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Noisy Footsteps? Here’s How to Make Heels Quieter

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Many women derive pleasure in the click-clack sound of their high-heels as they walk down the hallways. High-heels are undeniably classy and professional, and they invite admirations from onlookers.

However, they can be annoying, especially if you’re working in highly conservative corporate places where silence is a priority. Imagine walking on a wood floor or in a hospital ward with patients sleeping that how annoyed patients can be.

Well, since you came here I am certain you’re a responsible woman wanting to silence her heels from the annoying click-clack sound. I’ve been there too, so, I made a research about effective solutions which I reviewed hereunder to also help you overcome the noisy heels.

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How to Soundproof a Wall Cheaply: 6 Affordable Ways!

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Are you short with money? Do you lack some peace due to outdoor noise? Then, this is the right place to be.

As a mother of two, I was once short with money, and I needed some fast solution to my problem. The problem was thin walls of my nursery room.

My baby couldn’t sleep due to neighbors’ noise, therefore, neither could I. It was devastating and annoying to wake up in the middle of the night every single night for about 2 weeks.

Whenever I complained to my neighbors about being so loud, they would apologize and promise not to do the same thing again. Of course, that didn’t happen.

Luckily enough, I knew some tricks about soundproofing the walls and when I realized that they don’t give a damn about waking up my baby every night, I decided to act.

Since I was short with the money, my potential actions were limited. I started digging and found some solutions worth mentioning. Read on to learn more.

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Does Soundproofing Paint for Walls and Ceilings Work?

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One of the biggest questions in the world of soundproofing is the one about soundproofing paint. Does it work? Well, it depends. Basically, it works great at some certain noise levels.

Since my house needed an arrangement, painting, and soundproofing, I figured it out and gave a try. Long story short, this soundproofing paint did the job. No matter how strange it sounds, it can work in certain situations.

For example, if the noise that is coming from the other room is not that loud, then why would you waste money on some foam panels, blankets, and curtains when a simple soundproofing paint can do the job just fine?

Simply put, the soundproofing paint is a two-in-one solution to your problems. It will simultaneously decrease the noise level and help you redesign your room. Nevertheless, there are a lot of benefits coming from this paint.

It’s true, it demands a bit of your time and effort, but the whole procedure is quite worth. Now, let’s learn some basics about soundproofing paint when to use it, how does it work, and finally, how to achieve the best results with soundproof paint.

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How to Quiet a Noisy Lifter: Can Noisy Lifters Cause Damage?

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If you are into cars, you are very well familiar with what a lifter is.

The purpose of a lifter is to keep your engine quieter and at the same time to improve the performance of it and ensure long a healthy life of the engine.

The fact is that they are made to keep the engine quiet and to be quiet themselves. However, sometimes lifters can go faulty too and start making unnecessary noise, that is surely not something that should happen.

Sadly, this is not a rare problem. It can occur rather often in older cars and in those cars that have a really large mileage. And not to mention the cases when the car itself is not serviced regularly.

The noise that they are producing can vary. It can last from just a few moments to the full time of a motor running.

The noise that a faulty lifter can produce is usually just simple ticking or tapping, but when it happens constantly, it can be really annoying.

Just remember the tapping of water from a leaky faucet. It is not much when you look at it, but when you have to listen to it; it is even more than annoying.

Now, not that the tapping and ticking sounds of a faulty lifter are just annoying, but they can also cause or be a symptom of more serious problems on your car. If you do not take care of it in time, your engine might get seriously damaged.

For this reason, I have listed four simple and common things that might cause a noisy lifter and I have also given you some of the solutions to the problem.

But let’s first give a quick look at the damage it can cause and how harmful it can be.

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How to Soundproof a Wall Between Apartments (Without Construction)

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Do you have problems with the noise coming through the walls of your apartment? If that’s the case, then you might be looking into the right direction.

You might be living next to a couple of students who like to party even on work days. Or you just don’t feel comfortable listening to your neighbors’ conversations. Or they might have a washing mashing which is banging on the wall.

All of these, and much more are very unpleasant when it comes to sharing a wall with anyone, and you might have started to think about solutions to this problem.

When I had my first child, we’ve been living next to a family who had a very loud dog. It was barking occasionally, even in the middle of the nights, and it just happened that all of our bedrooms had shared walls with this family.

We were often waking up at night from the noises of loud barking and my child even started to get scared of this sound.

Naturally, we had to find the solution to this problem. We started looking here and there, we tried several different methods. Some of them worked, and some of them didn’t.

So, here are some of the fantastic solutions that helped me solve different soundproofing problems over the years

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How to Build a Soundproof Box for a Generator in 8 Simple Steps

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We live in a place where natural disasters are not unknown, and they often lead to power outages.

Well, now, no one likes to be left in dark, is it right? And for that reason, power generators might come in very handy to us.

They are often used during and after power outages, while we are waiting for everything to get back on its feet again.

Subsequently, another inconvenience might show up. Generators can be very loud.

Just imagine the situation: a natural catastrophe occurs; there is an almost inevitable power outage; you are already frustrated and irritated enough, but you have remembered that you have a power generator in your house; so you find it, turn it on, and it starts buzzing like crazy.

Not very convenient now, is it?

Well, there are a few things that you can do.

First resolution to a buzzing power generator is buying a soundproof box for your generator. Alas, these generator quiet boxes are very expensive.

Yet, there is another resolution that I will be telling you about today. And that resolution is building your own soundproof box for a generator.

So, let’s begin from the scratch.

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7 Types of Loud Neighbors and How to Deal with Them

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Every one of us has that one neighbor. You know what kind of neighbor I am talking about. The kind which either makes a lot of trouble or just simply tries to be as annoying as possible.

Whether they yell, laugh loudly, talk out loud, sing or play an instrument, these types of neighbors can sometimes make us feel very angry if we are tired or very happy when we are sad.

In this article, I will try to class all types of neighbors and make suggestions of how to deal with any of the types, so strap in and let’s begin.

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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 to Soundproof a Dog Crate and Stop Dog Barking in Kennels

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I have always been a dog person (Well, that is an understatement, seeing as I have five of them at the moment). Usually, I prefer adopting them while they are still puppies so that I have all the time to get attached to them and teach them a couple of tricks.

Dogs are just loveable creatures and most households will own one as a pet at some point or another. However, the one annoying thing, besides cleaning up after them, is the constant whining and barking especially when they are still pups.

With my first two puppies, I had to go through the torture of their barking and whining. It was so bad that I even considered giving them away. The whining was especially terrible at night as I prefer not to bring them to bed with me.

While trying to find a solution to all the noise, I stumbled upon the dog crates. The fact that I could make them soundproof seemed very lucrative and I immediately bought one. I worked on soundproofing it further and I loved the results.

Although you can not make the dog crate 100% soundproof, it certainly helps in reducing the noise levels in your house.

If the barking and whining of your adorable creature get on your nerves, then this article will be of great help to you. Here’s how you can solve your problem.

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Noisy Neighbors Revenge: 10 (Harmless) Ways to Get Them to Be Quiet

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Did you ever wake up from your peaceful sleep because of the sudden abominable noise coming from your neighbor’s house/apartment?

Have you ever tried to take a nap, or enjoy some peace and quiet after a long day at work, with a cup of tea and a book in hand, only to be thwarted by the banshee-like wail of your leaf blower? If that is the case, then, my audio-tormented brothers and sisters, I feel your pain.

But why should you suffer under the yoke of your noisy neighbors? It is time for some well-deserved retribution, and in this text, we will offer you some creative yet harmless ideas to do so. It’s time for the Empire to strike back!

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