Inflatable / January 31, 2019 / Melodie Mainville
New Jersey and Pennsylvania are the toughest states to have an inflatable rental company but they are leading the way on safe operation of inflatable products. This article will discuss some of the latest safety practices that will ensure a damage and injury free party rental. Inflatables have different names such as bounce houses jumpers moonwalks moon bounces and so forth and are used interchangeably in this article. Every jumper rental company and operator should start off with reading the manufacturers owners manual the day they receive their inflatable products.
These are a step above the event rentals but with the same basic concept. Instead of renting inflatables and choosing some employees to man them this company targets specific carnivals fairs and public events like the California State Fair. They set up a permanent location at these events pop up a large inflatable and people purchase tickets to enjoy the inflatable area for a certain period of time. For this company the wear and tear on the inflatables is less sporadic and more of a full time concern. However they make a constant stream of money during the events unlike the one-day rental options.
Inflatables should also never be used during rain or thunderstorm. Playing in an inflatable during a rain or when it is wet can create the surface to be extremely slippery and thus lead to a participant injury. Also you dont want to use the inflatables when the weather is extremely hot. Inflatables can get pretty hot especially during the summer heat and thus cause heat stroke or worse. Since inflatables take a lot of energy out of participants it is vital to keep participants hydrated so they do not experience dehydration or heat stroke. The person renting the inflatable should ALWAYS be trained and instructed how the inflatable works so there is no confusion about the functionality and how its supposed to perform.