Best Water Damage Restoration Companies in Arizona

If you are searching for a water damage restoration contractor or company in the Phoenix, AZ metro area we have three suggestions for you.

Whether you house or business was flooded due to a monsoon or a pipe broke in your home causing water damage the key is to have trustworthy options to get your homeowners insurance suggestions of who you would like to use locally.

These four water damage companies service the entire Phoenix metro area so you can go wrong with either one. They all have great online reviews and have been pre screened as ethical businesses.

In no particular order so you can get three free estimates for water damage restoration services check out these three options.

  1. Lotus Contracting Services
  2. Rocky Mountain Restoration

We linked their websites there for you to be able to contact each of them directly. They offer free estimates on any water damage issue you have in the Phoenix, metro area.

Also, all three at the time of this post were on the first page of Google as well for “water damage Phoenix” search which is a good signal from Google trusting and liking their sites and history online. Hope this helps as part of our “Best of Arizona” series where we find you the best companies for certain services you might need for your home or business.

Best Pest Control and Termite Control Companies in Phoenix

Have pests bugging you in your home or business? Searching for companies in the Arizona area that can help you get rid of pests and bugs? Need a bi monthly service or even a termite inspection a home you just bought in Arizona?

We have two Trusted Pest Control companies for you to check out.

And the other offers a full pest control services and solutions in the Phoenix, AZ and Tucson, AZ area that covers the following bugs including termites.

The best company we found online with the best reviews, BBB rating, and online presence for Pest Control in Phoenix, AZ is Atomic Pest Control.

Here is some information about them to help you get familiar and then contact them if you need help with pest control services.

Their BBB rating is A+ and take care of any issues customers have right away if they encounter anything.
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Call Atomic Pest Control at 480-832-8888

Best Plastic Surgeon in Scottsdale that Offers Breast Augmentation & Plastic Surgery

If you are searching for plastic surgery, breast augmentation, liposuction or other cosmetic surgery services in the Scottsdale area it’s sometimes hard to sift through Google results and choose who is the best plastic surgeon.

Sometimes you turn to social media and ask a friend but again somethings are better suited when you keep them private and/or sharing is better once your plastic surgery procedure is complete.

We recently found out a very well known Cosmetic Surgery center in Chandler, AZ is expanding and has opened a new plastic surgery office in the Scottsdale area.

So now it’s convenient for people in the Scottsdale and Paradise Valley are to go to their local plastic surgeon office in Scottsdale, AZ vs. Chandler.

Also, patients that have flown in from all over the country can use their Scottsdale airport to fly in for a procedure and fly out a lot more easily.

They don’t only cater to women in Scottsdale they also help men as well. For example, they offer gynecomastia surgery in Scottsdale to help men with male breast reduction or “man boobs”.

They also are the best vein treatment center for varicose, spider, and laser vein treatments in Scottsdale, AZ.

One of the ways we determine best services providers to share with our audience on AZCharged is the companies have to have a great online presence with positive reviews, social media outlets to connect, and great ratings online with sites like the BBB, and in their case RealSelf (a BBB of sorts for plastic surgeons).

For example, Ciao Bella has over 40 reviews verified on Facebook with 4.6 star average reviews which a really high.

And if you think that is good, you haven’t seen nothing yet. One of the reasons we decided to highlight Ciao Bella Cosmetic Surgery in Scottsdale besides opening their new location is they have over 210 reviews currently with 4.9 review rating (practically 200+ 5 star reviews) on BirdEye that have been verified as well.

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And on Google they have over 100 verified reviews with a 4.7 rating of those reviews!!

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As you can see by their online reviews and social media channels they are a trustworthy option in Scottsdale if you need a plastic surgeon for cosmetic surgeon services.

If you would like to call them and schedule a consultation call them today at their Scottsdale location:

22455 N. Miller Rd. B100
Scottsdale, AZ 85255

Best Air Conditioning Repair Companies in the Phoenix AZ Metro Area

As we talked about it before the Scottsdale, Phoenix, and great state of Arizona weather gets HOT!!

