The July issue of Cleanfax magazine is now available online, featuring Bruce DeLoatch''s Truckmount noise article.
DeLoatch states that hopefully, when the neighbors hear your truckmount, some will look out the window and call the number on the side to get a quote.
He notes that exposure to noise pollution can lead to ear discomfort, hearing damage, inability to concentrate, speech interference, reduced productivity and sleep interference, as well as emotional and psychological stress. The noise generated by our truckmounts must be considered as more than just a nuisance.
DeLoatch adds that since decibels represent logarithmic scale and each increase of 10 decibels represents 10 times the sound pressure, reducing the sound of a blower by only five decibels makes a huge difference in noise levels.
According to DeLoatch, in a recent experiment, I found that a popular direct-drive truckmount produced 110 dB at the machine. When I closed the door, the level dropped to just 96 decibels.
Bruce DeLoatch is an Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC)- approved instructor. He is an IICRC Certified Master Textile Cleaner and Master Restoration Technician. Bruce is co-founder of The Cleaner''s Coach, a marketing and consulting firm, as well as marketing director for Truckmounts and Cleaning Solutions in Norcross, GA. His e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click here to view the digital version of the July issue.