Wind Safety and Party Rentals in San Diego

If you are planning a school fundraiser, a block party, or a birthday party for one of your kids, there are a number of options when it comes to party rentals in San Diego. One of the most popular inflatable rentals is the bounce house or bouncy house, depending on who you are.  When it comes to bounce house rentals in San Diego, we have the largest selection in the state. We have themed bounce houses and many other styles to choose from for your big party.


Buying Your Own Bounce House


With bounce houses available to buy for around $400 dollars, you might be tempted to rush out and buy one. After all, this will make it a one-time expense and you will be able to use it year after year, right? Not so fast. Non-commercial bounce houses are typically made from thinner materials that can be punctured or rupture easily.


When you rent your bounce house from a company that specializes in party rentals in San Diego, the materials used are heavy-duty and designed to withstand a lot of abuse. What does this have to do with wind safety and bounce house rentals in San Diego? Several things ranging from the materials used to the stakes used to secure them.


No More Flying Bounce Houses


With so many stories in the news about “flying” bounce houses, the idea of renting one from a company that offers party rentals in San Diego might seem a little scary. One of the main reasons for bouncy houses to be picked up by the wind has to do with the way they have been secured to the ground.


Many of those reported as flying away were secured by nothing more than 4 to 5-inch plastic stakes similar to those used when putting up a tent. It doesn’t take a very strong wind to lift the house and pull the stakes out of the ground. When you opt for one of our bounce house rentals, we use heavy-duty steel stakes that can be sunk 30-40 inches into the ground. Unless the wind is strong, these will hold the bounce house in place.


Follow the Rules 


The other part of making sure your bounce house rentals in San Diego is keeping a close eye on the wind speed. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission created a chart that breaks down what to expect as wind speeds increase. These three stages directly affect the safety of bounce houses:

Wind Speed Description Conditions
13-18 mph Moderate Breeze Immediately evacuate and deflate any inflatables not intended for use in wind speeds above 15 mph.
19-24 mph Fresh Breeze Immediately evacuate and deflate any inflatables not intended for use in wind speeds above 25 mph.
26-31 mph Strong Breeze Immediately evacuate and deflate any inflatables period.


When you come to us for inflatable bounce houses, we not only deliver them to your home, school, park, or place of business, we set them up. This includes taking the appropriate steps to ensure your bounce house will stay put. Our techs will inflate it for you, check for proper operation, and go over the safety rules with you. The only thing we require is the necessary room to set it up and a 110V GFCI outlet to plug the blower in. If you don’t have access to an outlet, we can always supply you with a generator.


For all your party rental needs, visit San Diego Kids Party Rentals online or call us at (588) 560-2700. Be sure you call to make your reservations as early as possible. Our inflatables tend to be booked up weeks in advance. 


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About San Diego Kids Party Rentals

San Diego Kids Party Rentals is the premier kids party rental source in San Diego, featuring bounce houses, inflatable water slides, carnival games, interactive games, and kids entertainment for a child's birthday party, school or church event, club or team celebration, or any type of get together that involves kids having fun! Please visit our website at: or call us at (858) 272-2700 for any of your party rental and entertainment needs in San Diego, CA.
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