Preventing Puffbacks in Your Home

shutterstock_9594520The Autumn leaves are changing, and the cold, winter months are just around the corner. The Insurance Center would like to remind homeowners to be cautious when turning on their heating systems.

Puffbacks can sometimes occur in a malfunctioning oil burner, and can cover the interior of your home with grimy, oily soot. Such an occurrence can cause extensive damage to the walls and furniture in your home, and, more importantly, can adversely affect indoor air quality.

To mitigate the damage resulting from puffbacks …

  • Remember to have your oil burner serviced and cleaned annually.
  • Look for traces of soot throughout your home.
  • Install a carbon monoxide detector in your home
For more information on preparing your home for whatever the season might bring, please call The Insurance Center today.