And when we start hitting 100 degrees every day until October the last thing you want to happen is your AC Unit to stop working and harm you, your family, or pets in this heat.

So what we decided to do is create a running list of the best AC Repair companies and contractors in the Phoenix, AZ Metro area to help you get FREE Estimates and get quality work on your AC Unit you can trust from businesses that care about their customers.

Here is the list and we will keep it updated so feel free to bookmark, link to, or share this post on social media to help your friends and family stay cool if their Air conditioning breaks or Air Conditioner unit shuts down in Arizona.

Phoenix AC Repair Companies

They also come from a line of companies known for being the best in the business for pest control and termite control in the valley.

Chandler AC Repair Companies

If you are in the Chandler, AZ area and want a local AC Repair technician with great reviews you need to contact Steve’s Ultimate Air at 480-458-7287

They again offer military discounts (which we love, god bless our troops and the USA) and they offer financing and work on all types of brands and AC units. As well as they offer commercial air conditioning and cooling or HVAC repair in the Chandler, AZ area too!

Best Dentists in the Phoenix Arizona Metro Area

Finding a local dentist in Arizona can be difficult if you just moved to the area and if you have several options close to your home or business.

So what we did was put together a running list of the best dentists in Phoenix based on their websites, specials, reviews, BBB ratings and other trusted parameters to make it easy for you to choose a dentist in the Phoenix, AZ metro area.

Also, we included there social media handles so you can check their Facebook reviews and see what others are saying.

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Studio B Smiles has a location in Downtown Phoenix as well as Scottsdale now and are the dentist for the Phoenix Suns and Arizona Diamondbacks

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Best Dentists in Scottsdale

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Invisalign Scottsdale and Phoenix

Dental Crowns Scottsdale and Phoenix

Teeth Whitening Scottsdale and Phoenix

Scottsdale Location

8952 E. Desert Cove, #108 | Scottsdale, AZ 85260

Downtown Phoenix Location

230 S. 3rd St., Suite B1 | Phoenix, AZ 85004

Phone: 480.860.0092  

Best Dentists in Chandler, AZ

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Best Dentists in Mesa, AZ

One of the best dentists in Mesa, AZ is Mesa Dental. They have over 140 reviews with a 4.9 almost perfect 5.0 rating.



Finally, if you don’t think this list of the best dentists in Phoenix, AZ cut it check out this Arizona Dentist directory as well. If you want to be added to the list and prescreened contact us and let us know what your dental practice url is, brand name, social accounts ect.. and we will check it out.

This Scottsdale Barber Shop Has Over 100 5 Star Verified Reviews!

So if you are looking for a new barber or barber shop in Scottsdale, AZ you have to check out Blurred Lines Barber Shop at the famous Optima Sonoran Village green and orange building off Camelback.

Their address is 6895 E Camelback Rd, Suite B11, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 to be exact.

This Scottsdale Barber Shop is very unique and here is why and how I found it…

  • Two barbers on staff that offer 1 hour dedicated appointment
  • Great atmosphere of the shop with good music and conversation with the barbers
  • Great location at Optima Sonoran Village (I mean if you live there and need a barber might as well go downstairs on ground level next to Kaleidoscope and get your haircut)
  • Very custom and personalized.
  • Best haircut, shave, or razor line ups I have ever had
  • You can book a dedicated appointment online and this is the best part. No waiting around in chairs waiting your next turn. All are done by appointment and you get your dedicated hour with each barber.

If this isn’t enough check out over 100 verified reviews (119 as of this article) all 5 star which is unheard of.

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So how I found Blurred Lines Barbershop in Scottsdale is summed up here. But to make the long story short.. Instagram
I searched #Scottdale hashtag on Instagram and found Wendy’s work and booked right online from here instagram bio link to her Genbook and website.
Here are a few examples of what I noticed that made me book with this Scottsdale Barber Shop and Scottsdale Barber Wendy.

