What Happens to Houseplants During Kent Fire Restoration?
SERVPRO understands the fire restoration worries of Kent homeowners
Kent is a green and lovely city in Washington. With over seventy parks and the Pacific Northwest's beauties never far away, Kent is the ideal destination for enjoying the good life. You can explore outdoor locations, take in the local arts and culture, or stop off for some delicious local eats.
A settler named Samuel Russell first came to Kent in 1853. Several others followed him quickly, and a small town soon sprang up. At first, the settlers named the area Titusville after one of their party. You can still see a "Titusville Station" sign in the city, on Gowe Street. At first, Kent was a farming community, especially after farmers discovered that hops were lucrative. Later, Kent became well known for its lettuce and dairy (it was once home to a significant Carnation Milk plant.)
Today, Kent is a major center for manufacturing. Several large companies have facilities in the city, including Boeing, Amazon, and General Electric.
Enjoy the taste of local cuisine.
Kent boasts a great food culture, with festivals throughout the year and plenty of wonderful places to get a bite to eat. Kent offers something for every palate. While you're in town, why not try out:
- The downtown area has all the restaurants you could need, serving everything from traditional bistro fare to fresh sushi and cuisine from around the world.
- Farmer's markets and local growers give a truly local flavor. You can visit a local distillery, pick your own farm, or cute cafes specializing in local food.
- From alehouses to tap houses to wineries, Kent offers an array of locally produced beverages.
If you are craving something sweet, be sure to stop off at Sweet Themes Bakery, where you can enjoy handmade themed cookies. You can buy themed cookie boxes, such as mermaids or dinosaurs, that come with icing and sprinkles for the kids (and adults!) to decorate with.
Take in some arty vibes.
Kent has plenty of museums and galleries. Why not explore:
- Third Thursday Art Walks, where you can view art, listen to live music, and enjoy street food galore. There are also free kids' activities.
- Rusty Raven Studio features contemporary art by local creators and runs regular kids' workshops.
- The Hydroplane & Raceboat museum features an impressive collection of vintage hydroplanes, and you can even view rare racing footage.
- The Pickleball Museum. Kent is the home of Pickleball, and the museum teaches you all about the sport. Come and see original Pickleball equipment from the 1960s.
What happens to plants during fire restoration?
Anyone unfortunate enough to suffer a home fire knows that smoke and soot stains get everywhere. This includes your houseplants. SERVPRO takes care of everything that matters to you during restoration, and that includes your plants.
We cannot do much if a plant has been burned. However, there are some things we can do:
- Gently clean leaves with a mild soapy solution to remove soot and grime.
- HEPA vacuum loose soot from larger plants.
- Move your plants somewhere safe when using ozone generators, which are great for deodorizing but cannot be used around plants, pets, or people.
If you need help with fire restoration, call SERVPRO of Kent at (253) 850-1500.