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Have a puffback in your Jefferson County home? We can help!

2/8/2022 (Permalink)

Soot covers a large portion of the ceiling It's easy to see where our crews have worked and where they have yet to get to!

We know that winters up here mean two things. Cold and snow. Sometimes, when we turn our furnaces on for the season they can malfunction and cause what is called a "puff back".

The term "puff back" refers to the sudden expulsion of soot into the dwelling area, through the heating vents, caused by a malfunction in the heating system. The soot from a puff back is a sticky, greasy, grimy mess that is second to none. 

All of those minuscule, oil based particles embed themselves into curtains, carpets, and clothing while contaminating the air with known carcinogens. Running a vacuum over it only grinds the soot deeper and creates stains that will never come out. Wiping the soot from walls and ceilings creates a place where paint will no longer stick. Unless the soot is quickly and professionally removed, it can cause corrosion of metal on doorknobs, faucets, and even electronic equipment throughout the home. Because every inch of the home is affected, a puff back is an overwhelming job to clean properly.

This is where the SERVPRO team can help - you can trust SERVPRO to clean everything. Our highly trained crew will come in and clean any and everything that is even mildly affected by the soot. From carpets to ceilings, ductwork and everything in between, we've got you covered.  We're your one stop shop for puff back and smoke damage cleanup in the Jefferson County area. 

If you think your home has been affected by a puffback, give us a call at 315-777-8377 so we can come take a look and outline a plan of action.

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