Let’s try to keep it quiet! Comments and Sound Ideas on SoundProofing your home or business

January 19, 2016

Hotel Soundproofing: It Matters to Your Business

Filed under: Soundproofing — Deborah Dera @ 7:21 am

sound4The amount of noise in your hotel can have a significant impact on your business. Customers are less likely to choose a hotel that is known for being loud and for having poor soundproofing. However, before you lose a potential customer who reads a bad review about noise in your business, you can take steps to soundproof your rooms.

One of the most frequent complaints from hotel guests has nothing to do with towels or breakfast. Instead, they are upset about the noise from other guests and the sounds coming from outside. It interrupts their sleep, makes it difficult to make phone calls and prevents them from relaxing in their rooms. Noise can be enough to make them consider a different hotel, and it can force them to leave you a bad review. (more…)

January 12, 2016

When Vintage Means Taking on Modern Problems

Filed under: Soundproofing — Deborah Dera @ 7:19 am

46010738_sVintage homes and apartments may be charming, but they often come with multiple problems. One of the main issues is the lack of soundproofing in these older homes and apartments. Building standards have evolved over the years, but vintage housing does not always keep up with the changes.

If you are renting or own a vintage house or apartment, you have probably noticed the drafts. Older windows and doors tend to have problems with caulking, sealing and drafts. These issues contribute to the amount of noise you hear inside the house or apartment. It is impossible to have a soundproof room with drafty windows or doors. In addition, these problems can quickly add to a high utility bill. (more…)

January 5, 2016

Looking Back on the 13th Anniversary of The Station Fire

Filed under: Soundproofing News — Deborah Dera @ 7:16 am

the stationThe Station nightclub fire killed 100 people and injured 230 people. The fire was caused by a combination of subpar soundproofing materials and illegal pyrotechnics at a show. Now, 13 years after the fire, survivors and their families gathered at the club lot to remember the tragedy.

Survivors, their families and those who lost loved ones want to see a permanent memorial at the site. The 2003 fire destroyed many lives, and they believe a memorial is important. The Station Fire Memorial Foundation has been raising money to make this dream a reality. Although they are still far from their goal of $2 million, the foundation is already planning the construction process. (more…)

December 29, 2015

Soundproofing Hacks that Don’t Really Work

Filed under: Soundproofing — Deborah Dera @ 7:12 am

mattressesNoise is a common complaint from homeowners and renters. The noise from your neighbors, their pets and others can make you miserable. Many homeowners and renters turn to soundproofing their rooms, but some of the hacks they use do not work. If you are thinking about soundproofing your house or apartment, then you will want to avoid the following ideas.

Hanging Pillows

Pillows are not enough to soundproof a room, so you do not want to waste your time or money by hanging pillows from a ceiling. You may also create additional problems because even the lightest pillow can cause damage to your ceiling with the hooks or nails used to suspend it. (more…)

December 15, 2015

How to Soundproof a Ceiling

Filed under: Soundproofing — Deborah Dera @ 12:01 pm

tmsound ceilingReducing noise in your home through soundproofing may sound difficult, but don’t be fooled — it’s actually easy enough to do. Some folks may be hesitant to do their own soundproofing job in their home, especially the ceiling, but with the proper know-how it’s not that hard.

If you include soundproofing as a room is being constructed, it is a very easy task. Here’s a few pointers and steps for getting that ceiling soundproofed:

You will need to start out by cutting your drywall. You will need strips of drywall that can fit in between the joists in the ceiling. Apply some damping compound such as Green Glue to the drywall strips before attaching them to the subfloor. You may want to install a second layer of Green Glue and drywall to make the soundproofing even better. (more…)

December 8, 2015

Is a Noise Problem Ruining Your Recording Sessions?

Filed under: Soundproofing — Deborah Dera @ 12:04 pm

sound3If you are a recording artist, sound that leaks into your recording session from outside the studio can be annoying. Not only is it annoying, it can also ruin your work and eat up a lot of extra time from your busy schedule. Improving the sound isolation in your studio is the key to successful recording.

