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Puffback Cleanup Services in Wallingford, CT

1/18/2021 (Permalink)

soot near heating vent. furnace puffback cleanup near me wallilngford, ct After a furnace puffback causes soot and smoke to cover your Wallingford home, SERVPRO of Meriden can provide complete puffback cleanup services 24/7.

During cold Connecticut winters, your heating system may be working overtime to keep your home warm. But when a furnace puffback occurs, smoke and black soot can cover walls, floors, ceilings, and furniture in your Wallingford home. 

While you may want to begin cleaning the damages yourself, the black, sticky puffback soot covering your home is an immense challenge to clean.

For professional furnace puffback cleanup in Wallingford, you can call the smoke and soot damage restoration team at SERVPRO of Meriden for immediate assistance - 800-734-3213

  • 24/7 Emergency Soot & Smoke Cleaning Services
  • Direct Insurance Billing
  • Free Inspection & Cleanup Estimates

What To Do After A Puffback in Your Home

Whether you experience a puffback from your furnace or boiler, there are steps you can take to immediately help prevent further soot or smoke damage to your home. 

1.  Turn off your heating system 

This ensures your furnace or boiler will not continue to spread soot and smoke through your home’s heating system. Do not turn it back on until it has been repaired and cleaned of all soot. 

2.  File an insurance claim 

Most times, furnace puff back cleanup services will be covered by your homeowner’s insurance company. 

3.  Do NOT start cleaning yourself 

Homeowners should not perform smoke and soot puffback cleanup themselves. Improper cleaning methods can actually make your damages worse:

  • Scrubbing or washing smoke and soot residues will further embed them into walls or furniture
  • Without the proper equipment or chemicals, smoke and soot particles will continue to be present and produce unwanted odors and deposit on walls or furniture
  • What appears clean to your eyes may still be covered in a layer of puffback residue

4.  Call a local smoke damage restoration company 

While you may think these companies can only clean after a house fire, the damages from a furnace puffback require the same kind of chemicals and cleaning methods. This makes them the best choice for puffback cleaning services. 

Puffback Cleaning Services in Wallingford

For a professional cleaning after a puffback in your Wallingford home, SERVPRO of Meriden is Here to Help. Our team of smoke damage restoration specialists can clean your home of all soot, smoke, and unwanted odors after a furnace puffback. Our puffback cleanup services include:

Puffback Damage Assessment

A project manager will inspect your home for all damages from smoke and soot. From the inspection, a specialized cleaning plan will be created for your home. Your Project Manager will explain the cleanup process, timelines, and any other important information. 

Smoke and Soot Cleaning

Using specialized smoke damage restoration equipment, the team at SERVPRO of Meriden cleans every inch of your property. All walls, floors, ceilings, and furniture is cleaned. 

Smoke Odor Deodorization

After a puffback, there may be a strong odor of oil or smoke in your Wallingford home. Using advanced deodorization techniques, our team makes sure no unwanted odors are left behind. Commercial grade HEPA filter air scrubbers are set up to remove all odor causing soot and smoke particles from the air. 

Air Duct Cleaning

If your home has a forced air system, the ducts must be cleaned to prevent soot and smoke particles inside the system from covering your home again. 


Any repairs that are needed to return your Wallingford home to pre-damage conditions are performed by our in-house construction team. After a puffback, restoration may include painting or replacing of drywall. 

Need Cleanup After A Puffback in Wallingford? Call SERVPRO of Meriden 24/7 - 800-734-3213

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