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There are many questions surrounding condo repairs: Who is responsible for what? Learn about condo repairs responsibility and what you may be on the hook for.

Purchasing a home is one of the biggest investments we’ll make in our lifetimes. For some of us, that home will be a condominium. One of the perks of owning a condominium is knowing that a portion of the upkeep will be taken care of by the Homeowners Association, or HOA.

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Stop basement leaks and floods with basement waterproofing. Read on to learn how to waterproof a basement and how much it costs to waterproof a basement.

No homeowner wants to discover a wet basement … again! The dampness, the musty odor, the ruined carpet and flooring. Even worse, after you’ve dealt with the issue, you discover there’s more rain in the forecast.

Before you get stuck in an endless cycle of water damage, consider basement...Read more

Straight-line winds can pack a wallop, but aren’t well-known or understood. Learn about straight-line winds as we compare straight-line winds vs. tornadoes.

When you think of damage from a storm, a tornado may come to mind.

Tornados are well known and discussed in the news frequently – they even star in movies! But did you know that there’s another wind-based storm you should have on your radar?

Read on to learn about straight-line...Read more

Even after perfect tenants, it's important to engage in professional move-out cleaning. Learn about our move-out cleaning services and recommendations.

After any tenant vacates a building – residential or commercial – it’s important for a property owner or manager to deep clean the unit. At Rainbow International, we understand that perfect tenants are few and far between. Even more scarce? The time to deep clean your units on your own.

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Bad tenants are a landlord's worst nightmare and, unfortunately, too common. Learn about dealing with problem tenants after they move out of your property.

Bad tenants are every landlord and property manager’s nightmare. Property damage, unclean living situations, pet damage, broken appliances – all can cause major issues for a landlord after their tenant has moved out.

Unfortunately, every landlord and property manager will end up dealing...Read more

How do house fires start? Often, in the kitchen, and frequently as the result of an electrical problem. Learn about house fire stats, prevention and recovery.

House fires are a widespread problem in the US and Canada. In 2017, 1.3 million fires were reported in the United States alone, resulting in $23 billion in losses. The good news is that many house fires are preventable.

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Buying a home with fire damage may be risky. Learn what to look for when buying a home with damage, or buying a house renovated after a fire.

Purchasing a home with existing fire damage may be risky but may also be a worthy investment. Buying a house renovated after a fire should be handled with care. It’s important to know what to watch for when buying a house with fire damage and not get caught up in the real estate bargain you...Read more

Has your home suffered damage? Learn about the home insurance claim process and how to file a home insurance claim.

Chances are, when you purchased your home you purchased homeowner’s insurance. While homeowner’s insurance is typically mandated by the lien holder, homeowner’s insurance is more than just another bill to pay – it’s a safety net.

However, many households don’t know exactly what their...Read more

May is Building Safety Month! Learn how you can observe Building Safety Month 2020 at home and at work with tips for disaster planning, cleaning and more.

May is Building Safety Month – the perfect time to learn a few things about disaster prep, building codes and the latest innovations in building safety. Have you ever wondered if your building is as safe as it can be?

Read on to learn more about Building Safety Month and get the expert...Read more

Do you have a damage assessment plan? Learn how to create a post-disaster damage assessment plan and how to document damage to your property.

If you experience water damage, fire damage or other damage to your home or business property, it’s vital to have the right steps in place to help you complete a thorough damage assessment for your insurance claim. When a disaster strikes, it can be a confusing and chaotic time, which is why...Read more