Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What does your On Time Guarantee mean?
Many of us here at Jumpin' Jacks have children and understand how important it is to make sure your child has a fun birthday, so we take being on time with bringing the fun to your event very seriously. We will deliver up to 4 hours before the start time of your event to make sure it is set up on time. If we do not have your unit set up ready for use by the start time of your event, you will not pay a thing.
Q: Why do you require a deposit and is it refundable? A deposit of 20% is required to reserve the equipment for your event. We require a deposit as we often book up our weekends and turn away potential customers. The deposit is non-refundable unless the event is cancelled due to poor weather on the day of the event, IE: Rain or high winds. If a child is sick on the day of the event we will allow the deposit to be used towards another rental with an expiration of 1 year from the original booking.
Q: What if I need to change my time?
If you need to change your party time, please call us by Wednesday of the week of your party. In some cases we may not be able to change your time. It takes many hours to create each day's schedule to make sure everyone gets their equipment on time and picked up in a timely manner.
On the day of your event, if you decide you want to keep our bounce house longer than you ordered it. It is usually to late, most of the time the inflatable is going out the next day and our drivers have a schedule they need to keep.
Q: How do I know you received my order and will deliver?
If you have completed all the steps you will receive an email within 5 minutes of placing your order from firstname.lastname@example.org. Sometimes with some email services (especially company emails) our confirmation email is filtered into spam. We also receive an email letting us know you placed your order.
Jumpin Jacks offers an On Time Setup Guarantee in which we guarantee your rented items will be up and running by the start time of your event or it is on us. We call all customers the Friday before for their rental date to give an estimated delivery and pick up window in which to expect us.
If have any questions, please call us. We are still available to help.
How much room do you need to set up a Jumper?
The set up area depends on the unit. When looking through our site and finding a Bouncer that you like, click on the "More Info" link and you will see the setup area needed for that particular item. As a good rule of thumb most Bouncers will fit in a standard two car driveway. It is your responsibility to ensure that you have adequate space for the rented equipment.
Q: I have stairs. I have a steep slope:
Please note these units way a couple hundred pounds or more. We will NOT deliver more than 5 steps. Count your steps (stairs). We will not go up/down steep paths. If there is small slope the path must be paved. If you have stairs in your yard the path is probably too steep. At arrival if the driver feels the path is too steep they will not deliver the jump to that location. You will still be responsible for the rental fee. If you can easily carry a heavy object up/down the path we can deliver our inflatable there. For our employees safety they have been instructed to refuse to deliver the inflatables to unsafe locations (using their judgement) . Before ordering the inflatable it is your responsibility to select a safe location the inflatable will be delivered to and fit in.
Q: What about rain?
Unfortunately, the inflatables were not designed for rain. Even in light rain the water comes in the inflatable. The roofs are sun covers and are not designed to keep the rain out. You can cancel up to the morning of your party if there is foretasted rain for your event date. We will not deliver on rainy days due to safety. Inflatables become very slick when wet and unsafe to jump in.
We do not charge a cancellation fee due to weather and will refund any deposit or payment already made for the rental due to rain. If it starts to rain during your party there are not any refunds.
Q: Do you clean your inflatables? How often do you clean your units?
Yes, we clean our inflatables after every use. Upon arrival to pickup your unit the driver will clean the inflatable jump before rolling it up. Please leave the inflatable bounce house plugged in and inflated for the driver, this makes their job easier and they appreciate it. It does take extra time to clean the unit after each use, but we feel your children are worth it!
Q: What do we need to do before you arrive? How much electricity does it use?
Please ensure that there is a clear path from the street all the way to your set up area. Most inflatables (jumps, jump/slide combo, water slides) Need 3 foot pathway & gate. Some of the larger inflatables (jump/slide/obstacle combo) require a 4 foot pathway and gate. If you have stairs or a tiered backyard please call the office to discuss setup options. Be sure the area is clear of rocks, branchs, dog poop etc. Know where your power outlet is located. We will supply the extension cord since blowers require a certain gauge to work properly. The blower runs continuously and uses approximately 14 cents of electricity per hour.
Q: What time do you deliver and pick-up the jumper?
That depends on how many rentals we have that day. Generally we arrive 1/4 hour to 4 hours before the rental time begins. We will call you a day before your event unless it is a Sunday then 2 days before with a delivery time and pick up time. We sometimes have to arrive early (7 am) to get all the jumps out on time, but we do not charge for the extra time.. If you are in a park we arrive 1/4 hour to 1 hour before your rental time starts and up to an hour after your rental time ends for pick up. You will need to stay at the park until we arrive. If you any questions or special needs, please call us 4 days before your party so we can adjust our schedule.
