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What To Do If You Have A Puffback

1/2/2020 (Permalink)

Now that we are officially in the winter season, homeowners will be turning to their heating systems more regularly.  One messy and potentially dangerous issue that can arise is a puffback.

A puffback happens when fuel vapors build up inside the equipment due to an improper ignition.  When ignition finally occurs, the excess fuel in the chamber causes the puffback. Depending on the amount of accumulated fuel, homeowners could see anything from minor soot damage to a more substantial explosion.  There are many factors that can lead to this, and vary based upon age of the system, whether it is gas or oil driven, as well as manually resetting the system too often in a short period of time.

When a puffback occurs, professional assistance is almost always a necessity. SERVPRO of Greenwich has the knowledge, experience, and skilled technicians to take care of difficult problems such as this. Since each puffback situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions. 

In the event of a puffback, or any fire, smoke or water emergency, SERVPRO of Greenwich is here to help.  We can be reached 24/7 at (203) 324-1642.

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