Noise pollution is adversely affecting multifamily living today. There are people who work from home and would love a quiet environment to thrive and be productive. Some families have toddlers who need a quiet and serene environment for sleep during the day and night. Due to these and other dynamics, there’s a need for property managers to come up with ways to control noise pollution and improve livability in multifamily communities.
With this in mind, here are the top causes of noise pollution and tips on how to control them and improve the quality of life in multifamily living:
Off-Property Noise Pollution
This refers to noise pollution resulting from factors outside the property. For example, some properties are built near a freeway, industrial area, construction zone, or even within a flight’s path. There’s little a property manager can do to control off-property noise pollution. Unfortunately, if not managed, it can negatively impact tenant turnover and rental income.
Luckily, one can take certain measures to ensure residents enjoy a serene environment despite living near sources of noise pollution. These include the following:
- Planting trees that absorb sound and reduce noise pollution
- Building a fence to dissipate direct waves, sound, or vibrations which result in noise pollution
Taking measures to control off-property noise pollution makes the property more appealing to renters. Planting trees and adding a fence not only controls noise pollution but also improves the value of the entire property.
On-Property Noise Pollution
On-property noise pollution results from two sources:
- Common areas such as laundry area, kids playing grounds, communal gym or pool, and many others
- Individual units in the form of loud entertainment, domestic quarrels, children cries, etc.
On-property noise pollution can also be a nuisance to occupants. Thus, property managers should take measure to improve livability by ensuring residents don’t cause noise pollution within the property. Such measures include the following:
- Implementing noise pollution policies that should be adhered to by all renters
- Adding insulation to walls and ceilings
- Installing flooring materials with soundproofing properties. An example is vinyl flooring which helps reduce noise from extreme volume stereos and home theatre systems.
- Creating amenities for authentic living as highlighted by Multi-Housing News. These include quiet areas for meditation or where noise is not allowed.
Some of these measures can be implemented immediately while others like installing insulation and new flooring may require a lot of time and planning. However, in the end, they improve multifamily living and make a property more appealing to potential renters.
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