Dryer Vent Cleaning in Michigan – Clogged Dryer Duct in MI

Springtime is a great time of year in Michigan. The flowers start to come out of the ground, the trees start to bud and the birds start chirping and building their nests. Sometimes if you are lucky enough birds will choose your dryer duct as a nice warm location to build their yearly nest. Dryer venting is made to exhaust the air from your dryer outside. When this passage is blocked by lint, twigs or birds you may have a problem on your hands. Your dryer can take much longer to dry your clothes or even worse, catch on fire. In the springtime it is important to keep a close eye on your dryer and the ducting to make sure you are bird free. Some early signs that should not be ignored are noises in your venting, seeing birds around the exterior vent or increased drying times.
Amistee is a trained professional for cleaning dryer ducts in Michigan. We are very familiar with dryer ducts and the problems that occur from having this venting clogged. Call Amistee today to have a trained dryer vent technician clean and inspect your venting to make sure you are having the top efficiency and preventing a fire. Call Amistee in Michigan at 248-349-8877 today!

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Failure to clean dryer ducts is the leading cause of dryer duct fires. This is a simple step homeowners can take to protect their homes and families.
Many of the new homes being built in Michigan are putting the laundry dryer in hazardous places and away from outside walls (bedrooms, second story hallways, bathrooms and kitchens). Although these locations are typically more advantageous for the homeowner, they are much longer dryer duct runs. The longer the run the harder it is for the laundry dryer to exhaust the fumes causing dangerous buildup.
An easy fix to this worrisome problem is to get your dryer vent cleaned annually by Amistee Dryer Vent cleaning in Michigan. Call Amistee today at 248-349-8877 or go directly to the “contact us” page and contact Amistee via the internet.

Birds in Dryer Vent – Dryer Vent Cleaning in Michigan

In Michigan it is not uncommon to have birds try and build nests inside of your homes venting. In the springtime birds are migrating and making Michigan their homes. Unfortunatly for you, they may choose your home as their new home. You will first notice your dyer taking much longer to dry your clothes. This will increase your electric/gas bill and become a fire hazard for you and your family. Have Amistee Air Duct Cleaning in Novi Michigan out to clean your dryer vent and get your dryer back to working order. It may be necessary to add a dryer vent cap so that this problem does not happen in the future. A few signs that you may have a bird include:
1.) Your dryer may be taking much longer to dry your clothes
2.) You may hear the noise of an animal inside of your venting
3.) You may smell an odor coming from your laundry room that is unpleasent
4.) You notice unusual activity or notice pieces of “straw” at the exterior of your dryer duct

Call Amistee today to clean your dryer vent and prevent a fire! Call 248-349-8877

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Dryer Vent Cleaning in Michigan – Importance of Keeping Your Vents Clean

According to the U.S. Fire Administration (Division of U.S. Department of Homeland Security), between 2002-2004, clothes dryers were involved in an estimated 15,600 U.S. structure fires, fifteen deaths, 400 injuries and $99 million in direct property damage, annually. The leading cause of clothes dryer fires was lack of maintenance (lint build-up in the exhaust system).
The unnatural compressed state of the flex hose reduces the aperture of the pipe by 18%. Include a couple 90-degree bends and the result will be an incredible airflow reduction and efficiency loss in exhausting the lint-laden air.  These lint filled hoses can become very dangerous if left uncleaned. Lint is very combustible. Having it sit right next to a heat source (your dryer) is an accident waiting to happen.
When clothes are given the appropriate amount of air, they dry quicker and are subject to less tumbling.   This results in less wear on the clothes and less use of electricity or gas.

Dryer Vent Cleaning – Amistee Duct Cleaning Michigan services most cities in Southeast Michigan for dryer vent cleaning and air duct cleaning. Call Today: 877. 349.8877 FREE ESTIMATE or visit our website for more information

Dryer Vent Cleaning in Michigan

DRYER VENT CLEANING – Southeast Michigan

The State Fire Marshall advised home owners to clean their dryer vents. Most dryer vent fires start with a buildup of lint, which blocks air flow and ignites when it becomes too hot.

In 2003 there were 425 dryer vent fires resulting in 6 injuries and 1 death in Michigan alone. Debris can collect in the venting creating a kindling type situation. Clogged dryer vent causes house fire.

The State Fire Marshall suggests getting your dryer vent cleaned by a professional. When performing a dryer vent cleaning we perform the work from the dryer to the outside. This ensures safe airflow for your dryer also increasing the efficiency of your equipment.

Dryer Vent Cleaning – Amistee Duct Cleaning Michigan services most cities in Southeast Michigan for dryer vent cleaning and air duct cleaning. Call Today: 877. 349.8877 FREE ESTIMATE or visit our website for more information

Is that Smell coming from my Air Ducts?

There are so many questions to ask when wondering why the air inside of your home is not as fresh as it should be.  This is where Amistee Air Duct cleaning steps in.  It’s difficult to tell where that smell in the Air Ducts might be coming from.

