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Uh-oh, is your basement ceiling wet? Basement water damage can be caused by a number of problems. Learn what is causing water damage to your basement ceiling.

You head downstairs and, to your dismay, discover that your basement ceiling is wet. How did this happen? Water damage to a basement ceiling can be caused by several different issues: Pipe and appliance leaks, improper upstairs window seals, poor home exterior water drainage or a sudden spill...Read more

Do you know when to use a roof rake? Learn when to shovel your roof to prevent roof collapse and ice dams from the experts at Rainbow International.

One of the most overlooked home maintenance tasks during the winter months is clearing the snow that’s accumulated on your roof. Too much snow on your roof can cause problems that range from ice...Read more

Need to learn how to get rid of fridge odors fast? Rainbow International’s DIY tips will get rid of the bad smell in your fridge in four simple steps.

From bacteria to strong smelling foods, it’s no surprise that your refrigerator picks up odors over time. Even after you’ve removed your moldy cheeses and old leftovers, it’s possible for your refrigerator to hold on to these odors. Read on to learn how to get rid of fridge odor for good....Read more

What is a tropical storm? Often the precursor to a hurricane, tropical storms can cause widespread damage. Learn how a tropical storm becomes a hurricane.

Not sure the difference between a tropical storm and a hurricane? Both are storms that have the potential to cause catastrophic damage and interrupt daily life in coastal regions - but they differ in strength and form. It’s important to understand the difference between these storms in order to...Read more

Need to know how to clean a smelly drain – fast? Rainbow International is here to help you with simple DIY drain and garbage disposal cleaning solutions.

When your kitchen or bathroom drains stink, it can quickly make your home uncomfortable. If you’re fighting a smelly drain at home, this blog is for you. Read on to learn about the different causes of stinky drains and how to clean a smelly drain.

Don’t  feel comfortable cleaning the...Read more

Who pays for carpet cleaning: tenant or landlord? Determining responsibility depends on several factors. Check out Rainbow International’s tips here.

Residential rental tenants and landlords alike often ask: Just how often should a landlord replace carpet? The truth is, carpet lifespan varies significantly depending on several factors – from carpet quality to installation technique to the amount of traffic the carpet experiences. The biggest...Read more

Rainbow International shows you how to protect a microfiber couch. These are the best methods for maintaining and cleaning your microfiber furniture.

Microfiber furniture is incredibly popular due to its durability and affordability, making it an excellent choice in homes with kids and/or pets. Made from fine synthetic fibers, microfiber furniture is relatively easy to maintain due to its...Read more

Burnt popcorn smell lingering in your microwave? You can get that smoke smell out of your microwave in five simple steps, from Rainbow International.

Have a smelly microwave? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Whether you’ve burnt popcorn, overcooked veggies or experienced a full-on leftover explosion – it’s easy to find yourself with a smelly microwave.

One of the reasons why microwaves are prone to stinky situations – like smoke – is...Read more

Why does your fireplace smoke up the house? These tips from Rainbow International will get your fireplace and home ready for crackling winter fires.

One of the highlights of wintertime is relaxing in front of a crackling fire on a cold night. However, a smoky, overflowing fireplace will ruin the ambiance – and fast.

Keep reading to learn how the pros at Rainbow International recommend preventing fireplace smoke from getting in your...Read more

Does your carpet smell like mildew after carpet cleaning? Learn why your carpet smells like mildew after cleaning and how to remove mildew smells from carpet.

Does your carpet smell like mildew after cleaning? Carpets cleaned incorrectly or without the proper tools may result in a lingering mildew smell. Not exactly the result you had in mind, right? Unfortunately, set-in scents of mold and mildew mean the carpet was not properly cleaned in the first...Read more