When you first start renting units, no matter whether they be a bounce house or inflatable slide, things are very exciting. It’s normal to look forward to setting up, and taking down units for your customers. As time goes on, however, you will quickly find that while setting up doesn’t seem to be too much of a hassle, taking down the units gets more and more frustrating. If not because the units are difficult to take down, in fact most of them are extremely easy to dismantle, it simply that, well, they can be a boring job and the last thing you want to do in the evening hours is to you take down a bounce house. It can sound extremely appealing to leave the dismantling of the unit until the morning hours. Is it a good idea, though, to leave the bounce house up overnight?
There are a lot of things that the inflatable slide manufacturer will tell you about your unit before, and after, you have purchased it. Many times the manufacturer will tell the new owner how much weight the unit can handle and how large the space you need to have in order to set it up. What they don’t tend to recommend is whether or not you should leave your bounce house up overnight. What do we believe? We feel that it is not a good idea to leave any bounce house running overnight and there are a few reasons why.
Firstly, if you have any idea how much power it takes to run a bounce house for an extended period of time? The inflatable slide manufacturer will point out that it doesn’t take a huge amount of power to inflate the unit, and this is true. Believing it on for over 12 hours can make your electric bill rise significantly, and not only that they can also shorten the lifespan of the blower a great amount. Not only do you have to worry about electricity and the blower if you leave the unit up overnight, you also have to worry about late night visitors. Creatures find inflated units extremely appealing and if you’re fortunate enough to not have an inflated unit get nocturnal guests, you will most definitely find that it is full of bugs the next morning. We think that it is better idea to dismantle the unit you purchase from the inflatable slide manufacturer as soon as the party is over rather than to risk it being damaged in any way.