Your home should be your haven, your comfort zone; a place to relax at the end of the day.  With all of the changing seasons in Michigan, many people stay inside to enjoy the air conditioning or warmth during the winter.

Has the house sat unoccupied for a while?  Have you heard noises inside of the ductwork?  Do you have pets or did the previous owner?  Are you experiencing unusually high dust inside of your home?  Are your allergies more severe?

Amistee has encountered things inside of the ductwork from ordinary to strange and everything in between.  How does a full pair of snow boots end up inside of the ductwork, Pet hair, Animals?

Most interesting is our Air Duct pets.  These are the little guys who find a home inside of someone’s ductwork.  They might be looking for a warm place in the winter or just the smallest opening in the ducts.

But Heating & Cooling Air Ducts are not the only “duct” to be affected by animals.  We experience a large number of birds that build nest inside of Dryer Vents.  The dryer duct opening is the perfect size for a nest and the birds will stay warm with each use of the dryer.  The long term concern is the dryer slowing down and not working properly.  After Amistee completely cleans out a bird nest from the Dryer Vent, we can install a vent cap or bird cage to prevent future feathered residents.

The strength of our vacuum truck and powerful cleaning tools can remove all visible dirt, debris and items from inside of your Air Duct System or your Dryer Vent.  Amistee Air Duct Cleaning provides service to residential and commercial customers.  No job is too big or too small.

Whether you live between Monroe to Flint, or Jackson to Harrison – Amistee Air Duct cleaning is just a phone call away 248-349-8877, Novi Michigan.  We can bring your home back to life with a cleaning of the Air Ducts.

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Why is dryer vent cleaning so important?

Annual dryer vent cleaning will reduce the amount of time it takes to dry a load. A dryer with a blocked vent can take 3 to 4 times as long to dry costing upwards of $3.00 per load compared to $.75. If your dryer is unable to let the hot air escape properly it will produce an unsafe amount of heat. This becomes a huge fire risk.

Amistee Duct Cleaning provides southeast Michigan with professional dryer vent cleaning with certified and trained technicians. Call Today for a FREE ESTIMATE 877.349.8877.

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Here is some additional information from the State Fire Marshall.

Reminder to Consumers: Be Fire-Wise and Clean Dryer Vents

Contact: Maura Campbell (517) 373-9280

Agency: Energy, Labor & Economic Growth

December 13, 2005 – The Bureau of Construction Codes & Fire Safety (BCCFS) is reminding homeowners the importance of cleaning out their dryer’s vent. Most dryer vent fires start with a buildup of lint, which blocks the flow of air and ignites when it becomes too hot. In the most recent year that data is available, 2004, there were 425 dryer fires resulting in 6 injuries and 1 death in Michigan.

“Most often, poor venting causes the problem. Homeowners try to make the most of the tight space typical in a laundry room by pushing the dryer as close to the wall as possible, this leaves little room for the pipe to come out and turn, which creates a trap for lint to collect,” said Andy Neumann, State Fire Marshal. “Dryer lint has a high flash point, meaning it ignites easily even at low temperatures.”

Also, dryer venting tends to sag, if it is not guided through the rafters with rigid ducting. The curves will stop the lint from blowing out. Lint becomes trapped in the ribs of ducting, creating pockets of potentially flammable debris. This creates an even more extreme problem when the heavy winds are blowing. Debris, such as tree bark can become lodged inside, mixing with the lint, and creating an easily ignitable pile of debris

“There are no safety devices in household dryers that will detect a lint fire in a dryer vent and shut the appliance off,” said Virgil Monroe, Chief, BCCFS, Electrical Division. “Additionally both gas and electric dryers have a fan, which could cause a fire to spread once ignition occurs.”

The easiest solution: clean dryer vents regularly or have them professionally cleaned. Make sure that the dryer is operating properly. Make sure that the filter has been cleaned each time a new load of clothes is dried; also, check the outside exhaust to see that air is escaping normally. If there are any signs that the dryer is hotter than normal, the temperature control thermostat might need servicing.

“One of the first signs that there may a problem is the dryer will be hot, however the clothes will not be getting dry,” said Tennison Barry, Chief, BCCFS Mechanical Division.

Duct Cleaner In Michigan Goes “Smoke Free” – Eliminate Odor

Is there anything worse than having a service professional in your home and having to deal with their odor? Amistee Air Duct Cleaning and Amistee Insulation is always improving on its services and that is why they are now offering a “smoke free” technician to its customers. Customers should not have to wonder if the technician coming to their home will smell like smoke or not.
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Amistee is Smoke Free

Many people are sensitive to certain smells and cigarette smoke might be one of them. Vent cleaning and air duct cleaning works when it is done properly. Amistee services the entire South East Michigan area for air duct cleaning, dryer vent cleaning and insulation installation. Making Amistee a smoke free workplace is just one more thing making them the best air duct cleaning company around.

If you are wondering about the price to clean your ductwork, call Amistee at 248-349-8877 to service your home in Metro Detroit.