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How to Reduce Bass Noise from Neighbors

How to Reduce Bass Noise from Neighbors

Are you tired of listening to some heavy metal playing just a few meters apart from your walls? Do you have those nasty neighbor problems as I once did?

Well, I must tell you- this one won’t be so simple. You will need a lot of patience, a proper strategy, and even maybe some investments in order to achieve your goal- the peace.

When I was in a dorm, I had similar problems with 2 different residents (2 opposite walls). Since I talked through with one side and done things quite smooth, I gathered some experience from the firsthand how you should talk to your noisy neighbors.

However, the second side was impossible to normally deal with.

I wish that I knew back then some of the secret weapons of soundproofing. Now, when I’m an expert in this matter, I can give you some ideas on how to lower the bass coming from your neighbors, if you are unable to talk through with your neighbor.

Low-frequency bass is the most difficult to get rid of. These methods might require some investment from you.

Now, let’s check some strategic moves that can do the job for you.

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Best Soundproofing Insulation to Reduce Noise at Home

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Have you ever entered a room and felt the kind of serenity that only comes from complete silence and lack of external noises?

If you have, you know how fulfilling the experience can be; and if you have not, think about how many times you have thought to yourself “oh, would the neighbor’s dog just stop barking!”, or been worried about the upcoming party you were about to throw.

Living in your home can be much more comfortable with proper soundproofing. Whether you are an engineer planning your next building project or just someone who wants to improve their own living environment there’s a soundproof system available. And for all of you DIY enthusiasts, most of the products aren’t that difficult to put up.

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How to Soundproof a Hole in the Wall: 6 Easy and Cheap Ways

How to Soundproof a Hole in the Wall

If you are hearing that annoying sound and you finally decide to do something with it, then there are several things that you should know.

Namely, most of the people rush into decisions of spending a lot of money for soundproofing without even checking the real problem.

Most of the time, the very problem can be a hole in the wall. Yes, you heard it! The tiniest hole can obstruct your sleep just like that.

When my family and I moved into a new apartment, we rushed into some decisions about soundproofing the whole room without even seeking for the real problem.

So, we spent a lot of money for some unnecessary methods of soundproofing instead of finding out first what the problem is. Finally, when we have done soundproofing some parts, we found out some little holes in the wall that made a problem much bigger than it seemed.

Therefore, the first thing to know about soundproofing is to go step by step. Your priority should be to inspect first and just afterward commit to the solution.

Inspect for the holes, as they might be the biggest problem (in most of the times).

Also, solving this problem is much easier than any other method of soundproofing. Nevertheless, you will spare some money. Of course, some methods are pricier than others, but all in all, soundproofing the holes is the cheapest among all soundproofing methods.

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How to Quiet a Noisy Ceiling Fan (Clicking, Grinding or Rattling Noises)

How to Quiet a Noisy Ceiling Fan

Ceiling fans are handy things to have in your home. Unlike air conditions that are (some say) unhealthy and leave the unpleasant smell in the air, ceiling fans are more natural than anything else.

Now, it’s kind of annoying sitting in your restroom after a hard work, enjoying the silence, falling asleep and then boom! You suddenly hear some clicking, rattling and grinding noise coming from above your head.

On the first look it’s kind of bearable and you just ignore it, but after a while, you realize that you can’t actually ignore that sound and that it goes louder and louder every moment.

By blowing the air, they can cool you pretty well. Now, the problem with these ones is that over time they become sloppy and somewhat noisy.

Well, they get weighted down by dust, or simply become rusty since they are constantly spinning. That results in a lot of rattling and squeaking noise that not many can bear during hot summer.

Luckily for you, a lot of problems can be solved through the cleaning and maintenance routine. Solving squeaking noise problems isn’t that hard, but there are some other problems that can take a bit serious measures to fix.

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Noisy Air Vent in Bedroom? Guide to Soundproofing Air Vents

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An above-door vent is a nice way to increase air-flow inside of your home, which helps to keep the temps down and save on energy bills. This is a reason that many homes may have these vents as part of their interior design.

While this seems nice for some, there is a big issue with above-door vents: just as much as they help to disperse temperatures, they also let in a bunch of noise from either side of the door. To many, the amount of noise that you get from these vents outweighs any benefits that you can possibly get from them, and the need to soundproof above-door vents becomes a necessity.

Seeing that you are reading this article, it is safe to assume that you want to soundproof as noisy above-door vent of your own. If that is the case, then these methods will help you to block out the noise from the vent and live in peace!

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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 Reduce Noise from Outside Air Conditioner

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Air condition is a handy thing that nowadays every household has. They are basically not that noisy, but sometimes they might hit your nerve in the matter of second.

That’s not all. They often annoy your neighbors as well. So, don’t be surprised if you see your neighbors knocking on your door cause of your old AC system.

Even though they are quite welcome during the summer, they are popular for generating a lot of noise as well. This relates mostly to some older models.

When it comes to new models, they are kind of better insulated and a lot quieter.

With that said, you should probably look for some new AC, but only if every other soundproofing method fails.

Now, I will talk a bit more about soundproofing your current air conditioner. Frankly, there are few effective ways of soundproofing it, but if it fails, you can always search for a newer version that runs (as we explained) a lot quieter.

Let’s get straight to the point and see all of the possible solutions.

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How to Break a Window Quietly and Safely

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There are multiple reasons for breaking your window glass quietly.

You’re either renovating and want to be a good neighbor and reduce the glass shattering noise to the bare minimum, or you’re stuck inside a room with faulty windows and the only way out is to break the glass, but you don’t want the neighbors to call the cops thinking that you’re a burglar.

In this neat little guide, we’ll give you some useful tips about breaking your window glass as silently as possible and as safely as possible without making a huge mess out of it. Let’s dig in, shall we?

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CPAP Machine Noise Issues and Noise Reduction Tips

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CPAP machines or Continuous Positive Air Pressure Machines are machines that are used in therapy of sleep apnea.

Patients would wear a face mask that is connected to a pump that provides a natural flow of air into the nasal passages during sleep in order to keep the airway properly opened.

There are a lot of people who suffer from sleep apnea these days but are not diagnosed or do nothing about it. There is much less of those people who actually take some action and use a CPAP machine.

One of the reasons could be that these machines can be very loud and sometimes they don’t just affect you, but your partner or roommate as well.

All of the sucking noises and whistling noises coming from the air in a CPAP machine can be very unpleasant when you want to sleep at night.

Since these machines are meant to help you sleep better, but they are not due to the noise, here are a few tricks that you can use to make them quieter.

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