We’re building MOMENTUM!! @blurredlinesbarbershop Thank you @jay_dallstream

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Obsessive detail

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When it’s #Friday visited [BLURR€DLINES] + it’s your birthday 🎉 Weeknd… confidence 💯prebook at

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Who wants a haircut today? [BLURR€D LINES]

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AJ wanted to join the BL crew today. Great intern! Jay may have some competition.

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Best Trade Schools in Arizona for Students that Don’t Want to Go to College

Whether you are graduating from high school soon or have your GED and don’t want to go to a 4 year college or University and rather learn a trade quicker and start making money and your career sooner this information is for you.

A Trade School can be for you to learn your passion, network, and experiment with a smaller education investment as you figure out what you want in a career.

This post is a resource and guide for people to learn the best Trade Schools in Arizona and some of the benefits of their programs. We will keep this updated so make sure you bookmark, link to, or share this post with friends that are struggling with what they want to do.

When people think of trade schools sometimes they think of medical trade schools, welding, HVAC, or carpentry and construction schools. Or they just don’t know what to go to school for..

However, a really popular trade school in this digital age where entertainment and music is very popular and needed for content marketing, movies, radio, podcasts, YouTube and more Music Production Schools are booming!!

Top 5 Restaurants Listed By Yelp Phoenix

If you are a looking for the best Restaurants in Phoenix whether you are a local or on a business trip one of the top ways to find a place you should go is Google or Yelp and check out the reviews.

I just went to Yelp Phoenix and found this list of the top five restaurants where two have well over 1000 reviews.

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Below I break down the top 5 restaurants per yelp and went a little bit more in depth.

Per yelp.. the #1 Restaurant in Phoenix is Little Miss BBQ…

I have been here and have to say their BBQ is great hands down however you have to make sure you get there at the right times since once they run out of BBQ they close down for the day.

The location is a bit shady off University however, their establishment is authentic and makes you forget you are in a bad part of Phoenix and gives you that backyard feel and like you find a gem BBQ location.

On google they have 4.8 rating out of 357 reviews so Google reviewers also agree this is the best barbecue restaurant.

Little Miss BBQ got it’s start as a competitive barbecue team. They are open Tuesday- Saturday from 11:00AM until 4:00PM (or until sold out) so get there early.


A little prime rib for the crew to munch on tonight! #primerib #smoked #littlemissbbq

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#2 On Yelp Phoenix’s list for the top restaurants in Phoenix is the Welcome Diner

The Welcome Diner has a 4.6 rating on Google out of 215 reviews so again this coincides with yelpers are rating this old school diner.

They are located in downtown Phoenix at 924 E. Roosevelt St. Phoenix, AZ 85006 and are open from Tuesday to Sunday from 5pm until 2am.

They scratch make all their meals with the best ingredients and are a fun, eclectic place with amazing biscuits, mac and cheese, and delicious braised pork or jackfruit fries.

The Dressing Room is #3 on the Yelp Phoenix list of the best restaurants

They also have 11 google reviews that are all 5 stars! They are known for Global street food, craft cocktails & draft brews in a roomy, art-driven bar with two large patios.

They are located at 220 E. Roosevelt Street in Phoenix and are open Mon-Thurs from 11-10, Friday/Sat 11-11 and Sunday 11-10.

Some of their great menu items are the All Day Burrito, TJ Taco, and Cold Soba Salad. Also, per yelp as of this post they are only 8 weeks old and opened this year in January.

Ten Handcrafted American Fare & Spirits is #4

Again Google confirms with 4.6 reviews out of 45 reviews left. They are known for Craft cocktails & inventive versions of familiar American dishes star at this stylish restaurant.

TEN Handcrafted American Fare and & Spirits (got their name from the heart of the Chef and Owner’s name Jeff Hostenske) is located at 2501 E Camelback Rd #40, Phoenix, AZ 85016 and open Mon-Thurs from 11am-9pm, Friday 11am-10pm, and Saturday 2pm-10pm.

