Caring For a Residential Bounce House

Sep 29, 2021

Caring for a Residential Inflatable Bounce House

Residential inflatables are the perfect answer to get your kids to enjoy playing outdoors anytime of year. In order to protect you bounce house so it lasts for a very long time and is used safely follow the tips below.

Follow the Safety Instructions

Your bounce house should include a set of instructions and a safety warning label. These guidelines will tell you tings such as how to blow up and properly secure you bounce house, as well as the weight limits and user restrictions. Make sure to follow these guidelines when setting up, using and storing your bouncer.

Prep the Location 

When selecting and prepping the area to blow up your bouncer consider the following:

  • Distance from an outlet – Since bounce houses are “constant air inflatables” they will need to be plugged in during use. If you need to use an extension cord make sure that it is rated for the appropriate amps (blowers are between 3.8 and 9 amps, depending on the unit) and is the correct length.

  • Level ground – It is best to set up your bounce house on a flat even surface.

  • Clear of debris – Choose an area free of debris or potentially hazardous objects. If there is small debris on the ground pick up as much as possible. This will eliminate hazards to the children and protect the bouncer.

  • Protective tarp – Lay down a tarp where you will place the inflatable. This will protect the inflatables from any debris that you may have missed which could puncture the bouncer.


When storing your bounce h0use there are some potential ways you could unintentionally damage the bouncer. Review the recommendations below to prevent such damage:

  • Make sure the inflatable is dry – It is very important for your bouncer to not only be stored in a cool dry place, but also for it to be dry wen storing it. Mold and mildew, which damage the fabric and lining, can grow if there is still water in the inflatable.

  • Do not drag – It is very important that you do not drag the bounce house to the storage location unless you are pulling it by the tarp it is on top of. This is important because dragging can cause rips or holes in the bottom as well as damage to the fabric you are using to pull.

If you take all of these steps and something still manages to happen to your bounce house don’t fret, there are ways to repair it. For rips along the seem use a wax tread and hook needle to sew up the rip, making sure to start about an inch before and an inch after the rip. For holes or rips in the bouncer fabric you can use tear aid patches available here.

Residential bounce houses are sure to provide your children with tons of fun if you take a little time to follow the simple steps above.