How to Reduce Noise Pollution
If you live in an area where noise pollution is an issue, you may become fed up of the sound of aeroplanes or heavy traffic. Or you might be complaining about a proposed new motorway planned right next to your house.
Researchers have found that noise pollution can be bad for your health. When the human ears detect loud, discomforting noises, the body releases a specific hormone which can cause stress and unwell feelings. It has been said that for every ten decibels of road noise, the chance of a heart attack goes up by roughly 10 percent.
To reduce noise pollution the first action would be notifying the authorities and asking for a noise reduction scheme. These schemes can be a very long, drawn out process, and it Could take time before you can get the government/local authorities to agree to any noise reduction measures. Don’t pin all hope on the council installing sound reduction measures quickly. Another suggested measure is to insulate your wall with sound proof materials, which can be very expensive.
However, research has pointed out that the main culprit for noise pollution points to faulty windows. Have you noticed an increase in condensation, air and dirt in the house? That could be a sign of faulty windows. These windows need fixing or you might struggle to reduce noise pollution as the faulty windows degrade.
Dirt, condensation and noise might be an indication of a window issue that might be greater than you thought, and could end up costing you a lot more money and eventually result in a full window replacement. It might sound a bit daunting, someone repairing or fixing your windows, but you’re better off doing it sooner than later. Due to technological changes, replacing a window is simpler than it has ever been. New manufacturing processes ensure that replacing windows is efficient and cheap. Instead of a single pane window, how about changing it to a double-glazed window to keep you better insulated in your home in addition to reducing the offending noise? The investment is worth it, as your house can become more valuable if you’re thinking about putting it on the market.
At Bebington Glazing we have many years of experience when it comes to installing and repairing glass windows, single or double glazing. If you’re suffering from noise pollution, give us a call or contact us through our contact form and we’ll have one of our technicians contact you soon to arrange a site visit to help you reduce noise pollution.