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Puff back is more common with oil-burning equipment, such as a home furnace or boiler, but can also occur with gas-fired heaters. Puff back occurs when an ignition switch malfunction causes a furnace or boiler to discharge a massive amount of soot. Because the soot is black and sticky, it creates a major cleaning and deodorizing challenge. Interior surfaces, furniture, carpet, clothes, bedding and most other building contents must be treated to remove soot stains and odor. Sometimes ductwork must also be cleaned.
Soot damage is traditionally attributed to the aftermath of a house fire or the results of a furnace or boiler malfunction (also known as a puff back). The oily and gaseous properties of soot, make it one of the most difficult substances to clean-up, especially if not addressed in a timely matter. In addition to coating surfaces with an oily and gaseous (carbon) residue, soot can permeate into just about every nook and cranny in your home, leaving behind a horrible smell that can’t be removed by conventional cleaning methods.
Trust the experts! ServiceMaster Restoration by Wills is CT, NY, & MA’s locally owned fire restoration company, providing professional solutions for smoke and soot damage. Whether you’re experiencing an unpredictable house fire or dealing with an unknown malfunction in your furnace, we’re here to help. Awareness and quick action can make all the difference when it comes to minimizing property damage from soot. Contact us today for a Free Estimate on our soot damage and cleanup services!
Take advantage of our professional soot cleanup technology and our expertise in the field - our extensive experience in disaster restoration enables us to provide the customized response we believe our customers deserve. As Connecticut, Southern Massachusetts, and Westchester County’s local disaster restoration company, we have helped restore thousands of residential and commercial buildings back to normal following a tragic fire or from a catastrophic puff back.
Since soot is a byproduct of the combustion process, it’s black and powdery form can quickly turn into a sticky and gaseous form - easily circulating throughout your entire building. That’s why it’s important to react quickly! The sticky attribute of soot may cause the byproduct to cling to many unwanted areas throughout your building, such as wall corners and exhaust pipes.
Your best chance at minimizing the damage to your home is to act sooner rather than later, as smoke and soot can be absorbed by almost all of your furniture and contents, especially the extremely porous materials or surfaces, as they may continue to absorb odors until the soot is removed.
No need to feel overwhelmed from the extensive cleanup work involved from soot and smoke damage, simply contact ServiceMaster Restoration by Wills today for a fast and effective solution. We begin our restoration process with a thorough inspection of the home, assessing the damage and determining which cleaners or solvents are most appropriate.
Our services and expertise are well known to property insurance professionals throughout Connecticut, Southern Massachusetts, and Westchester County, so we do everything possible to expedite all insurance claims. Then we use only the most effective techniques for cleaning, stain removal, odor removal and deodorizing the home for soot and smoke cleanup.
Our technicians are specially trained to take on the whole-house cleaning and deodorizing process required in response to a puff back occurrence. If soot damage is associated with fire damage or water damage that occurred when the fire was put out, don’t worry. ServiceMaster Restoration by Wills can protect your property while providing comprehensive restoration services. We can quickly provide temporary board-up repairs if necessary and we can also clean and store your portable possessions while building repair and restoration takes place.
We provide our emergency restoration services and soot damage repairs to residents all throughout Connecticut, Southern Massachusetts, and Westchester County, including: Springfield, New Haven, Hartford, Stamford, Norwalk, New Rochelle, Waterbury, West Hartford, Bristol, Meriden, Rye, Hamden, Manchester, West Haven, Mamaroneck, Mystic, New London, Port Chester, and cities nearby! Just contact us today and we’ll get all that soot out of your home!
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