They have a happy hour Mondays through Saturday from 2pm to 6pm.

They are inspired by midwest down home cooking have american burger classics as well as great desserts.

Cibo makes the List at #5 Best Restaurant in Phoenix, AZ

Google reviews has Cibo at a 4.5 rating with over 330 reviews and it’s the first one on our list that offers Pizza as a core menu dish.

They are located at 603 N. 5th Ave Phoenix, AZ 85003 and are open Monday from 11am until 9pm, Tues-Thursday from 11am-10pm, Sat-Fridays from 11am-11pm, and Sunday 5pm-9pm.

Set in a restored 1913 bungalow, Cibo (pronounced “CHEE-boh”) has hardwood floors, exposed brick, a stained-glass panel and a fireplace to set the mood while revitalizing the downtown Phoenix area with beautiful salads, antipasto, artisanal pizzas and housemade fresh pasta.

At 5pm everyday they serve housemade fresh pasta and offer 100% Neapolitan Pizza

Tonight Strozzapreti with sausage and fresh ricotta. Starting at 5pm!

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Lunch time! Open until 10pm!

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Late night pizza! Salsiccia! Open until 11pm on weekends. #cibophx

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Arizona Lottery, What Were the Numbers?

Arizona Lottery

The number one thing people care about with the Arizona Lottery is what were the numbers. If you want to check your Arizona Lottery numbers and see if you win check them here.

Regardless of what game you play the pick, post, scratchers, or powerball the only thing everyone wants to know about the Arizona Lottery is what were the numbers to see if they won.

The 2nd most important thing people want to know after the Arizona Lottery shows the numbers is how much did they win if they hit with one of the games.

And lastly, where can they collect their Arizona Lottery winnings and what are the tax implications.

Here’s a breakdown of each game, the rules, and how to win with the Arizona Lottery.

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Arizona Lottery the Pick

The Pick is Arizona’s own jackpot game. The jackpot starts at $1 million and keeps growing until it finds a lucky winner. Play today for just $1!

You can either choose a quick pick and the computer picks your numbers or you can choose your own 6 numbers from 1 to 44. You can play those numbers for up to 10 days by marking the number of draws box on the slip.

You can add the “EXTRA” add on game for $1 to $2 option.

You can buy your Arizona Lottery Tickets at over 2800 lottery retailers like CVS.  And see if you won every Wednesday and Saturday evenings. Sales stop on draw nights at 6:59 p.m. Arizona time from the second Sunday in March through the first Saturday in November and at 7:59 p.m. Arizona time from the first Sunday in November through the second Saturday in March.

You can check your numbers on their website, at the retailer you purchased the tickets from, or by calling 480-829-7425 (Phoenix), 520-325-9141 (Tucson) or toll free at 800-499-3798

There are 4 ways to win the pick

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Arizona Lottery Scratchers

There are over 30 Arizona lottery scratchers games and they all have different top prizes ranging from dollars to millions.

The Arizona lottery has a really great page that covers all the current scratchers and their rules, how to win, payouts and more here.

Arizona Lottery Powerball

The Powerball is one of the most popular Arizona Lottery games and mostly because it starts at $40 million and then makes national news when it gets over the $100 million + range as more and more people join their employer powerball pools and play the lottery for the first time because of all the of the buzz and hype that spreads.

With the Powerball you can either use a quick pick computer generated number or choose 5 white numbers from 1 to 69 plus one red powerball number 1 to 26 or a combo of sorts.

Players can multiply up to ten times their non-jackpot prizes with the enhanced Powerball Power Play multiplier. These prizes can be multiplied 2, 3, 4, 5 or 10* times.
Winning the Match 5 prize (all 5 white balls) still pays $2 million regardless of the multiplier number drawn.

*The Power Play 10 (10X) feature will be available when the annuitized jackpot amount is $150,000,000 or less.


Ask your retailer for a Trio!, and you’ll get one Mega Millions, one Powerball, and one The Pick ticket. Three big jackpots in one quick purchase!

