Fire Damage in IN, including South Bend, Chesterton & Portage.

Soot Damage Cleanup & Repair Company Serving Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana and Throughout IN

What is Puff Back?

Puff back is more common with oil-burning equipment, such as a furnace, but can also occur with gas-fired heaters. Puff back occurs when an ignition switch malfunction causes a furnace or boiler to discharge a massive amount of soot. Because the soot is black and sticky, it creates a major cleaning and deodorizing challenge. Interior surfaces, furniture, carpet, clothes, bedding and most other building contents must be treated to remove soot stains and odor. Sometimes ductwork must also be cleaned.

Soot damage can be especially discouraging. In addition to coating surfaces with an oily residue, soot can permeate into just about any material, leaving behind a bad smell that can’t be removed by conventional cleaning methods.

Fortunately, there’s no need to feel overwhelmed by the extensive cleanup work you’re facing. You can take advantage of soot cleanup technology and expertise at Stash Property Restoration, your local disaster restoration contractor.

Leave the dirty work to us

Stash Property Restoration has helped Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana home and business owners return their buildings back to normal following soot damage, fires, floods and other disasters in Lake Station, Portage, Chesterton and nearby. Our extensive experience in disaster restoration enables us to provide the customized response we believe our customers deserve.

Quick action is important when it comes to soot damage repair

Soot’s chemical composition can corrode certain metals and harm other materials. That's why quick action is necessary to minimize property damage after a fire or a furnace puff back. Smoke and soot can be absorbed by almost all your furniture and contents, especially porous materials or surfaces, and may continue to absorb odors until the soot is removed.

We begin our restoration process with a thorough inspection of the home, assessing the damage and determining which cleaners or solvents are appropriate. Our services and expertise are well known to property insurance professionals, so we do everything possible to expedite all insurance claims. Then we use only the most effective techniques for cleaning, stain removal, odor removal and deodorizing the home for soot and smoke cleanup.

We fix puff back as part of our complete fire damage restoration services

Our technicians are specially trained to take on the whole-house cleaning and deodorizing process required in response to a puff back occurrence. If soot damage is associated with fire damage and water damage that occurred when the fire was put out, don’t worry. Stash Property Restoration can protect your property while providing comprehensive restoration services. We can quickly provide temporary board-up repairs if necessary. We can also clean and store your portable possessions while building repair and restoration takes place.

We provide our soot repair and cleanup services to residents throughout Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana, including: Portage, Lake Station, Chesterton, Gary, South Bend, Valparaiso, Cicero, Orland Park, Lemont, Berwyn and cities nearby. Just contact us today and we’ll fix your soot damaged property.

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Serving IN including the Greater Portage area
Cities in Cook County, IL
Alsip
Bedford Park
Berwyn
Blue Island
Bridgeview
Burbank
Calumet City
Chicago
Chicago Heights
Chicago Ridge
Cicero
Country Club Hills
Dolton
Evergreen Park
Flossmoor
Glenwood
Harvey
Hazel Crest
Hickory Hills
Hometown
Homewood
Justice
Lansing
Lemont
Lyons
Markham
Matteson
Midlothian
Oak Forest
Oak Lawn
Oak Park
Olympia Fields
Orland Park
Palos Heights
Palos Hills
Palos Park
Park Forest
Posen
Richton Park
Riverdale
Robbins
South Holland
Steger
Summit Argo
Thornton
Tinley Park
Willow Springs
Worth

Cities in Dupage County, IL
Willowbrook

Cities in Iroquois County, IL
Beaverville

Cities in Kankakee County, IL
Aroma Park
Bourbonnais
Bradley
Grant Park
Kankakee
Manteno
Momence
Pembroke Township
Saint Anne

Cities in Will County, IL
Beecher
Braidwood
Crest Hill
Crete
Elwood
Frankfort
Homer Glen
Joliet
Lockport
Manhattan
Mokena
Monee
New Lenox
Peotone
Romeoville
University Park
Wilmington

Cities in Jasper County, IN
Demotte
Fair Oaks
Rensselaer
Tefft
Wheatfield

Cities in La Porte County, IN
Hanna
Kingsbury
Kingsford Heights
La Crosse
La Porte
Michigan City
Mill Creek
Rolling Prairie
Union Mills
Wanatah
Westville

Cities in Lake County, IN
Cedar Lake
Crown Point
Dyer
East Chicago
Gary
Griffith
Hammond
Highland
Hobart
Lake Station
Leroy
Lowell
Merrillville
Munster
Saint John
Schererville
Schneider
Shelby
Whiting

Cities in Marshall County, IN
Culver
Plymouth

Cities in Newton County, IN
Lake Village
Morocco
Roselawn
Sumava Resorts
Thayer

Cities in Porter County, IN
Beverly Shores
Boone Grove
Chesterton
Hebron
Kouts
Portage
Valparaiso
Wheeler

Cities in Pulaski County, IN
Francesville
Medaryville
Monterey
Winamac

Cities in St Joseph County, IN
Lakeville
New Carlisle
North Liberty
Notre Dame
South Bend
Walkerton

Cities in Starke County, IN
Grovertown
Hamlet
Knox
North Judson
Ora
San Pierre

Our Locations:

Stash Property Restoration
1777 Armstrong St.
Portage, IN 46368
1-219-576-6444
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