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How to repair a tear in an inflatable bouncer or water slide?

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Inflatable bounce houses and water slides are made out of either PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride) or "vinyl and nylon", and they stay inflated by electric-powered blower. Electrical blower is constantly blowing air into the inflatable bounce house (or water slide), and air escapes through porous, small punctures and seams along stitchings. You may hear whistles when air escapes out of the inflatable bounce house, or even see air bubbles in water slide. This is perfectly normal. As long as the bounce house or water slide is stay inflated with constantly blowing air blower, you do NOT have to repair your inflatable. They are designed to loose some air, otherwise the bouncer may pop when kids jump on it.

In order to prevent the risk of demage to your bounce house or water slide, please refer Bounce House Safety Guide.

1. A new and easier way to repair a bounce house with Tear Aid patch kit.

With the Tear-Aids Repair Kit, it can become even easier to repair minor tears on your Bounce House. Please refer Repairing Bounce house with a Tear Aid patch kit guide.



2. Traditional way to repair a tear in a bounce house.

What happens if the inflatable does not stay inflated with constantly blowing air blower? You'll need to repair the tears with tear aids, or stitchings. Most bounce inflatables come with patches and repair kits. If you do not have a repair kit, you may find a patch kit on our website. To repair tears on an inflatable, please follow the simple steps below.

  1. Cut out the patch that is larger than the puncture.
  2. The patch must be cut in a circle or have rounded eges to prevent peeling.
  3. Make sure the area is properly cleaned. Rubbing alcohol may be used to clean a teared surface.
  4. (a) For vinyl and nylon, apply the glue on back of the patch and apply it over the puncture and press firmly to botain proper adhesion.
    (b) For PVC materials, you may sew the tear or hole with a patch using strong thread. Read owner's manual to see if you can sew tears or holes.
  5. Once repair is complete, do not inflate the Bounce House for at least 2 hours.

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