Unwanted Noise in Your Apartment

Dealing with Unwanted Noise in Apartment Living

Apartment living means there are people all around us. You never have to be lonely, but we all share in the responsibility of not creating unwanted or excessive noise.

What is an acceptable amount of noise? Being in such close quarters, we do hear each other’s voices in the hallway, footsteps, the elevator, the laundry machines, music and the sound of a phone ringing as we go about our day.

At Abbotsford Apartments, we ask that everyone keep their conversation, radio and stereo system volume down in their suite, when windows are open.

Please be courteous throughout the day and be quiet between 11 pm and 9 am.

Unless it is an unacceptable amount of noise that you need to involve your building manager, we suggest these self-help measures.

Self-Help Measures for Dealing with Unwanted Noise in Apartments

White noise.

You can create your own white noise to cancel out offending sounds by turning on a fan or playing a CD of ambient sound effects. There are white noise machines which emit a continuous, gentle sound of rushing air. The air masks the sound of stray noises so you can concentrate or relax.

Earplugs.

Consider wearing earplugs to get a good night’s sleep, to enjoy a good book or to get some work done.

Air Purifier.

These machines will not only make the air you breathe cleaner and healthier for you, but many models can mask cooking odors that may waft in from a neighbor’s apartment.

In the event of a noise complaint, or if you have any questions, please speak directly with your building manager.

Thank you for your continued cooperation.

Source: apartments.about.com

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