Why Is My Indesit Tumble Dryer Making a Screeching Noise?

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In a country as rainy as the UK, a tumble dryer stops being a luxury and becomes a necessity. In some households, particularly those with a baby, the tumble dryer is used almost daily. So, if it’s making an unpleasant noise, as well as the worry that it might be…

8 Reasons a Boiler Makes Noise When Switched Off

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Boilers are an essential part of the house, and they are not cheap pieces of kit. So, when they start to make random noises, it is entirely normal to start panicking. But boilers make plenty of noises that are signs of nothing untoward – even when they’re turned off! If…

Are Squeaky Floors a Sign of Termites?

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We’ve all been there; you get up in the middle of the night for a glass of water and jump out of your skin when you hit that creaking floorboard halfway down the stairs! However, aside from the minor nuisance caused by a creaking floorboard, could it be a symptom…

DIY Noise on a Sunday: The Do’s and Don’ts

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Let’s look at the dos and don’ts of doing DIY on Sunday. There’s no denying that our lives seem to have gotten busier. In contrast to previous decades, both members of the household tend to work. Between work, kids, chores and a little leisure time, there’s a real squeeze on…

Why Your Sky Q Box Makes a Loud Fan Noise

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A Sky Q box is common in a lot of UK household. And as with anything electrical, it can become warm, and at times, noisy. A Sky Q box can become noisy due to three reasons: Technology Dirt/Dust and mesh Wi-Fi Why Are Sky Q Boxes Noisy? There are a…

Will Carpet Installers Fix Squeaky Floors?

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Of all the irritating noises in your home, a squeaky floor must be one of the worst. When it strikes, it always seems to be in a high-traffic area you walk over at least ten times a day. If you’re on a different sleep schedule than someone else in the…

Heat Pump Noise: How Noisy Are They?

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Heat pumps are a renewable energy source that is used across mainland Europe and the USA to heat (and cool) homes. Currently, they aren’t popular in the UK, however, this is mainly due to the cost of installation and the UK legislation surrounding the planning permission needed for them, not…

Does Loft Insulation Reduce Noise?

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If you’re using your loft as an office, spare room or anything else, the most obvious thing to consider is whether your existing loft insulation will muffle any sounds sufficiently. After all, it’s very bulky, and mass does matter for soundproofing. If you’re working in the main part of your…

How to Blow Your Nose Quietly: Step by Step

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We’ve all been there before when you’re sitting in a meeting, classroom, airplane or even the bus, and suddenly you get that feeling in your nose. It’s time to blow. But there are people all around you – how on earth do you blow your nose whilst maintaining a shred…

5 Types of PC Buzzing Noise (And How to Fix Them)

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Computers have a lot of components within them, which means there are lots of opportunities for things to break. Often this can cause issues when it comes to the PC’s usability and performance. It can also cause the PC to become noisy, which can be inconvenient and irritating for those…