Inflatable water slides are always popular with kids at backyard birthday parties, fairs, carnivals, and other types of outdoor events. If you own an inflatable rental company, offering water slides can help you attract new customers.
Most inflatable water slides are constructed with lightweight vinyl that is designed to resist damage from water. However, the material still needs to be cleaned regularly. Since they get wet, inflatable water slides can become breeding grounds for mold and mildew that can lead to illness.
Cleaning an inflatable water slide is not as easy as many people think it is. Here are some instructions on how to clean your inflatable water slides so they will be safe and healthy for the children who use them at parties and events.
Cleaning and Disinfecting an Inflatable Water Slide
Start out by expanding the slide to its full size. This will allow you to thoroughly clean all of the surfaces to prevent the buildup of mold and mildew. Put the water slide on a surface, such as a tarp, that can protect the bottom from the ground so it doesn’t get dirty.
Spray the inflatable water slide with a garden hose to remove any loose dirt. Then wash it with vinyl cleanser, if you have it. You can spray the cleanser on a cloth or pour it directly on the slide. If you don’t have vinyl cleanser, you can use a solution of mild dish soap and water.
Rub down all surfaces on the slide with a soft mop. If there are areas that are stained or covered with mud and grime, you may need to use more vinyl cleanser or dish soap solution. Continue brushing until the areas are clean.
Rinse off the soap with a garden hose. Then leave the slide out in its expanded state so it can air dry. You can use a cloth to dry areas with layers and folds that may be slow to dry out on their own.
Once the slide has dried, spray it with an antiseptic. Apply it to all surfaces to kill any germs that are left after the slide has been cleaned.
Order a Water Slide from i2k
Inflatable water slides are always a hit with kids at parties. With the right care and maintenance, they can last for many years. i2k has a line of colorful water slides with fun themes that kids of all ages enjoy. Look through our selection and order an inflatable water slide for your party rental business today.