Category Archives for "Soundproofing Tips"

Soundproofing Ceiling Speakers: Easy Noise Reduction Techniques

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Aren’t home theaters just the best?

Although not all of us can afford them, there is no denying the fact that the movie-watching experience in a home theater if far more superior to watching movies on your laptop or TV. The sound, the video quality, the size of the screen, everything is better.

Now, when it comes to sound, you know how important it is to have quality speakers. However, these speakers are quite massive and they have loads and loads of cables, and sometimes that just negatively affects the look of the room.

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How to Install a Door Sweep for Noise Reduction

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One of the good ways to get some quiet and a nice rest with your faulty doors is to install a sweep at the bottom of it. These sweeps are easy to put and have a few more benefits besides noise reduction itself.

Even though most of the people use it for improving heating efficiency by installing it on their front door, it is perfect if you have a 3-month-old screamer in the room next to yours. The thing is, my baby used to wake up every 4 hours until the age of one and that was driving us crazy.

My husband and I realized that we have to switch on the position of a guardian every few days so that the other one can get some rest. But boy, did she have some vocal cords. You could hear her on the next floor, let alone next room!

It was a true nightmare until we found out about door sweeps and that they can actually help a lot with noise reduction, and not only thermal isolation. And on top of that, they are very easy to install, no matter the type you are using.

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How to Soundproof a Room From Outside Noise

How to Soundproof a Room From Outside Noise

When in the comfort of your home, you certainly want to enjoy the peace and quiet. However, this may not always be the case especially if you live near a busy street or in an apartment building.

Noise from outside and from the neighbors can be quite distracting especially at night when you just need some rest.

Although there are hardly any places to live where there isn’t much noise, you do not have to put up with it.

The good news is that you can soundproof just about any room from outside noise. With these simple steps below, you should be able to have a noise-free room within a short time.

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How to Soundproof a Mobile Home: The Ultimate Guide

How to Soundproof a Mobile Home

Mobile homes are something really nice and practical, and quite popular nowadays. Traveling around the globe, but with your house with you is truly something to wish for.

However, life on wheels is not all strawberries and rainbows. It has its problems as well.

One of the problems that follows you wherever you go when it comes to mobile homes is the very sound insulation.

When it comes to soundproofing, there are 2 golden rules that you would have to respect if you want to have your peace. These are:

1. Make your weak structure dense (doors, walls, windows, etc.)

2. Fill in all of the gaps that you can find (between doors and door frames, etc.)

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How to Fix a Noisy Garage Door: 8 Easy Ways

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Our garage walls have seen so many different things. When we first moved in, it was a place for my husband’s “Do It Yourself” weekend projects. Later we bought our first car, so that became its main purpose. Over the last few months, our garage is our sons’ favorite place to practice drumming.

No matter what you use your garage for, we can agree that there is nothing more irritating than a noisy garage door. If you are coming home late after the night in town, you don’t want all your neighbors to hear you.

All that squeaking is not amusing at all. In this article, I will give you some useful tips and hacks on how to overcome this problem. So let’s just skip to the main part!

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How to Block Snoring Noises and Have a Peaceful Sleep

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If you have a partner that snores loudly, and you are a light sleeper like I am, then it can be very hard for you to sleep through a whole night peacefully and without waking up.

In my case, my husband is a very deep sleeper and a committed snorer.

It has been hard to sleep next to him, and I often found myself lying there in the middle of the night, looking at the ceiling, and wondering what did I do to deserve this.

Running to another room was not an option. It would solve the problem for that night, but it is not a long term-solution.

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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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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 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 Office Cubicle and Block Out Noise at Work

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Working in an office cubicle can sometimes be challenging. Have you ever noticed in any brokers’ movie the way in which they communicate over the telephone underneath their own working desks?

That’s because sometimes, the only way to possibly reduce some background noise is by isolating yourself beneath your desk.

I have found myself in similar situations dozens of time! I’ve tried this trick, and it worked, for some time.

However, I couldn’t keep hiding below the table whenever I was making a call, or just in a need of silence.

That’s when I started searching for a real, permanent solution. Now, I will try to help you with a few simple solutions that I have tried myself, as well as other possible steps for soundproofing your office cubicle.

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