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How to Make a Hamster Wheel Quiet

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Hamster wheel noise is something that you definitely don’t want to hear during the night. Nonetheless, it’s quite annoying hearing it during the day as well. For the lovers of these small hamster beauties, there is a solution.

As any other nocturnal animal, hamster uses the night mostly to play and exercise. It’s highly important for your hamster to exercise, as the lack of exercise might put him into unwanted health issue risks.

So, you wouldn’t want to hear him exercising during the night, right?

Actually, there are a few measures that you can take in order to get your day and night a bit more peaceful. Some of the methods have certain downfalls, and some of them are the perfect solutions. It depends only on you whether you will want to invest a bit more, or try with some cheaper tactics.

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DIY Acoustic Panels: How to Build Your Own Sound-Absorbing Panel

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We are living in the world of noise pollution that is taking over our everyday life. Consequences of this are much bigger than we tend to notice.

Being constantly surrounded by noise can do much more than just damage our ears. As a matter of fact, that is the least of the problems that can occur.

Some other problems can be constant anxiety, high level of stress and decreased productivity.

Improving the acoustics of the place that you spend the most of your time in can improve the overall quality of your life.

Luckily, there are some things that can help in this matter without some serious construction work or much effort invested.

Therefore, let’s give a look at what can be done to solve the problem of noise pollution in your everyday surrounding.

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Attic Fan Humming Noise Reduction Guide: 7 Simple Steps

How to Quiet a Noisy Ceiling Fan

Attic fans are great things to lower your attic’s temperature. There are millions of people using these devices and enjoy its benefits, especially during the hot summer. Attic fans are great machines that can bring some refreshment by blowing out hot air.

Even though we all enjoy attic fans, they are mechanical devices and sometimes they can be quite noisy and annoying. So, if you are an attic fan lover, you should be prepared for some extra noise in your home. Of course, there are some things that you can do to lower this noise, or even nullify it.

Now, not only that attic fans can disturb your silence but your neighbors’ as well. So, if you don’t want your angry neighbors to knock on your door, you might want to take some measures.

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6 Simple Ways to Soundproof Interior Doors

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The importance of realizing what is the difference between interior and exterior door is huge, especially for soundproofing purposes.

Unlike exterior doors that are built of solid wood, interior doors usually have a hollow core. With that said, it’s easy to conclude that exterior doors are quite heavier, massive, while interior ones are frankly lighter.

This reflects into interior doors soundproofing power. They are a lot easier for the noise to pass through, unlike exterior doors.

Therefore, they require a bit more soundproofing.

I had interior doors all over my first apartment, and it was highly noisy. You could hear anyone without any problems behind those doors like there were no doors at all. So, I have found out about a couple of solutions.

Of course, changing doors is somewhat expensive, so soundproofing is a great alternative. In this article, I will explain basics of soundproofing interior doors, and hopefully help you solve your problem in the most effective way.

So, let’s get to the point.

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How to Deal with Noisy Upstairs Neighbors in 7 Steps

How to Deal with Noisy Upstairs Neighbors

Noisy neighbors are a pretty annoying problem. Once you face it, you will realize how much matters having a normal peaceful environment.

If you are living in the apartment, the main problem should not be neighbors from beneath, but from upstairs. Sometimes, the noise is so loud that you can’t sleep or function normal. Most of the times, if the insulation is bad, you will hear the footsteps or some irritating noises that are repeatedly bouncing off.

In a time when most of the people are living in apartments, there should be an easy solution to the noisy upstairs neighbors problem. However, the solution is sometimes not that easy, and requires a bit more effort, negotiating, and investments.

With that said, I will try to point out some of the cheapest and most efficient ways of dealing with this problem. So, let’s get to the point.

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How to Fix Squeaky Hardwood Floors (From Above & Below)

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If you live in an older house, you’ll probably come across the problem of a squeaky floor.

Sure, vintage houses are unique and, in a way, charming, but problems like this make it difficult to enjoy the time you spend in them. You don’t want to feel like you’re living in a haunted house.

My friend used to put up with her squeaky floors for years just because she had no idea that it’s incredibly easy to solve this and that she can do it all on her own. She thought that she would need to hire a professional and spend tons of money just because she was not well informed.

Luckily, I am here to show you how to fix your squeaky hardwood floor and let you know that it’s rather easy. In fact, there is a number of different ways to fix your floors and you don’t even have to be a professional to do it.

You won’t need to spend a lot of money and time – the entire fixing process usually doesn’t last longer than ten minutes.

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Noise Cancelling System for Home: How to “Build” One Easily

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Making your home a quiet place can sometimes be a tricky job. There is no such thing as a magic wand that will make your home all of a sudden a better place to live.

You will need to make some measures of soundproofing before being able to finally enjoy your silence.

I’ve been asked a lot is there any kind of noise cancelling system for home, or noise protection that can definitely work. The answer is: there is!

Of course, as implementing any other system, you will need to make some layers of protection all over your home.

When I started building my soundproofing system for home, we were short on budget and needed to act quickly. Our baby couldn’t sleep because of a traffic noise and the neighbors all around the house.

So, we did some soundproofing but it wasn’t enough. We’ve covered windows and doors, but walls were still a wick point.

Therefore, if you intend to build the system that will completely work out, you will need to cover every single point of your home. From windows, ceiling, walls, doors, to even floor.

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How to Soundproof a Drum Room: 5 Cheap Ways

How to Soundproof a Drum Room

Having a teenage son is a hard full-time job. That job becomes even harder when he hits some ideas out of curiosity.

For example, mine had a dream of becoming a famous drummer. That didn’t happen yet, but he taught us some things. For example, he made us realize what we need in order to soundproof a drum room.

The noise was unbearable, and let’s be honest- no matter how good a drummer you are, it is somewhat noisy and possibly annoying for the person not involved in music.

Therefore, we needed fast solutions to our revolting son “problems” and we decided to soundproof his training drum room.

At first, I thought this will cost a fortune, but contrarily, we’ve done it with several hundreds of dollars.

So, let’s check some of the simplest ways of insulating drum room.

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Best Soundproof Curtains 2019 (Noise Reducing & Sound Absorbing)

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I live in a busy metropolitan area. Cars and people are always buzzing by, dogs are constantly barking, and children are frequently screaming and playing. Needless to say, all this commotion can create quite the amount of noise.

This noise can make it hard for a writer like me to concentrate on things like this very article that you are reading right now. As a result, I frequently saw myself being distracted by dogs and speeding cars and would put my work aside until I could re-focus.

This was until I decided to invest in Soundproof Curtains. These thick, insulating curtains can help not only to cancel out the sounds of the outdoors, but helps reduce echo from the sounds within your own home. The do this while also keeping out light glares and other similar distractions, allowing you to focus better on the task at hand.

If you are looking to buy these curtains, either to help you concentrate or to get a little extra peace and quiet, then this buying guide of the best Soundproof Curtains available is for you!

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