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Soundproofing Common Condo Walls: Permanent & Temporary Solutions

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If you don’t need all the extra room in a house, a condo could be an ideal living choice for you.

However, living in a condo will mean that you and your neighbors will be quite close. So, you can be sure that issues of noise will arise.

Condos are primarily constructed with light materials that are not soundproof, mainly because most construction companies are out to lower construction costs.

Not everyone finds these living conditions as troubling.

Nonetheless, it may prove to be a problem if you or your neighbors have noisy endeavors.

Whether you are looking to keep the sound in or out, there are several soundproofing methods that you could employ to make your condo more comfortable.

You even get to choose between temporary and permanent solutions.

Well, if you have no idea where you should start, this article should give you some excellent pointers.

Below, we are going to list a few options you may have for soundproofing in your condo.

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How to Soundproof Floors in Apartment: Do-It-Yourself in 3 Easy Steps!

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It is pretty much common knowledge among those living on their own that an apartment is by far one of the nosiest places to inhabit. There is noise coming from all directions from pets, fighting couples, loud stereos, babies… you name it.

Conversely, there is always a chance that the activities that you partake in yourself can cause issue with your neighbors as well. No matter if you cause noise by having company or playing music, whatever sound you create in your apartment can likely be heard by your neighbors.

This is why you will want to look into potentially soundproofing your apartment, and one of the best methods to do so is to soundproof your apartment floor. This helps absorb vibrations that are created by one’s daily noise and makes it possible to block out the noise of others.

In this article we will be taking a look at the ways in which you can make your own apartment into a haven that is safe from noise, both inside and out. We will be looking at the methods that can be used and the products you need to create a soundproof apartment floor, and without losing your security deposit on unauthorized modifications.

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Aquarium Filter Noise Reduction: How to Make a Fish Tank Filter Quieter

How to Make a Fish Tank Filter Quieter

If you are an enthusiast when it comes to keeping tropical fish like I am, then you are very well aware of the filters and how they can be.

There is no doubt that a fish tank filter is very important for your aquarium. It makes the water flow and keeps it nice and clean and the fish happy and healthy.

But sometimes the noises that are coming from your aquarium are far from relaxing, but quite the opposite. “My fish tank filter is making a grinding noise!” – That’s one of the most common complain I hear.

The noises coming from your fish tank can be very annoying and disturbing. They often come from the dirt and clog, it could have moved a little and be displaced, or it is just that some of the parts have broken.

Today, I will be talking about some ways of making your fish tank filter quieter.

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How to Soundproof a Pocket Door for Noise Insulation

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Doors are often the biggest culprits when it comes to letting in unwanted sounds to a room or house.

However, most homeowners don’t realize this and end up leaving them out of their soundproofing projects.

Unwanted sound, however small it is, could be a significant distraction. It is even worse when you are in the comfort of your home but cannot get any peace.

There are several ways to soundproof a regular door, but to effectively soundproof a pocket door, we need to understand how it works.

So, if you have been looking to block unnecessary noise coming through your pocket door, this guide should give you all the tips you need.

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How to Soundproof a Room for Music (Listening and Recording)

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Soundproofing a room can be a challenging job. Whether you are making your own mini-studio, or just blocking out the noise from your teenage kid, making of the soundproof room might take some time.

The biggest problem is when the age gap between your older one and the baby is 14-15 years. As you may know, 14-15 years is where everything starts being interesting.

You need to balance between your teenager’s revolt of listening to the music at high volume, and your baby’s peace.

Since I was in this position not that long ago, my husband and I decided not only to soundproof the nursery room but the room of our older kid as well.

In that way, both of our kids got their peace, whether is that listening to a really loud music or napping.

In this article, you can find some of the methods that I used to soundproof a room for the music, as well as some other methods that I also find useful for the purposes of soundproofing.

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How to Stop a Clock from Ticking

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Imagine a Thursday night after an exhausting week. You can’t wait for the weekend, but you still have Friday to make it through before being able to get some proper sleep. Still, you are comforted by the fact that you can go to bed early tonight and give yourself a break.

Once you’re in bed and as you are slowly drifting off to the realm of sleep, you suddenly hear tick-tock, tick-tock, Tick-Tock, Tick-Tock, TICK-TOCK, TICK-TOCK!!!

And, goodbye, sleep!

The sound made by analogue clocks is like a torturing method specifically devised to keep you sleepless all night. Moreover, just as you grow accustomed to it, it’s just like the little devil changes the rhythm!

If you are among the unlucky ones who are highly sensitive to a clock ticking, I know you have tried many tricks to make it less loud. I’ve been there too and I know the struggle is real!

For all of you out there taking clocks off of walls or taking the batteries out, I will give you some helpful tips on how to make your clock soundless.
Here we go!

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How to Stop a Door From Slamming

Soundproofing Interior Doors

Are you getting tired of being woken up by the loud sudden bang of the closing door?

Or you are just annoyed when you are walking into a room and door behind you slam so hard they make you jump?

If you are like me, you are definitely not enjoying those moments, and you are looking for anything you can do so you can stop it.

As I have had the same problems with several doors in my apartment, I will offer you solutions I used to fix the problem, and never experienced the same situations in my apartment again.

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How to Stop a Bed from Squeaking

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As we all know sleeping is one of the crucial activities for our body, just like eating or drinking water is.

Living without it is not an option, as it affects our mental health, mood, endocrine, and other systems in our body, or better said our life overall.

Many of us don’t pay that much attention to it and go for days and weeks without sleeping enough, as many other activities take their toll on it.

Believe it or not, a person can survive without sleep for 11 days only and it does sound quite serious when you give it a thought.

This is why many people who suffer from chronic insomnia usually survive 1-2 years after the diagnosis and even less – 6-12 months after diagnosis of parasomnia, which prevents any real REM sleep.

It happens often that the lack of sleep can be caused by our loud neighbors, a change of bed and pillow, changing time zones, stress or many other factors, however, one thing that should never keep us awake is a squeaking bed.

If you are reading this you are probably looking for a solution, but don’t worry because there are many ways to take care of this annoying problem and enjoy your peaceful sleep.

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How to Seal a Garage Door from the Inside

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We all know how annoying the noise from the outside can be, either because of a lot of traffic or a busy neighborhood.

One of the most important things to do in order to avoid that is to properly set up your doors and windows, as well as having some sound isolation in the walls.

Today I’ll talk about how you can fix the noise issue by fixing the gaps that exist on your garage door, which can be achieved in different ways.

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How to Soundproof a Dog Crate and Stop Dog Barking in Kennels

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I have always been a dog person (Well, that is an understatement, seeing as I have five of them at the moment). Usually, I prefer adopting them while they are still puppies so that I have all the time to get attached to them and teach them a couple of tricks.

Dogs are just loveable creatures and most households will own one as a pet at some point or another. However, the one annoying thing, besides cleaning up after them, is the constant whining and barking especially when they are still pups.

With my first two puppies, I had to go through the torture of their barking and whining. It was so bad that I even considered giving them away. The whining was especially terrible at night as I prefer not to bring them to bed with me.

While trying to find a solution to all the noise, I stumbled upon the dog crates. The fact that I could make them soundproof seemed very lucrative and I immediately bought one. I worked on soundproofing it further and I loved the results.

Although you can not make the dog crate 100% soundproof, it certainly helps in reducing the noise levels in your house.

If the barking and whining of your adorable creature get on your nerves, then this article will be of great help to you. Here’s how you can solve your problem.

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