Bouncy houses can help make a child’s party truly memorable. You can choose a bouncy house that will fit the ages and interest of your party guests as they come in all shapes and sizes. However, there are things to consider before you rent one. Here are some things that you should know before renting a bouncy house-
- Choose the right bouncy house company. Most people look for the company with the cheapest price when shopping for a rental bouncy house. This isn’t necessarily the best idea because cheap can mean dirty or old equipment. It may also indicate that the company you are doing business with hasn’t filed their business paperwork; they may also lack insurance. A reputable bouncy house company will deliver on time, or call if they are delayed. They will also make sure that the bouncy house is put up in a safe, accessible location and has been properly cleaned. They should also properly secure it and make sure it is running properly before they leave. Make a list of all of these attributes and ask the bouncy house rental company about them.
- Understand that cleanliness is important. When it comes to bouncy houses, cleanliness means that it’s clean and emits no off odor. It is important to understand that bouncy houses can emit a sour rancid smell if they’re put away wet. This smell can be removed from all vinyl portions of the bouncy house with appropriate cleaners. If your bouncy house is dirty or smells, ask the delivery person to clean it as reputable companies have cleaning supplies on hand. If your delivery person can’t or won’t clean your bouncy house to your satisfaction, you may decline the delivery. Under these conditions, you should not have to pay for the delivery.
- Choose the right piece of equipment for your party. Consider the ages of your party guests when selecting inflatable equipment for your party. It’s not a good idea to allow a wide range of ages to use a bouncy house, or any piece of inflatable equipment, at the same time because smaller children have a hard time bouncing with older children. It’s important to determine, ahead of time, whether you have the space for a particular bouncy house. It is crucial to remember to include the height as you don’t want to conflict with trees or overhead wires. Keep in mind that if you setting up in a building most bouncers are taller than the ceiling heights in the average home. Measure to be absolutely sure and remember that you need space around the bouncy as well, to allow for staking or sandbagging. Most bouncy house companies do not want their bouncy house running into walls or fences so you’ll want to allow plenty of room, considering that bounce houses can sway a bit. Finally, put it where little bare foot or socked feet will not have to run over difficult terrain and let the company know what surface you plan to set the bouncy house on so that they can tell you if it is appropriate or not. Many companies will refuse to set up on sand, gravel or dirt.
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