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Water damage can happen to just about anyone. And when it does, it’s very difficult to assess the full extent of the damage right away. However, one thing that is certain is, when water damage occurs, time is of the essence! This means the clock is ticking when it comes to minimizing the extent...Continue Reading

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Odors are a fact of life, especially when pets are involved. Although some odors can be unpleasant, most seem to dissipate quickly. However, there are some instances when a particular smell or odor seems to hang...Continue Reading

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Most of us, tend to give our home HVAC (heating/ventilation/air conditioning) system little thought. It’s a system we often take for granted. We just expect everything to work properly—and it usually does. However, HVAC systems do need periodic maintenance to function properly and efficiently,...Continue Reading

A kitchen hood vent keeps the air in your kitchen clean and safe to breathe. In the market for a new one? We have tips to help you choose the right vent.

Nothing tastes better than a home-cooked meal – but that doesn’t mean your house should smell like that meal long-term. Without a functioning kitchen hood vent, your home may end up smelling like smoke, grease and yesterday's leftovers. Installing a new vent or replacing an existing one will...Continue Reading

The benefits of proper office sanitation and deep office cleaning services go beyond the elimination of germs. Most important, employees are healthier and more productive.

Most offices hire a crew for nightly or weekly cleaning, but does that really keep your employees and customers safe and healthy?

Unfortunately, many companies stop at the bare minimum of office sanitation: wiping down counters, taking out the trash and vacuuming the floors. The office...Continue Reading

Poor workplace indoor air quality can cause major health problems. Here are a few things you can do to promote and protect the air in your workspace.

How safe is the air you breathe at work? Inhaling mold, dust, pesticides and other contaminants each day could make you feel unwell. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, air quality issues in the...Continue Reading

Your crockpot makes meal prep simple. But is it safe to leave a crockpot on all day? Or overnight? These crockpot safety tips will provide peace of mind.

Craving a pot roast? Perhaps your family wants a cozy stew? Either way, these meals need time to cook. Crockpots are a great way to simmer tasty dishes without being stuck in the kitchen. While you probably turn your slow cooker on without giving it a second thought, these appliances can be...Continue Reading

What is a furnace puffback? What causes a boiler puffback? Click to learn everything you need to know about puffback prevention and clean-up services.

When temperatures drop, you turn on your furnace for the first time without a second thought. You don't expect a cloud of smoke or soot to shoot out. What you just experienced is a puffback.

But what is a furnace or boiler puffback exactly? Keep reading to learn more about this dangerous...Continue Reading

Concerned about mold on plaster walls in your home? Read Rainbow International’s tips to kill mold and prevent mold growth on your plaster walls.

Think mold can’t grow on plaster? Think again. Yes, mold can grow on plaster. Just like other types of building materials, plaster that has been painted, is dirty or has been damaged is prime for mold growth. If you find mold growth on your plaster walls, what can you do about it? Read on to...Continue Reading

Creosote is a chemical formed during a fire. Learn why creosote buildup in a chimney may be dangerous and how to get rid of creosote buildup in chimneys.

Creosote is a carbonaceous chemical formed as a byproduct of a fire burning a natural fuel, like wood. Homeowners are most likely to encounter creosote in chimneys. In a home, creosote exposure is linked to health problems, but it’s also a sign that a chimney is not functioning properly, putting...Continue Reading