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3 Steps To Take After Puffback Damage

1/15/2021 (Permalink)

Puffback. Soot webs on ceiling Puffback damage is caused by soot and smoke

Three Steps To Take If You Have Had Furnace Puffback

When an accumulation of unburned fuel in a malfunctioning furnace ignites, causing an explosion or misfire inside the furnace, it is called a puffback. Puffback damage is caused by soot and smoke being forced through the heating exhaust system and into the furnace owner's property. These are three of the steps you should take if you have had a furnace puffback.

1. Call a Professional Restoration Company
Soot from an oil furnace is black, sticky and difficult to remove from surfaces. Additionally, it tends to spread everywhere, including hidden or difficult to reach areas, such as ductwork, behind closed doors and inside storage areas. This makes cleaning up after a puffback a difficult task that is best left to a professional restoration company in Boylan Heights, NC. Attempting to clean the soot and oil yourself may only spread it around, causing additional damage.

2. Assess the Damage and File an Insurance Claim
Most insurance policies cover puffback damage. Because the damage can be so widespread, before you report your claim it is a good idea to inspect your entire property, including inventory and other contents for damage. Take some photos of the damaged areas to assist your claims adjuster. Make note of any spoiled inventory or business interruptions that result from the puffback.

3. Get Your Furnace Repaired
A puffback is an indication that your heating system is not working correctly. Additionally, puffbacks often cause damage to the heating system itself. To avoid future problems, shut down the system and schedule an appointment with an HVAC technician to repair the furnace. The technician will inspect your system to assess whether it is safe to use and determine and make needed repairs to prevent future puffback issues.
Puffback damage can leave you without the use of our furnace and with a sticky mess to clean up. Following these steps can help you get the process of restoring your business to preloss condition started.

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