Soot is a dangerous element that can cause damage to your property and put your health at risk. It typically affects homes as a result of a fire, but it can also damage your home if you experience a furnace puffback. Furnace puffbacks blow soot and smoke into your home through the vents of the HVAC system and it will settle on the walls, ceilings, and furnishings near the vent. Soot is corrosive and toxic which means it can cause significant damage to the affected surfaces and materials if it is not cleaned up properly. It is important to call for help immediately after a puffback because the damage the soot causes may become permanent without quick cleaning, and the soot and residue will continue to spread throughout your home through the HVAC system.
ServiceMaster Restoration by Complete provides soot puffback cleaning services in Staten Island and Brooklyn, NY to reverse the effects of soot damage caused by a furnace puffback. We use advanced cleaning methods and products to clean and restore surfaces and objects affected by soot, smoke, and residue.
Damage from Furnace Puffbacks
The oil furnace systems that are common in the northeast U.S. can experience a puffback if an ignition issue causes an explosion within the furnace. When this occurs, soot, residue, and smoke are released into the HVAC system where they can travel throughout your home and out the vents. As these materials exit the vents, they will settle on nearby walls, ceilings, furnishings, drapes, and other objects. Common building materials like wood and drywall as well as various furnishings may sustain significant damage from soot and residue. If these materials are not cleaned properly right away, the damage will become permanent.
It is best to let a professional handle the cleanup of finite soot and residue because no available cleaning products can remove soot effectively. If you attempt to clean it yourself, you will likely make the mess worse. Our professionals use the proper cleaning products to restore the damage from soot and residue and remove lingering smoke odors.
Puffback Cleaning from ServiceMaster Restoration by Complete
We can effectively remove soot and residue from a furnace puffback from just about any surface in your home. Our technicians will arrive on your property as soon as possible to assess the extent of the damage and form a cleaning plan that will remove the soot. Our professional grade cleaning products are effective on common household surfaces like wood and drywall and they can also remove soot and residue from furnishings, drapes, and other more delicate materials. Once the soot is removed, we will restore any resulting damage if necessary and take steps to remove smoke odors.
Our furnace puffback cleaning services include the following:
- Debris removal
- Wall and ceiling cleaning
- Content cleaning and restoration
- Floor and carpet cleaning
- HVAC/ air duct cleaning
- Furniture and upholstery cleaning
- Air scrubbing
- Area rug cleaning
- Restoration dry cleaning
- Demolition services
If a puffback occurs in your home and expels soot and smoke from your HVAC system, call our professionals right away at ServiceMaster Restoration by Complete for furnace puffback cleaning. Our technicians have the right cleaning products and equipment to save building materials, furnishings, and other objects that have sustained damage from smoke and soot. You can reach us any time at (718) 984-6660 for puffback cleaning and Staten Island and Brooklyn, NY.