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How to Drain a Waterbed Mattress

If you own a waterbed mattress, you will need to know how to drain a waterbed mattress. An electric draining pump sold in stores is an easy solution to this problem but it's hard to justify shelling out money for something that you will only use a few times. I'll explain how to drain a waterbed mattress using your household items only in this article.

Step 1 of How to drain a waterbed mattress

Turn off your heater and unplug it. This is a safety caution to prevent the heater from burning out while you drain a waterbed mattress as it is cooled by water.

Step 2 of How to drain a waterbed mattress

Hook up your hose to the faucet outside and bring it to your room through the window. If your waterbed mattress is in an upstairs room, work backwards by bringing your hose into the room first.

Step 3 of How to drain a waterbed mattress

Now you will want to transfer all the air inside the house into your waterbed mattress. We'll achieve this by running the water through the hose till the hose stops squirting water. The purpose of this step is to form an air pouch inside your airbed mattress to siphon out all the water.

Step 4 of How to drain a waterbed mattress

Unhook the hose outside attached to the faucet and take it to the lowest spot outside you can find. This will create a nice siphoning action and you will notice water squirting out of the hose.

It'll take a few hours until most of the water can drain from your waterbed mattress so tend to other chores or watch a television.

Step 5 of How to drain a waterbed mattress

After a few hours have passed, you will notice not all water has been removed from the mattress. You will need to manually remove the rest yourself by taking it outside. Fold your mattress to force out the water out of the mattress. Repeat this process till you've drained all the water out of your mattress.

That's it! By following these five simple steps, you have everything you need to know how to drain a waterbed mattress.

How to Clean a Mattress Tip #1

Prevention is easier than cure. Using mattress protectors simple as vinyl zip covers can drastically increase the lifespan of your mattress and protect it from unwanted bugs, mold and inadvertent spills. This small investment you make for protecting your mattress will save you a lot of headache and hassle in the future.
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How to Clean a Mattress Tip #2

Sprinkle some baking soda on your mattress and watch the odor and moisture disappear! Just let it sit for a few minutes then vacuum your mattress.
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How to Clean a Mattress Tip #3

Every month or two, make a habit of taking your mattress outside when it is warm and sunny. The sunlight will vaporize all the moistures trapped in the mattress and kill the mold that might've built up over time.