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"I would recommend your company to anyone that needs any work done from damages to the home."
-Judy Rudolph 
"Everyone who came to our home was professional, courteous and worked to repair my home in a timely manner."
- Bettie Morris
"They were very porfessional"
- Charles Cordell 
"Very professional, from the time the estimator arrived to when the garage door was being painted. The supervisor came to make sure the job was to his satisfaction and mine."
- Joseph Novack
"I wish to thank Thistle DKI and the group of contractors used to dry and restore our home. You stepped into a very diffucult situation and turned it around such that our involvement with the insurance company and adjuster was minimum. You not only restored our home, but made it better. I would also give special commondation to Alex Kramer who was your point man on our job. His "Can Do" attitude was really refreshing! Also thanks to Danny who made our "Wish List" into reality."
- Paul and Dixie Clarke
"Thank you for your help and quick attention to my problem !"
- Peggy Selesner
"Richard was so efficient and kind. His workers did a great job! There were a few minor inconveniences, but I was very pleased with the results!"
-  Gail Taylor
"We are glad we choose you!"
-  Mr. & Mrs. Shomon
"I was pleased with everything!!"
- Carole Caplan
"David and Marco were extremely professional and courteous. They did a great job on the mold remediation. The company is also excellent at follow up and keeping the customer informed as to the repair process and timing. Thanks!!"
- Julie Klene
"I worked for an Insurance repair company in California (25years) so I feel I'm a good judge of any cleanup on an insurance loss. Your company is "EXCELLENT."
-  Willam Ellenburg
"A big Thank You the crew did a great job we 
appreciate it"
- Maureen S
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03/03/2015
Remember last year's earthquake "swarm?"  There were over 700 quakes, none of them reaching more than 4.6 in magnitude. However, the rumbling down there could be a precursor to the big one. Thistle DKI in Las Vegas, Nevada would like to share a few tips on preparing your home for earthquakes.

Inspection

Building regulations in an earthquake zone require that a structure be designed to move with, the horizontal and vertical forces imposed by an earthquake. The force of an earthquake should be able to pass through the frame and foundation of a house and leave it intact. Hire a licensed engineer to inspect your home to find any weaknesses in the structure that would require a retrofit.

Furniture & Fixtures

Even a weak earthquake can knock over furniture and dislodge pictures from walls. Make sure your light fixtures and fans are secured correctly to the ceiling. Strap bookcases and tall cabinets to the walls. Prevent your refrigerator and oven from rolling by securing them to the kitchen floor.

In the Bedroom

Do not put heavy, glass mirrors or pictures above your bed. Position your bed, so it is not directly under a skylight or window. Make sure all tall furniture such as wardrobes or chest of drawers are secured to the wall. Keep a pair of sturdy, easy to slip on shoes and a flashlight within reach in case you are shaken awake in a power outage and there's broken glass on the floor.

Water Heaters

Brace your water heater. You can buy a special bracing kit at a local hardware store and install it yourself, but it is a good idea to ask a qualified plumber to carry out the installation. The bracing should be heavy metal strapping secured to wall studs.

Utilities

The main gas line to your home should be fitted with an earthquake activated shut-off valve. Have flexible gas and water pipe fittings installed on all appliances to keep ruptures from happening during an earthquake. Prevent water damage and fires, find out where and how to shut off the gas, water and electric utilities.

Earthquakes test the structural integrity of all buildings whether they are up-to-date on the latest seismic resistant specs or not, only the next earthquake can confirm this. Call us here at Thistle DKI Nevada for property restoration, (702) 871-8462.