Posts Tagged ‘Green Glue’

It’s Easy to Use Green Glue

Thursday, March 3rd, 2011

Many look at Green Glue and instantly shy away, thinking their soundproofing projects will become too time consuming or messy to complete. The good news is that this product is much easier to use than you probably imagine. Here’s a short demonstration showing just how easy it is to apply.

California Law Mandates Display of Federal Ratings

Wednesday, January 26th, 2011

California is the first state in the country to pass a law making it mandatory for all nursing homes to display their federal rating reports. Nursing homes can receive up to 5 stars, and the ratings (handed out by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) must now be prominently displayed.

The ratings are based on health inspections, results of health complaints, staffing hours, and the quality of care. Many advocates against the bill argue that these things are difficult to judge.

What we’d really like to know is what nursing homes plan to do to reduce noise and create calmer environments for their patients. Maintenance staff could easily grab a few Green Glue 5 gallon buckets and renovate the rooms, one at a time. Perhaps then those in their last days could rest peacefully – without listening to their neighbors and the constant drone of machines.

Mandatory Background Checks in Nursing Homes?

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

A recent article on chronicled the life of a bill filed by the state senate, mandating that all nursing home employees should be subject to criminal background checks. Current state law requires nurses to undergo checks, but says nothing about administrative employees, maintenance, or those who prepare food.

Even though these employees do not necessarily have direct contact with patients, they are still in their vicinity and have indirect contact with them on a daily basis. Those living in nursing homes are often incapacitated on some level and, as such, can’t work to protect themselves – against anyone.

We’re not sure if this is as important as – say – grabbing some Green Glue tubes to take care of the sound problems that constantly plague residents but we do recognize the safety concerns at hear. What we really wished we had seen was some statistical data on the amount of nursing home abuse and neglect cause by those in non-direct-care positions.

Night Shift Nurses Sleep During the Day

Wednesday, December 29th, 2010

As a night shift nurse, you know how difficult it is to come home and try to get some sleep while the rest of the world is just starting a new day. The following video offers some great tips for preparing your bedroom environment during the day so that it is ready for you when you arrive at home. She talks about turning off your phones, hanging dark and heavy drapes, and setting an alarm.

What she doesn’t talk about, however, is keeping the room quiet. There will be noise from others around your home and if you are a full-time nurse those noises can become distracting. Think about incorporating some Green Glue noise proofing into your next home renovation project. Adding an extra layer of drywall with this incredible compound will ensure you’re able to get a more restful night (or day) of sleep.

Silence in the City

Friday, May 21st, 2010

It seems like everywhere we go we’re faced with construction. We either run into some sort of road work or some sort of building project. After talking to a few construction gurus we learned one thing – people are willing to pay for silence.

They pay over $1,000 for a washing machine tagged as “super-silent.”

They’ll pay thousands of dollars extra for an apartment with extra soundproofing. In New York City, soundproofing is one of the most sought after commoddities in any condo or apartment.

Whether they use Green Glue or some other material – the truth remains the same. People are willing to live in quiet places – even as the world gets louder.

Good vs. Bad: Insulation

Thursday, April 29th, 2010

Today we’re going to take a look at anothe soundproofing product commonly used to reduce noise in homes – insulation.

Now, don’t get us wrong. Insulation can go a long way when it comes to reducing noise, but if you’re sticking to that plain pink stuff, you’re not going to get real results. Nor will you get great results if you rely on pumping your walls full of cellulose.

Insulation can help, if your noise problem isn’t severe. Otherwise, you might need to consider alternative soundproofing methods, like Green Glue or acoustical panels, to get the job done right.

Installing Sonex Panels

Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

Soundproofing in a recording studio is incrediblyimportant. If you don’t properly stop the vibration of sound, the quality of your music will be seriously compromised.

The following video shows how to install Sonex acoustical panels. While we do like these panels, we still think using Green Glue instead of, or in addition to, these panels would be most effective. Check them out!

Simple Green Glue Application

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

Are you still a little nervous about attempting your first soundproofing project with Green Glue?  Today we thought we’d share a short video outlining exactly how quick and easy it is to use Green Glue damping compound. Check out how quickly this woman applies the compound to the drywall before attaching it to the wall. It’s like a dream come true!