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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

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

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

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

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

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