Prevent a Flood: Check Your Dishwasher

Dishwashers are among the top appliances that can cause home flooding, and according to the National Flood Insurance Program, just a few inches of water flooding your home can cause tens of thousands of dollars in damage. Sometimes, the leak occurs where you can see it. Other times the leak is hidden, causing unseen damage that can be detrimental to the structure of your home. That’s why it’s so important to check your dishwasher for leaks, whether you suspect a problem or not.

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Identify Household Pollutants Harmful to Health

The first key to eliminating household pollutants is to identify the most common ones out there. Take a look at the top five contributors to indoor air pollution.

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Why You Should Unplug Your Appliances

Today’s appliances are miracles of modern technology. Tucked away in every possible nook and cranny of your home, though useful, when left plugged in they represent a double-edged sword of issues, driving up your electric bill with phantom power usage, and increasing fire risk in your home. To keep your home and family safe – not to mention your budget – ensure both fire prevention and savings with one simple solution: Unplug it.

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Why Do You Need a Professional to Handle Fire Restoration?

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.

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How to Shut Off Water Flow in Case of Emergency

Just as knowing how to locate and operate your breaker box can get you out of a hair-raising electrical emergency, learning how to shut off water flow to your home can keep you out of a serious, flood-related pickle. From natural disasters to simple wear-and-tear, water leaks happen causing significant water damage. How do you protect your home and belongings? It’s as simple as learning how to find “the off switch.”

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The 10 Things That Definitely Need to Be on Your Home Inventory

If you just obtained a homeowners or renters insurance policy, you’ll enjoy the peace of mind that comes with it. The personal property coverage portion of your policy helps cover the cost of replacing possessions that are damaged, lost, or stolen. However, the only way to back up your insurance claim is to prove what items you owned and how valuable they were before they were lost or destroyed. This requires you to make a home inventory of your most valuable possessions.

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Upholstery Cleaning

Homeowners know that keeping surfaces in their home free from dust and soil is an everyday task, but often their upholstery is overlooked. To preserve the fabric’s color, appearance, and texture, upholstery cleaning should be attended to on a regular basis. In addition to routine vacuuming and immediate attention to spills, periodic cleaning by a professional at Rainbow International® every one to three years will extend the life of furniture, as well as help to maintain a clean and healthy indoor environment.

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Odor Removal

Pets are members of the family and the odors they bring into your household don’t trump the love. That is why most pet owners accept that the smell is part of the job. However, learning to manage pet odors makes for a happier home. Pet odor removal is a particularly cumbersome task, because once set, the smell can permanently damage the floor, carpet and furniture.

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To Bleach or Not to Bleach

To bleach or not to bleach, that is the question. Whether or not is a noble endeavor depending highly upon the surface in question – and your housekeeping.

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Warning Signs You May Have an Electrical Wiring Issue

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 of fire.

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