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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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7 Best Sound Absorbing Materials to Improve the Acoustics in Your Room

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These days a lot of people have the need to install sound absorption products whether in their house or office or somewhere else. They keep asking me what materials are the most effective for certain situation, and how can you distinguish them.

But why is all of this insignificant? Why would you ever need this?

First of all, the installation of sound absorbing product can contribute to suitable acoustic environment within a space, which is, you could agree, an enjoyable place to be in.

Also, sound absorption is a desirable, or even necessary, solution for schools, sports halls, recording studios, lecture auditoriums, theatres, cinemas, or concert venues.

Therefore, you can find sound absorption anywhere. Since they are so widely used, you should know what types of materials are there and how you can distinguish them.

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How to Reduce Refrigerator Noise (Rattling, Buzzing, Gurgling)

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Is your fridge making a rattling or buzzing noise for which you do not know where they are coming from?

Do you feel like it is scolding you when you get up for a snack in the middle of a night?

It is not something that one wants and buying a new fridge can be a great investment, sometimes even impossible to do at a certain moment.

So, there must be a way to soundproof and/or fix your noisy fridge, right? Of course there is!

A long time ago, when my husband, my boyfriend at that time, first moved in together in a small rented studio apartment, there was a noisy fridge in it, but we couldn’t afford to buy a new one or move to another place again.

However, sleeping was hard, and earplugs were not that comfortable back then.

We had to find a way to fix it or insulate it. It wasn’t easy at first since we knew nothing about soundproofing, but we finally managed, and now I am writing for all of you who ever had the same problem.

You will find some of the common reasons for a noisy refrigerator and how to fix them in the text.

So, let’s get to work!

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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 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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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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How to Fix Loud Laptop Fan Making Noise

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How many times were you annoyed by a too loud laptop fan making noise? Have you ever heard your laptop all the sudden go unbearably loud? Well, this can occur to anyone, no matter how old your machine is.

There can be a lot of reasons causing this problem, but in most of the cases they are all easily solvable and will not take much effort to deal with.

Of course, there are sometimes when the noise can’t be handled due to the laptop’s age. Some parts simply get loose and worn out. Either you can change them, or buy a new laptop. However, before tossing your old laptop to trash, there are some things that you might try in order to reduce the noise of its fan.

Nevertheless, you can use these tactics as well to improve your newer laptop and decrease/prevent the potential noise.

Let’s check out some of the most effective ways of dealing with the annoying buzz of your laptop fan.

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How to Soundproof a Window and DIY Soundproof Window Inserts

Cost to Soundproof a Window

A few years ago, my teenager son and his friends decided to start a band. Somehow, without my consent, it was decided that my garage would be the band practice location.

Of course, I was not amused by all the noise that got out of the garage and into other rooms in the house. The fact that my home office was located right next to the garage only made it worse for me.

I could not get any work done as long as the band was practicing, which was every other day, for two hours after school!

I set about soundproofing the rooms and I was impressed by the amount of noise reduction I was able to achieve. I, however, noticed that occasionally, some noise from the garage would get into the house through the windows.

It was then that I decided to soundproof my windows…

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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 Door: 11 Best Ways to Make it Happen!

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Most homeowners are usually passionate about taking on soundproofing projects. They, therefore, will spend so much time, energy and sometimes money trying to soundproof their homes.

What most people do not realize, however, is that the doorway tends to be one of the most usual ways to let sound into your house or room.

Rather than ignore it, the doorway should be one of the first places to undertake a soundproofing project. The best news is that it doesn’t even have to be expensive.

When I decided to soundproof the rooms in my house, I was not particularly interested in the doorways. However, the need to soundproof the doorway to my home office quickly arose.

Anyone who works from home will tell you how important it is to have a suitable working environment. Any noise, even the smallest of sounds will be a distraction, and you may end up not being productive for an entire day.

Having soundproofed my home office’s windows, I realized some sound was getting in through the doorway especially when everyone else was moving about in the hallways. I set out to soundproof the doorway to my office and the results were more than what I had hoped for.

In this article, we will take a look at some of the easy steps you can take to soundproof your doorway.

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