Here are 10 things to check before you rent a bounce house for your next birthday party and that will keep everyone safe and having fun during the party.
Bounce houses, inflatables and moonwalk rentals are a great activity for a children's birthday party. Their large size and bright colors add to the festive atmosphere and they bring an excitement to the party that is hard to match for kids of all ages.
10 things you need to know before renting to make sure you pick the perfect bounce house and rental company for a kids birthday party or children's event.
Use this important checklist to get the best bounce house rental company. Following these guidelines will assure you have chosen the company with the best bounce house safety and reliability.
Put your child and party guests safety first with these key things to check when renting a bouncehouse.
Bounce House Checklist
Be sure that the children using the inflatable will be covered if there is a structural malfunction. (Malfunctions are rare, but as with all amusement devises there are inherent risks.) If a rental company can not service a public park or school then they do not have insurance.
Many times rental companies that have prices that are too good to be true are operating without a business license or insurance. Don't let your kids and their guests use equipment from a rental company that doesn't have you or your children's best interest in mind.
You will have to sign a liability waiver upon delivery. This is necessary because you also need to take responsibility for the equipment and how it is used. The company’s insurance is for accidents that would occur beyond anyone’s control. It is not for accidents that occur because there was no supervision or the rules were not being followed.
The bounce house rental company should give you everything in writing - specific dates, pick-up / delivery times and prices - so there are no surprises. Many will email you an invoice that you can check over and make sure there are no problems before the party.
If there is a problem - do not sign the paperwork. The delivery person should fix the problem or let their office know that there is a problem and find a solution for you. Once you sign the paperwork you are accepting the equipment “as - is”. It should hold air and be tied to the ground with stakes. There should be no holes, rips or tears on the mats, flaps or platform.
6. Ask the delivery person to wipe down the
Rules to keep the party guests safe
Keep age groups together - ages 3 to 5, 6 to 8 and 9 to 12.
10. Unplug or power off the unit in high
winds or bad weather.
Never allow children inside the bounce house during these conditions.
These 10 things should keep everyone safe and having fun at the birthday party!
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