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.Continue reading
You finally managed to find that house or apartment you were looking for, being perfect in any sense.
You and your family moved in and everything was just as you imagined. But then it happened – the truth hit you.
Although you had been informed about a train noise, you took it for granted, assuming that it wouldn’t be that much of a problem. Yes, you have a great home now, and yes, the horns and whistles of a train are unbearable.
Although the noise pollution can be a more significant trouble in an urban area, it is always a problem how to deal with the train noise at home when you live near a railroad track, whether in a suburban area or a center of a city.
Noises such as train horn and whistle, although sounded with purpose, could be reduced by certain soundproofing methods to achieve both short-term and permanent solution.
Those who are looking for a noise reduction solution should be aware that it might be needed to employ more than one method if the disquieting noise is immensely loud.
Having in mind all these facts and inconveniences, should you consider selling your dream house and giving up on your home? But why would you do that when you could use some of the following soundproofing solutions and still enjoy your home?Continue reading
Do you like enjoying a swim on these hot, hot days? But is your noisy pool pump making humming noises and ruining your relaxation and pleasure?
Is there a way to stop this ruckus from ruining your nice afternoon swim? Or is your pool pump that loud that it is ruining not only your afternoon relaxation swimming but your naps as well?
And be sure that you are not the only one that is disturbed by the sound of it. Your neighbors can’t wait for the summer to be over, and for their peace to be restored.
That is not a solution, though. The next summer will come, and why else do you have a pool in your backyard, if not to use it to the fullest.
If this problem is familiar to you, then I just might have a few tricks in my sleeve.Continue reading
It may sound confusing, right? How can you soundproof something with blankets? Well, there is a way. Especially if those blankets are soundproof.
Whether you are short with money, or you want the effortless solution, these blankets are a good choice. Of course, if you really want to soundproof something 100%, then you would need to spend a lot of money.
If that’s not the case, and you don’t have that much loud noise that can be easily insulated, you can go with soundproofing blankets. With these blankets you will easily block up to 30% noise.Continue reading
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!Continue reading
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?Continue reading
Whether you are trying to sleep but your upstairs neighbor finds it convenient to vacuum his apartment at 1 in the morning, or you’re studying for a test but the traffic jam outside of your home is so loud that the horns start to resemble the melody of Mozart’s Requiem, you might be desperate for some earplugs.
But as earplugs are sometimes very uncomfortable, either they fall out or they jam tightly in your ear, and let’s not start about how easy it is to lose them, you might want to look for an alternative.
Luckily for you, we’ve thought of some methods you could use to block out the noise and have a great night’s sleep or a peaceful and quiet place to study.Continue reading
Probably every person who lives in a block of flats or an apartment building has had the bad experience of having to listen to some neighbors partying at night or listening to loud music during the day or in the early evening.
Maybe they are arguing or they have many guests who contribute to the loudness that bothers you.
The questions we probably ask ourselves in a situation like this are – will they ever end this torture?
How can I stop them from making so much noise?
Should I complain and what would be the most efficient way to do that?
DO they have to know it was me?Continue reading
Now, the most important question that drives us to some specific methods of soundproofing is: how much will it cost?
In this article, we will try to give you some insights of the soundproofing prices and what every particular method will roughly cost.
Of course, prices differ, and therefore, we will give some average needed for soundproofing a room with a certain method.
All of the methods that we are about to mention are quite affordable and you will not have to spend a fortune on it. After reading, hopefully, you will have a better insight on how to soundproof your room effectively and not spend too much cash on it.
Let’s start with some of the most popular methods of soundproofing a room.Continue reading
Air purifiers play a significant role in decontaminating the indoor environment. The right product reduces pollutants such as smoke, pollen, dust, pet dander and other indoor pollutants. However, a lot of air purifiers can be a little noisy which can create disturbance and uneasiness.
A silent air purifier is the best investment to get rid of the unwanted pollutants. With so many options available in the market, you might often get perplexed as to what to buy. There are a lot of factors that you should consider before buying an air purifier.
In this review, we bring together the 5 best quiet air purifiers that you can buy for your apartment or home. Let us dive into the important facets that you need to look at before buying an air purifier.Continue reading