Rainbow International Blog

Buying a house is stressful but buying a house with underlying problems is worse. Learn about things to check and things to look for when buying a house.

In the market for a new home? Before you take out a home loan,, there’s a whole host of things to check before buying a house! Whether this is your very first home purchase or you’ve been down this road before and are looking for additional home inspection tips, this post is for you!

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Are your basement walls wet? While this isn’t uncommon, it’s a problem worth fixing! Learn how to stop water from seeping through basement walls.

Uh-oh. Did you walk downstairs to a surprise? Moisture in basements takes many forms, from a puddle of water in a corner to a dripping ceiling, but judging by appearance alone, one of the most alarming is a damp wall.

How can water possibly come through the wall into my seemingly...Read more

An underutilized basement can be a boon for storage in your home. Learn about our favorite basement storage ideas and how to organize a basement storage area.

A home with basement space to spare is a godsend when you’re looking for extra storage space. But how do you organize a basement storage area and prevent it from becoming an unruly mess? And how do you protect your favorite things from damage?

From plastic totes and shelving, to framing...Read more

We understand the importance of balancing claim / loss ratios, insurance losses and claim severity. Learn why Rainbow International is everyone’s first choice.

We pride ourselves on our commitment to our clients, and we work diligently to achieve the best possible outcome for every case – but how do we do that? By keeping claim loss ratios low.

What is a Claim Loss Ratio?

A claim loss ratio is an equation that insurers use to evaluate...Read more

Uh-oh, is your basement ceiling wet? Basement water damage can be caused by a number of problems. Learn what is causing water damage to your basement ceiling.

You head downstairs and, to your dismay, discover that your basement ceiling is wet. How did this happen? Water damage to a basement ceiling can be caused by several different issues: Pipe and appliance leaks, improper upstairs window seals, poor home exterior water drainage or a sudden spill...Read more

Do you know when to use a roof rake? Learn when to shovel your roof to prevent roof collapse and ice dams from the experts at Rainbow International.

One of the most overlooked home maintenance tasks during the winter months is clearing the snow that’s accumulated on your roof. Too much snow on your roof can cause problems that range from ice...Read more

Need to learn how to get rid of fridge odors fast? Rainbow International’s DIY tips will get rid of the bad smell in your fridge in four simple steps.

From bacteria to strong smelling foods, it’s no surprise that your refrigerator picks up odors over time. Even after you’ve removed your moldy cheeses and old leftovers, it’s possible for your refrigerator to hold on to these odors. Read on to learn how to get rid of fridge odor for good....Read more

What is a tropical storm? Often the precursor to a hurricane, tropical storms can cause widespread damage. Learn how a tropical storm becomes a hurricane.

Not sure the difference between a tropical storm and a hurricane? Both are storms that have the potential to cause catastrophic damage and interrupt daily life in coastal regions - but they differ in strength and form. It’s important to understand the difference between these storms in order to...Read more

Need to know how to clean a smelly drain – fast? Rainbow International is here to help you with simple DIY drain and garbage disposal cleaning solutions.

When your kitchen or bathroom drains stink, it can quickly make your home uncomfortable. If you’re fighting a smelly drain at home, this blog is for you. Read on to learn about the different causes of stinky drains and how to clean a smelly drain.

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Who pays for carpet cleaning: tenant or landlord? Determining responsibility depends on several factors. Check out Rainbow International’s tips here.

Residential rental tenants and landlords alike often ask: Just how often should a landlord replace carpet? The truth is, carpet lifespan varies significantly depending on several factors – from carpet quality to installation technique to the amount of traffic the carpet experiences. The biggest...Read more