Balloons by nature are fragile and should be treated with respect. We advise you take to a shop who will usually give good advice, but if you decide to inflate at home please follow our Inflation Guide.
- Hot and cold – TRY TO KEEP BALLOONS AT A CONSTANT TEMPERATURE – helium expands in the heat, so if you inflate in the warmth your balloon will appear deflated if it cools down. We do not advise topping up the helium unless you do not expect it to warm up again, as the helium is still there and will expand again when warmed up. If you inflate and the balloons warms up – which can happen if placed in sunlight or a heat source (such as a radiator) your balloon will leak or burst due to the helium expansion
- Children – balloons are all CE registered and confirm with all UK, European and American laws. However they are for display purposes only and not toys. We will not be held responsible if your child is injured and will not replace damaged balloons. This applies to animals too!
- Outside use – we do not advise you use your balloons outside as all balloons may get damaged in the wind, direct sunlight and heat
- Transportation – transport in clear or white bags with a few breathing holes cut in, preferably with weights attached. Move carefully, avoid heat and do not leave in the car for extended periods
- General care – the more you handle the balloons and expose to temperature changes, the less time a balloon will float
- Float times – foils usually lose their plumpness at approx 5 days, and float for approx 7 days. Latex balloons have varied float times – please see our Helium Guide for advice. Latex balloons last longer if they’re treated with hifloat