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 Caring for your Balloons

We hope you love your balloons as much as we loved making them but, to keep them looking their best for as long as possible, there are a few things you need to know...

Keep your balloons away from direct sunlight, radiators, open windows, doors and sharp objects, they are fragile and will burst if not cared for correctly

Helium expands in warm temperatures so balloons can burst if left in front of windows, in conservatories, cars etc. Avoid very low temperatures too as this can affect the float time of the balloon, when helium foil balloons are exposed to cold air they will go soft but this is normal and they will expand to normal when back in a room temperature environment.

Our balloons look good enough to touch but please handle them with extreme care as they are delicate. Check the area you wish to display your balloons in to ensure there are no sharp edges, or rough surfaces as this will puncture your balloons.

All orders will be quality checked prior to collection/delivery, once handed over, Balloon Chic Boutique are no longer liable for damage/bursts/loss of any kind. However if within 24 hours of collecting/delivering your balloons you do experience any issues please contact us directly and if possible we will do our best to fix/replace any burst balloons

Bubble Balloons

If you follow the above guidelines your balloon should float for between 5 to 10 days. The writing will bubble or wrinkle slightly after 24 to 48 hours as the balloon slowly reduces in size, this is part of the balloons natural “ageing process” and cannot be avoided.

Latex Balloons

11” latex balloons generally last between 2-3 days as we treat them with Hi-Float which extends their float time.

Foil Balloons

Foil balloons last approx. 5-7 days.

Organic Air-Filled Displays

Air-filled balloons generally last for a couple of weeks, but will not float.

Helium

Please do not inhale the balloon gas inside your balloon as it is dangerous and can cause loss of consciousness or death.

 

Environment

We take environmental issues very seriously and feel it is important to point out that we do not advocate the releasing of balloons.

What are our Balloons made from?

Latex is a natural product derived from trees and is therefore biodegradable. The production of latex is a natural process of many plants, and tapping of the trees does not harm them.  Latex harvesting discourages deforestation because latex-producing trees are left intact. A tree can produce latex for up to 40 years. Latex balloons are made from the sap of a rubber tree so they’re completely natural.

What happens to the balloons when you’re done with them?

Latex balloons are 100% bio and photo degradable. In other words, latex breaks down under normal environmental conditions like other natural products. In fact, the rate of decay, under the same conditions, is approximately the same as that of an oak leaf.

Are balloons a serious choking hazard?

Uninflated and broken balloons may be a choking hazard for small children.  Adult supervision is always recommended around balloons for this reason. We encourage discarding of broken balloons at once to avoid any mishaps with children picking up scraps. Reports of children choking on balloons are rare. With proper adult supervision, the risk can be eliminated entirely.