Things to Know
Things to Know
Generators are a power source, which means if your venue does not have a power source, you can rent one of these generators and use them for your parties. We provide two different generators for two different purposes; powering small things like a popcorn machine or a larger one for powering air compressors.
Using Air Compressors:
Air compressors themselves are necessary when renting a bounce house. We include these with any bounce house you rent. They are powerful, so it’s important for you to know how to use them without shorting your power supply. Do not try to connect all of the air compressors to the same electrical outlet. Our generator can power 3 air compressors and only up to 3. Otherwise, the air compressors themselves could fail or blow a fuse.
Bounce House Safety:
When using a bounce house, it’s a ton of fun, but it’s important to know the safety procedures so that nobody gets hurt. We advise that you follow these few simple rules:
- Keep everything sharp or pointy away from the bounce houses. Don’t wear shoes or belts.
- Do not attempt to perform somersaults. A bounce house is not a safe environment for that.
- Children should be warned to use caution when in the bounce house.
- Children ages 6 and older should be warned to be careful around any younger children as the little ones can get hurt.
- Do not overcrowd a bounce house. Approximately seven children in one bounce house is plenty.
- If anyone appears seriously injured, stop all activity and keep the injured person from moving.
- If there are possible fractures or breaks, call a local hospital for assistance.
Bounce houses use power for their air compressors, so there is also electrical safety to be concerned about. To ensure proper electrical safety so that a bounce house does not lose power and that nobody is electrified, understand these safety rules:
Understand that it is not volts but current that is the dangerous aspect of electricity. Current is the concentration and flow of electricity in a circuit. The more current a circuit has, the more electricity exists. Section 6.1.5 of NASA’s Glenn Safety Manual contains information on calculating how dangerous equipment with certain voltages are. A house outlet has enough amperage to kill someone in seconds.
- Learn CPR. You can save lives with this skill.
- GFCI outlets are best for outdoor practices near wet areas such as waterslides. Most house outlets carry either 15A (“amps”) to 20A of current, and 120 Volts.
- Keep extension cords weighed down and out of the way of the party and water. The best scenario is to have the cords surround its perimeter.
- Do not plug too many appliances into a single outlet. That is a fire hazard.
- In the event of a fire that could have been spark-induced, immediately evacuate the bounce house and use insulating gloves to shut off the electrical system via the circuit breaker. After that, put the fire out with a fire extinguisher or water. Do not turn the electrical system back on.
- If someone has received serious electrical shock, immediately call a local hospital and apply any necessary life sustaining procedures.
- Dry yourself before going near any electrical equipment.
Not much water goes into a bounce house but there are potential dangers that can easily be kept at bay by following these simple guidelines:
- Always have a responsive, capable adult supervising the party.
- Avoid drinking the water on the waterslide. We keep our products clean enough, but you don’t want to get sick from swallowing any pool water.
- Do not run on any surfaces near the bounce house. Do not run if you are wet.