Q: What is a travel fee and why is there one?
We are based out of Cotati, Ca and deliver throughout Sonoma County. As we deliver farther away from our warehouse the more gas and labor is used in traveling to and from your location. If we are not staffing your event this usually means we are traveling to and from your location twice so if you are 50 miles away, we are not traveling 50 miles one way for an hour, we end up driving 200 miles and a total of 4 hours and travel fees are priced accordingly.
Q: What type of surface do need to set up on? Can you set up on my driveway?
The inflatables are designed to be set up on lawns. We can set up on most surfaces as long as we know in advance so we can bring the appropriate equipment with us. Most slides (water slides and slide only units) have to be setup on lawn or grass because they need to be staked down to avoid tipping over. The classic water slide and slip n slide can be set up on flat cement. Yes, most of our inflatables can be set up in driveways. A slight slope is not a problem. We may have to be a little creative in securing the unit. Many of our customer have parties in there front yards.
Q: Do you set up in parks?
Yes, we will set up at parks in Santa Rosa, Petaluma, Rohnert Park, Cotati and Penngrove. There is a $25 delivery fee for park set ups as we need to have insurance on file with the city and the delivery and pick ups are time sensitive. Most parks do not have electricity for us to use. For those parks we have generators available to rent for $60.00 and time is limited to up to 4 hours. We will only plug our equipment into a Jumpin' Jacks generator as required by our insurance. In order to place an order for a park delivery you must place your order by phone (707-578-1140) in order for us to ensure we can accommodate your event.
If you are in a park we arrive 1/4 hour to 1 hour before your rental time starts and up to an hour after your rental time ends for pick up. When placing your order you need to plan on be at the park an hour before you party and hour after your party. Example: If your rental time is from 1 to 3 you need to be at the park by 12 and stay as late as 4.
We only deliver to parks in Santa Rosa, Rohnert Park, Cotati, Penngrove, Petaluma.
Q: Do you have insurance?
Yes. Jumpin' Jacks carries a $1 million dollar general liability insurance policy, which covers you up to $1,000,000.00 in the event of injury due to Jumpin' Jacks gross negligence or malfunction of Jumpin' Jacks equipment. This statement in no way implies legal responsibility. Please read your rental agreement.
Q: Who sets up the inflatables?
Jumpin' Jacks drivers will set up the inflatable (s). You need to let them know where you want it, which direction you would like it to face and where your power outlet is. The driver will take care of the rest and return later and take it down.
Q: Can customers pick up the equipment if you are fully booked?
All equipment must be delivered, set up, and taken down by a trained Jumpin Jacks employee to ensure the safety of everyone.
Q: What are your hours of operation?
We are open seven days a week including some holidays (except Thanksgiving, Christmas eve/day, New Years Eve day)
Q: Can I keep the jumper overnight?
As long as the equipment is in a safe location and during the warmer months we allow overnight rentals at an additional fee. To keep the unit overnight we need to know at time of your reservation. You are responsible for the equipment if it is stolen or damaged.
Q: What payments do you take?
Cash (please have exact change as our drivers do not carry cash).
Checks (if the check name and address matches the delivery address). We do not accept Checks for park deliveries
Visa and Mastercard - You can pay online at time of booking or via the link in your confirmation email. You may also call our office 707-578-1140 to pay with card as well.
Payment is due at the time of delivery.
Q: Can we see a copy of your contract and safety rules?
Yes. There is a link in your receipt once you've ordered or you may contact our office. You may also sign this via the link as well.
Q: Are we responsible for the unit if it gets a tear or damaged in any way?
Yes and no. You may purchase our damage waiver and you are not responsible for normal wear and tear on our units with the damage waiver. Seams may develop tears in high traffic areas over a period of time. If this happens please alert us at once so we can remedy the situation. If however, damage occurs due to failure to follow our safety rules or negligence (i.e. pulling on the netting, not turning off the blower in high winds) you will be responsible for all damages up to and including replacement of the unit/blower etc which can cost thousands of dollars. We don´t want you or us to be in that situation which is why we have you sign and initial on all of our safety rules so that you can be the trained operator.
Still have questions? Call 707-578-1140