An easy way to make a big statement in your holiday decorations is inflatable pieces. These kind of decorations can be easily set up on your roof, your lawn or even inside your home. These decorations can also be deflated after you have used and you can simply store away for use in the next Christmas. However, try some simple ways to repair the problem if your inflatable Christmas decoration becomes damaged and you are considering discarding it altogether. By repairing the inflatable Christmas decoration, you are also straightly saving your money.
To fix inflatable Christmas decorations, you must be following the instructions below:
Things you will need:Tissue paper, Duct Tape, Vinyl patch kit, Hair dryer and Fuse.
Holes in the Material
- Check and find the source of your problem of inflatable Christmas decoration. It is most likely there is a hole or tear in the piece if your inflatable decoration is having difficulty staying filled. This 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 pieces refuse to inflate at all. Run a piece of tissue paper over the decoration if you cannot see the hole causing the air leak. A hole, is present of a hissing sound is released from underneath the tissue paper.
- Take a heavy duct tape and use the several layers of it to patch any visible holes. If possible, you need to prevent compromising the aesthetic of the decoration by doing this discretely. To help seal the tape to the hole, smooth the duct tape with your hand; the air leak will be also avoided by this way.
- Take a patch that designed to repair vinyl to covering any sources of the leak. You must be following the instructions closely because different patch kits will feature different instructions. The patch need to be glued in place and set with a hair dryer to help the sealant to set in place, is the most commonly instructions.
- To see if the inflating component of the decoration is malfunctioning, all you have to do is check it carefully. Most often, electric fans and motors are making these decorations inflated. Check the outlet and your circuit breaker to be sure power is being sent to the decoration because it is possible that the power source of the component is inadequate.
- The inflatable Christmas decoration should be unplugged from any outlets. The covering should be unzipped over the electric component. To redirect power to, identify if your component has a spare fuse. Replace the burnt-out original fuse if there is a spare fuse. Otherwise, go to your local electronics supply store to purchase a new fuse.
- The plug of the inflatable should be evaluated which it may damage or not. Frayed wires or any similar damage should have been also checked. You should avoid plugging in the inflatable and throw it away if the plug is damaged. If you are still using a damaged plug, there is a fire risk possibility.