This is one topic that we are VERY passionate about here at Bounce-Mania. Allow me to get on a soap box for just this one post. Bounce houses, water slides, obstacle courses, and combo bounce house / slides in the State of Texas REQUIRE inspections by a State approved inspector. The State also REQUIRES bounce house companies to be insured to minimum levels. These are not requests or suggestions. These laws are in place to protect YOU the consumer and your children.
The inspection process is done by the same inspectors who go out and inspect roller coasters. That in itself should show you how important the State of Texas feels that this process is necessary to make sure each ride is safe for your children. They also have minimum requirements for insurance. For further information you can always visit the Texas Department of Insurance website, you will also be able to see if the company you have chosen has insurance and has been inspected. http://www.tdi.texas.gov/commercial/indexamusement.html
I can’t stress enough that you need to make sure that the company you choose is inpected and insured. I’m not going to knock any other companies but I will tell you that almost every company that does have insurance and is inspected will have prices comparable to ours. If someone tells you that you can get a bounce house, popcorn machine and tables and chairs all for $65 it should bring to mind the old saying you get what you pay for.
I’ll leave you this time on this note. Will saving a few bucks now be worth it should an accident occur and you have no recourse because the company is long gone or doesn’t have proper protection? If you don’t use Bounce-Mania please be sure to use someone who is insured and inspected. If you would like to talk about what you should look for in a rental company please call us (817)692-2363.
Thanks and have a GREAT weekend!