Oil Heater Puff Backs Ruin Your Home

oil heater puff backsWhat is a puff back?

Puff back is a malfunction in the heating system which causes soot and debris to blow through the exhaust system, often leaving a dark residue all over surrounding items and surfaces.  A common cause is an oil burner that doesn’t ignite immediately. Vapors build up before ignition, resulting in an explosion similar to the backfiring of a car.

Other causes include a clogged nozzle, weak transformers or a bad oil pump.  Recently, we have even seen puff back from gas fireplaces with clogged nozzles.

Having your heating system inspected by a licensed professional at least once a year can prevent puff backs as well as changing the oil filter once for the summer and once for the winter.

Damage to your home from a puff back can affect every room with a heater vent and even leave soot in your attic. Soot is not just a powder like substance it is a petroleum by-product that is black and sticky. This dirty residue needs to be cleaned from every inch of your home as soon as possible. In addition to the sticky soot puff back causes there is also an odor that is difficult to remove.

It will require a good restoration cleaning company for your home to be cleaned properly. Luckily puff back damage repair and cleaning may be covered by your homeowners insurance policy. Property Adjustment will help you get all the help you need to put your home back to normal.

Property Adjustment Corporation will help prepare an estimate of the numerous items in your home and determine what can get cleaned and what needs to be replaced. This can be quite an overwhelming task if the puff back makes your home unlivable and you need to find temporary housing.

If you make Property Adjustment Corporation your first call when you or someone you know experiences a puff back in their home. We can make things right and put your life back to the normal. (877) 355-FIRE