It is a normal occurrence in most kitchens: the clattering of utensils and cookware at the time of washing. However, many people just take it lightly. Fortunately, you can reduce the noise in your kitchen sink by various ways.
Making your kitchen sink soundproof may sound a bit unusual, but it cannot compare to staying awake all night because of a leaking faucet. Especially the traditional kitchen sinks made of copper and the ones located above empty cabinets usually make more noise even with the slightest drop. One thing you need to note is that the amount of noise in your sink is directly linked to the quality of the sink.
For example, today you could find sinks made of heavier materials such as porcelain or concrete, which absorb sounds and make the entire space soundproof. A wide variety of soundproofing materials is available on the market. Many homeowners and commercial enterprises today soundproof their sinks by providing g a proper insulation usually at the base of the sink.
Start by cleaning the interior side of the sink thoroughly using a recommended solvent. Once clean, you attach pieces of insulation with an adhesive. This could save you time and expenses. The process is not difficult and you require just a few basic things including a masking tape, newspaper, spray polyurethane, and a dust mask.
Step 1: Clear the sink cabinet of all items. Use the newspaper sheets to cover the inside of the sink, especially the water lines. Use the masking tape to secure the sheets of paper.
Step 2: if you have a garbage disposal, seal it with the newspaper as well and use the take to secure it.
Step 3: have your safety glasses on and read the directions for use in the spray can
Step 4: start spraying, starting at the back of the sink applying a coat of insulation. You can apply as many coats of insulation as possible until you achieve your desired level of soundproofing.
Step 5: Allow the coat to dry for about one hour before you remove the newspaper sheets on the sinks and bowls.
The activity may sound simple, but it requires the skills of an expert to get the most out of it. Maintaining kitchen appliances is one way to help them last longer. Making your kitchen sink soundproof not only reduces noise but also makes the components last longer.