If you have a leaky air mattress in your home and you want to find the hole in the air mattress. Then don’t worry.

I will tell you how to find a hole in an air mattress using smoke method.

Yes, you can find a hole in an air mattress with smoke for that you only need the pump and a smoke bomb.

If you find information about this method on the internet then you will get a small amount of information.

In this article, we will discuss the smoke method for finding a hole or leak in your air mattress.

If you want more information then keep scrolling.

First, let me tell you.

What Is The Smoke Method?

Have you ever heard or searched about the smoke method?

Let me explain to you in brief. You can find the hole in the mattress using the smoke method.

And the smoke method can be used in two ways.

The first one, use light incense, the more smoke is better.

You can use a mosquito coil if you don’t have light incense.

The second is to use a smoke bomb, which we already know.

But, using that smoke bomb can be dangerous so you need to make the colored smoke bomb at your home.

Let us discuss the steps in detail.

How To Find A Hole In An Air Mattress Using Smoke Method?

Air mattresses are made of polyvinyl chloride through the years and air mattresses have been present in the market.

But, nowadays you can also find air mattresses that are made from rubber or a particular type of plastic.

Air mattresses are like a balloon which means they only have air that’s why they will going to have leaks and holes.

No matter how much you are careful about the use of a mattress but it has the chance to get leaked.

Let’s discuss the method step by step.

How To Find A Hole In An Air Mattress Using Smoke Method

Equipment you will need

• Pump or you can use other methods for inflating the air mattress.

• Permanent Marker.

• Smoke bomb or Light incense or a mosquito coil.

Step 1: Lay Down Your Air Mattress On A Flat Surface.

Remove the bedding and cover your air mattress if it has. After that lay down the mattress in dust free area.

Before you are going to put your air mattress on a flat surface you should clean the surface.

Put your mattress in a quiet place or you can use a quiet room. Adjust the mattress so you can move around the air mattress and flip the mattress.

If you are on a camp and your mattress gets leaked. Then do not try to find the hole or leak of your air mattress at night because you can’t see the smoke at night time.

If you have a strong flashlight then you can find a hole at night time.

Step 2: Fill The Air In An Air Mattress

After lying down on the air mattress the next step is to fill the air in the air mattress.

You can use a pump to blow up an air mattress. Or there are many other methods to blow air into air mattresses.

Read: How To Fill Air In Air Mattress?

After filling the air in the mattress then move to the next step.

Step 3: Check Valve Of the Air Mattress

Before you are going to use the smoke bomb you should check the valve of an air mattress.

There is an 80 percent chance to find a leak in the air mattress valve.

If you notice a leak around the valve of an air mattress then mark the location using a permanent marker.

If you confirmed that there is no air coming out from the valve of the mattress you can move to the next step.

Step 4: Use A Smoke To Find A Hole Or Leak.

Now, you can use smoke to find a hole. In this method, you can use incense or mosquito coil.

More smoke is better to find leaks.

While you are finding a hole make sure that choose a place that is free from the air and wind.

It’s better to use the colored hand-made smoke bomb to find holes. And smoke bombs can be easily made at your home.

If you want some help with making a smoke bomb at home then you can search on the internet.

If you can’t make colored hand-made smoke bomb then you can use mosquito coil.

When smoke spread all over the mattress then observe if you see the air coming out from the leaks or holes in the mattress.


The smoke method is an extremely effective method to find out holes in an air mattress.

But making the hand-made colored smoke bomb at home is very time-consuming.

If you have a lot of free time then you should try the smoking method.

Plus point of this method is you can find the smallest of the smallest hole or leak in your air mattress.