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6 Considerations for Inflatable Rentals

If you’re planning on renting an inflatable for your party or event, you have a wealth of options from which to choose. There are bounce houses, obstacle course, life size board games, and waterslides, along with inflatables for dance parties and video game challenges. Before reserving your favorite inflatable, there are 5 things you need to consider.

Space Requirements

Some inflatables are quite large. You’ll need to measure the space where you intend to place the amusement to ensure it will fit in your yard. If the inflatable measures 15×15 ft., make sure you have a 20×20 space. Inflatables must be kept clear of homes, fences, outbuildings, sprinkler heads, overhead utility lines, and low hanging tree branches.

Power Connection

Inflatables need a constant supply of air and that requires a blower unit. You’ll need a nearby outdoor power outlet where the blower will be plugged in. If you don’t have an outlet, you’ll need to let the company know so you can rent a generator with the inflatable.

Utility Lines

Modern life requires equipment and lines for phone, internet, water, and electricity. Stakes will be used to anchor your inflatable to the ground for safety. Make sure none of those lines will be in the way of the stakes to prevent utility interruptions and for everyone’s safety. Stakes can range from 18 to 36 inches in length, depending on the inflatable to be secured.

Tall Rentals

Water slides can be 40 ft. tall. They can’t be set up near power lines or trees. Plenty of overhead clearance is required.

Park Party

If you host a party in the park, you’ll need to ascertain if the park rules allow you to do so. You may need a permit and there may be width and height requirements. The rental company should have liability insurance in the event of an accident or injury.

The Surface

Most inflatables are set up on gras or gravel. It enables easy tethering with stakes. It’s also possible to set them up on concrete, using sandbags to anchor the device. Any surface must be free of rocks, sticks and other debris that can puncture an inflatable. It’s imperative that you let the rental company know what the surface will be so they can bring the appropriate equipment to ensure minimal risk and the maximum amount of fun.

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