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Bob’s third visit to the 1895 Melrose, MA, home focuses on insulating for sound reduction and painting the guestroom across from the nursery. He opens the show by discussing the effects of sound in the home with Arline Bronzaft, an environmental psychologist whose doctorate in child psychology helps her relate issues of home environment to healthy child development. She explains that healthful sleep for infants from birth to seven months is critical to their growth and development and requires quiet. To ensure a quiet nursery, Harry Alter from Owens Corning shows Bob how QuietZone acoustic batt insulation is installed in the stud cavities, nailed in place, fitted around wiring cut for outlet boxes, and caulked with QuietZone siliconized acrylic caulk to block sound entry. Edward Waller of CertaPro Paints shows Bob how they apply the Sherwin-Williams Harmony no VOC paint in the guest room and explains why this latex paint is safe and superior to other latex paints. He also shows Bob how to apply paint properly and with the right tools for a quality, finished job. Bob wraps this episode with Ken Lanoie of Owens Corning as the QuietZone Solserene three-part fabric system is installed for an absorptive acoustic ceiling. Bob previews upcoming tasks to complete this project, including finishing touches in the bathroom, natural products for the nursery, and baby safety products such as gates and outlet covers.
ALL EPISODES IN BABYPROOFING THE HOUSE