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How to Extend the Life of Your Inflatables

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Inflatable bounce houses, slides, and other attractions can be costly. If you want to start or grow an inflatable rental business, you need to take care of your inflatables to keep them in good condition and make them last as long as possible. A damaged inflatable will need to be repaired, and in the meantime you will not be able to rent it and can lose money. Properly maintaining your inflatables and following some practical tips can extend their life and increase your company’s profits.


Choose inflatable attractions made from durable materials. You should always buy inflatables that have a warranty for manufacturer’s defects. This will protect you if an inflatable becomes damaged because of problems with the quality of the materials or craftsmanship.


Before you set up your inflatables, inspect the area and remove any debris that could get in the way and interfere with the functioning of the attraction. Remove any objects that could puncture the bottom. Putting tarps down first can help to protect your inflatables, but tarps will not prevent sharp objects from puncturing the bottom.

Check the inflatables on the inside and outside for any tears or problems with the fabric and netting. Repair any problems promptly before they get worse.

Inflatables need a power source to operate the fans that keep them inflated. Always use the recommended power source.

Store the inflatables properly when they are not being used. If you used water with an inflatable, make sure it is thoroughly dried before you put it away to prevent mold.


Always stake the inflatables into the ground. This is an important step that will prevent them from blowing away and will also prevent friction from tearing the bottom of the attractions.

You should always enforce rules when people use your inflatables at parties or events. Place restrictions on the number of people who may use the inflatables at one time. Some inflatables have weight restrictions. Make sure people remove their shoes before using the inflatables. Explain and post rules on how to use them safely.


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