Our ears are very sensitive and a build up of noise in our ear drums can cause both short and long term damage. Not only is noise pollution proven to damage your ears but it will have an impact on other areas of your body. Noise pollution can cause an increase in stress levels, a strain on your heart and inevitably increase your blood pressure.
If you are a victim of noise pollution you can complain to your local council especially if the cause is due to noisy neighbours or pollution from trading estates. Alternatively if you are being kept up at night due to the constant drown of cars going past outside or even a railway at the end of your garden it is possible that you can apply for a grant to cover the cost of acoustic insulation. Yes, help is available to you. Don’t put up with noise pollution when you don’t have to.
Did you know that individuals can face a fine of up to £5000 whilst businesses such as a factory can incur a penalty fine of up to £20000? While you would think that the threat of these fines would discourage our noisy neighbours and noisy factories, unfortunately our homes are still being invaded with unwanted noise from nearby properties and streets. Unless you are fortunate enough to live in a remote location with no other house around you, you are not going to avoid this reality.
Have you heard of acoustic foam? Fitting this form of insulation to your walls and ceilings will prevent any unwanted noise from entering your home. The acoustic foam will absorb the sound and prevent it from bouncing and travelling around your room. This foam is available in a range of sizes and thicknesses. Contact a professional soundproofing company who will work with you to find the right size of material for your home. Acoustic foam can be customised to meet the size of your room.
How does acoustic foam work?
This material has an uneven surface with jagged edges which will absorb any sound that hits it. It will allow for the sound waves to enter the material but then these waves are converted to heat. To avoid the risk of a fire due to the build up of heat caused by the conversion of sound to heat this material is flame retardant. You may think this won’t look attractive in your home against your nicely plastered walls but think again, acoustic foam is available in a range of colours and fabrics to blend in perfectly with the rest of the surroundings in your home.
Maybe it is you causing excessive amounts of noise as you like playing a musical instrument at the small hours of the morning. Acoustic foam works perfectly for you too as it will ensure that the noise does not escape from your home and annoy your next door neighbours. Leaving you to play your music to your heart’s content. As previously explained the uneven surface will absorb the heat so that the noise does not escape your walls.