Top 5 Tips To Get The Most From Your Inflatable Rentals
Somewhere in your memory, you probably can recall one of your favorite childhood parties because a bounce house was involved. There was something magical about the ability to jump as high and hard as you could with the knowledge that you would not be hurt because you were in a house full of air. As you read today’s post from the perspective of an adult, you are probably looking for the top tips to make your inflatable rental party one of the most memorable for your guests. Whether you are renting inflatables for your child’s birthday, or you have an upcoming company picnic, we have the top five tips to get the most from your party. Call Arizona Inflatable Events in Chandler to learn about all the inflatables we have to offer.
1. Check the Location for Space
When thinking about the logistics for your inflatable, consider the following items. Make sure that you have access to an electrical outlet within 100 feet of the furthest corner of the setup area. Check to see if the setup surface area is free from overhead obstructions, as well as obstructions on the ground. What might look like a harmless surface could be hiding rocks or other jagged objects that could puncture the inflatable’s material. The path leading to the setup area needs to be cleared for maneuvering the equipment into place.
2. Choose the Age Group
Inflatable rentals are great both for kids’ parties and for company picnics. The same inflatable, however, would not be used for both groups. Depending on the age of the group using the inflatable, an appropriate one would be rented to your group. Each inflatable is rated for age, weight, and total number of persons while in operation. Therefore, an inflatable that could accommodate 10 toddlers would not be appropriate for 10 adults. Make sure to clearly communicate this information to your rental company to ensure that you receive the appropriate inflatable for your party or event.
3. Water Inflatables
These are some of the most popular inflatable rentals. However, not every inflatable can handle water. If you think that you might be able to save money by renting a bounce house and then just running a hose through it, you need to reconsider that idea. Inflatables that are used in ways for which they weren’t designed can lead to accidents or injury, as well as causing serious safety concerns. Another item to check is the height required for placing a water inflatable. Water slide inflatables are typically 14 to 22 feet in height, and may be even taller. Make sure you have plenty of clearance space.
4. Be Aware of Power Concerns
Another cause for concern is power lines. If you have overhead power lines near the area where you will be placing the inflatable, make sure you have more than enough clearance. Power lines can appear to be far away, until your rental is in the process of inflating. You don’t want to find out the hard way that your inflatable is too tall for the space, nor do you want to risk an accident with minimal clearance between the inflatable and the power lines. Ask the rental company for the height of the inflatable and then determine where the safest placement would be. If you don’t have access to an outdoor electrical outlet, then a generator will be a suitable alternative. If neither of these options are available to you, then speak with your inflatable rental company to see if they offer extension cords to allow you to safely and efficiently use an indoor power supply for the inflatable.
5. Have a Group of Dedicated Attendants
An attendant is someone who has volunteered to observe the play inside of the inflatable for an established amount of time. Having a group to rotate allows them the freedom to enjoy the party, as well as ensures that they will not have a moment of daydreaming because they are so tired of simply watching the activity. It takes a large amount of energy to watch others in order to make sure that everyone is safe. Give your attendants the break they need, as well as the opportunity to be a guest at the party. Their observation will ensure the safety of all in the inflatable, as well as provide you with peace of mind.
Inflatable rentals are an amazing addition to any party. At Arizona Inflatable Events in Chandler, we want to help by providing all of the inflatables you need for your next event. Call today to see what we have to offer!