How to Make an Inflatable Last Longer: Simple Tips and Tricks
Have you ever had an inflatable and wanted to know how to make it last longer?
If you’re like most people, the answer is yes I would like to know. If this sounds familiar, don’t worry! In recent years there have been many new materials that can help your inflatables last much longer than they would otherwise but they a few extra things you can do to make the inflatables last even longer.
We’ve compiled a list of tips for making your inflatables more durable and lasting up to 3 times as long: The first tip is to
Follow the recommended care plan from the manufacturer to prolong the life of the inflatable
When you purchase an inflatable, it will come with a guide on how to take care of it. It is important to follow these guidelines as they have been created by the manufacturer with your inflatable’s best interest in mind. This will help keep your inflatable looking and performing its best for as long as possible.
Protect the inflatable from direct sunlight if possible
One of the main ways to make an inflatable last longer is to protect it from prolonged direct sunlight. Sunlight can heat up the vinyl bounce surface and cause damage over time. If possible, try to keep the inflatable in a shady spot or under a roof/covering. Additionally, you should avoid leaving the inflatable outside in the sun for long periods of time.
Put the inflatable down and away for stormy weather
When severe weather hits, it is important to take precautions to protect your inflatable. This includes putting it away in a safe place and ensuring that there is no damage done to it. Additionally, for outdoor Christmas decorations, make sure you put them away so that they are not damaged by severe weather, such as thunderstorms, tornadoes, snow, heavy rain, hail, extreme heat that can damage an inflatable.
Check and Clean the floor of any sharp objects
When setting up your inflatable, it is important to make sure that the surface you are placing it on is clean and free of any sharp objects. This will help to prevent any accidental punctures or tears in the material.
It is always important to clean and remove any debris before laying the inflatable down. Furthermore, check for any sharp objects that may puncture or damage the inflatable.
Follow the recommended weight limit to make the inflatable last longer
It is important to follow the weight limit that is recommended by the manufacturer. Exceeding this limit can cause damage to the product and create a hazardous situation.
When putting away ensure it doesn’t hit or touch a sharp object
It is important to be mindful when putting away your inflatable. Make sure it doesn’t hit or touch any sharp objects along the way and also when storing it ensure it is not placed against or pressed against any sharp objects as this can damage and puncture your inflatable.
Clean the inflatable after use to prolong its lifespan
Keep inflatables covered when not in use to protect them from the sun and weather (especially if you live where it rains often). This will help prevent the blowup from absorbing rainwater or getting wet inside of itself.
After you’re done using your inflatable, it’s good to clean it properly. This will help prolong its lifespan and keep it in good condition. Make sure to remove any objects on the inflatable that could damage it, such as dirt, leaves, or other debris. You can also use a vacuum cleaner to remove any excess air and moisture from the inflatable.
Avoid putting the inflatable close to anything hot
Leaving your pool float or air mattress in the sun or overnight can cause it to deflate. This is because the air inside of the inflatable will heat up and expand, causing the float to lose its shape. Conversely, if you leave your float in a cold environment, the air will contract, leading to deflation. To avoid this, try not to put hot drinks or laptops on your inflatable and store it in a cool place when not in use.
When using an inflatable, it is important to be aware of the potential hazards. One such hazard is heat. If you put the inflatable too close to a fire or other heat source, it could cause damage and make it unusable.
Moreover, one should avoid putting the inflatable close to anything hot. This is because the heat can damage the material and make it less effective when you need it. For example, if you blow up an inflatable near a furnace, it could cause damage to the material and make it non-useable. You should also avoid putting it in direct sunlight, as the heat can cause similar problems.
That means avoiding putting it close to anything hot, like a furnace or the sun.
Don’t let your kids or Adults jump on the blow up
Obviously, playing with a blow-up inflatable is all about having fun. However, there are some things that you just need to remember when doing so and you will have a lot more fun. For example, don’t jump on the air mattress because jumping puts pressure on it which can cause it to come loose from its thread or seams making it deflate faster than usual!
Most inflatable air mattresses are not designed to be jumped on but designed for laying and resting, so don’t go jumping on them. They are a few inflatables that are heavy duty and designed to be jumped on such as a blow up bouncing castle.
Keep Pet away
One of the main ways to make sure your inflatable lasts longer is to keep pets away from it. Pets with sharp nails can easily burst or tear the inflatable and dogs have been known to bite through them as well. If you must have your pet near the inflatable, be sure to keep them away from the areas where people will be using it and take steps to protect it from their nails or teeth.
There are a few things you can do to keep your pet from ruining your inflatable. You can train the pet not to touch it, put up a gate around it, or use a pet repellent. Additionally, you can place a thick sheet over the inflatable to prevent the pet from reaching it.
Secure Them With Stakes
An inflatable can be a lot of fun, but it’s important to make sure that it is secured properly so that it doesn’t fly away and damage property or people. One way to do this is to stake it down. Make sure the stakes are heavy enough so that they won’t easily blow away and put them in the ground around the perimeter of the inflatable.
To secure inflatable decorations with stakes, take a few small lawn stakes and pound them into the ground as far as possible.
If your inflatable does not have an area to place these stakes on hard ground, you can wrap a thin rope around your inflatable and tie it to a post to make it more secure.
When doing this, wrap the rope about mid-height and tie it to the stakes in the ground. Don’t wrap the rope too tight, and when stretching the rope to the ground, make sure it doesn’t stretch your inflatable backward.
Another fairly simple way to secure your inflatables is to use twine. Simply grab the twine and bind it around the inflatable at about mid-height, and tie the twine around something like a fence post or railing.
If the decoration is not near a fence, railing, or your front porch, we suggest you take a few wooden stakes and place them on each side of the inflatable. You now have the object needed to tie the twine around. When wrapping the twine around your column or wooden stakes, it’s necessary to do at minimum one full loop for the security you want.
Be Gentle – Inflatables are fragile
Inflatables are fragile and can be easily damaged. Try not to be too rough when handling them and make sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions for use and care.
Sharp Nails Can Damage An inflatable
One of the most common ways to ruin an inflatable is by having sharp nails. This is because you can puncture the inflatable with a sharp object, it can easily burst and deflate. Try not to do scratch the inflatable and be careful when handling the inflatable.