So I’m finally getting settled after nearly four weeks of living in a new state by myself (that in itself is another story). When I managed to get an apartment, I was sleeping on an air mattress that I’d brought along until I could get a bed. Well, “sleeping” anyway. The mattress quickly deflated until I’d wake up lying on a rubber sheet on the hard floor. I did manage to find one hole and patched that with a bicycle tire repair kit, which stopped the leak from there…but the next night the mattress deflated almost as quickly as before.
I have a bed now, but I’d like to try to repair the mattress for when I have more guests coming over than who’d like to share the futon I’ve also gotten. I could feel air leaking out of the first hole I found, but try as I might I can’t locate any other punctures that way. I thought about reinflating the mattress and dunking it in water to see where the bubbles came out from, but I think my apartment manager would frown on me fiddling around with an air mattress in the pool. I’m struggling to think of any other techniques, though. Any suggestions?