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9 Cheapest Ways to Soundproof a Basement Ceiling

Cost to Soundproof a Ceiling

You are probably wondering whether you really need to soundproof the basement. Well, yes! You actually need to.

For most people, the basement may not be a special room. But there are quite a number of unique ways in which you can use your basement for.

You can turn it into a home office, or even just a chill crib. You can also decide to turn it into the kid’s study room or if you are a bookworm like I am, make it your library!

However you decide to use the basement, it may be just as necessary to make it soundproof as any other room.

Of course, I wasn’t about to spend a lot of money soundproofing the basement since I was only going to be in there for a couple of hours.

The best news about it is that soundproofing your basement does not have to cost you a fortune. With a couple of dollars and a bit of energy, you can turn your basement into a quiet and peaceful haven. Here’s how to do it.

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How To Soundproof Between Existing Floors in 3 Simple Steps

How to Deal with Noisy Upstairs Neighbors

Although achieving an entirely soundproof home is quite possible, for most people, soundproofing between existing floors can be quite difficult.

Say, for example, you live in an apartment building. Your neighbor from either upstairs or downstairs has a tendency to play loud disrupting music every evening. Of course, this could hinder you from having a good night’s sleep. Rather than toss and turn in bed all night long, or confront them and have awkward meetings from then on, you can simply get to work and soundproof the floors yourself.​

Although soundproofing between existing floors can be a bit difficult, it is not that different from other soundproofing projects. The same soundproofing materials are used and the same techniques are applied. You just have to be a bit more careful. If you are looking to block out noise from the rooms above or below, then this article was written for you. Read on to find out how.

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How To Soundproof a Bathroom in 6 Simple Steps

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There are a couple of reasons why you would want to soundproof the bathroom. For one, the flushing and showering can be really distracting to your guests especially if you have the bathroom right next to the living room or dining area.

Unfortunately, modern construction does not really take care of the issue of soundproofing. You can, however, come up with a couple of ways to ensure that the sound in your bathroom does not come out.

Of course, the soundproofing tips can range from really cheap ones to some that are a bit more expensive. Ultimately, you will have to decide on what works best for you.

Here are a couple of things that you can do to soundproof your bathroom.

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PS4 Fan Loud: Guide to Making the Noise Disappear

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Have you ever had a strange feeling that your brand new PS4 sounds as if it’s about to take off? Is your ps4 making loud fan noise? Well, you’re not alone, because that’s what many players noticed.

You will agree it’s a kind of party pooper when you are in the middle of an exciting session. So, let us see what are the most common reasons why this happens and the most important of all, how to fix this issue.

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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 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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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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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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How Loud is too Loud for a Baby?

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For all of you parents out there who are worried about their baby’s health, especially when it comes to the noise, this is rather a common question: How loud is too loud for my baby?

In the world of noise pollution, we are surrounded by the noise anywhere we go. Transportation, parks, even staying in your own home is sometimes too loud, especially if you happen to be living in a big city.

Babies in general are quite sensitive, and so are their ears, so it is of utmost importance to take good care of your infants and their ears, in this matter.

Being unable to take care of its own self, your infant depends solely on you to take care of him/ her and protect him against harmful and loud sounds from all around him. Your purpose, when it comes to this topic, would be to be a guardian against unwanted damage to his/ her delicate ears and hearing.

Therefore, it is highly important to understand the levels of noise that can be harmful and know what they can do.

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