Noise is an inevitable part of our lives. It’s everywhere around us. That’s why we try to think of as many solutions as possible to control the sound level in our homes.
If you have been with me reading my various tips on soundproofing, you have seen that practically every part of your house can be treated for soundproofing. Doors, windows, machines etc, whatever comes to your mind, you can make it sound more silent.
Here I shall tell you more about noise blocking window film. You will find out what it is and how it works. Moreover, I have found some interesting scientific discoveries on this subject to share with you.Continue reading
I am sure that you are very well familiar with the unpleasant buzz of a power generator.
Alas! We really need them.
If we take into account that we live in a country where power outages are not so unusual and come quite often, we can say that it is common sense to have a power generator at your home.
However handy they may come in the situations of emergencies, they have their own downsides.
The main downside of those power generators, I am sure that you already know, is that they are very loud. And no one wants to have that additional source of frustration when things are already not going as they should.
Imagine going camping. It would really be a downer if the generator was waking you up every night due to its unpleasant sound.
My family and I love camping, so we have had problems with noisy generators for ages! But we have finally found the solution.
For those of you who have found themselves in similar situations, I will try my best to guide you on how to make your generator quieter.
Hopefully, it will save your head, ears, nerves and sleep from that unbearable buzz.
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Everyday life in the modern era is quite convenient, but there are some problems that emerge sooner or later.
One of the problems that a citizen of a nowadays age can encounter is the noise pollution. Now, if you have found yourself here, you are most likely the victim of this problem as well.
Some of the questions that regularly emerge from this common problem are: Can I soundproof my place without construction? How effective is soundproofing? Are there any everyday objects that can help me in soundproofing? How much does it cost to soundproof a room?
Soundproofing sounds like much bigger work than it actually is, and in most of the cases it can be done very easily and it would require no professional help.
Of course, some of the methods require a lot of effort, time, and money, but there are some that are quite affordable and anyone can do them.
This is just our today’s topic: How to Soundproof a Room Cheaply?
So, let’s begin.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
I love my basement. It’s so convenient and allows me to store all sorts of useless junk that my husband and kids want to keep around for no good reason. From old toys to keepsakes that no sane person would hoard, it’s a blessing in disguise to be able to placate them by dumping all the unnecessary garbage in there.
However, there is a problem with it, in the form of some flooding, when the rain gets too intense. It’s because our home is on low land, which anyone with homes or even driveways on such land knows is a risk.
Luckily, we have the sump basin and sump pump that carries any excess water through some piping, away from the basement. This way, we avoid any damage that flooding might cause.
However, a sump pump can be loud and that is why we’ll be discussing some possible reasons for that and what kind of noise they could produce. We’ll also go into how to deal with them precisely.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
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
If you’re someone who loves playing video games, you must know how important it is to keep the volume of your game turned up while playing so that you can really experience all the sound effects, the music, the voices, and get fully invested into the gameplay. However, if you share your apartment with someone – […]Continue reading
With rising popularity, 3D printers have opened a whole new world of possibilities for creative people. It helps them materialize all the unique and fantastic ideas. As expected, the machine with such amazing powers has to be a complex one. And consequently, is a noisy one.
The printer works more and more, turning your dreams into reality, and the sound becomes more noticeable. Some people get used to it, but the others look for solutions how to soundproof a 3D printer. Luckily, there are many solutions! What’s even better, majority of them are affordable, so you can solve the issue in no time! Now let’s take a look at how to reduce noise in a 3D printer!Continue reading
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.Continue reading