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Q1How long will my balloons last?

A Balloon types

  • Latex 12" 9-10 hrs / tested indoors
  • Latex 12" w Hi-FLOAT - 48hrs / tested indoors/
  • Foils 18" 3-4days/ tested indoors ( brands with XL (Extra Life ) will float approx 3 weeks.
  • Bubbles- 3-4 weeks/ tested indoors

Q2How long will Air filled balloons Last?

AAirfilled Balloons can last up to 2 weeks if left in a cool shaded room. If left outside in the sun, we have experienced such hot sunshine that the balloons literally melt and bond together. Balloons are latex and if left in the 35 degrees direct sun, they will deteriorate quickly.

Q3Can I buy helium to fill my own balloons?

AHelium is available at Book my Balloons. You can bring in yr balloons and we can fill them up. However, we reserve the right to inspect your balloons. If the quality is very poor, we would advice you not to fill them with Helium. Helium is far more expensive than cheap balloons.

Q4What price are your balloons?

AThis is one of the most common questions asked and it doesn't have an easy answer. The price of balloons depends on many factors which include the type of balloon, size of balloon, printed or plain, single or arranged. If you would like a quote please contact us for a quote which meets your individual needs.

Q5Why don't my balloons float?

ABalloons don't float for a number of reasons. A balloon must be inflated with helium for it to float. If it still does not float, make sure that you are blowing the balloon up to its full size. An under inflated balloon is the most common reason for a balloon not to float. Do not fill a balloon smaller that 9" with helium as they only float for a few hours. Some very cheap plastic balloons will not float when filled with Helium / balloon gas. This is due to a poor design and manufacture where the weight of the balloon exceeds the lift of the helium gas. We have personally come across these same balloons floating when filled with HYDROGEN gas. BUT WE DO NOT USE HYDROGEN. Hydrogen has a higher lift ability than Helium BUT is highly inflammable and dangerous.

Q6Can I have a message on a balloon?

AYes. We print latex balloons using an ink print. These tend to be costly for just a few as there is a minimum order. This is the most cost effective method for large quantity.

Q7Can you refill a balloon?

AA foil balloon can easily be refilled as it does not get tied or sealed. A latex balloon usually gets tied at the neck so can not be refilled unless a ribbon valve is used.

Q8Why do balloons deflate?

ABoth latex and foil balloons are porous which allows the helium to escape from the balloons. Latex balloons are more porous and let the helium escape more quickly than the foil balloons

Q9Why do air filled latex balloons deflate?

AAir filled latex balloons do not tend to deflate as the particles in air are larger than those in helium, there for last longer inside the balloon. An air filled latex balloon will stay inflated for many months without deflating.

Q10Why do balloons deflate more quickly in a hot room than a cold one?

AIn theory a balloon will deflate more quickly in a cold room as the helium contracts in the cold making it easier for the particles to escape from the balloon. In a hot room the helium particles expand making them less likely to escape from the balloon. Depending on how hot the room is, if the particles expand a lot then this can cause the balloon to pop. One reason for a balloon to deflate more quickly in a hot room would be that the heat causes the helium particles to move about rapidly and therefore escape at a faster rate. This is not a scientific fact - more what we have found through years of working with the balloons.

Q11Why do helium balloons deflate more quickly than exhaled air?

AHelium balloons deflate quicker than air filled balloons because the helium particles are smaller than air particles and so escape through the balloons more easily.

Q12Can I pick up helium latex balloons a day before the party?

AThe answer is NO. You have to pick up your helium latex balloons best 2-3 hrs before your party as without HI-Float, it will only float 9-10 hrs.

Q13For Helium Balloon (Self Collect/Delivery)

AFoil Balloon will be inflated up 2-3hrs prior to self collection or delivery
Latex Balloon will be inflated up 1hr prior to self collection or delivery
This is to check for leakage or manufacturer defects, balloon will be checked and handed over to customer in good condition.
All balloons will be inflated to a maximum of 90-95% of its capacity in room temperature to allow for hot air expansion in hot weather.
For foil balloon due to its material and helium gas characteristic, it will expand and contract, thus in air cold temperature it will shrink and seem
deflated and It is 100% normal, to solve this problem just use a drinking straw and exhale some air and it will be back to normal.

Q14Typical Helium Balloon Floating Time Guide
* Based on Estimations, other factors will come into play which might also affect the floating time.

ALatex Balloon filled with helium dependend on size 12in
Indoor (Room Temp.) ~ up to 8 hrs
Indoor (Air-Con Temp.) ~ up to 10 hrs
Outdoor ~ up to 6 hrs
Foil Balloon dependend on various sizes
Indoor (Room Temp.) ~ 18in - 25in up to 24hrs, 26in-39in up to 48hrs, above 39in up to 72hrs
Indoor (Air-Con Temp.) ~ 18in - 25in up to 48hrs, 26in-39in up to 72hrs, above 39in up to 100hrs,
Outdoor ~ 18in - 25in up to 10hrs, 26in-39in up to 10hrs, above 39in up to 10hrs,
Walking Pet Balloon
It will typically last for one day, and also subjected to the kids handlings of the Pet
The Pet are to be inflated with helium in order for it to stand on its own on ground.