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We at ServiceMaster of Baltimore would like to share information to help you enhance preventive protocols for your office.

We also want you to know that we are qualified and equipped with the required protocols and can perform precautionary and post exposure cleaning for the COVID19 Virus.  Please call us if we can be of service.

Wait, What’s A Puffback?

Oil heat is still a common heat source in many homes and commercial buildings, and keeping them up-to-date on service is critical to prevent problems. Malfunctioning oil heating systems are subject to puffbacks, which is an explosion in the firing chamber that can spread oil and soot throughout the building.

Puffbacks can be prevented, and if they do occur, can be cleaned up. ServiceMaster of Baltimore can help restore your home to its original condition after a puffback. Learn more about preventing them and what to do if it happens to you.

What to Do After A Furnace Puffback

A puffback may not happen all at once. In some cases, a slow trickle of smoke and soot can spread through your home’s forced air system, resembling ordinary dust. In others, a sudden explosion occurs, completely covering every surface in your home in oil and soot through every exhaust vent.

If you’ve experienced a furnace puffback, there is hope. Take the following steps to ensure you’re protected:

  • Contact your insurance company to file a claim
  • Discard exposed food and dry clean fabrics you intend to keep
  • Fix the underlying furnace issue
  • Contact ServiceMaster of Baltimore to begin the cleaning process

Clean Up After Puffback

Soot is not easy to clean, and it needs to be thoroughly removed to prevent damage to your respiratory system. While it’s tempting to use retail cleaners or other commercially available products, soot needs to be cleaned professionally.

Do not attempt to clean upholstery or furniture. A puffback needs to be thoroughly and professionally cleaned just like smoke damage to ensure your safety.

Professional Smoke Removal and Puffback Cleanup in Baltimore

ServiceMaster of Baltimore not only provides content cleaning services, but our facility is large enough to store your belongings onsite until repairs to your home or business are complete. Additionally, ServiceMaster of Baltimore also has state of the art equipment to ensure the highest level of care and service to our customers.

We’re here 24/7 to help restore your space to its original condition so you can feel comfortable again. For immediate help, contact us at 866-780-1700.

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Serving the following Maryland areas:

Baltimore County
Baltimore City
Howard County
Harford County
Carroll County
Anne Arundel County
Frederick County
Cecil County
Unfortunately disasters happen, and often times we are ill prepared. Rest assured that ServiceMaster of Baltimore is available 24/7/365 to provide certified, licensed restoration professionals onsite within hours of your initial call. No job is too big or too small. ServiceMaster of Baltimore has expertise and knowledge of the most innovative solutions in the industry. Our IICRC accredited field managers are specialists in water mitigation, fire restoration and clean-up, mold abatement and pack-out services. We are Marylands most trusted name in cleaning and restoration services because our team will do everything possible to reduce your loss and preserve your property.
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