Why Is My Radon Fan Noisy?
Radon fans are an essential component of a radon remediation system. They work to pull radon gas from beneath the foundation of a building and expel it outside, reducing the concentration of the gas to safe levels. However, one common issue that can arise with radon fans is that they may become noisy over time. Here are some reasons why your radon fan might be making noise:
Age: Over time, the moving parts of the fan may wear down and become loose, leading to a rattling or humming noise. This can be especially true if the fan has been in use for a number of years without any maintenance. For example, we just replaced the fan in a home in Twinsburg, OH where the fan started to make a grinding noise because of old age!
Installation: A poorly installed fan may also be the cause of noise. If the fan is not securely mounted, it may vibrate or rattle. Additionally, if the ductwork is not properly connected or sealed, it can cause a hissing or whistling noise.
Blockages: Blockages in the ductwork or fan itself can also cause noise. If debris or obstructions get caught in the fan blades or ductwork, it can cause the fan to make a grinding or scraping noise.
Fan Type: Depending on the type of fan you have, some models are inherently louder than others. For example, high suction or high volume fans will make more noise than our standard model. However we have mufflers to reduce any excessive noise!
If you are experiencing excessive noise from your radon fan, it is important to address the issue promptly. A noisy fan can be a sign that the system is not functioning correctly and can impact the safety and effectiveness of the radon mitigation system. It is recommended to contact a professional radon mitigation contractor to assess the issue and provide necessary repairs.