How far in advance do I need to make a reservation?
As soon as you know the date, time and place, you should reserve the units you are wanting.  We recommend reserving inflatables in advance in order to guarantee availability.  However, we do take last minute reservations if available.  

Is my inflatable going to fly away like in the news?

No, we take safety very serious at Hop-A-Lot Rentals. We follow all state rules, all of our units are state certify and we are fully insured. We do not setup if winds exceed 25 miles or higher. If you decide to rent from a different company we recommend you ask if they are state inspected and if they have insurance. Look for this stickers. 

How much weight can the inflatables hold?
Each inflatable can hold a different amount of weight.  We do recommend grouping by age and size for the safety of everyone.
What do I need to do to prepare?
When we get there to set up, the first thing you will be asked will be where you want it set up.  We need the flattest area possible, but a little slope is okay.  We also need access to an outlet within 50ft from set-up area.  A basic home electrical outlet will be enough MOST of the time. Notify the delivery driver if you have an irrigation system. We also recommend calling Iowa One Call (1-800-292-8989). We will let you know at the time of reservation if we will need anything more.  Please read the rules carefully to protect yourself and everyone involved.  You are responsible for the units, and everyone on them once we set up.
What types of events do we rent inflatables for?
Church functions, corporate events, Halloween parties, backyard birthday parties, city festivals, etc. Basically, we can provide the fun for virtually any type of event in Central Iowa.
What do I need to do to rent a unit?
We need time, place, date, and contact information.  We require a $50 deposit, this can be made in person or by phone with a credit card. The deposit is nonrefundable but can be used towards any rental. If a cancelation is made 48 hours in advance of your event you will not lose your deposit. Any cancelation made after 48 hours before your event will lose their deposit.  You will need to provide a power source for our blower(Generators are available for an extra $70 or $100 for a large event). Normally a regular outlet is fine and the outlet needs to be about 50 ft from the inflatable. If it's longer, you will need to provide us with an extension cord or let us know so we can bring one. You will need to notify us if there's a sprinkler system in place. 
What happens if the weather is bad the day of the event?
Hop-A-Lot Rentals does reserve the right to cancel due to weather conditions.  If we do cancel without delivering, you will not be charged.  If the weather gets too dangerous during a rental, and we are forced to pick up early, no refund will be given. 

Are you closed in the winter?

No, we are open all year around.

Can you set up inside?

Yes, we can set up in Gymnasiums, reception centers, and hotels. Most of our bounce houses measure 12ft or higher. We do have some interactive games that are between 6ft and 10ft. All of our obstacle courses measure 12 ft or higher.