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How to Sleep with Noisy Roommates: 11 Best Tips

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Having roommates is sometimes pretty annoying thing, right? It’s most common to have them in your dorm, but you might find yourself in this environment not only in this situation.

So, as a former student I can totally understand the perks of being one, as well as the cons that come with it. The biggest problem was with those roomies being so loud. I couldn’t sleep, or concentrate on my studies whatsoever.

Usually, rooms are small and sometimes, even if you have good, sensible roommates, they might be unintentionally noisy. Sometimes it takes only one moment to ruin your sleep and therefore, your mood for the next day.

Do not despair; there are several things that can be done in order to save your dreams and help you get enough of sleep.

Most of the tips will help you sleep better, but it depends only on your preferences which one will suit the situation best.

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Quieten The Nursery: How to Soundproof a Baby’s Room

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When it comes to your baby, you definitely want the best for them. Whether you are a first-time parent or not, the mere thought of having a baby in the house can be both an exhilarating and terrifying feeling at the same time.

You certainly want everything to be ready when the baby arrives. Setting up the baby’s nursery is undoubtedly one of the most important preparations new parents look forward to. From picking up the right colors to the right toys and even the perfect decorations, the nursery is a big deal.

Although it may not seem as necessary, soundproofing the nursery is important. This is where your baby will be spending most of their time. You, therefore, need to ensure that it is as peaceful as it can get. Soundproofing the baby’s room also works both ways.

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Fuel Pump Making Whining Noise: Reasons Why & How to Quiet It

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Electric or mechanical, a fuel pump is an essential part of all vehicles nowadays. It’s a device that transfers fuel from the gas tank to the engine or carburetor. Once you hear some unusual sounds when your vehicle is operating, like high-pitched whining or buzzing, be sure that something’s wrong with the fuel pump.

When a fuel pump doesn’t work properly, severe damages to the internal car parts may occur, which is why you need to diagnose and fix the issue ASAP.

In this article, I shall tell you more about how the fuel pump actually works, what are the most common reasons for malfunctions, and of course, the most important, how to quiet the pump.

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How to Soundproof a Laundry Room Door for under $50

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Laundry rooms do make our lives much easier. I mean, getting all those clothes clean in a matter of minutes not only saves our time but our energy as well.

But let’s face it:

The noise from the laundry room can be pretty distracting. Imagine you are relaxing in the house, trying to read a book or catch up on the latest episodes of your favorite show. To save time, you decide to put the laundry into the washer. The noise from the laundry room is so loud, you will probably not be at peace till the laundry is done.

When the noise gets too unbearable, you will start to consider options. Getting a new, quieter washer may be a great idea, but why go to the trouble of all those expenses?

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How to Reduce Treadmill Noise in an Apartment

How to Reduce Treadmill Noise in an Apartment

​​Treadmills are something that every one of us is very familiar with.

Whether we have used it, or only seen it only on a TV program, we know what it is and how it works and, of course, how good it can be.

If you like to take care of your health and like to be physically active, then you have certainly ran on a treadmill and you know how loud it can be sometimes.

I have completely stopped using mine when it began to make so much noise. And that meant that I completely forgot about doing some exercises. Not healthy at all!

So I decided to find a way to reduce the noise and make it quieter; for my own sake and the sake of my family.

I found out that the main problem with the noise was the impact noise. Whenever my feet touched the treadmill, it would bang, and it was like that with every step.

The faster I ran, the louder the noise got.

Not only was that the impact noise from my running, but the noise was coming from the motor, and that squeaking from the mat.

But before I list a few things that can make your treadmill quieter, let’s give a look at why they actually make those squeaking noises.

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How to Soundproof a Home Office: 10 Ways that Work!

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Working from home can be great. You get to be your own boss and determine how long you actually work.

However, any noise, however little, can be quite distracting. For you to get work done, your home office should be able to block out as much noise as possible.

When I quit my job to work from home a few years ago, the biggest challenge I faced was all the noise in the house. The kids were a ruckus and that meant I couldn’t get much done from my home office.

It was then that I decided to soundproof my home office. I took a couple of the steps I have highlighted in this article and of course, the outcome was amazing. I have added a few other steps you can take should the ones I took not work for you.

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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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Chimney Wind Noise? How to Stop Wind Blowing Down Chimney

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A chimney might be a really problematic area when it comes to soundproofing. Well, not that much for soundproofing as much as like source of the noise.

There are several types of noises that you can hear through your chimney. Firstly, you can hear the wind, scratching and banging noise coming down through the chimney.

Secondly, the chimney is like a resonating box of the guitar. It’s hallowed and a great sound transporter. If the walls happen to be thin then you might hear the noise coming from other room through the chimney- just like the noise from ventilation.

However, there are several simple solutions to your problem. I recommend you to go with the 1st and 2nd one, and save the third one if previous two fail to soundproof.

I have stopped chimney wind noise in my house and I got only to the first 2 methods- they did the job just fine. The last one is the most reliable, but luckily, I didn’t need it for my problem.

Now, let’s check out these 3 methods to soundproof your chimney.

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Soundproofing a Garage Workshop: 8 Simple Ways How-To

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No matter if you are a serious carpenter that makes a living from his honest job or just a crafter out of a hobby, you have to keep in mind one thing: those who are supposed to enjoy your work the most, usually don’t.

Can you imagine the dread on your wife’s, children’s or neighbors’ faces whenever you step into your workshop? Just by thinking about your table saws and jigsaws would make them all pale and running for something to cover their ears with.

And now imagine that you can step into your workshop at any time of day (or night?) and not have to think about disturbing anyone else?

Much better picture, isn’t it?

At one point, I became sick of constant complaining of my neighbors, and my kids’ questions “Mommy, why does Daddy have to be so loud?”, so I have decided to find a solution once again and soundproof his workshop.

And here are some tips and tricks that you can use to make your ears be thankful to you.

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Guide to Soundproofing Boiler Room and Stop It Making Noise

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Our family playroom is placed in our basement. We normally spend a fair amount of time in it: watching TV, movies or just playing with the youngest member of our family.

But we had one problem. Since this family area is right next to our boiler room, there are many sounds that are disturbing whatever we are trying to watch.

Our first solution was to spend all of our family time in our living room, which is placed on top of our boiler room.

This wasn’t the best solution to our problem. The noise our boiler was making was still coming through our ceiling.

Even though it wasn’t as loud, it was still pretty annoying and bothered us when we were just trying to relax in front of the TV.

When that boiler kicks in, we weren’t able to find a single room on our first floor where we couldn’t hear it.

I don’t know about your preferences, but even if you are not spending that much time in your basement, the noise your boiler is making can impact your life upstairs.

If you are tired of hearing those annoying sounds on a daily bases, I have a solution for you.

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