D.I.Y. Balloon Packages - FAQ

Answers to our most common questions for DIY party balloon kits Answers to our most common questions about handling helium and tanks, useful tips on how to inflate and handle your party balloons and what is included in helium balloon DIY packages.

D.I.Y. Balloon Packages - FAQ

What is included in our packages?

We supply hospitality grade helium with helium quality balloons with all D.I.Y. balloon packages. Our balloons are fresh, our nozzles are checked before each rental.

How long will latex balloons stay in the air?

This depends on the volume of the balloon, quality of the balloon, the air temperature and humidity. As a guide, the 28cm balloons provided in most of our packages will give you an average of 10 – 16hrs at normal room temperature.

Inflating latex balloons

  1. Roll the necck of the balloon over the end of the nozzle and hold securely
  2. Depress nozzle for gas to flow
  3. Release nozzle when balloon reaches 28cm from neck to top. The easiest way to achieve this is to pre-measure from your nozzle to a wall or table. This gives you a consistent size balloon and you are less likely to pop any from over-inflation or run out of helium.
  4. To attach clip: remove balloon from nozzle and twist neck
  5. Wrap neck of balloon through clip 4 times
  6. Balloon is ready
  7. As your tank nears empty, inflation will slow down. Do not depress nozzle further as this can cause permanent damage. Please be patient for the last few balloons. The tank will keep inflating your balloons until it is empty.

Is helium safe?

  • Helium is non-toxic and non-flammable.
  • Helium in the lungs can suffocate. It should not be inhaled.

Cylinder safety

  • Helium cylinders are under high pressure, and the nozzles are precision pieces of equipment. Do not transport cylinders with nozzles still attached as this may cause permanent damage. 
  • Secure cylinder during transport.
  • Attach nozzle firmly by hand. Do not use a wrench.
  • Keep cylinders upright and protect the valves from physical damage.
  • Secure cylinders for inflation. Select a quiet area away from high-traffic areas.
  • If valve is damaged, do not attempt to operate.
  • If valve does not operate by hand, return the cylinder to us.
  • Use safety glasses and gloves when inflating balloons.
  • Sometimes there is a build-up of pressure in the nozzle after inflation. This can make nozzle removal more difficult. Simply release the build-up by slightly depressing the nozzle after turning the tank to 'off' to release this extra pressure. This should make nozzle removal easy.
  • Helium cylinders are filled under strict quality controls to the highest Australian standards.