Frequently Asked Questions
What are Badass Balloons made of?
Snakes, snails and puppy dog tails. Badass Balloons are composed of 100% natural latex. Natural latex balloons are produced from the sap of the rubber tree. It is collected without harming the tree by using an environmentally safe, age-old process similar to that used for collecting the sap from maple trees for syrup.
Are Badass Balloons biodegradable?
A latex balloon is made from 100 percent organic material and is 100 percent biodegradable. Stress caused by inflation starts this decomposition cycle. Exposure to sunlight accelerates the process — oxygen and microorganisms continue the molecular attack even in the dark. Deterioration is clearly evident within a few hours and the “frosting” that makes latex balloons look as if they are losing their color, is one of the first signs of the process.
Research shows that under similar environmental conditions, latex balloons will biodegrade at about the same rate as a leaf from an oak tree. The actual total degradation time will vary depending on the precise conditions.
What is the helium retention for a Badass Balloon?
In general, printed balloons tend to have less helium retention than non printed balloons because the ink aids in speeding up the decomposition cycle. The average printed balloon will stay inflated for 7-12 hours depending on the grade of helium used.
Is there any way to keep my Badass Balloons inflated for longer?
Yes, we recommend using HI-FLOAT (http://hi-float.com), a balloon solution that extends the life of a balloon. It is available at most party stores where you will have your balloons filled. So ask the people filling your balloons to also add HI-FLOAT.
Is there an alternative to us using helium for our Badass Balloons?
YASSS! We love using Balloon Sticks! Balloon sticks are a plastic stick with a small cone on top that secure a balloon so that you can hold it upright. It gives the illusion that a balloon is floating, but you are able to blow it up with some stank breath instead. The balloon will last for weeks and on the plus side, it will not fly away! This is a great alternative for photo booths and to use for props at parties, etc.
How do I keep my Badass Balloons from popping?
This is you against science and science will almost always win. However, we can tell you that according to sources, balloons do not pop because of "over inflation", they usually pop because of static electricity, so avoid rubbing them against clothing or fabric that conducts this type of environment. Oh and sharp objects also win so stay away from those. When handling very large bouquets or arches, static spray and balloon bags have been a very helpful tip from balloon professionals we work with.
Is it safe to have a balloon release with Badass Balloons?
We don't encourage balloon releases. First, why the hell are you going to send off Badass Balloons? These are meant to be enjoyed on the ground for everyone to see how funny you are. Second, they may be biodegradable, but so is an apple. If you throw an apple on the ground that is littering and it still makes you an asshole. So we encourage you to dispose of our balloons properly like people who care about the environment. But if you aren't going to care, then they are biodegradable. So according to The Balloon Council, the short answer is yes.