Again you can buy your ticket from more than 2,800 Arizona lottery retailers and the drawings are held every Wednesday and Saturday nights with stopped sales at 6:59pm Arizona Mountain Standard Time. (we don’t move clocks back and forth)

You can buy tickets up to 7:59pm from the first Sunday in November up until the second Saturday in March.

Checking your Arizona Lottery numbers or claiming your winnings is the same as the Pick.

How to Claim Arizona Lottery Winnings

Retailers where you purchased your tickets can redeem prized up to $100 and may redeem prizes up to $599. If you won $600 or more you can claim those winnings at the Arizona Lottery office by mail or in person.

If you win the jackpot, you have 60 days to choose a 30-year annuity or a lump-sum cash payment of approximately half the amount of the announced jackpot. If you do not select cash or annuity within the 60 days, your prize will be paid as an annuity.

Phoenix Lottery Office
4740 E. University Dr., Phoenix, AZ 85034
Mailing Address:
Arizona Lottery
P.O. Box 2913
Phoenix, AZ 85062

Backpage Phoenix, the Craigslist Alternative to Buying/Selling Online

Backpage Phoenix

UPDATED, April 2016 Backpage was Shut Down! – see bottom of article for update and we wouldn’t recommend using Backpage for anything any longer and stick to Craigslist!

If you are looking for another place online to target people in Phoenix, AZ to buy and sell online similar to Craigslist Phoenix you need to check out Backpage Phoenix.

In 2011, Backpage was the second largest classified ad listing service on the Internet in the United States after Craigslist.

Also, there are some really great categories on Backpage Phoenix they get a lot of traffic for vs. Craigslist like Guns, Pets, Autos, Jobs and Furniture.

Backpage use to be part of the Phoenix New Times but have developed independently again into their own site and entity and still get a ton of local Phoenix website traffic.

Most of their categories are free to use or post on but then they have some upgraded features if you want to post your businesses products or services.

This can be another great way for you to advertise your business, get a job, make money flipping items on Backpage or getting more exposure to anything you want to sell.

Also, it’s like an online flea market or garage sale of sorts where you can find rare items or services that are offered locally in the Phoenix, AZ metro market.

The one caveat to Backpage and many online classifieds sites is there are dating sections or in Backpage’s case a bad section but in 2017 they announced they are removing that section because of the scrutiny they received over the years.

Backpage vs. Craigslist

Backpage vs Craigslist in the US you can see is a bit far off however Backpage is still a top 500 website via an Amazon web stat company.

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Backpage Phoenix Guns

Another big advantage of Backpage is being able to buy and sell guns in which a state like Arizona is really big on especially with cool place to go shooting like Scottsdale Gun Club.

Arizona is a very gun law friendly state and is open carry so there are a lot of gun enthusiasts in Phoenix, AZ that can use Backpage for that purpose.

Backpage Small Business

One other huge advantage of Backpage if you are a small business and have a website with most categories you can upgrade your ads on Backpage and have your website linked from the ads which will help your local SEO or Search Engine Optimization of your website and help you rank a little better for the related local keywords and content for your website.

The caveat there is it’s still only one link to your website but it’s still a powerful one and can definitely help you with your digital marketing efforts locally.

Backpage Phoenix Pets

Lastly another stand out category is pets. In today’s digital world their really are only a few places to find pets locally online. It’s craigslist and backpage. Yes, there are national pet sites and you can go to your local shelters or the Arizona Humane Society.

However, the days of using the newspaper have become the days of using online classifieds sites to sell and buys pets whether you are a looking for or want to sell dogs, puppies, cats, kittens, snakes or any other legal pet.

Backpage Phoenix is a great alternative or combo site to use with Craigslist in many ways when using the sites as a locally focused online marketplace of sorts in Phoenix Arizona and other local cities like Tucson and Prescott.

Backpage Shut Down

As of April,6th 2018 if you go to you get this shut down notice.

Learn More here at AZCentral

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