Smoke Damage in Roosevelt, NY
Thankfully, many people don’t know what a puffback is. When a boiler malfunctions it can expel a sudden and forceful release of soot throughout the home. The severity can greatly vary from light damage to severe damage. A puffback often releases an even film of soot on all building surfaces as well as any household personal items in the home. In heavy cases, it will be in cabinets and drawers needing a full detailed cleaning of every inch of the home.
This simple photo shows the extreme soot in the slats of a bathroom vent. Likewise, soot webbing can be seen coming off the ends of the sides of the fan in each direction. In heavy cases there will inevitably be items that will not completely clean. Likewise, in some cases painting of walls and ceilings will necessary. In any case cleaning must always be done first to ensure that the fresh coat of paint will adhere properly.