Air Mattress Explosion: Why and How to Keep Safe

Air Mattress Explosion

Everything under the sun has advantages and disadvantages side by side. An air mattress can be a lifesaver for you while overnight guests come suddenly. An air bed allows you to make a quick sleeping platform for your guests to sleep on. So, it keeps you free from tension. On the other hand, if you are among those who find opportunities to go camping when they get a vacation, an air mattress can also be the best bet for you. As it can be inflated and deflated at any time, it is very convenient. Besides, you can pack it inside your backpack as it can be folded after fully deflated.

Air Mattress Explosion

Having a lot of advantages, like other things in the world, it has some drawbacks as well. As you can see the topic of this article, it can be exploded too! And its explosion can be huge! Your window and roof can be blown off by the explosion of an air mattress. Also, the explosion of the air bed can be likely a cause of your heavy injury and you may need to go to the hospital and stay there for days.

However, knowing the proper use of an air mattress can save both you and your property. As you are still reading this article, you may have seen its explosion at the neighbor’s house or you have experienced it yourself.

Good news is you can keep you and your dear one away from this air mattress explosion.

YES, this is the ultimate guide for you I am going to tell you. So, sit back on your armchair and read on to the end of the article. I hope and believe that you will learn everything you need to protect your air bed from an unwanted explosion which is dangerous not only for your house but for you also.

Let me answer you the “WHY”

Actually, there are several reasons behind an unwanted terrible explosion of an air bed I have figured them out. Rather telling you the reasons in a paragraph let me make some bullet point and describe them briefly. It will help you to understand clearer, I personally think.

Over inflation

Understanding how much should you inflate your air mattress is very important to avoid this type of serious accident. Due to over inflation, your mattress can be exploded. When an air mattress reaches its full inflation, you should stop inflating it further. You can understand it by yourself using your common sense or you can read the manual that comes with the air bed. If you do not follow the manual, you may have to count extra penny for your treatment or for your house repairing. So, before continuing to inflate your air mattress further, make sure it actually needs more air to inflate fully.

Some air bed comes with an electric air pump that can inflate it very fast. Some users do not understand that their air mattresses have inflated fully before their estimated time. As they do not stop the inflation process by the electric pump, being over-inflated, the mattress can be exploded.

Poor seam bonding

There are many manufacturers that manufacture air mattresses. All of them are not good at manufacturing air beds. There are differences among them in making air mattresses for their customers. Some of them use quality materials whether some do not. Bonding of the seams of an air mattress is untold important to make its life longer. Otherwise, if someone inflates an air bed to its maximum point, it can damage due to poor seam bonding.

There may be a tiny leak around the valve

If you can see there is a tiny leak or hole around the valve, fix it as soon as possible. Otherwise, it will allow the inside air to come out very fast and can also explode. Before purchasing an air mattress, it will be wise to determine that the valve is strong enough to hold the inside air tightly so that there have no chance to make an accident.

Anyway, these are the most likely causes of an explosion of an air mattress. Now, it is time to tell you exactly the ways to get rid of the dangerous explosion which can be a life-threat for you.

Air Mattress Safety Tips for You

Forget jumping on your air mattress,

Never exceed your air mattress’ maximum inflation limit,

Avoid keeping your air mattress far from sharp-edged things,

Do not allow your air bed to keep in touch to fire,

Instead of chemicals, use a mild soap to wash your  air bed if it is needed,

PVC glue and patches are good to fix a hole in it. For more information, read it.

For the first few days, it will be wise not to inflate to its full firmness as it will stretch after a few uses.