Rainbow International Blog

Small but mighty, each year smoke alarms save thousands of lives. Though these little UFO-shaped discs keep you safe, to the average home or business owner they often remain a mystery.

Do you know why having the right “type” of smoke alarm is important?

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Let’s face it. The thought of flames engulfing your home, belongings, family, or yourself is frightening. Fire disasters occur more often than you may realize. In 2013, one home structure fire was reported every 85 seconds in the U.S. with a grand total of more than 487,000 structure fires in...Read more

Carpet can be a great flooring option, adding warmth and comfort to a home or business. But do you know what’s really lurking in carpet? Because of all the traffic it encounters daily, carpet attracts and hides some of the worst allergens, bacteria, germs, organisms and other hazardous particles...Read more

You may know about common fire sources such as candles, overloaded electrical outlets, and malfunctioning appliances, but there are a number of items commonly found in your home that can be dangerous fire hazards that you may have overlooked...Read more

The destructive power of tsunamis is enormous. The 2004 tsunami in the in the Indian Ocean was among the deadliest natural disasters on record, killing over 230,000 people in 14 countries. Are you at risk of, and prepared for a tsunami?

More than a large wave…

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Since the U.S. electricity consumption totaled nearly 3,831 billion kilowatt-hours (kWh) in 2013, it’s safe to say electrical power is an essential part of everyday life. 

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, we rely on electrical power to charge our phones and laptops, brew our...Read more

Another flash flood warning in your area? Who cares? You should! Flash floods are the number one weather-related killer in the U.S., and the most frequently occurring and costly natural disaster. Ninety percent of damage related to all natural disasters is caused by...Read more

Inhaling smoke is the number one cause of health injuries due to fires. More than 50 percent of fatalities from fire disasters are due to smoke inhalation instead of burns. 

The smoke from fires is composed of heated particles and gases from the objects inside the property being burned....Read more

You never think your home will be the one to catch fire. After all, that’s something that happens to other people, but not to you, right? Everyone who has ever fallen victim to a property fire had this same mindset prior to the incident. Yet every year more than 2,500 people die and 12,600 more...Read more

While direct exposure to smoke is harmful to your respiratory system, it can also negatively affect your property’s structure, sometimes in unexpected ways.

Fire is dangerous. We all know that. But, did you know that the flames themselves might not be the greatest risk as far as health dangers and property damage? Fire smoke is the leading cause of fire deaths, exceeding burns by a three-to-one ratio. And while direct exposure to smoke is harmful to...Read more