Preventing Furnace Puff Backs

Fire Restoration

A puff back is an explosion of buildup oil in the burning chamber of a furnace, boiler or water heater. Puff backs can severely damage your furnace and release soot on walls and furniture through the exhaust system, resulting in costly cleaning and restoration.

When the furnace is running, leaky pipes build up oil on the bottom of the oil container, which will accumulate until it ignites when the next burning cycle begins. A puff back can also occur when the shutdown phase of the burner is not working properly or when the components of the furnace are poorly maintained.

To prevent a puff back:

If a puff back should ever occur in your home or business, it is imperative to act fast to prevent further damage. Smoke is highly corrosive and quickly penetrates walls and porous surfaces, making it difficult to eliminate stains and odors.

Call your local PuroClean professional to restore your property and eliminate potential consequences caused by lingering smoke and soot.

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Last edited on 2nd of July 2018