Balloon Care Guide

Enjoy your balloons with our care tips

Balloons & Temperature

Please don't leave balloons in a hot car - helium expands in the heat and this could cause your balloons to pop! We recommend that you use air conditioning in your vehicle when transporting balloons on a hot day. If your balloons get rained on and start to droop, don't worry – they'll float again when dry. When helium-filled balloons are taken into the cold, they will temporarily deflate and will re-inflate again when warm. Please store in a cool room balloons are best kept at room temperature.


Inflation Time

Latex balloons if stored at the correct temperatures and conditions will only last 12-14 hours once inflated unless they are coated with a sealant called hi float, this will give the balloons an additional 24 hours flotation time. Foil balloons if stored in the right conditions will last around a week if not longer.


Faulty Balloons

If a foil balloon is faulty this normally shows upon inflation. However, sometimes there could be a problem with the valve and this would result in slow deflation over the first few hours, if you can not see an obvious tear or hole then this is normally the case and we can replace if this is the issue. If a balloon is found to have an obvious tear or hole then a replacement may be chargeable.


Balloons Safety, children & pets

Balloons are not a toy. Uninflated or burst balloons can present a choking hazard and should never be left with children under the age of eight without supervision. Store balloons away from pets to ensure that they cannot get themselves tangled with balloon ribbons or accidentally ingest popped balloons or their decorative contents such as confetti, feathers, or other materials. If a balloon pops, clear away any broken balloons and it's decorative contents (if applicable) immediately.


Balloons near walls & Ceilings

Lights, paint textures, irregular surfaces and even static can all pop balloons. If you are planning on placing your balloons on a ceiling, ensure that you test or check it first.


Latex balloons and Oxidization

Clear balloons become cloudy quickly when exposed to heat and sunshine. Coloured balloons will take on a velvety, matte appearance.


Balloons and the Environment

At the end of a balloon's life, cut the end of the balloon with scissors to remove any air or balloon gas, then dispose of it in the bin.


Balloons and Allergies

Most latex balloons are made of natural rubber latex and may cause allergies. Please look out for symptoms in case of allergies and seek immediate help.


Inhalation of helium

Inhaling helium can be dangerous and it is not recommended. It can deprive your body of oxygen and can result in a fatality.


Balloons can Pop,

It’s the nature of the item we work with. While we use the highest quality balloons and take every precaution necessary with your balloons to ensure they last through your event, once the balloons leave our door or we have left the venue, they are out of our control. Balloons can pop and sometimes this is beyond our control we will do our best to resolve if required.


*NOTE* LATEX balloons filled with HELIUM (not air) will only stay inflated for around 12-14 hours once inflated, unless coated with a special sealant (HI-FLOAT). Please notify the sales person at time of order if you require balloons to last for any additional time. FOIL balloons will last for around a week if not longer if kept in the right conditions, see our Balloon Care Guide for further information.