Caring for your Balloons

ENVIRONMENT

The best environment for your balloons is; to be indoors, at normal room temperature and away from intense heat (radiators) and direct sunlight. Please be aware of the following:

Temperature – If your balloon is exposed to too much heat, the helium will expand causing the balloon to pop. Very cool environments may cause the helium molecules to shrink, reducing the size and float time of the balloon.

Sunlight – In addition to the effects of temperature; exposure to sunlight (either direct sunlight or through windows) can cause the balloon to oxidise, becoming cloudy in appearance.

Air conditioning and wind– A constant breeze passing around a balloon will increase the speed at which helium molecules escape through the wall of the balloon, resulting in reduced float time – therefore try to keep balloons away from air vents and breezy environments where possible.

Ceilings – Take care if releasing your balloons to float on ceilings; static and invisible fibres on ceilings can cause balloons to pop.

DEFECTIVE BALLOONS

We only ever use high quality balloons. In the unlikely event that a balloon is defective, we will replace the balloon at no cost providing the following conditions are met:

  • client advises Balloons of Stafford on the day the problem occurs
  • the defective balloon(s) are left on site and available for pick up when the replacement balloon(s) arrive