Jump, Jump! Four Things You Need To Know About Renting A Bounce House

17 November 2016
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If you are looking for an easy way to add hours of fun and entertainment to your event, consider renting a bounce house. Bounce houses are an affordable way to provide your guests with hours of active fun. Before signing that rental contract, it makes sense to learn a bit about the logistics associated with renting a bounce house.

1. You Can Set the Bounce House Up on a Variety of Surfaces

A benefit of renting a bounce house for your event is that you can set it up on a number of different surfaces. The only requirement is that the surface needs to be flat and clear of any overhead obstructions. Bounce houses can even be set up inside, as long as there is ample space.

Set the bounce house up on the grass or pavement. If the area where you want to set the bounce house up has rough ground, a tarp can be placed over the ground before the bounce house is set up to protect it from rips and tears.

2. Big Kids and Little Kids Should Jump Separately

You want everyone to have fun when using the bounce house. One simple way to do this is to have big kids and little kids jump separately. You can designate certain times for specific age groups to jump, or you can rent multiple bounce houses so that each group has its own space. There are even some smaller sized bounce houses specifically designed for toddlers.

Little kids do not have the same level of control as older children when inside a bounce house. They are more likely to fall or trip, and when older, heavier kids are constantly jumping, they may have problems getting back up. 

3. Some Type of Electrical Power is Required

In order to power the bounce house, you need electricity for the bounce house's blower. The simplest option is to set the house up at an area that has an electrical socket.

However, you can also use a portable generator to power the bounce house. Some rental companies even rent generators with their bounce houses for ultimate customer convenience. With a generator, you can set the bounce house up anywhere, including parks, campgrounds, and other locales ideal for memorable events.

4. Bouncing Should Stop if a Storm Comes Through

If a rain storm passes through, have the kids stop jumping. Rain makes the bounce house extremely slippery and dangerous. Once the rain is over, just dry the bounce house thoroughly with some towels so that kids can get back to jumping.

Bounce houses should not be used in extremely windy conditions. Consult with a rental company, such as Jump with Chris Party Rentals, to learn what the limits of the bounce house are. If conditions look unfavorable, remember that you can always set the bounce house up inside.