Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Looking for a "cheap" bounce house?

Looking for a "cheap" bounce house?

Beware of the "cheapest companies in town" there is a reason they are considerably cheaper...consider:

  • Cleaning
When researching who you will use for your Bounce House Rental this season, consider what the companies cleaning practices are.   It's important that you check out the reviews the company has been give and specifically look for reviews that refer to whether or not the company has clean or dirty equipment.  There is companies that are very careless in running their business, starting with the hygeine factor.  The Inflatables are made of vinyl therefore it needs to be cleaned but also disinfected with a special product that offers both of those options.  With that said any company can tell you they clean, but what do their customers say? 

  • Safety
It's imporant to ask basic questions such as:

1.  How many kids does the inflatable that you are interested in accomodate?

Does the company know this for their basic inflatable units and have this information on file to look up,  pretty clearly showing you, that they know the capacity of all of their units?  They should at the very least have this available to look up and have an answer on that in just a few minutes.  (This is with the exception of a new unit maybe they need to look up.)

2.  Do you have safety rules for the inflatable?  

Is the company able to provide you with rules the day of the event?  Are they asking for you sign off that they explained these rules to you?  

3.  Does the company have a phone # to call while your unit is at your location in the event of an emergency or question?

Are they able to provide you with a phone # or emergency # to call while you have one of there rentals on location?  What is their protocal for emergencies?  

4.  Is the company registered in the state?

Can they give you evidence to show they are registered with the state.  Can they supply you with a phone # to verify this?  Do they caution you on using someone no registered?  

5.  Does the company carry liability insurance?

Is the company able to email you a copy of their policy to show they are insured?  Often you can verify this simply by finding out if they are registered with the state.  In some states (like PA) you are required to send your Insurance Policy to the Department of Agriculture to ensure you have a minimum of $1 Million Dollar Policy.  This has to be on file each year with PA.  You can be assured if the company you are using is registered in PA they are also valid on their Insurance Certificate.

6.  Is the units inspected regularly?

Again in PA they do require regular inspections.  Once again, if they are registered with PA, they are required and have the oversight of the Dept. of Ag to make sure they are fully inspected.

7.  Does the company carry a workmanns comp policy?
In Pennsylvania worker's comp is mandatory for all employers who have one or more employees, whether they are part-time or full-time, including family members.  It's important for you as the consumer to use companies who have worker's comp policies because if the employee gets injured on your site there expenses will be covered by the worker's comp policy.  If no coverage exists that person may claim on your home owners policy costing you aggrevaton, time and possibly money.

8.  Does the company have Commercial Car Insurance Policy?

Businesses need a higher liability insurance, as well as additional coverage add-ons to make sure the employee's, other individuals, company vehicles and the business are fully protected.  You are required to have Commercial Auto Insurance if you use your vehicle for work or your own behicles operated by a business.  Commercial car insurance coverage isn't just about big rigs, but cover vehicles such as cars,pickup trucks, sports utility vehicles, etc.  

Using companies who are following the guidelines set for Businesses helps cover you as well.  Imagine there is a accident involving a vehicle of an employee or even the business that is not covered under a Commercial policy but a personal policy of the individual or business that is in an accident in your driveway, church parking lot, business parking lot, school lot, etc.  You may be liable as well on your home owners, church, business property for not only the employees damages/injury but also for those on your property.   

9.  Does the company you are using have a weather policy?

It's important that the company recognizes that there is weather where it is unsafe to setup and/or leave an Inflatable in use.  Do they have a policy for bad weather such as Wind, and Thunder/Lightening?  

  • Cost
It's definitely important to weigh costs for bounce houses.  In general bounce companies typically rent by the day (8 hours) however a few will rent all for 3 day weekends, advertising how this is able to allow you to play more...

Beware of companies who regularly want to drop off Thursday and not pick up to Sunday or Monday.  Typically they are doing this not for the customer to have more time to play but due to lack of manpower.  There is also other reasons why this practice is not something most companies choose to do.  

#1  It can ruin your grass area leaving an inflatable setup for more a day.  It can definitely kill the grass that it is under expecially during those hot summer months.  

#2  It can create mold/mildew growth just overnight.  This is vinyl and it is getting wet sitting deflated with dew on it during the late hours/early mornings.  Sure one overnight is not going to be a huge problem for you, but imagine if the company is doing this every week...well now it's a problem for you as well because it probably already has mold/mildew growth on it (not usually visible to the eye until it gets really nasty) and you are having your kids bouncing around and laying all over it.  A company who has a reputation for leaving them for a long period of time and not occasional overnight is probably not being conscientious about getting the unit back out at their shop during the week and using a mold/mildew treatment on it and making sure it is allowed to be out drying in the sun afterwards for any wetness inside.

