Renting an inflatable jumper is a great way to entertain kids at a birthday party, company picnic or any other event that kids will be attending. However, when you are looking for an inflatable jumper company, there are many things you should consider before hiring one.
Here is what to know about renting an inflatable jumper-
*What kind of insurance does the company offer? Since not all states require jumper companies to have liability insurance, it’s crucial that you check that your preferred jumper rental company has this. This not only protects you in the case of operator negligence, but it also shows that the jumper operator is competent company. When kids use jumpers there’s a chance that an accident could happen, so it’s good to know that your jumper company is doing everything to avoid these accidents.
*Does your preferred rental company have a business license? It is very important to verify that the jumper company is licensed to do business. Most areas require a business license so they can collect sales tax. A business license is an indicator that they’re professional, following all the rules and maintaining their equipment.
*Does your preferred rental company have SIOTO Certification? SIOTO, or Safe Inflatable Operators Training Organization, is an organization dedicated to the safe operation of inflatables. In order for a jumper company operator to belong to SIOTO they must pass a certification training test. This organization also certifies that the company has taken the proper safety test. If you’re renting from a SIOTO-certified jumper company, that company owner follows the rules and recommendations that are set forth by the safety organizations that dictate jumper rules and safety guidelines.
*What type of jumpers are offered? Make sure that the company is renting you a commercial-grade jumper and not one that they bought from the big-box discount warehouse down the street because there is a drastic difference between a commercial jumper and a store-bought one. Store-bought jumpers are usually made from a lightweight nylon material whereas commercial jumpers are made from vinyl, and are much stronger and more durable than the nylon units. This may not seem like a big deal until your kids sink to the bottom of the jumper because the nylon unit cannot support the weight of more than three kids at a time.
*Are the inflatable jumpers kept clean? Check that your chosen jumper company cleans and sanitizes their jumpers before and after every single event as many jumper companies do not follow through on this simple task. Jumpers need to be sanitized before and after every use to ensure that cleanliness standards are maintained because many children touch and play on them. While they are not typically required to do this, a reputable company will maintain their jumpers have the highest standards of cleanliness.
*What payment options does the jumper company offer? It’s important to know what forms of payment they take and while most take credit cards and cash, some only take specific credit cards. Additionally, most don’t take personal checks. Credit cards and debit cards are convenient ways to pay for a jumper and most provide protection should you need to cancel.