Whether you have had your radon mitigation system inspected (has it been 5 years? Learn why you should here) or you have seen physical damage to the fan or entry points, it’s extremely important to contact us for any type of radon system repairs.
Fans can burn out from old age or damage from hail and other natural elements. When this happens, it can cause your mitigation system to improperly function. Without repairing your radon system it won't work correctly, which will allow radon to find a way back into your home until the levels are just as high if not higher than they initially were.
If both levels are set to 0, this indicates it is non-functioning.
Having the levels offset indicates the device is functioning properly.
After any type of strong storm (whether it’s hail, thunder, tropical, etc) you should check to make sure your fans are still properly working.
Another way to ensure your system is working properly is to check the visual alarm on the system’s pipe (known as a Manometer) in your basement to see what the readings are. If the levels are equal at 0.0 that means your fan is not working properly, you should contact Next Step Environmental Services for radon system repair service.
NOTE: If you see a 0.0 reading on the Manometer, first check your breaker and the system’s shutoff switch (which is near the fan) to make sure no fuse is blown or switch is off.
When it comes to your radon mitigation system, it’s better to use a proactive approach rather than a reactive one. Be mindful of occasionally checking your readings to ensure everything is working efficiently to avoid surprises that can be costly. If you think there might be a problem with your mitigation system, let one of our certified technicians perform a radon system inspection.
There are many benefits that come with having Next Step Environmental Services perform repairs on your radon mitigation system:
When it comes to your radon mitigation system, your fan properly functioning is imperative to keeping your home radon free. Typically fans have a service lifespan between seven to ten years. When a fan burns out, it’s extremely important not to wait to replace it as this can cause radon to re-enter your home.
Once you have your fan replaced, you’ll notice that the radon levels will reduce to an acceptable level and you will not hear your fan running which is a typical trait of fans that are on their last spin.
Next Step Environmental Services provides free radon mitigation system estimates in Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton and nearby. Contact us today to setup an appointment for one of our radon system repairs!