Beware of those cheap companies that might not concentrate on safety or health factors.  Never compromise safety, quality or hygeine over savings.  Pick a company who has a great reputation in the community like word of mouth referrals, as well as positive reviews from their customers.  With little effort you can make the best decision which creates more fun & joy and less headaches and less worries over safety/cleanliness 

Friday, February 19, 2016

What's New for 2016...Here's a little taste...

Slippery Slope
Slippery Slope Extreme Interactive Inflatable
Compete against your opponent to see who can get up high on the wall to get all the flags off before your opponent.
Defy gravity as you race to scale the wall.  One opponent will be the winner!  

18 H x 22 W x 22 L
400 lb maximum weight total, 200 lbs each.
Requires 2 blowers (10-12 amps each)
Rents for $459.00

Wacky Fun Center
Wacky Fun Center Inflatable

Big Sized Fun for up to 8 participants.  The Wacky Fun Center is packed with hours of fun!  Featured large bouncing area's, mutiple
obstacles, tunnels, and not one, but two covered slides.  Kids are sure to have a blast in this conviently sized combo!  

12 H x 26 W x 22 L
8 occupants, for a total weight of $1200 lbs (150 each)
2 blowers (10 amps each)
Rents for $399.00

Wacky 5 in 1 Classic Combo  
Wacky Fun Center

Everyone enjoys a party, and this unit offers all kinds of play for for up to 6 participants.  Our Wacky 5 in 1 Bounce Combo!  

Featuring a huge moonwalk area, a crawl through, a climbing obstacle, exterior slide, and exterior basketball hoop.

13H x 16W x 20L
6 partipants or 900 lbs total (150 max per participant)
1 blower (10 amps)
Rents for $249.00

Mobile 9 hole Mini Golf - BlacklightEveryone loves Mini Golf...why not have Mobile Blacklight Mini Golf at your next event.  Choose for 1 hole, 3 hole, and a full 9 hole Mini Golf Package!  

Put and amaze your guests at your skills!  

Rents starting at $125-599.00

Mobile Fun Mirrors (2)
Mobile Fun Mirrors

Mobile Fun Mirrors Set of 2

Mirror, Mirror on the wall...why does my features seem so small?  Add these fun mirrors to any event to add that fun element for both kids and adults...who doesn't like to see themselves become distorted and have fun with friends doing this!  Fun!  

Rents for $100 for the setup of 2.


This Month's Featured Products

       This Month's Featured Products

Extreme Interactive! Big Red Baller

Have you ever wanted to try your skill on the big baller course and 
see if you can make it across or wipeout? Well, here's your chance 
to test your skills!  This fun new game features a series of four inflatable 
red balls which challengers must jump or run across to reach the other 
side. Climb up the ladder on one of the side platforms high above the 
biggest ball pit you've ever seen. Then try to cross the course by 
jumping or running across those big red balls. Your goals is to hop 
across all four big balls to the platform on the other side.

The Ultimate Obstacle Course Rental

The Ultimate Module Challenge brings everything you love in an 
inflatable attraction together in one brilliant design! The 3 pieces 
include (1) double lane slide with climb challenge steps and tunnel 
exits and (2) L-shaped obstacle alleys that include a variety of 
pop-up, pop-out, log features, rock climb and slide. Each piece can 
stand alone or be combined to create literally hundreds of obstacle 
designs! Arches conveniently tuck into the unit itself, Height without 
Top Arches 14'10".  If this bad boy is a little too big for the space you 
have available we can also offer smaller sections of the course. 3 
Monkeys has a great selection of obstacle courses suited for all ages 
and skill levels.

Distracted Driver Simulator

We all know the dangers of texting or operating other electronic devices 
while driving. But, many young drivers are not changing their behavior. 
Due to many requests we've received, 3 Monkeys Inflatables is now 
offering a unique distracted driving program and simulator for your 
campus.  With the epidemic of distracted driving, it's critical for the safety 
of high school, college drivers, as well as adults. The simulator is set up 
in a way that allows participants to see the dangers of distracted driving 
first hand in a safe environment.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Indoor Adventures Available!

Hi there!

Did you know that you can rent Inflatables over the winter and use them indoors!  Why should that winter birthday child miss all the fun that Inflatables offer!

This allows you to provide a great fun experience, while burning off that winter energy!  All you need to do is Book a space that allows Inflatables to be put in them that have large ceiling clearance to accommodate them.

Some idea's of spaces to check into in your town:

  • Fire Stations (They usually have plenty of spaces with high ceiling spaces)  
  • Community Centers
  • Ambulance Companies
  • Police Stations
  • Community Exercise Facilities
  • Township Offices
  • Fitness Centers
  • Churches
  • School Gyms
  • and so many more!
Check out your options today and then give us a call or book online at our website