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Rainbow International Blog

Straight-line winds can pack a wallop, but aren’t well-known or understood. Learn about straight-line winds as we compare straight-line winds vs. tornadoes.

When you think of damage from a storm, a tornado may come to mind.

Tornados are well known and discussed in the news frequently – they even star in movies! But did you know that there’s another wind-based storm you should have on your radar?

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Even after perfect tenants, it's important to engage in professional move-out cleaning. Learn about our move-out cleaning services and recommendations.

After any tenant vacates a building – residential or commercial – it’s important for a property owner or manager to deep clean the unit. At Rainbow International, we understand that perfect tenants are few and far between. Even more scarce? The time to deep clean your units on your own.

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Bad tenants are a landlord's worst nightmare and, unfortunately, too common. Learn about dealing with problem tenants after they move out of your property.

Bad tenants are every landlord and property manager’s nightmare. Property damage, unclean living situations, pet damage, broken appliances – all can cause major issues for a landlord after their tenant has moved out.

Unfortunately, every landlord and property manager will end up dealing...Continue Reading

How do house fires start? Often, in the kitchen, and frequently as the result of an electrical problem. Learn about house fire stats, prevention and recovery.

House fires are a widespread problem in the US and Canada. In 2017, 1.3 million fires were reported in the United States alone, resulting in $23 billion in losses. The good news is that many house fires are preventable.

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Buying a home with fire damage may be risky. Learn what to look for when buying a home with damage, or buying a house renovated after a fire.

Purchasing a home with existing fire damage may be risky but may also be a worthy investment. Buying a house renovated after a fire should be handled with care. It’s important to know what to watch for when buying a house with fire damage and not get caught up in the real estate bargain you...Continue Reading

Has your home suffered damage? Learn about the home insurance claim process and how to file a home insurance claim.

Chances are, when you purchased your home you purchased homeowner’s insurance. While homeowner’s insurance is typically mandated by the lien holder, homeowner’s insurance is more than just another bill to pay – it’s a safety net.

However, many households don’t know exactly what their...Continue Reading

May is Building Safety Month! Learn how you can observe Building Safety Month 2020 at home and at work with tips for disaster planning, cleaning and more.

May is Building Safety Month – the perfect time to learn a few things about disaster prep, building codes and the latest innovations in building safety. Have you ever wondered if your building is as safe as it can be?

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Do you have a damage assessment plan? Learn how to create a post-disaster damage assessment plan and how to document damage to your property.

If you experience water damage, fire damage or other damage to your home or business property, it’s vital to have the right steps in place to help you complete a thorough damage assessment for your insurance claim. When a disaster strikes, it can be a confusing and chaotic time, which is why...Continue Reading

A Disaster Protection Plan helps you prepare your business for a disaster. Learn why you need a DPP and how to build a disaster recovery plan for your business.

Does your business have a Disaster Protection Plan (DPP) to ensure your business is prepared for disaster? From fires and floods to earthquakes and biohazards, an unexpected disaster could potentially shut down any business’s operations and leave it struggling to recover.

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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...Continue Reading