How to Soundproof a Hole in the Wall: 6 Easy and Cheap Ways

How to Soundproof a Hole in the Wall

If you are hearing that annoying sound and you finally decide to do something with it, then there are several things that you should know.

Namely, most of the people rush into decisions of spending a lot of money for soundproofing without even checking the real problem.

Most of the time, the very problem can be a hole in the wall. Yes, you heard it! The tiniest hole can obstruct your sleep just like that.

When my family and I moved into a new apartment, we rushed into some decisions about soundproofing the whole room without even seeking for the real problem.

So, we spent a lot of money for some unnecessary methods of soundproofing instead of finding out first what the problem is. Finally, when we have done soundproofing some parts, we found out some little holes in the wall that made a problem much bigger than it seemed.

Therefore, the first thing to know about soundproofing is to go step by step. Your priority should be to inspect first and just afterward commit to the solution.

Inspect for the holes, as they might be the biggest problem (in most of the times).

Also, solving this problem is much easier than any other method of soundproofing. Nevertheless, you will spare some money. Of course, some methods are pricier than others, but all in all, soundproofing the holes is the cheapest among all soundproofing methods.

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Pipe Soundproofing: How to Quiet Noisy Pipes

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Living in an old house with a bad piping system can really be something dreadful, for both you and your whole family.

If you ever had to hide from your family in the morning because of waking them up in the middle of a night just because you simply flushed, or if your children have ever asked you to postpone your shower because they have to study hard for an important exam and they wouldn’t want to be distracted by the wailing sound of the pipes, you are certainly aware of the importance of soundproofing them.

It sounds rather hard to insulate the noise coming from within the walls.

If you have been living with this problem for a longer time, I am sure that you are just like a bunny and that you easily get jumpy on even the smallest of sounds.

Noisy pipes can affect the overall quality of your life. You can’t concentrate, you can’t read or study and sleeping can also be hard if someone has to go to the loo.

The cause of wailing pipes can be quite complex, and I will be listing some soon enough, but all in all, I will be telling you more about how to find a solution to this unpleasant problem.

Now, let’s start with some of the reasons for noisy pipes and then proceed with the easy and cheap guide with instructions on how to soundproof loud piping in your home.

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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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Noise Pollution Effects and Causes: What Can You Do?

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Wherever we look around, we cannot help thinking about the huge problem of environmental pollution. Even though some people do their best to keep things clean and be eco-conscious still there are those who simply don’t care a whit!

But, if we use our ears instead of eyes, could we still talk about pollution?

ABSOLUTELY!

Even though this is not a visible type of pollution, it is very present in all aspects of our lives, which is why we have to raise awareness on the subject. My article here will try to give a better insight into this problem by defining it, listing the types, causes, and effect, along with some practical tips.

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Degrees of Hearing Loss: Types, Detection and Protection

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Have you ever wondered why your neighbors make so much noise? That is what I do during the late hours of no sleep time that have been influenced by my noisy neighboring couple.

There are so many possible reasons why they are so loud, like they do not care about others, or they are doing it in spite of me. Then it hit me, it isn’t personal, it is because of their hearing deficiency.

They are both at a certain age, so their communication has been based on making additional noise during speaking, working, playing music etc.

Through the sense of hearing, we refer toward external environment, learning speech, and communicating. The hearing deficiency represents an issue that effects on both personal and interpersonal level.

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Electronic Hearing Protectors: All You Need to Know About

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Whether your profession demands of you to wear hearing protectors or you are simply a person who enjoys hunting, I believe this article will help you decide whether you want to get passive hearing protectors or electronic ones.

We will explain what are the differences between these two types of hearing protectors and why are in some cases electronic protectors better, even though they are much more expensive. But as I like to say: “Quality over quantity!”

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What is the Effect of Double Hearing Protection?

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Have you ever been enjoying the time with your family and suddenly felt the urge to get away and enjoy silence for a moment or two? I know I did. Especially, when the little cousins are around and cause too much noise with their toys and yelling.

And, if they can cause a headache in just half an hour, imagine what an industrial machine can do to your ears and health.

Human hearing is sensitive and, if it’s not treated well, it can cause a lot of pain and problems.

When I was a student working on a part-time job where there were a lot of machines, compressors, etc. the noise was inevitable and every time I went home, I was feeling stressed and nervous, but when I looked back on my day, I had no obvious reasons to be like that.

So, I did a little research, and I somehow found out that exposure to the noise can be very harmful to hearing and health in general.

Where there are a lot of people – there is a lot of noise. Unfortunately, people often don’t know or are not aware of how much noise they cause with just a normal conversation. But we can’t make them quiet, am I right? So, let’s focus on what we can do, and that is protecting ourselves.

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Active Noise Cancellation: All You Need to Know About This Technology

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The world is so full of sounds, both wanted and unwanted. But somehow the more we want to enjoy those wanted ones, the more those unwanted noises interfere.

What do we do?

As a result, we tend to be more creative in thinking about how to deal with noise. There are many ways to categorize that “battle” against noise. For example, active and passive ways. Speaking of active noise cancellation, let’s give a better look at what it is.

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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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Soundproofing and Sound Absorption: What’s the Difference?

soundproofing vs sound absorption

Recently, especially since I have started this blog, more and more people come to me asking for an advice. In this manner, I get a lot of questions about soundproofing and sound absorption, what is best to apply, how it can be done, but mostly regarding the difference between the two of them.

I understand that it can be confusing but there is a major difference between soundproofing and sound absorption.

Usually, when people have a problem with unwanted noise, they want the sound that is being made inside the room to keep it in the room or they want to prevent the sound from entering the room. This is commonly known as soundproofing.

On the other hand, people may want to reduce the echoing or reverberation of the sound within the room. Namely, they are looking for an installation of sound absorption.

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