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Inflatable bounce houses, slides, and obstacle courses can make a birthday party, fair, or corporate or church event fun for both kids and adults. Inflatables can provide hours of entertainment and friendly competition for your guests. It is important to do some research to make sure you hire the right inflatable rental company. Here are some tips to help you make the best choice.
Ask for Referrals
Many companies advertise online, in the phone book, and with signs. Ads can help you find companies, but you should also ask for referrals. Talk to your friends, family members, and coworkers and ask if they have rented inflatables for parties. Word of mouth is the best way to gauge the quality of a company. Ask about the condition of the inflatables, their cleanliness, the selection, and the level of customer service.
Choose an Established Company
Choose a company that has been in business for a significant period of time. A new company may offer low prices, but their workers may be inexperienced and unprofessional or they may not have as good a selection of inflatables as a more established company. A company that has been in business for 10 years or longer most likely has quality products and provides excellent customer service.
Customer Service Is Key
An inflatable rental company should answer the phone when you call or should at least return your call promptly. The staff should be friendly and professional and should help you choose the right inflatable for your event. They should be happy to answer all of your questions about the inflatables, event planning, and insurance.
Make Sure the Company Is Insured
Some states do not require inflatable rental companies to carry liability and workers’ compensation insurance. If a company you hire is not insured and someone gets injured, your homeowners insurance policy might not cover the medical bills. If the company does not have workers’ compensation insurance and an employee gets injured, you could also be held financially responsible. Make sure the company you hire carries insurance.
Ask about the Cancellation Policy
Inflatables should not be set up on a rainy or windy day because these conditions can make using them unsafe. Ask about the policy if your event is canceled because of the weather. Ask if you will get a refund of your deposit or if you will be able to apply the money to payment for a rental on a different day.
Renting from The Fun Company
The Fun Company is a party rental business that has been in business for over 15 years. We rent inflatable jumpers, castles, obstacle courses, and slides that are perfect for birthday parties and other special occasions. If you are interested in party rentals for your event, contact us today.