Through all these years being in an inflatable rental business, we had an opportunity to speak with many of our customers and one of the questions that has been raised many times is how to choose the right bounce house for a party. Each party is unique, therefore there is no “one time” formula. However, following these rules of thumb will help you to select your preferred vendor and inflatable(s) that would match your needs.

1. Credibility and reliability of the inflatable rental company
You really want to deal with inflatable rental companies that are in the business for a long time. The best way to confirm this is to ask for some references. In addition, asking about business incorporation, insurance, safety certification and local accreditation will give you a clue to how serious the company is about doing business.

2. Variety of the inflatable selection
You don’t want your party to be like everybody’s else, chose your inflatable wisely to make your party unique. If you would like the inflatable to coordinate your party theme, you will find that the inflatable selection is very important. Different types of parties, including: birthday parties, corporate events, post-prom, school year-end parties, etc, require different types of inflatables. To accommodate the needs of different user groups and variety themes, Fun Time Bounces offer almost 40 inflatables, including bounce houses, toddler units, combo units, obstacle courses, slides and interactives. To offer a variety of bounce houses, every year we significantly improve our bounce house inventory.

3. Conditions of the inflatables
First, it goes without saying that safety is the #1 priority. Although the life of an inflatable really depends on usage and maintenance, the inflatables tends to weaken over a period of time. Please ask the rental company how often the company replaces its inflatables and what they added recently. Only commercially graded inflatables will provide acceptable safety. Second, the inflatables maintenance and cleaning should play a very important role in the decision making process. To address health and environmental concerns, Fun Time Bounces cleans our bounce houses with non-chemical cleaners.

4. Reasonable price
In the end you will find yourself comparing prices from different companies. Please remember that the majority of inflatable companies set similar profit margins. If somebody’s price is way below or above the average ask your self-why. Too cheap means that the company is “cutting” expenses at any cost, which could compromise safety- no regular maintenance or legality – insurance and taxes are not being paid. On the other side, if the price is too high, it is more likely the company is trying to make a quick profit or it’s a start-up company that didn’t achieve economies of scale to offer competitive prices. We offer backyard inflatables of all sizes, designs and colors with the most competitive prices on the market. In the end, we hope you will choose Fun Time Bounces. If not- we would still like you to have a happy and safe bounce house party.

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