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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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05/13/2015
Being properly prepared for any emergency is vital for all families. Previously we’ve talked about having an evacuation plan and how to extinguish a fire correctly. Today we’re going to address fire extinguisher inspection and maintenance. Being ready for an emergency is the first step in minimizing your risks as well as preventing costly fire damage restoration.

Let’s go over some of the basic rules when it comes to fire extinguishers.
  • When stored, the extinguisher needs to have an unblocked path and should be easy to grab in the case of an emergency. 
  • Keep in mind the size/weight of the extinguishers and the smallest member of the family. Many big extinguishers are heavy and hard to handle. Get the correct size for the space and your family.
  • Be sure your extinguishers have the correct pressurization. If they don’t have a pressure gauge on them, it’s worth the money to buy a new one. The needle should be in the “green” section; not too high, but not too low.
  • The nozzle, hose, handle, etc. are not hindered in any way. Check for dents, rust, chemical deposits, and other damage closely. If you find any damage, buy a new one!
  • Finally, ensure that the pull-pin and safety seal are still intact. Even if you haven’t used it, replace extinguishers with broken seals.
  • Better safe than sorry!! Never assume that a fire extinguisher is good because it hasn’t been used yet!

Many manufacturers and experts recommend shaking dry-chemical extinguishers once a month to prevent the extinguishing powder from settling at the bottom. If you follow this recommendation, do a full check of your extinguishers while shaking them. It’s relatively fast and could save you down the road.

For more fire prevention tips, call Thistle DKI of Las Vegas today at 702.871.8462. Likewise, in the unfortunate event you fall victim to a house fire, Thistle DKI has 24 hour expert emergency response and fire damage restoration services in the Las Vegas area.