Balloon Care

FLOAT TIME & PRECAUTIONS

Our latex balloons are made from 100% biodegradable, natural rubber.  They will float for 12 to 48 hours, depending on the size.  Latex balloons that have been specially treated with a balloon flight extender (hi-float) will float even longer.  Latex balloons cannot be refilled.

Our foil balloons will float for 5 to 14 days, depending on the size.  Foil balloons can conduct electricity if they come into contact with power lines.  Please make sure your foil balloons are always attached to a weight, and never release them.

Your balloons will float when filled with Helium. Helium is a safe, non-flammable gas that is lighter than air and safe for the environment.  Please do not inhale the helium.  When helium is inhaled, it fills the lungs, replacing the oxygen your lungs need, and can cause asphyxiation.

LOOKING AFTER YOUR BALLOON

To get the longest life out of your balloons, they should be stored away from extreme temperatures (hot or cold) and away from light. Please don’t leave them in a hot car or near a heater.  Balloon gas expands in the heat and balloons can pop or deflate if left in the wrong conditions. If they get rained on and start to droop, don’t worry – they’ll float again when dry.

Treated balloons should be removed from their bag immediately and left at room temperature to allow for drying – please do not leave them anywhere damp or humid – a garage, shed etc.

Cold will deflate foil balloons; warmer temperatures will re-inflate them.

Remember that balloons are fragile by nature, so please take care that they do not come in contact with sharp objects.