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Maintain a quieter work environment with the help of Icynene

The importance of controlling noise pollution in a work environment can not be overstated. A noisy office space limits the focus of every worker within earshot and can be detrimental to the productivity of an entire office building, said The Houston Chronicle. Thankfully, businesses can address this issue with some assistance from an experienced spray foam professional. Icynene spray foam insulation can help assist facility managers and contractors in reducing noise pollution in commercial buildings by leveraging the sound absorbing qualities of their open-cell insulation products. Read on to learn about the multiple ways that spray foam insulation can help reduce sound pollution in the work environment.

Studies show sound has a big impact on employees
A recent white paper released by Biamp Systems highlighted several examples of studies that connected sound pollution in the workplace to detrimental effects, according to TED. For instance, a study from the British Journal of Psychology found that an employee's productivity goes down by 66 percent when he or she can overhear conversations in the office. Even worse, excess noise pollution was linked to cardiac arrest in German employees in 2009. These results reflect just how much a noisy office environment can limit employees from putting in their best day's work.

Spray foam helps to reduce airborne and flanking noise
Two key features of Icynene spray foam make it a useful solution in helping to dampen noise pollution, specifically airborne and flanking noise. Open-cell spray foam from Icynene has natural sound-absorbing qualities, and this feature helps to minimize the amount of airborne noise that travels through the building's walls.

The second key feature that makes spray foam ideal for mitigating noise pollution is the company's installation method. Spray foam insulation is added to interior walls as a liquid, then expands and sets within seconds of being applied. This creates an airtight seal that helps to limit flanking noise. Flanking noise refers to any sound pollution that echoes audibly through spaces between walls. Adding airtight spray foam insulation to these interior areas helps muffle flanking noise before it reaches the ears of employees.

Improving insulation has multiple benefits
Adding Icynene spray foam to building interiors does more than reduce noise pollution. The insulation also helps contribute to improved air quality in the building, offsets the costs of heating a commercial facility and helps prevents mold growth by controlling the amount of moisture travelling through the walls. By choosing spray foam insulation, companies are actually investing in a multi-faceted solution that helps simplifying the logistics of building management and contributes to boosting employee productivity.

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