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How to Clean Air Inflatable Furniture (Beds, Chairs, Sofas etc.)

Updated on December 14, 2012

Air Inflatable furniture are not made with your every day material. Therefore, extra care needs to be taken when they are given a wash or clean. In this Hubpages article, we examine the easiest and most efficient ways to clean your air inflatable furniture, without creating the risk of making a few unwanted holes on your air inflatable furniture. First, let's examine the type of air inflatable furniture in the market today.

Inflatable Sofa Couch & Chair
A great way to create make-shift seating spots for a house party or a family gathering, inflatable sofas come in all shapes and sizes.Some inflatable sofas come with water-proof surfaces, while some are simply covered with cheap plastic material.

Inflatable Beds
A great option for those who need to create make-shift sleeping space if you have friends or family members over. Like the couches, beds come in all sizes and materials. Obviously, the bigger the bed, the greater the need for an electric power pump. Some inflatable beds are made with materials that are difficult to clean. Therefore, use it with care.

Inflatable Desks
Not the most practical use for studying or computer usage, but inflatable corner desks are a great for some party fun. For example, you can place an inflatable corner desk in your swimming pool so you can do things like read or drink while you chill in the sun. Of course, water-proof coverage is extremely important when it comes to such usage.

Inflatable Kid Furniture
Last but not least, inflatable furniture that are specifically designed for kids is great for parents who want to add an element of fun into their child's bedroom. Take caution and make sure you also get high quality inflatable furniture. The last thing you want is for the furniture to pop up right in front of your child's face, causing serious skin damage.

Inflatable Furniture Cleaning Method

Now that you are aware of the various inflatable furniture, it is time for the hard part. Depending on the type of mess you create, it can be as simple as wiping the furniture with water, or as difficult as using industry-strength equipment. We examine the most common scenarios that occur in household environments.

Urine Spills on Inflatable Furniture
Yes, this can happen if you have a naughty child or pets at home. First, examine the type of material the inflatable furniture uses. If you are not sure, there should be some tag on the side of the furniture indicating the material composition. There should also be short guidelines on washing procedures. For example, some inflatable mattresses can simply be tossed into the washing machine for cleaning. However, this does not apply to all inflatable furniture pieces. If you are unsure of how to proceed, here is a basic guideline you could follow. First, get an old cloth, soak it with a bit of water and wipe the dirty area as soon as possible. If the urine has already dried, the water may not get rid of the odor, therefore it may be more appropriate to use some sort of fabric cleaner instead of water. If the urine spill affects a large part of the inflatable furniture, fill your bath with water and put your furniture inside for several hours.

Food Spills on Inflatable Furniture
again, this depends on the type of food you spill, and the type of material the inflatable furniture uses. First, use a strong vacuum to clean the majority of the food residue from the inflatable furniture. Next, quickly wipe the furniture with a wet cloth (using water or cleaning solution) and let the area dry. If you smell any food odor from the affected spot, repeat the process several times.

Future Prevention

To prevent future spills on your inflatable furniture, you should take these necessary precautions. For example, when the inflatable bed, sofa, or chair is not in use, make sure it is stored in a well-sealed container. When the inflatable furniture is in use, make sure it is well clear of any potential areas where a spill could occur. All these smell steps can help you prolong the shelf life of an inflatable bed.

If you are plan on using the washing machine to clean the inflatable furniture, make sure you read the tag or the manual that came with the package. They should all indicate whether it is safe to use the washing machine or not for periodic cleaning.

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