About Portland PartyWorks

In the 20 years that PartyWorks has been in business, we've developed systems, knowledge and relationships that make us a leader in the entertainment industry. It is our desire to share that experience with you and to bring our cutting edge concepts to your events!

We are here to share some tips on producing successful events along with some time-tested facts about party planning. We're also going to throw in a funny story from time to time because we're serious about fun!

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

It's Your Right To Know

Choosing an Inflatable Supplier
Is the unit you would like to rent new or used equipment?Finally, trust your gut to subconsciously pick-up on non-nonverbal clues. If something feels not quite right it's worth a little due diligence.
When selecting an inflatable interactive supplier it is important to know they are a reputable vendor who is trained, licensed, insured.We hope by offering fact-based information and insight into our industry we can help you make better informed decisions and avoid the pitfalls associated with sub-par suppliers. 
The following questions are designed to help you select a vendor: 
How long have they been in business locally? 
Is the staff primarily full-time employees or part-time contractors? 
Are they trained/experienced in inflatable operations?
What is their safety rating?
Does the vendor have the requested rental equipment?
Do they make claims without support? (ie: we are the largest rental..
What professional affiliations do they have?
Have other vendors heard of them?
Are they currently working with any of your competitors?
Do they have a Facebook page?
Do they have any references to be found on the internet? Listed in online directories? BBB? Chamber of Commerce?
Can they provide you with references from previous clients?
"I can't thank you enough...your attention to all the details and your knowledge of event making were without a doubt what made it so outstanding...many said it was the best they have attended!"  ~ Intel 
How often are inflatables cleaned? Are their products Eco-Friendly?
Do they regularly inspect for mold, damage, excessive wear and tear? 
Is the equipment allowed to dry thoroughly before being stored? 
Do they have inspection logs recording the maintenance? 
The industry standard for cleaning inflatables is to vacuum and wipe down the surface with an all-purpose cleaner after each rental.
The vinyl used for Inflatables comes from two sources China & Korea. The quality is then determined by the construction.
What kind of guarantee or warranty Is offered?
Are they current with industry trends including computer technology that can document/track and detail maintenance and usage reports? 
Is their website up to date with photos of real product? 
Is the product shown the one you will be renting? Watch for: "Looks like...or Similar to...". 
Portland PartyWorks is a fully insured vendor with an experienced staff equipped to handle any situation. Our clients know they can count on us to deliver a successful event every time. As the leading supplier of inflatables in the Northwest we are determined to raise the bar on customer service. Visit our FAQ page if you would like to read about Portland PartyWorks and our commitment to customer satisfaction.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Inflatables Set Up & Tear Down Instructions



-Unroll inflatable on a flat and level area (preferably grass). 
-Secure chute to blower. 
-Close all Velcro & Zipper Vents – Tie off remaining Chutes 
-Plug into electrical outlet capable of drawing 20 amps, within 75 feet. 
-Secure unit to the ground with stakes. 
-Blower shall remain plugged in at all times during operation. 
-Make sure all people are clear of unit inside and out. 
-DO NOT allow jumping, rolling, or other activities while deflating unit. 
-Deflate unit by unplugging and detaching blower. 
-Open/unzip all vents and chutes 
-Let the unit deflate by itself for approximately 10-15 minutes. 
-Proceed to roll up in the same way you unrolled it
-No more than five (5) children at a time on 15’x15’ units. 
-Group the same size children together in the unit. 
-Adult supervision is required at all times. 
-Do not put blower near water or other liquids. 
-No sleeping in unit. 
-Do not leave inflatable uncovered overnight. 
-Do not use Silly String, or other items that may damage the unit. 
 *Additional cleaning fees will be assessed if the unit is returned wet, 
muddy, with Silly String, or other damage beyond normal wear and tear. 
-No Shoes 
-Socks are required 
-No horseplay or roughhousing 
-Walk or crawl in and out of the unit; do not jump off 
-Max. Weight is 100 lbs. per child on small units 
-Small bounce units (15’ X 15’) are not suitable for teens or adults 
-Small bounce units can be transported in an SUV, pick up, mini van or station wagon with an empty cargo area. Mini vans and station wagons will need to have all rear seats folded or removed. Larger units require a truck. 
-Refer to your Sales and Rental Agreement for exact pickup and return times. Should you be unable to meet the scheduled times, we require 24 hours notice. Failure to pick up or return the unit at times designated on your Sales and Rental Agreement will result in additional charges (See Sales and Rental Agreement). 
-All deposits are non-refundable from the time you reserve and your order is processed (see Contract Terms and Important Information). We require 24 hours notice for rescheduling and/or cancellation. Upon cancellation, all deposits paid will stay on file as a credit for a future rental for up to 12 months.
Release Statement
The undersigned agrees to hold Portland PartyWorks, Inc. harmless and indemnifies, their employees, suppliers, manufacturers, agents, assignees and sub-contractors for any and all injuries. I further understand and acknowledge that I am responsible for any and all damage to this inflatable beyond normal wear and tear. I have read and clearly understand all of the above rules and release statement and agree to abide by them.