When you own a multi-million dollar business you can hire people to do everything for you. When you own your own small business, however, everything that needs to be done has to be done by one person: you. This is especially true when you are just getting started. One mistake that many people who start a jump house rental business make is in not cleaning out their bounce houses properly on a regular basis. When you’re dealing routinely with picky parents and children who love nothing more than to make messes, it’s a good idea to clean out your jump houses thoroughly and routinely.
When you first look at a jumper for sale it can call to you, and part of the reason why it can be so enticing is because it is clean. It’s the new car syndrome – new cars always look more appealing than your current vehicle simply because they’re clean and have that “new car smell”. With your jump houses, though, you can actually keep them as appealing as they are when you first purchase the jumper for sale simply by making sure that you clean them on a regular basis.
Firstly realize that children are messy, and the younger the child, the messier the mess will be. A good routine to get into is sanitizing and cleaning out your inflatable after every use. If you have a busy weekend renting out your jump house, you may need to wait until the weekend is over. To clean it thoroughly you’ll have to make sure it’s inflated. This allows you to get into all of the little cracks thoroughly. The outside of the jump house, such as the top and the sides, may need to be cleaned only a few times a year, but areas where children touch, like the step to get into the jump house, should also be cleaned as often as the inside of the house is cleaned.
If it’s possible try to clean the jump house in a shaded area. If you must clean it in a sunny area, work in small patches. Spray a gentle cleaning solution, like Simple Green, onto the area and use a soft rag to clean away the spray. The more cleanly your inflatables are, the more satisfied your customers will be, which means repeat business, and more money in the pocket, for you.