Party SAVERS, Midland, MI 48640
OUR HELIUM vs the small tanks
The tanks contain a mixture of air and helium therefore decreasing amount of float time you may have. Some tanks have up to 40% air. We do NOT mix air in our helium like some stores may do.
For instance, on August 8, 2019, we looked up the price of a store bought helium tank. We found that the large 14.9 cu ft which will blow up 21 12” balloons costing $49.99 and that didn't include the balloons. The cost of our 21 balloons from us will be $26.25 and we include quality balloons and the ribbon. Let us do the work for you!!
Helium is a NON-TOXIC and NON-FLAMMABLE and therefor quite harmless. However, helium should not be inhaled. The party trick of inhaling a balloon full of helium to change your voice is dangerous and must be discouraged at all times as it displaces a person’s supply of oxygen in the blood stream and may cause dizziness, unconsciousness and possibly death. Inhaling helium is like Russian Roulette. There is one bullet in the gun. If enough people pull the trigger, someone will eventually get the bullet. Make sure you don’t get “the bullet”. Don’t inhale helium.
At Party Savers we do not use clips. We hand tie all our balloons to make it as hard as possible for people to access the helium in the balloons for the purposes of sucking it.
Helium is a byproduct of LPG extraction. Helium is collected when natural gas is mined, so the environmental damage caused by helium extraction is negligible.
The helium going into balloons is not reducing the supply of helium for MRI and other related medical equipment as the media has recently reported. Medical grade helium is 99.999% pure. This purification process costs inordinate amounts of money, but has to be done so the helium is suitable for vital medical equipment to be able to keep operating in our hospitals. The helium is that is deemed unfit for purification for medical use (up to 99% pure helium) is the stuff that we get access to four our balloons. This helium is suitable for some manufacturing purposes and balloons. The manufacturing sector gets first priority at this helium because they are able to pay more and buy in bulk. The balloon industry is the bottom of the food chain in terms of supply of helium. We are not the cause of the 2013 worldwide helium shortage. Most helium is used by the Medical Profession, Space Programs and manufacturing industries. The balloon and party industry uses approximately 5%-7% of the total supply of helium at any given point in time. However you won’t hear any of this information reported in the media because never want to let the facts get in the way of a good story!
Having helium balloons for your events is NOT reducing the supply of helium for use in life saving medical equipment.