Category Archives: Just for Fun

While helping people with their restoration needs is important, so is having a little bit of fun. Here you’ll find things like the best parks for BBQing in San Diego.

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The Best Parks in San Diego with Basketball Courts

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Are you looking for some family fun during the final weeks of summer? We are firm believers that there’s nothing greater than some healthy competitive sports with friends and family – and what better sport than some good old-fashioned basketball? For your convenience, we’ve put together a list of the best parks in San Diego with basketball courts. So gear up and get ready to check one of these spaces out (and don’t forget to bring an air pump). Court is now in session.

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Charlie the flood shark

How to remove a shark from your flooded home

How to remove a shark from your flooded home

Please Note:

This post was originally published on April 1st, which may impact its factual accuracy. For example, very few sharks actually enjoy Billie Holiday.

If your home has recently been damaged by a flood, chances are good that may now have a new room mate. According to FEMA, over 23% of all homes with standing flood water will contain at least one shark, while 8% will contain two or more sharks.

In this post, we’ll teach you what to do about these great white headaches.  Continue reading

A fish-filled waterbed from James Bond's Diamonds are Forever

5 Waterbeds You Would Have to Be Crazy to Own

Back in the 70s and 80s, waterbeds were all the rage, yet when they fell out of favor in the 90s, it was no surprise to us. Waterbeds require special care, regular maintenance – and they’re heavy as hell. More importantly, you don’t have to be a water damage restoration specialist to realize that a broken waterbed can cause a ton of damage.

While all water beds are a bad idea, we’ve found the worst of the worst. Continue reading

Big BBQ Tips for Cookouts

Want to make your next cookout awesome? Here are some of our favorite tips when breaking out the grill. Be sure to also check out our post on the best parks for BBQing in San Diego.

Family having barbecue in Balboa Park

1. Gas vs. Charcoal?

Which grilling method is “better” is the never ending debate, from flavor to cost to convenience. Gas burns cleaner, but isn’t necessarily healthier for you. Charcoal emits more carbon monoxide, particulate matter and soot into the atmosphere, contributing to increased pollution. From a taste perspective, on the other hand, many people prefer the smokier, richer taste of food cooked on a charcoal grill.

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