Through the months of June and August, there are going to be a large number of summer parties and family get-togethers. Summer is always the best time of the year for fun games and a time to get out and enjoy the great outdoors and warm weather.
Yet, with all of the fun, there is always a danger lurking with the various bacteria and bugs which love the hot humid weather as well. One of the worst things you would want to do is plan a party that creates a breeding ground for sickness. With that in mind, it was important to understand the hygiene of inflatable activities. Unfortunately, very few people know how to do this are what they need to look out for.
Needs of the Customer
One of the first things you’re going to want to consider about the equipment that you receive is if the inflatable packages are clean and any manual or automatic pumps you use are safe. Take the time to look over the equipment for leftover grass or dirt from any previous events. Larger equipment is going to be a little more complex to check for both the customer and supplier. If you are having a hard time inspecting a bungee run or a giant slide, be on the search for any odd smells. This is usually a telltale sign that the equipment has been stored in either a wet or dirty location.
Needs For the Supplier
One of the most important elements of cleaning your equipment is to undertake regular maintenance and checks. Whether you have a human table football game or base jump activities it is essential for consistent cleaning and to maintain the equipment. By maintaining your equipment on a regular basis it is going to allow for a much smoother set up as well as the extended of their life. This regular maintenance will also help to keep them smelling fresh and looking good for many years to come.
Getting to the Dirty Work
As a supplier, the cleaning process is going to be a rather methodical process. It is going to be from the top to the bottom. If you are cleaning a piece of equipment, like a ball run, which has a roof, you will want to start with it deflated and slowly inflate it as you clean to get to the inside. Be sure that the bottom of the unit is not neglected as this can be one of the dirtiest areas. You may want to lay the unit on a groundsheet to protect it from getting dirty while it is being cleaned.
Hanging to Dry
Once the unit has been properly cleaned, it is essential that it is not placed away while it is still wet. As you already know, the hours of sunlight in the UK are rather unpredictable. With this in mind, you will simply want to keep an eye on the weather and watch for rain. It may be in your best interest to have a large enough space where the attraction can be dried indoors.
Inspecting For Details
A proper inspection should be a part of every cleaning to ensure the hygiene and safety of the unit. This is especially true after the first year of use. For full inspections, it is best to ensure the use of RPII (Register of Play Inspectors International) inspectors. This is going to offer your customers peace of mind that they are getting quality equipment. And you as the supplier will know that your equipment will get years of use.
Keep in mind that there are two key elements in maintaining proper party equipment. One is that the customer always chooses a reputable supplier. Secondly, the supplier need is to ensure that all equipment is properly inspected and cleaned.