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Cleaning Soot and Smoke Residue after a Furnace Puffback in Newton, NJ

The aftermath of a malfunctioning furnace puffback can leave walls, ceilings, carpets, furniture, drapes, and contents coated with a fine film of smoke and sooty streaks, sometimes throughout an entire home. Cleaning up the mess is not a job for the amateur. SERVPRO of Northern Sussex County provides experienced technicians, trained to use specialized equipment, and techniques during the complete removal process of all damaged surfaces. Seen here, our technician Daniel is in the process of cleaning soot residue off of a hard to reach loft ceiling area after the home suffered a serious puffback. This challenging process is not something you should undertake on your own without the help of a professional cleaning and restoration company. This could cause more damage than good. Here, Daniel was required to use waterless rubber sponges that work like erasers first to absorb the soot from the flat-painted wall and ceiling surfaces, without spreading it, in order to prevent greasy smears.