Wilson Investigates: Bounce Houses...How to Stay Safe While Having Fun

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by Jon Wilson
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by Mike Thomas, Photojournalist
by D. Barnes - WCCB Web Producer

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -   Bounce houses can be a lot of fun for kids at outdoor parties and events.  However, you probably remember seeing the video of the bounce house that took flight with the kids inside.  But bounce houses can be safe and fun as long as you remember to check out the company and ask a few questions.

Wilson was in south Charlotte today with Al Graber owner of A Bounceable Time to find out more about what to look for when renting a bounce house.  A Bounceable Time operators are trained and certified with the Inflatable Safety Operations Certification on safe operations of inflatables .  Their inflables are inspected and are cleaned and disenfected after each use.  They are also insured and their inflatables are inspected regularly by the state of North Carolina.

Al and his crew showed Wilson how the inflatables should be staked down properly with the correct stakes to ensure that it is anchored for safety and to protect against winds.

If you want to get a bounce house for your kids next party here are a few tips from Al:

1 - Ask if the inflatables have been inspected.  2 - Are the inflatables cleaned and disinfected after each t event.?  3 - Are the operators fully trained and certified?   4 - Check to see that all inflatables are securely anchored down with proper commercial grade stakes.  5 - Is the company insured?

A Bouncable Time has all types of inflatables for kids of all ages from the typical bounce house to water slides and even photo booths and large video screens.

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