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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

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 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

What’s that smell? There is nothing more potent than the lingering trace of cigarette smoke in the house. But what’s the best way to eliminate the pesky odor? Smoker’s candles contain neutralizing enzymes designed to destroy smoke odors. But do they work? Before we answer that question and...Continue Reading

Rainbow International is proud to count a considerable number of veterans among our franchise owners. We’re honored that these skilled men and women choose to work with Rainbow International, as we believe that veteran-owned businesses represent the backbone of the American entrepreneurial...Continue Reading

If your home were to suffer a devastating fire, the last thing you’d want to worry about is insurance coverage. Your home is probably your most valuable asset. But will standard home insurance always cover fire damage?

Keep reading to learn more about what may and may not be covered in...Continue Reading

Fires cause serious damage to thousands of businesses in the United States and Canada every year. Even the most prepared business may fall victim to a fire, and they impact every element of your business – your building, supplies, products, tools and people.

Learn what to do immediately...Continue Reading

October is National Fire Safety Month! This is a time for fire departments, educators and families to join for a discussion about fire safety. Remember, it’s never too early to teach children the basics of fire safety or to build on your own understanding of fire safety best practices. Read on...Continue Reading

True or false: Odor eliminator sprays eliminate odors. FALSE.

Unfortunately, most odor eliminator sprays do a little more than mask or mingle with existing odors. Worse yet, some make stenches worse and most emit harmful chemicals.

Looking to banish odors for good? Learn what you...Continue Reading

An overflowing washing machine or a leaky dishwasher is a real bummer, but it’s often nothing compared to the damage that can be caused when a nearby body of water overflows or a neighborhood storm drain backs up – often when a large quantity of precipitation accumulates quickly.

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