Helium Cylinders No Longer Available For Rent –
Until further notice we are not able to provide helium to new clients
Rent helium cylinders and inflate your own balloons!
Helium cylinders available for rent from Volunteer Balloons! Many people want to inflate their own balloons but don’t know where to obtain the necessary helium. We’ve decided to make it easy for you!
Take a moment and review Smart Balloon Practices. This is the industry’s leading authority on balloon uses and practices. We need to know if your intent is for a balloon release. There are county and state rules regarding releases and it is our responsibility to fill you in on all the “do’s” and “don’ts”.
Sizes of Cylinders Available
|Cylinder ID & Volume||Qty 11″ Balloons||Helium Cost/Refill||Short Term – Daily Rental $||Long Term Lease – Yearly $||Security Deposit||Helium cost per balloon|
|Q Tank 80 CF||160||159.00||$4.00||$75||$100||$1.00|
|S Tank 140 CF||280||279.00||$4.00||$75||$100||$1.00|
|K Tank 250 CF||500||not available|
|T Tank 300 CF||600||not available|
Short Term/Daily Rental includes latex balloon regulator
Regulator/adapter must be purchased by client for long term rental – Latex adapter $49.99, Latex & Foil adapter $89.99
Friday to Monday counts as 1 day.
Additional days rental will be deducted from Security Deposit.
Any unused gas will not be credited – you’re paying for a full cylinder, use it!
Helium prices may change without notice due to market price fluctuation.
Additional notes regarding the use of helium balloons
- $45.00 replacement fee on a regulator returned damaged.
- Ribbon or any other means to tie down balloons not included.
- 11″ helium inflated latex balloons will float indoors 10 to 20 hours and will gradually start to descend. Consequently, they will float less than half this time outdoors.
- Quantities are based on 11″ – this is the smallest size that a balloon will float.
- Helium inflated foil balloons will last 5 to 7 days while under the right conditions, several months.
- Allow at least 24 hours notice for pick-up or delivery.
- A copy of your driver’s license is required.
Call (865) 567-4086 for more information or to place your order!
Now for some fun helium facts!
Besides making our voices sound funny, what is there to know about helium? Quite a bit, actually!
- The 2nd most abundant element in the universe.
- Available on the open market for the first time in 1928.
- Is so light that Earth’s gravity cannot hold on to it. Consequently, when helium atoms released into the atmosphere rise until they escape into space.
- Helium exists in the Earth’s atmosphere constantly resupplied from two sources; Decay of radioactive elements on Earth and cosmic ray. About 9% are high energy helium nuclei.
- The helium sold in cylinders is produced by the natural decay of radioactive elements in the earth’s crust, principally thorium and uranium.
- Current world production of helium is over 30 000 metric tons a year. Helium has been accumulating for many millions of years in a few natural gas fields. Therefore, we can currently extract more each year than uranium and thorium decay create.
- Is not flammable, very safe to use.
- Most noteworthy, helium can be fatal when inhaled as it displaces the oxygen in your lungs. Although it’s fun to speak after inhaling helium, don’t do it!