Get Help Now:  702.871.8462
What Others Say About DKI
"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
  • 1
05/17/2017
In a previous post, you learned all about how to maintain your fire extinguisher. However, do you actually know how to use it? Yes, having one and keeping it proper condition is fine and all, but that alone won't help you in the event of a fire. To learn how to use yours correctly, read below!

How to Use a Fire Extinguisher

Learn About It

There are different types of fire extinguishers, and while they're all meant to do the same thing, there may be certain differences among them. To employ yours correctly, get to know it: find out about its parts, any restrictions it has, how much fire it can suppress, etc.

Think Before You Act

Before you grab your fire extinguisher, you need to quickly evaluate the situation. In some cases (e.g. if you feel unsure, if the fire is too big or if it's expanding fast), it will be much smarter to evacuate the property and call 911.

Employ the Fire Extinguisher Correctly

If the fire is something you can tackle on your own, you must:
  • Stand up straight and at the appropriate distance from the fire (not too close or far away).
  • Remove the pin from the extinguisher.
  • Take the hose firmly and aim it at the base of the fire.
  • Gently press on the lever to discharge the product.
  • Slowly sway the hose from one side to the other to cover the flames entirely.
  • Once the fire is out, wait for a few minutes in case it reignites.

Take Care of the Aftermath

Now that the fire is out, it's time to take care of the aftermath. First of all, ventilate the room to clear out the smoke. Then, refill the extinguisher and put it back in its place, so it's there, ready to be used, in case it's needed again. If needed, call a property restoration company to take care of the damage done.

Need Property Restoration in Las Vegas?

If the fire and smoke produced some damage to your home, worry not, as Thistle DKI in Las Vegas can provide professional property restoration services to make your home good as new once more. Call now at 702 871 8462 to request a free estimate on property restoration in Las Vegas.