up an air mattress. It may be because you would need it when your friend is coming over and your friend would need to have a place to sleep in. There is also a chance that you would like to have a comfortable place to stay at night.

Instead of having to think of other ways on how you can become comfortable when you do not have your own bed, you can purchase an air mattress. You know that this does not cost as much as real beds and they can be comfortable as well. This can be very beneficial for you because they are usually very small when you purchase them but the moment that they blow up, they can already be good enough.

Inflating with the Use of a Pump

There is a big chance that you have a pump that you can use for your air mattress. This can make it easier for you to pump your mattress but if in case you still need to know the step by step guide on how you can use the pump, here are some of the things that you can do:

  • Look for the valve cover on the air mattress.

There are some mattresses that come with a one way valve. This means that the air will go in but it will not come out. If in case it does not have a valve cover, look for the hole that may be located on the side of the air mattress. This will allow you to put air inside the mattress without letting the air come out.

  • Insert the pump on the hole or the valve.

Once you have already located where the valve is, now is the time for you to insert the pump. You may use a manual or automatic pump. If you are going to use an automatic pump, you will just wait for the air to fill up the air mattress. This can be done very easily. If you would be using the manual pump, you would need to pump for a long period of time.

  • Place the lid once again.

You have to remember that you would need to place the lid after using it. You may even have to screw the latch back again because this may be a bit hard for you. You would need to make sure that you will screw it on correctly unless you would like the air to escape from the mattress once again.

If you have a mattress with valve, you can be sure that the air will stay inside for a long period of time but if the mattress that you have does not have any valves, the lid would have to be screwed immediately since the air will automatically get out the moment that you place it in.

How to Inflate Without a Pump

There is also a chance that you would like to inflate your air mattress but the main problem is that you do not have any pump. It will be impossible for you to try blowing up the air mattress with the use of your mouth. What you can do instead is make sure that you will find other ways to inflate your air mattress.

The first option that you have is to make use of a tire pump. Unlike the bikes and other tires, you can easily inflate the tires but since the hole in the air mattress is usually large, it can be a bit tricky to try to find something that will make the hole smaller. Remember that you may get a nozzle that will allow you to pump air without problems.

If you do not have an air pump as well, what you can do is to use a vacuum cleaner. This is probably considered to be the most common thing that people use whenever they do not have a real air pump. Find a proper sized nozzle that you can use to inflate the air inside the mattress and just watch the air inflate the mattress depending on how hard you would need the mattress to be.

If you do not have a vacuum cleaner, you may also use a leaf blower or any other household item that you can use in order to blow air. The important thing to remember here is that you have the right nozzle to be used for blowing.

Another option that you can try out is the use of the garbage bag. You do not need any other item but this. Just swing the garbage bag around until it catches enough air. When you have gathered enough, you would need to release the air inside the air mattress. You may have to do this several times before you can get enough air for your air mattress.

With all of these options that are available, you can easily blow up your air mattress without having to worry about blowing it with the use of your mouth. This can be very hard to do and can stress you out so it will be best to do the other options mentioned above.