Rainbow International Blog

It’s wise to plan for all types of emergencies that could strike at home – from gas and carbon monoxide leaks to burst pipes and flooded basements – but fire is the most critical emergency to plan for.

Thorough fire preparedness involves...Read more

Was your home recently damaged in a fire? You may be searching for DIY fire restoration tips to save a little cash in the recovery process, but the simple fact is this: fire and smoke damage restoration is not a job for amateurs. Here are four reasons why trying to clean up the mess yourself...Read more

Many irreplaceable items are stored electronically.  In the event of a fire, here is what you need to know about smoke damage and your electronics.

Electronics are delicate items, as there are various factors that cause them to quit working properly. Since many irreplaceable items are stored electronically, it’s important to be prepared for the worst. In the event of a fire, here is what you need to know about smoke damage and your...Read more

After a fire, many personal items may be lost, and ones left may have smoke damage.  Let Rainbow International help you determine what can be salvaged.

Even small home fires can result in significant smoke damage. Taking an obvious toll on your personal items and resulting in unseen damage to your home’s structure, the cleanup of smoke and soot is time sensitive. Acidic in nature, it effects each surface of your home differently, rapidly taking...Read more

The thought of a fire in your own home is unthinkable. Nonetheless, it pays to be prepared. While many consider the flames of a fire the most destructive, smoke is often overlooked until after the event. Charring walls and ceilings, coating everything from furniture and appliances to clothes,...Read more

When you flip a light switch, power on your computer, or turn on your coffee maker, you expect the electrical wiring to do its job. It’s easy to take electricity for granted – until you spot warning signs of an electrical wiring issue. Don’t ignore these problems or you could increase the risk...Read more

Electrical Fires

Extension cords provide power for devices with cables that can’t reach any nearby electrical outlets. Choosing the right type of extension cord is important to ensure electrical safety and prevent home fires. Follow these dos and don’ts the next time you visit a hardware store to pick out...Read more

How many hours does it take to pick out a light bulb? Many. Especially if you’re living in the dark age of incandescents and wattage, and left scratching your head in the hardware aisle of the local box store. What’s a homeowner to do with all the different types of light bulbs and confusing...Read more

Every time you flip a switch, turn on the TV, or use the toaster, you put your home’s electrical wiring to use. If the wiring is old or...Read more

Electrical malfunctions are the third most common cause of residential building fires, representing about 6% of all home fires. Fortunately, home electrical fires are preventable. You must simply be aware of the potential causes of electrical fires and how to avoid them.

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