In any holiday decorations, the easy and simple way to make a big statement is using inflatable pieces. The inflatable decorations can be easily set up on your roof, inside your home, or your lawn. These pieces can be also deflated and stored away for the next Christmas. However, you should try simple ways to fix the problem and save much money, if your inflatable Christmas decorations become damaged and you are considering discarding it altogether. There are several simple and easy ways to fix inflatable Christmas decorations. Good luck.
How to Fix Inflatable Christmas Decorations: All the things you will need
- Duct tape
- Tissue paper
- Hair dryer
- Vinyl patch kit
How to Fix Inflatable Christmas Decorations: Instructions
- First, you should check for the source of the problem. You may be find a hole or tear in the piece, if your inflatable decoration is having difficulty staying filled. The hole can be as small as a pin prick and difficult to spot, if it is a slow leak. The tear can be more severe, if your piece refuses to inflate at all. Run a piece of tissue pepper over the decoration, if you cannot see the hole. You will find the hole by hearing the hissing sound that release from underneath the tissue paper.
- Use several layers of heavy duct tape to patch any visible holes. Prevent compromising the aesthetic of the decoration by doing this discretely, if possible. Use your hand to smooth the duct tape, while help seal the tape to the hole and prevent further air leak.
- Use a patch designed to repair vinyl to cover any sources of the leak. You should follow the instructions. In most cases, you should glue the patch in place. To help the sealant to set in place, you can use a hair dryer.
- Be sure to check the inflating component to ensure the component is not malfunctioning. These decorations are often inflated with electric motors and fans. You should also check the outlet and your circuit breaker, because it is possible that the power source of the component is inadequate.
- You should unplug the inflatable. Checks to see if the component ha a spare fuse. Replace the burnt-out original fuse, if there is a spare fuse. Otherwise, you can easily purchase a new fuse at electronics supply store.
- Check the plug of the inflatable for frayed wires or any similar damage to ensure the plug is not damaged. You should avoid plugging in the inflatable and throw it away, if the plug is damaged. With using damaged plug, there is a fire risk associated.