Aside from your inflatable being stolen, having it damaged in some way during an event is just about the worst thing that can happen. However, there are several ways to quickly rectify the situation so the event can continue as planned.
If the tear in your inflatable is relatively small, you may choose one of two ways to repair your balloon on-site. Both sewing and patching the inflatable can hold it long enough to finish the event.
A needle, thread (strong enough to mend your balloon) and spare pieces of fabric are included in the repair kit you received with your inflatable. To repair your balloon, simply pinch the torn material together and sew by hand using small stitches.
Patching the tear can be done quickly with a self-adhesive patch. You can also use a standard patch and apply a HH-66 glue to both the patch and inflatable surface. Make sure the patch is big enough to cover an area approximately 1/2 inch larger than the tear.
If you have no desire or ability to repair the inflatable yourself, you can attempt to find a local repair outlet. Call one of the following establishments to ask for help. These types of businesses are generally equipped to repair inflatables:
If the damage is due to a manufacturing defect or open seam the repair should be covered under your warranty. Landmark will pay for the repair cost as well as return the inflatable via ground shipping if our workmanship is found to be defective. Other types of damage that occur during normal use are not covered by warranty.
The best recourse is to prevent damage from the onset. Use these tips to help keep your inflatable in the best condition possible.