Air mattresses are great to have and they come in really handy when overnight guests arrive. They can be used for camping or a kids sleepover party. While pumping up an air bed is relatively easy, deflating it can be another story. This can be a real struggle if you have never done it before. But you are in luck because today we are going to learn how to deflate an air mattress the easy way. Let’s get started, shall we?
The Manual Way
If your air mattress did not come with an electric pump you are going to have to deflate it the manual way. While this method may take longer it will work just as well. First, start by unscrewing the air intake cap. You will notice that air will come out quickly but soon it will stop. Next, you will need to go to the opposite end of the mattress. Then slowly start to roll it up towards the end with the air intake. This will push the air out of the mattress and allow you to fold it up for storage at the same time.
Using A Built-In Electric Pump
This next method will teach you how to how to deflate an air mattress with just a push of a button. If your air mattress has a built-in pump then you are in luck. To get the air out, take off the air intake cap and plug in the power cord of the pump into an electrical outlet. Next press the reverse button on the pump and watch the air come rushing out. This is hands down the easiest way to deflate an air mattress. Finally, simply roll the air mattress up and put it in the bag it came with for safe keeping.
Using A External Electrical Pump
If your air bed came with an external pump you can deflate it in a similar way that you would using a built-in pump. To start, take off the intake cap and let some air come out. When it stops attach your external pump to the air intake and plug the power cord into the wall. Then turn on the reserving switch on the pump and get the rest of the air out. Once you have all the air out fold the bed and place it back into storage. Remember to place the air pump in the same area you store the bed so that it will be ready when you need it.
Now that you know how to deflate an air mattress, there is no need to leave your bed out. If you have a built-in pump it will only take you a few minutes to complete the job. On the other hand, it may take you a little time if you have to do it the manual way. It is always a good idea to deflate your air bed when not in use. This will help protect it and it will last you for years to come.