How do I clean a bouncy castle?

How do I clean a inflatable bouncy castle properly?

If you want to enjoy your bouncy castle/s for a long time, you should take care of the proper cleaning and care of the bouncy castle. Of course, this also applies to all other inflatable attractions such as inflatable goal walls, football darts or football billiards.

Simply clean inflatable bouncy castles yourself!

Cleaning should be done regularly, ideally after each use. Even if the bouncy castle looks clean at first glance, a quick wipe through will do the material some good and make your next customers happy. It is important to use a special bouncy castle cleaning agent that thoroughly cleans the PVC tarpaulin and protects the seams. It is best to vacuum out coarse dirt such as soil, dry leaves or small pebbles beforehand with a vacuum cleaner. With a narrow attachment, this works best in corners and narrow spaces. If you don’t have a vacuum cleaner at hand, a small hand broom will usually do the trick to remove the worst dirt.
After rough cleaning, all PVC surfaces, especially the bouncy area and the exit, should be wiped down with bouncy castle cleaner. Such regular cleaning can prevent the spread of bacteria on the bouncy castle and the formation of mold.

Dry the bouncy castle thoroughly

Probably the most important thing when cleaning is to let everything dry thoroughly afterwards. Moisture accumulates quickly, especially in the seams and small grooves. After cleaning, ideally leave the bouncy castle standing in the sun for a few hours with the fan running to make sure that the bouncy castle is completely dry.
Follow these simple tips and take care of your bouncy castles and inflatable modules so that they will look like new for a long time. Here’s a quick look at what you need to consider when cleaning bouncy castles:

  • Remove coarse dirt with a vacuum cleaner or hand broom
  • Wipe all PVC surfaces with a special bouncy castle cleaner
  • Clean the exit and jumping area particularly thoroughly
  • Allow the bouncy castle and especially the seams to dry thoroughly

If you follow these tips, you and your customers will be able to enjoy your bouncy castles from for a long time to come!

9 thoughts on “How do I clean a bouncy castle?”

  1. Super informative article! I was always a bit unsure about the best way to clean my inflatable. Thanks for the tips!

    1. Hello Claudia,

      Thank you for your kind feedback! We’re delighted that you liked our tips. Keep your eyes peeled, we’ll be writing more articles on how to store, transport and dismantle inflatables correctly and so on.
      Have fun with your inflatable.

      LG Andy

  2. Thank you very much for the great article.
    I have a few questions for you.

    I have 2 bouncy castles that I would like to hire out not only to my friends, but also to companies and clubs.

    What about insurance for the inflatables and people?

    Should I register a small business?

    I wish you a sunny day

    1. Hello Roman,
      We recommend that you register a small business as soon as possible so that everything is legally correct!
      Furthermore, it is of course highly recommended that you take out public liability insurance, where you are at risk as a bouncy castle hire company 🙂
      Fully comprehensive insurance for damage to the inflatable, as is the case with cars, is generally not worthwhile.
      Bouncy castles are very robust and can last for several years 🙂

      Kind regards

  3. Hello,

    Do you have any experience/tips on how we can get our football dart inflatable clean again?
    Our granules from the artificial turf pitch are sticking to the velcro in particular.

    Many thanks in advance for the answer.

    1. Hi Marvin,
      If I understand correctly, your area is Velcro, which is difficult to clean, so a cleaning agent won’t help.
      Try using a brush.

      LG Andreas

  4. Thank you for your article on cleaning inflatables. It’s a good idea, as my daughter asked me a few days ago what she should bear in mind after cleaning a bouncy castle. A good tip was that you should allow the seams and small grooves to dry thoroughly, as moisture collects there particularly quickly.

  5. Karin Prendinger

    Hello, can the inflatable or the PVC withstand the cold during storage in winter, or does the room need to be heated or warm? Thanks in advance LG Karin

    1. Hello Karin,
      The bouncy castle doesn’t mind the cold, but it has to stay dry and mouse-free.

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