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Reducing noise at home

There are some measures you can take at home to reduce noise levels:
  • Site noisy household equipment ( e.g. washing machines ) away from partition walls
  • When buying a new household appliance ask how noisy it is. If people opt for quiet appliances, manufacturers will make them
  • Perform noisy DIY jobs during normal waking hours. Apologise to neighbours in advance for disturbance and give them an indication of how long it will take. Don’t start drilling early on a Sunday or Bank Holiday morning
  • Keep the volume of TV, radio and music as low as possible, especially late at night. If you want to turn the volume up, use headphones.
  • If your dog barks when left alone, arrange to leave it with a friend or have someone dog sit. Alternatively leave a radio on at low level to keep your dog company
  • If you are having a party, tell your neighbours in advance, and keep noise to a minimum

Date Updated: 17/11/11

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