Rainbow International Blog

Are you a landlord or property manager evaluating your units' carpet? Learn what is not and what is considered normal wear and tear on carpet.

Carpet is such a great flooring option for commercial and residential rentals. It’s durable, versatile, and comfortable. But if you’re the one dealing with the aftermath of renters, you know it can also be difficult to maintain. Do you know what is considered normal wear and tear on carpeting?...Read more

Flooded apartment? Stay calm. Read on to check out our recommendations. Learn how to take action, what not to do and what to do if your apartment floods.

Do you know what to do if your apartment floods? A flooded apartment can be panic inducing – especially if you’re unprepared. Don’t get caught off guard by flooding in your rental. Read on to learn the steps you should take if your apartment floods.

What to Do When Your Apartment Floods...Read more

Is your apartment flooded with water? Don't get caught unprepared. Learn about apartment water damage laws and your rights as a tenant.

Coming home to an apartment flooded with water is a nightmare. What’s worse? A property manager or landlord that is ignorant of or negligent in their responsibilities should their property flood. Protect your family and your possessions by understanding your rights as a tenant should the...Read more

Own a smoky car? Smoke smell is a huge turnoff for buyers and bad for your health. Learn how to mitigate car smoke smells, from Rainbow International.

Cigarette smoke can linger on almost anything it touches: our clothes, walls and furniture in our homes, and auto interiors. Smoking in your car is not only a bad idea for your health and the health of your passengers, it’s also a bad idea if you ever plan on selling your vehicle.

When...Read more

Wondering how to sanitize carpets in your home? You need deep carpet cleaning services. Learn how Rainbow International can sanitize your carpeting.

We don’t mean to alarm you, but your carpet is probably, well, gross. If your carpet is cared for like that of the average American’s, it’s home to dander, dust mites, bacteria, pollen and other allergens. Even if you vacuum your carpeting regularly, it’s likely still harboring things you don’t...Read more

Raw sewage in basements is always an emergency. Learn why you need professional sewer repair and remediation services after a sewage backup in your basement.

Think about the things that are flushed or disposed of via your kitchen sink, dishwasher or washing machine daily. Now think about a smelly, stagnant pool of these materials swirling in your basement. Not a pretty picture, right? Right. Unfortunately, finding sewage in a basement is an all too...Read more

Dust mites in carpet can aggravate asthma and allergy symptoms. Learn how to remove dust mites from carpet with help from Rainbow International.

Things we can't see can play a big role in our health and safety. Microscopic irritants like dust and pollen can interfere in our health in ways we'd never expect. This is especially true when it comes to dust mites.

Dust mites are microscopic bugs that thrive in the household dust and...Read more

If you have ice dam damage, you need Rainbow International. Learn how our technicians can help you recover and how to prevent ice dams in the future.

Sure, you understand that an ice dam can cause costly damage to both your gutters and roof. But what is an ice dam?

An ice dam is a ridge of ice that can form along the edge of a roof or on top of a home’s gutters during snowy and icy weather. As snow and ice melt and mix with new...Read more

Not all hope is lost when electronics get water damage. Learn what to do when your electronics take a dunk, as well as what not to do and how to dry them out.

Did your phone take a dunk? Don’t worry; not all hope is lost. You may be surprised by how well water-soaked electronics can come back to life. Success rates vary, depending on how long the device was submerged. The sooner you act, the better chance the device has to be...Read more

When a pipe bursts or a toilet overflows, quickly using your home’s water shut-off valve significantly reduces water damage. The locations of your water shut-off valves vary depending on your geographical location, water source and type of residence. Grab a flashlight, and use these tips to find your water shut-off valves.

It’s important to know where your main water shut-off valve is in case of an emergency. Hopefully, you’re not reading this while your bathroom fills up with water. (Scroll down if you are.) If a pipe bursts or a toilet overflows, shutting off the water can significantly...Read more