Caring for your Balloons

ENVIRONMENT

Your balloon’s favourite environment is:

  • to be indoors, at normal room temperature
  • away from any intense heat, such as radiators
  • away from 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.

When the temperature is very cold it may cause the helium molecules to shrink, reducing the size and float time of the balloon. Foil balloons will noticeably shrink in cold weather – however, they will return to normal as soon as they are back in room temperature.

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, chips or cracks in the surface, invisible fibres on ceilings and spotlights can cause balloons to pop.

OUTDOOR BALLOONS

Whilst it’s lovely to decorate your outdoor event with balloons, please be aware of how the weather can effect them. Unless you are fortunate enough to have a very calm day, your helium-filled balloons are likely to thrash around in the wind. If the sun is out, it will give the balloons a cloudy appearance and very hot temperatures could cause the 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