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Effective Fire Damage Control in Norwich Homes

11/25/2023 (Permalink)

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Effective Fire Damage Control in Norwich Homes

SERVPRO® Masters Puffback Cleanup and Restoration

In Norwich, unexpected incidents like puffbacks create distress for homeowners. Not only do they tarnish the aesthetic of a residence, but they can also be a sign of deeper issues with the HVAC system. 

Fire damage in a Norwich abode isn't always due to a roaring blaze. In fact, something as seemingly minor as kicking on the furnace when the outside temps begin to drop can trigger a big problem. A puffback happens when an oil burner misfires, sending soot throughout a home through every vent. This soot can cover walls, ceilings, carpets, and other household items.

Puffbacks are Challenging to Clean

Specific challenges presented by puffbacks include:

Soot particles adhere to various surfaces, making cleaning challenging.

A pungent, lingering odor that's tough to neutralize.

Potential health risks from soot.

Outsourcing Professional Fire Cleanup Benefits

SERVPRO is equipped to tackle these fire damage and puffback challenges in Norwich homes head-on:

  • Assessment: Before any cleanup begins, professionals will assess the extent of the damage. This inspection includes identifying areas with the most soot and potential hazards like electrical issues.
  • Safety Precautions: Ensuring the area is safe for cleaning is crucial. 
  • Soot Removal: Using specialized dry cleaning sponges, professionals will begin removing the soot from walls, ceilings, and other surfaces. These sponges are designed to lift and remove soot without smearing.
  • Cleaning Soft Furnishings: Items like curtains, upholstered furniture, and floor coverings will be cleaned using specific methods suitable for each material. Hot water extraction, for example, might be used for carpets, while upholstery may require foam or dry cleaning methods.
  • Deodorization: Puffbacks can leave an unpleasant odor. Professionals will use industrial air scrubbers, fogging equipment, and high-quality deodorization agents to neutralize these odors.
  • Air Filtration: Using HEPA filters and air scrubbers, professionals will clean and purify the air, removing microscopic soot particles that can pose respiratory threats.

SERVPRO of Norwich and Windham County at (860) 887-0447 serves the Norwich community with any size fire damage restoration. 

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