The Do's & Don'ts of Party Rentals
These tips were created to provide useful information to ensure that your Bounce Party is extraordinary. While we certainly hope that you will use our rental services, these tips can be helpful for whatever service you use.
DO - Ensure that the rental service has an 'On Time' delivery guarantee. There's nothing worse than ten 6 year olds waiting around for a bounce house to be delivered.
DON'T - Allow children in any bounce house, slide, combo, or obstacle course with shoes or any other type of footwear.
DO - Ensure that the rental service cleans their inflatables after each rental with non-toxic cleaning solutions.
DON'T - Allow children in any inflatable with sharp objects on their clothes or in their pockets. Items like pens or belt buckles can cause puncture holes to the inflatable.
DO - Ensure that the rental service guarantees that they will bring you the inflatable you ordered. Having a Princess cake to go along with a Princess bounce house could be devastating if the bouncer that shows up is Superman.
DON'T - Allow children in any inflatable with drinks, candy, gum or lollipops. They could easily choke or poke one another in the eye while jumping and playing.
DO - Ensure that the rental service is insured. Your standard home owners insurance should cover any accidents to children while in the bounce house (call your insurance provider if you are not sure of your coverage in this area). However, you should check that the bounce rental service has insurance against damage to the inflatable itself. If you are having your party at a public park, you will also need to check with park and find out whether or not you need insurance. If so, check that the bounce rental service can add that park as an 'insured' party for the event.
DON'T - Allow children with markers, crayons, or silly string in any inflatable. The chemicals in these items, most specifically silly string, can cause PERMANENT damage to the bounce house and could cause significant additional charges to be applied.
DO - Ensure that the rental service is professional and provides friendly customer service. Bounce houses are often picked up at night and in your backyard, unidentified people walking around your house in the evening can be frightening.
DON'T - Allow pets in the inflatable. Their nails can permanently damage the bounce material.
DO - Make sure that you thoroughly read all contract or rental agreements before signing. There are often rules and additional fee information described in the contract that is very important.
DON'T - Put water on a 'DRY' Slide. This could cause extreme damage to the bounce and cause additional fees to be applied.
DO - Ensure that you measure the area where the bounce house will be set up before you reserve it. And don't forget to measure the height also. Most yards have low hanging tree limbs that could get in the way and damage the inflatable.
DON'T - Leave children unattended in any inflatable.
DO - Double check that all pet excrement has been removed from the path and the area where the bouncy will be located. Additional fees may be applied for this extra cleaning service.
DON'T - Choose an area for a bounce house that is more than 50 - 75 feet away from adequate power. Electricity degrades over distance, so to ensure proper inflation, it is critical to remain reasonably close to a power source. If your party is at a park, be sure to ensure that power is available.
DO - Ensure that your gate is wide enough if your party is in the back yard. Some units weigh well over 600 pounds and lifting them over a fence is out of the question.
We hope these tips have proven helpful. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.
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