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Smoke Webs?

11/21/2019 (Permalink)

Furnace puff backs can be one of the most heavily involved types of jobs that we perform here at SERVPRO. Smoke and soot can find its way into all the nooks and crannies of your home, stain fabrics, painted surfaces, and embeds itself into your carpets and flooring.

One common misconception however is that is reveals the deficiencies in your home cleaning.  One of the cardinal features of a puffback is “webs” in the corners of your walls, ceilings, and doorways. Customers often think that they are cobwebs that have been blackened by the soot but in reality they are actually carbon chains formed from the soot. Since a puffback is a sudden burst of soot from your furnace it puts a lot of soot (carbon) into the air in a short time frame. This carbon then collides with one another to form chains that happen to look like cobwebs.

Smoke and soot cleaning should always be done by a professional to minimize the damage and fully remove the smoke and soot. Incorrect cleaning methods could possibly result in smearing, streaking, and having to paint or replace items. SERVPRO of Central Chester County uses specialized cleaning agents and equipment to get your home back up and running as soon as possible with minimal disturbance to the homeowner.

If you do have a puffback or other smoke/soot issue, call SERVPRO of Central Chester County at 610-640-9533.

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