Make sure that whenever and wherever you decide to set up your bounce house, you take the time to plan out the area and make sure that it is safe and secure for extended use. Certain objects in nature, such as trees, may not seem hazardous, but could end up causing serious damage to your bounce house and wreaking a good deal of havoc on your plans for the day. If you were to set up your bounce house too close to the trees, you could end up with tree branches caught and stuck in the fabric of your inflatable device. Depending on your luck, these branches can end up getting stuck in the roof of your bounce house, if not puncturing it completely.

One of the hardest parts about owning a bounce house is finding just the right spot to set it up outside. All new bounce house owners must spend a good amount of time simply planning out and measuring their yard and the properties around them, trying to find a location for their inflatable device that is both flat enough to provide the bounce house with equal balance, while also giving the bounce house enough space on all sides to allow for natural shifting. An important thing to keep in mind when setting up your bounce house is remembering to keep the set-up grounds far away from trees, as non-threatening as they may appear. If you set up your bounce house underneath a tree, regardless of the tree’s size, you’re putting your bounce house at risk. If a thunderstorm or windstorm was to hit your area while your bounce house was inflated and in use, the poor weather could accidentally knock down tree branches, which will travel straight down off the tree, landing on top of your bounce house. Sometimes, you won’t even need a storm to knock down the branches; if the tree is old enough, the branches could end up falling on their own. However the scenario ends up playing out, placing your bounce house underneath a tree puts it at risk of being pierced by falling tree branches.

There are multiple ways that branches can get stuck in your bounce house. Some are easier to deal with than others. The easier of the two scenarios is if fallen branches have gotten caught in the bounce house’s safety netting. Some bounce houses are built with a roof made almost entirely of safety netting in order to provide more sunlight and air for the interior of the bounce house. Remove the branches from the netting, and check to see if the netting is still in tact. If the netting has been torn, it will need to be repaired or professionally sewn back into position. If the bounce house has weathered the storm with no significant damage, you’re free to allow bouncing and jumping to continue that day, so long as you move the bounce house to a new location.

However, if a branch has punctured the walls of your bounce house, you’ll know almost immediately when the bounce house begins to deflate. Have everyone evacuate the bounce house quickly and safely. Detach the bounce house’s spikes from the ground and move it out of the way of the trees to avoid further debris falling and harming the fabric. Use a Tear-Aid patch to repair the damage and seal the tear. As a bounce house owner, you have to remember that bounce houses are not intended to be set up underneath trees, as ideal as the land beneath it may be. Seek out fields, parking lots, parks, etc. As long as the sky above it is open and clear, your bounce house should be safe from unnecessary risks and harm.