Taking Care of Your Custom Inflatable Arch: A Complete Guide

taking care of your custom inflatable arch

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From an adrenaline-pumping sports event to heartwarming charity fun runs, these remarkable structures have the power to captivate and enchant. Today, we will share essential tips on taking care of your custom inflatable arch so it can continuously elevate your brand presence and make every event an unforgettable masterpiece.

Create a Secure Environment for Your Setup

You have the vision, the event displays, and the new inflatable arch. So, the question is – how can you guarantee your main attraction gets seen in a secure and safe environment? 

Selecting the Right Location

Choosing the perfect spot for your inflatable arch helps set the stage for a remarkable event. Look for a flat, open area far from potential hazards. 

Clearing the Area

Having a clean setup area is like having a canvas prepared for a masterpiece. Walk around the area and clear it of any debris or sharp objects that could puncture and damage your custom arch and possibly hurt your audience.

Proper Anchoring

Anchor your arch securely after inflating it for a stable setup. For outdoor setups, utilize heavy-duty stakes to hold it down firmly, and for indoor setups, secure the arch with water barrels or sandbags to prevent any risk of it toppling over.

Controlling the Movement of Your Arch while Inflating

After your arch gets set up and ready to inflate, you have to know how the movement of the arch while inflating. Knowing this helps ensure that the arch will not collapse and the air in your arch is evenly distributed.

Here are a few tips for carefully handling the movement of your arch while inflating:

Make sure to choose a level ground to set up your arch. 

This will prevent the arch from tipping over while inflating.

Use a powerful blower to quickly inflate your arch. 

While some inflatable arches use internal blowers, you can use an external blower for some arches without it. This allows you to have external blowers to inflate the arch in a shorter period and reduce the risk of it collapsing.

Stand at the base of the arch and hold the top of the arch as it inflates.

It helps you control the movement of the arch and prevent it from tipping.

Once inflated, tie the arch down to the ground to prevent it from moving.  

Doing this ensures a secure and stable setup ready to amaze the crowd.

By following these tips, you can be sure your arch inflates evenly and will not collapse. Thus, helping you create a professional and impressive display for your trade show and next event. 

In addition, here are a few quick reminders when controlling the arch movement while inflating:

Be sure you have enough space to inflate the arch. 

It should be inflated in an open area without risking it hitting anything.

Be careful not to over-inflate the arch.

When it becomes over-inflated, the seams will get stretched too much. It will cause it to lose air and makes it difficult to fully inflate your arch.

Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions.

Finally, always follow the instructions when inflating your arch. Be careful not to blow them up before use.

Ensure the Stability and Protection of Your Custom Inflatable Advertising Arch

Eye-catching and highly customizable, these custom inflatable arches help businesses like yours to match your custom branding and marketing needs. However, it is crucial to maintain your custom inflatable arch in good condition and protected from the elements to maximize your investment. These tips can help to ensure the safety of your employees, attendees, and property during severe weather events.

Choose the right size and weight for your arch. 

Be sure to get the right size for your arch and heavy enough to withstand wind and other weather conditions.

Use a sturdy base. 

The base of your arch should be level and secure. Use sandbags, ground stakes, ropes, and other weights to keep the arch from tipping. You can use ground stakes, guy wires, or other methods to secure your arch.

Protect your arch from the elements. 

When not in use, your arch should be stored completely dry and in a storage bag. You may also want to cover it with a tarp or other protective covering.

Use high-quality materials. 

When choosing your arch, select arches made with high-quality fabric. You can look for ones made from durable PVC material or Polyester. This will help to ensure that your arch can withstand the elements and wear and tear.

Assemble your arch carefully.

Carefully follow the assembly instructions when setting up your arch. This will help you to assemble and use it correctly.

Anchor your arch securely. 

Once your arch is assembled, anchor it securely to the floor or ground. Doing such will help to prevent it from tipping over or being blown away in the wind.

Inspect your arch regularly.

It is necessary to inspect your arch regularly for any signs of damage. Noticing it immediately will you notice any damage, be sure to repair it immediately.

Stay Vigilant Regarding Weather Conditions

Exhibitors and event organizers should remain vigilant about weather conditions when planning an outdoor event. 

Regularly check the weather forecast for the day of the event and the days before it. You can sign up for weather alerts to stay informed about severe weather conditions in the area. 

Have a solid backup plan with evacuation locations and have clear communication channels in case of severe weather. Stay updated with local news and weather reports. Be prepared to cancel or reschedule the event. Prioritizing this ensures safety and minimizes disruptions to your event. 

Know How to Take Down The Arch Properly 

As a business owner or event organizer, ensuring the longevity and performance of your arch is essential. And knowing the takedown process will keep your arch in top-notch condition and save you time and effort for future events. 

  1. First, turn off the fan blower and detach it from the fan tunnel.
  2. Open the zippers to release the air inside the inflatable. 
  3. Then fold the inflatable arch in thirds twice until it can fit in the bag later, then close all zippers afterward, releasing as much air from it as possible.
  4. Fold it again in thirds two times, now having one long rectangle in front of you, with the fan tunnel on the other end.
  5. Place tethers used at the first step underneath the end with the fan tunnel. 
  6. Start rolling the inflatable tightly from the opposite end.
  7. Locate tethers and lay them down underneath the end of the tunnel with the fan tunnel, then start to tightly roll your tunnel.
  8. By this time, you can tightly roll your inflatable with tethers underneath.
  9. Tie the arch and put it back inside the bag.

Maintaining the Cleanliness of Your Inflatable Arch

While using a custom inflatable arch is a great way to promote your company at trade shows and events, regularly cleaning it is crucial to prevent mold and preserve its longevity. If overlooked, it can become stained and can start to smell afterward. 

Here are some tips you can use to clean your inflatable arch.

  • Remove any loose dirt from the surface of the arch. 
  • Use warm, soapy water and a soft, non-abrasive brush or soft sponge. It will make it easier to wash off the dirt.  
  • You could use dish soap, mild soap, or detergent to prevent damaging the inflatable arch. 
  • Avoid using harsh chemicals like bleach or magic eraser, as these can damage the look of your inflatable arch.

Based on these factors, choose a cleaning solution compatible with its material. For example, if your arches are made with PVC, use a general-purpose cleaner like dish soap and mild detergent for Polyester.

Paying Attention to Your Arch Accessories

Your custom inflatable arch accessories can make or break your event’s overall look and feel, and they can also help you to attract attention and engage with potential customers.

When selecting arch accessories for your trade show booth, consider your booth’s theme, relevance to your industry and audience, eye-catching appeal, functionality, and budget. Choose a few pieces like banners, signs, lights, plants, props, tablecloths, chairs, and rugs to avoid overcrowding to make a statement. Ensure they are easy to set up and take down, durable, easy clean up, and safe to avoid accidents. This way, you’ll create an attractive trade show booth that connects with potential customers.


By following these essential tips, your inflatable arches will remain a captivating centerpiece for your events, raise awareness for your brand and leaving a lasting impression. 

Clean it regularly and store it properly to maintain its pristine appearance. Select accessories that complement your event and stand out while being functional and within your budget. Keep captivating your audience with your inflatable arch. You can reach out anytime for a free quote. Excited to see your stunning arch standing out from the crowd on your next event!

About Strike Visuals

About Strike Visuals

Strike Visuals is family-owned and operated in Centerville, Utah. Just north of Salt Lake City. Strike was founded to enrich and elevate the lives of the people that work here and the clients we serve. We serve our clients by creating outdoor event marketing and trade show masterpieces.

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