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The Phenomenon of Puff Backs

11/8/2017 (Permalink)

Soot webs are a sign of a puff back. The soot rises and creates these web like situations in the corners of the structure.

A puff back is the term used to describe when your furnace malfunctions and spews soot throughout your home or business. The furnace does not ignite properly and causes a mini explosion within the heating system. Instead of heating the water into steam, it takes the byproduct (oil, gas or coal) and forces it outwards. The soot spews through the heating sources (i.e. baseboards or radiators). Needless to say, puff backs can cause thousands of dollars in damage because the entire structure as well as its contents, get affected. Soot particles are literally on everything. These are messy jobs. SERVPRO of Carbondale/Clarks Summit/Old Forge has the specialized training and equipment to professional clean and deodorize your home or business. We have the resources to address both the structure and contents including fibers like furniture and clothing. Each puff back is unique and requires a unique solution. A oil based puff back does not get cleaned the same way as a gas based. And unless you understand the difference and have the tools and products to clean them, the possibility of secondary damage is great. For this reason always call a professional mitigation company to address your puff back situation. SERVPRO of Carbondale / Clarks Summit / Old Forge is strategically located to respond quickly to your puff back disaster. We proudly serve the Lackawanna County area on a 24/7/365 basis. Call us at (570) 235-1646.

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