Rainbow International Blog

Can you paint over mold? Should you? Learn what happens if you paint over mold and why we always recommend professional mold removal and remediation.

Painting your home is an exciting way to update and refresh your space, but what happens when you spot mold during the painting process? Painting over mold may seem to be a quick and simple solution to a nagging problem, but this couldn’t be further from the truth.

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Why does fish smell so fishy? Learn the science behind fish odor, and how to get fish smell out of a house or kitchen and prevent it in the first place.

Serving fish for dinner? While it’s a great meal idea, figuring out how to get the fish smell out of your house can be a hassle. Learn more about fishy cooking odors, and how you can enjoy cooking and serving fish to your family without making your home smell like a dock.

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Is your feline friend spraying or excessively scratching? Learn why cats mark their territory and how to stop a cat from marking in your home.

While you may be a happy cat owner, dealing with territorial marking is one task you could happily live without. So, why do cats mark their territory, and what can you do about it? Is it just the price you pay for cat ownership?

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Do I need flood insurance as a renter? Learn everything you need to know about flood insurance for landlords, tenants and rental properties.

If you’re a renter, landlord or a property owner, insurance is always a necessity, but when it comes to flood insurance, the information can be a little murky. Conventional insurance doesn’t usually cover flooding, and if there’s a flood, it might not even cover the damage to the contents of the...Read more

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.

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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.

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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