In a funny twist of fate, as I was writing this, a construction crew outside my house was cutting into the street with an enormous circular saw for a sewer project. And it was loud.
Similarly, every Monday morning, my neighbor has a guy show up with a gas-powered leaf blower.
The world seems quiet until you hit record; then, you notice everything.
Here's a tip for those facing such situations, particularly when conducting remote interviews ...
If your guest is using a laptop, advise them to take it and their microphone into an internal walk-in closet filled with clothes. The garments will absorb and reroute sound, providing better audio quality than most other places in a home, especially those with lots of glass or hard surfaces, which reflect sound and create reverb. Additionally, the walls between the closet and the outdoors will help dampen external noise.