Household Dust and Air Duct Cleaning – Duct Cleaning Contractor in Rochester Hills Michigan

No matter how much I clean, the dust always comes back! Does this sound familiar to you? Many people wonder how the household dust builds up or even gets there. Most of the household dust originates outside and comes in through windows and doors when opened. The other portion of the dust is from other conditions inside the home. These conditions include dirty ductwork, dirty carpets, pets, construction projects and many other factors.
Indoor household dust is usually a hodgepodge of gross stuff. Dead skin cells, airborne particles, soil, dander and even toxic substances (lead, arsenic, and chemicals from furniture and carpet) top the list. It is always a good idea to clean your carpets on an annual basis using a reputable company. We have found that companies like Chets Carpet Cleaning in Madison Heights, Burg Enterprise in Macomb and Prestine Clean Carpet Cleaning in Royal Oak have offered great service for our customers. After cleaning your carpets it is always a good idea to evaluate your duct system and decide whether or not it should be cleaned. The National Air Duct Cleaners Association recommends cleaning your air ducts every 3-5 years. We have some customers that clean their ductwork in Michigan annually and others that wait more than 5 years. This all depends on you and your families health.

For a free estimate to have your air ducts in Michigan cleaned call Amistee Air Duct Cleaning today at 877-349-8877. Its time to get rid of the unwanted household dust in your ductwork.

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

Why Clean Your Air Ducts – Michigan?

Why Clean Your Air Ducts?

In addition to normal accumulation of dust and dirt found in all homes through regular use, there are several other factors that can increase the need for air duct cleaning:

• Pet Hair and Dander
• Allergens and Irritants
• Microbial Growth
• Excessive Household Dust
• Smoke and Cooking Odors
• Renovation or Construction Projects
• Asthma
• Pollen, Mold, Dust Mites


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.

Are dirty vents something to worry about?

dirty ventsDirty vents in a home or office building is the first sign of dirty ductwork. When you look at the cold air return vents and see a buildup of dirt/dust that is the first sign that the ductwork is dirty. When you look at the heating duct vents (supply vents) and see the registers dirty that is the answer to your questions. Your ductwork is dirty and needs to get cleaned.

Make sure that you do your research and do not get taken advantage of like millions of homeowners a year. This is such a big deal that Chris Hanson did a special on Nightline about duct cleaning scams.

Check out the BBB ( and see if the company you are looking into has had any complaints. If you can not even find the company on the site then you should think twice. Scammers like to change their names and start up different companies to run away from problems. Amistee has ZERO complaints with the BBB and has done over 5000 cleanings. Compair that with a company that might be $50 cheaper that does not have a record or might have a few complaints. Is it worth the risk?

Is the company you are looking into State Liscensed? Does the company have the correct equipment? What type of guarentee doe they offer? Will they show you before and after pictures? Are their employees actually their employees or do they sub out the work? How will they protect your home from being damaged from hoses? All of these are very important questions that you need to do a bit of research on.

When looking at Amistee you will feel at ease that we are obsessed with finding a better way to do everything from answering the phone to patching out holes. Call to find out why you should use Amistee. (877)-349-8877.