Author Topic: Soundproofing downstairs humming sound  (Read 4440 times)


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Soundproofing downstairs humming sound
« on: March 11, 2011, 03:47:28 PM »

I recently began renting a top floor apartment with all wood floors.  The problem I'm having is that at night in my bedroom I hear a constant, low volume (possibly low frequency) humming sound (sounds electrical in nature) from the apartment below me.  With my ear to the floor I believe the sound is coming from the downstairs apartment bedroom ceiling fan.  I cannot make any permanent changes to my apartment as I am a renter.  Would just a thick area rug absorb the vibrations?  If not, could I place MLV under an area rug? Thanks for your time and this forum!! 

Randy S

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Re: Soundproofing downstairs humming sound
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2011, 05:54:26 PM »
Your whole wood floor would be the speaker so to speak so just putting mlv under you bed might yield some reduction, however this sounds like a 60 cycle hum which is very annoying to some people and you might be better off just running a a floor fan on low to cancel the hum you hearing.