"Soot Damage"

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An Insurance Adjuster Representing the Public
Serving New Jersey & Pennsylvania
We represent Homeowners and Business Owners in the settlement of insurable losses resulting from:
Soot or "Puff-Backs"
"A puffback is an explosion inside the burner chamber of the furnace or boiler (hot-air systems use furnaces, and steam or hot-water systems use boilers). The aftermath is usually the main problem. Walls, ceilings, carpets, furniture and curtains are coated with a fine film of soot and smoky streaks. As a rule, the damage is worse with a forced-air heating system or central air-conditioning because the duct work provides a path through the house, even into closets.

Cleaning up the mess is not a job for the amateur, but rather a professional cleaning company."
The New York Times

An experienced adjuster must accurately figure the costs for such clean-up and repairs.
Public Insurance Adjuster