While you cannot totally eliminate exterior sounds, you can drastically cut down on outside noise and improve the quality of your studio’s sound. (more…)

December 1, 2015

Are White Noise Machines Safe for Babies?

Filed under: Soundproofing — Deborah Dera @ 12:05 pm

sleeping babyMany modern parents have discovered that white noise machines are a great tool to help a restless baby get to sleep. Such machines offer the soothing sound of rushing waters or other noise to help lull a little one into calm and peaceful slumber. Recent studies, though, have offered a warning to parents about the use of such white noise machines. Why? The studies concluded that the machines could actually cause hearing loss.

The studies measured the typical distances between such machines and a sleeping child and measured the decibel volumes at the given distances. The audio levels were measured with the white noise devices placed in cribs, placed near the cribs, and across the room. The distances were approximately one foot, a little over three feet, and a little over six feet. (more…)

November 24, 2015

Todays Google Doodle

Filed under: Soundproofing — admin @ 5:42 pm

Today’s Google Doodle shows how powerful and intent the liberal agenda is. They have spent billions pushing the joke called evolution agenda and this doodle of  “41st anniversary of the discovery of Lucy” culminates this great effort. People have become so accustomed to it that it is taken for granted and if you don’t drum along to their beat you are looked upon as a fool. Well there is no greater fools than the people who buy into this silliness. Let’s take Lucy as an example. Lucy is 3.2 million years old, remarkable. Not 2.95 million or 3.62 million but 3.2 million to be exact. Why not? when your throwing that many years around just choose 3.2 who will come refute you anyways. And what did they discover a few fragments of bone that they build artists rendering around based on ten could have beens and presto this is your ancestor. So in 3.2 million years until now they could not find constant lineage to trace Good ol’ Lucy to humans.

The Bible has an exact lineage that many Jewish people today can trace themselves back father to son all the way to Adam. Can Scientists have someone trace themselves back from today to someone past Adam with  the persons name how long and where they lived? And this does not need to be more than 6,000 years old. Every day they change their mind on the things under their nose. Red meat is bad for you, red meat is good for you. Today coffee is good for you yesterday it was bad. First the world was around forever and then when they could not continue with that folly the Big Bang followed. Yet when a few scientists piece together a few fragments of bone found scattered all over and date it to precisely 3.2 million years and claim to have found the missing link, everyone applauds them rewards them and blindly believes them.

Bottom line. Everything is debatable including the whole testing of the age of fossils, search around and you will see there are two sides to everything. One thing is for sure if you believe an eye or an ear evolved from a single cell (mathematical probability of close to zero) and put it together with the whole body and the whole balance of the world and the universe, then you are a bigger believer than people that believe in the Bible.

What Happens When You Can’t Soundproof Against Barking Dogs?

Filed under: Soundproofing — Deborah Dera @ 12:09 pm

barking dogWhat is the end result when you just can’t soundproof enough to keep out the sound of barking dogs? A homeowner living in North Carolina has decided that it means picking up and moving away from the family home.

Judy West, who is located in Haywood County (near Waynesville), has taken issue with the noise from an animal shelter that is located near her family farm. After numerous complaints, calls to local authorities, and even a court case that was filed, West has decided to simply leave. (more…)

November 17, 2015

Protecting Yourself from Airplane Noise

Filed under: Soundproofing — Deborah Dera @ 7:20 am

jet planeResidents who live near large airports are usually able to receive materials to soundproof their homes against the noise of the airport. What most people don’t realize, though, is that residents who receive this kind of assistance didn’t automatically get it just because they live close to an airport. To get the help they needed, they had to work for it. That work usually entailed making several complaints to municipalities, to the airport, and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Residents joined together with neighbors to fight for their right to quiet until they were able to force the airport to fix the issues caused by their air traffic. (more…)

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