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Using Ground Stakes for Advertising Inflatables

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Ground Stake

Proper Staking Techniques for Ground Installations

Staking cold-air inflatables down for ground installations is an important part of a successful setup. While it may seem like an easy enough task, there are a lot of factors to be considered: Which stakes are best? Are there utility lines buried at your site? Are the weather conditions windy? Will the inflatable be safe from vandalism?

Caring for Cold-Air Inflatables

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Cleaning Your Cold-Air Inflatables

Add Years To Your Cold-Air Inflatables

Want to extend the life of your cold-air inflatables? Here's a tip that seasoned installers use to extend the life of their rental fleets:

Apply a coating of vinyl protectant, i.e. Meguiar's Natural Shine, after every use. Just spray on and wipe with a clean cloth. This will prevent cracking, give added protection against UV rays, and add years to your investment!

Learn to Repack Advertising Inflatables Like the Pros

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Repacking Inflatable HeadDress

Learn the Easy Way to Properly Pack Your Advertising Inflatables

Once you take sheets out of their plastic bag or electronics out of all that Styrofoam, they never want to go back in!  Some have said the same thing about advertising inflatables.  If you promise not to tell, we'll share our finely tuned packing process with you so you, too, can repackage your inflatables with ease.

Summer Hazards for Advertising Inflatables

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Lightening Storm

Summer Weather Hazards for Advertising Inflatables

Summer brings its own set of challenges when it comes to inflatables. Heat isn't a problem for inflatables, but storms of various sorts can certainly do major damage. The most common threat to your inflatable during the summer months however, is wind!

During a storm, lightning can stop your inflatable in its tracks in several ways. If the power goes out so will your blower, which means your balloon will deflate. The high winds that often come with storms can tear tether straps or anchor points on your inflatable. Unsecured objects can also hit your inflatable tearing or otherwise damaging the material.

Winterizing Your Advertising Inflatables

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Brrr... It's Too Cold To Fly!

If you live or work in cold-weather climates, you're sure to be dragging out your coat, hat, and gloves soon. It's fall-time and that - needless-to-say - means colder weather. It also means your helium inflatables probably need to be packed away until spring. Why? Helium contracts in cold weather, which means your inflatables will likely be grounded. Yes, you can fly helium-filled inflatables in winter months, but the process is a bit complicated. (More on that another time.) Usually, helium inflatables are packed away and other types are brought out for use during cold-weather months.

Bringing Your Inflatable Costume to Life

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izzy costumeEasy to Use and Comfortable to Wear, Inflatable Costumes Bring Energy and Life to Events

They swing.  They sway.  They walk up and hug you!  Most people are familiar with cold-air inflatables that are tethered to the ground.  Many are also familiar with newer dynamic inflatables that are still tethered, but can flap and wiggle in the wind.  Making their way up on the popularity list are inflatable costumes.  What's the difference?  Inflatable costumes let your character move around freely wherever he wants.

Spring Cleaning Your Advertising Inflatables

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Spring Cleaning

It's Spring Cleaning Time, Should You Machine or Hand Wash your Inflatables?

Annual maintenance is a must to keep your inflatable working properly and looking its best. For those balloons that are used frequently, more regular cleanings are recommended. Keeping your inflatable clean will not only increase its life by preventing mold, mildew and the general stink factor, but it will do wonders for its appearance as well. We've seen amazing transformations of older, dirty inflatables after professional cleaning, both by hand washing and commercial machines. The question is, when do you clean your inflatable by hand, and when do you have it washed in a commercial machine?

Helium Care

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Care and Maintenance of Helium Inflatables

When working with helium-filled inflatables, it’s important to keep several basic tips in mind. With proper care and maintenance, your helium inflatables will give you lots of use down the road.

"[There was] fun, excitement, and encouragement for everyone to actually walk under/through [the arch] and it worked.  We have cheerleaders and small children at the finish line by the arch handing out stickers, saying ‘I did it.’ Before we had the arch, [people] would straggle in anywhere."

- Jackie Allen, March of Dimes

"We usually have to keep the arch up for at least 30 minutes after our races since so many people want to get their photos taken with it!"

- Art Boulet, Muddy Monk

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