Furnace Puffback

WHAT IS A FURNACE PUFFBACK?

A furnace puffback is a misfiring in the ignition system  of your furnace, which can cover your home in soot. The soot can cover your furniture, floors, ceilings and any other parts of your home close to your exhaust system. If your home relies on a forced heat system, the soot can cover all areas that your heating system typically reaches.

Puffbacks, in the most extreme cases, can cause your home or business to be covered in soot. Soot is not only difficult to clean and unsightly, but 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, such as your furniture and clothing.

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 homes are at more at risk than newer systems and constructs.

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 203-956-9710 and a restoration team will make its 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 by the puffback and thoroughly clean and deodorize it as quickly as possible. Our furnace puffback specialists ensure that your home and property are returned to their original, soot-free condition minus the odor.