3 Things Homeowners Should Know About Puffbacks
What Is A Puffback?
A puffback is a misfiring of your furnace, which results in an explosion similar to the backfiring of a car. This can lead to soot covering your furniture, floors, ceilings and any other parts of your home close to your exhaust system. If your home relies on a forced heating system, soot can cover all areas that your heating system typically reaches. Puffbacks typically occur when the oil burner does not immediately ignite, causing a buildup within your furnace that can lead to an explosion. Older furnaces and older homes are at more at risk than newer systems.
Why Are Puffbacks Dangerous For Your Home?
In the most extreme cases, puffbacks can cover your home in soot. Soot is not only unsightly and difficult to clean up, but it also has the potential to cause health problems. Most notably, respiratory issues for you and your family. The soot caused by puffbacks can also damage valuable property and belongings.
What Should I Do If A Puffback Occurs?
In the unfortunate event of a puffback occurring in your home, it is important to address the situation right away. Give us a call at 1-888-435-7968 and our restoration team will make their way to your home in no time. Upon arriving at your home, our puffback cleanup and restoration specialists will inspect your home to identify all areas that were affected, and thoroughly clean it as quickly as possible. Our puffback specialists ensure that your home and property are returned to their original, soot-free state.
For your convenience, we offer emergency cleanup and restoration services 24/7 and direct insurance billing. To learn more about our puffback cleanup and restoration services, please contact us today!