Squeaky Stairs: Fix From Above, Below or Through Carpet

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There’s something really frustrating about a squeaky stairs. It announces your arrival into a room or corridor, and it can easily wake up a whole household each time you need to pop to the bathroom during the night. With the wrong staircase and the wrong layout, squeaky stairs can be…

How to Soundproof a Boiler Cupboard (Kitchen or Hall)

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Boilers, whilst essential in a home, can be incredibly frustrating. They are often much noisier than expected, and the noise can travel throughout properties, disturbing you whilst you try to relax – or worse, whilst you try to sleep. A noisy boiler can ruin a good night’s sleep easily, especially…

6 Reasons Your Shower Makes a Loud Humming Noise

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A nice warm shower can be the perfect way to relax after a long day or it can be a lovely peaceful way to wake up in the mornings. But when your shower is creating a loud humming noise, it’s hard to feel anything other than anxious about using it….

5 Ways to Fix a Gurgling Bath (When Toilet Flushed)

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A bath that gurgles when you flush your toilet can be annoying. It might also make you worry that there is something wrong with your plumbing as your bath and your toilet should not be linked, should they? Rest assured that gurgling from your bathtub when you flush your toilet…

Gulp Loud When Drinking? 9 Tips to Gulp Quietly

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You wake up in the morning, pour yourself a cup of coffee, and when you take your first sip, your partner rolls over and asks you if you need a straw. You’ve been told that you make an atrociously loud gulping noise when you drink – and it’s not just…

How to Sneeze Quietly: 6 Ways to Control the Noise

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Sneezing is just one of those things that come with being human. Some of us are lucky enough to sneeze quietly, but if you’re one of the many who sneezes sounds like a bullhorn. We’re guessing you’re reading this because you’ve got the sniffles. Maybe you’re getting over a cold,…

How to Stop Worrying About Noisy Neighbours

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One of the places where we need to feel relaxed and peaceful is in our home. That’s why it is so stressful when that peace is disturbed. Temporary disturbances like local building works or a nearby event are bad enough. When the noise is called by your neighbour, though, it’s…

How to Soundproof a Sliding Door (Glass or Barn)

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While there is plenty of soundproofing advice available relating to doors, most of it applies to standard door soundproofing. Many homes have sliding patio doors, so it can be a weak spot and let a lot of sound into your home. So today, we’re going to look at how to…

How to Make Noisy Neighbours Move (Legally)

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We’ve all been there. You move into your new home. It’s beautiful, it’s clean, and you can’t wait to start living in your new space. Then, a few weeks later, the neighbours start making noise at night. They’re loud, they play music until 4am, and they don’t seem to understand…

How to Stop a Toy Box Lid From Slamming

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Let’s face it, kids love to play with their toys. But if you are going to have a toy box in their room, you need to make sure that the lid doesn’t slam down on their fingers when they close it. This is one of those things that every parent…