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How do I stop 5 inch balloons popping?

by Laura Smith
(England )

Deco Bubble Filled with 5-inch Balloons [Source: balloons.com.au]

Deco Bubble Filled with 5-inch Balloons [Source: balloons.com.au]

Hello. I have been in the industry for a few years now and I have never had this problem so looking for advice!

Once I have filled a deco bubble with mini balloons and inflated. Some of the mini balloons are popping ???!?!?!

Has anyone had this problem? If so, how do I stop this happening?

Many thanks

ANSWER

Hi Laura,

I haven't heard about this happening before, but here are 3 possible reasons why the 5-inch balloons might be popping:

#1: You were simply unlucky and purchased a batch of poor quality 5-inch balloons.

#2: After inflating the balloons, the temperature in the environment around the deco bubble changed. In other words, it got warmer and the 5-inch balloons expanded.

#3: You over-inflated the 5-inch balloons (but as you said you've been in the balloon business for some time now, I doubt that this is the reason).

I hope this helps. Let us know if you could solve the problem!

Best,
Margit

P.S. Sue Bowler has a comprehensive page about using bubble balloons, with videos.

And here's a cool tool for filling deco bubbles, invented by Chris Adamo from Balloons Online.



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Helium/helium not helium/air
by: Cheri

The 5" need to be filed with helium if the bubble is inflated with helium. You can’t put air in the 5" and helium in the bubble. Both balloons have to have the same.

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