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asked in category: General Last Updated: 5th June, 2020

Do radon mitigation systems make noise?

There are two noises that are generated by the radon system: air flow and vibration. Excessive noise and back pressure is created when too much air is moved through the pipe. According to the best standard, a 3” pipe should move no more than 34 CFM before the system is too noisy and loses efficiency.

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Similarly, it is asked, how do I make my radon system quieter?

The smaller the pipe size drawing air from under the membrane the quieter the air flow noise. To reduce sub-membrane noise, downsize the pipe under the membrane to a 2" pipe which can move up to 50 cfm or a 1.5 inch pipe that can move up to 35 cfm of air.

Beside above, do radon mitigation systems really work? The Surgeon General and the EPA recommend testing for radon and reducing radon in homes that have high levels. Fix your home if your radon level is confirmed to be 4 picocuries per liter (pCi/L) or higher. Radon reduction systems work. Some radon reduction systems can reduce radon levels in your home by up to 99%.

Besides, why is my radon system gurgling?

I hear a gurgling noise in the radon system. What does this mean? That means that water is not draining away from the suction point. If you have a ground water sump pump, this might mean that you should inspect your sump pump to determine if the sump is working properly.

Can I turn off radon system?

If you turn a radon fan off, the radon levels will return to the pre-mitigation levels within a few hours. In addition, ground moisture will begin to enter the bearings and motor, causing a pre-mature failure of the fan so it is best to keep the fan running even if you go on an extended vacation.

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