The Ultimate Guide to Taking Care of Your Smol Bounce House

The Ultimate Guide to Taking Care of Your Smol Bounce House

Kids and messes don’t go anywhere without each other. One minute a room is clean, and the next minute there are toys everywhere, unidentifiable smudges on the walls, and jelly smashed into the carpet.

By following some simple guidelines, we can help you make sure your Smol Bounce House looks brand new for years. This will extend the life of your bounce house, make it a safe, clean space for your littles to play, and keep your stress levels low.

Bounce House Cleaning Instructions

When you keep your bounce house clean, you preserve its lifetime and make jumping in it more enjoyable for everyone. When you follow the rules, keeping it clean is easy.

  1. Keep food, drinks, and objects out of the bounce house at all times. Bringing these things into the bounce house poses safety hazards. By following this rule, it will be much easier to keep your bounce house clean. 

  2. Wipe off messy hands and faces before allowing kids to enter the bounce house. Make sure shoes are left at the door. Food and dirt will stain and soil the fabric. 

  3. Use a dry or damp cloth with a non-flammable, non-toxic cleaner or simply water to wipe down the bounce house surface. We love The Concentrate from Branch Basics. Avoid harsh chemicals that could damage the material or pose a health risk to children.

  4. After wiping down the bounce house, allow the fabric to air dry before putting it away. This is important because wet fabric can easily grow mold or mildew. Mold can lead to health issues and damage the material.

Bounce House Maintenance Instructions

Always be aware of the condition of your bounce house. Anything that’s overlooked could get worse over time and become irreparable. That would be a sad day for everyone!

  1. Periodically check the bounce house for any signs of damage, wear, or potential hazards. Inspect the cord, plug, housing parts, and fabric for tears, punctures, or deterioration.

  2. If you discover a damaged cord, plug, or torn fabric, stop using the bounce house immediately. Use the patch kit included with your bounce house to mend torn areas. Replace damaged cords and plugs before using the bounce house again. 

  3. Store the bounce house in a dry, cool area away from direct sunlight. Make sure it’s kept off the ground to prevent moisture buildup. 

  4. Store the blower in a dry place as well. Before storing, detach the blower and allow it to fully dry. Loosely coil the blower cord to prevent tangling and potential damage.

  5. Inspect the inflation tubes for any clogs or debris that might prevent the bounce house from inflating properly.

Bounce House Safety Guidelines

Following the safety guidelines included in your product manual will also help maintain the structure and quality of your bounce house.

  1. Always supervise your littles while they’re playing in the bounce house. Make sure they are following the rules and using the product as it was intended. 

  2. Follow the weight limit recommendations. Too much weight inside your bounce house could lead to permanent damage and accidents. 

  3. Make sure your bounce house is firmly anchored to the ground per the manual’s instructions. Also, make sure it’s placed at least 6 feet away from any objects. There’s bound to be damage if your bounce house blows away or gets caught on anything nearby. 

Teach your kids the importance of helping you keep the bounce house clean and safe. Set official bounce house rules to help your kids remember.

  1. The only thing allowed in the bounce house is you! Keep shoes, drinks, food, toys, and sharp objects away. 

  2. Play nicely! No rough housing, hanging on the walls, or putting hands and feet on the netting. 


Maintaining and cleaning your child's bounce house not only extends its life, but also keeps your kids safe. When you follow these best practices and the safety guidelines, you can expect many years of carefree bouncing to come.