Until last week, a section of my son's bedroom floor squeaked. And it creaked. And it even groaned. His bedroom floor is carpeted, and the section in question is positioned exactly in front of his bed. The floor creaked when he got in and out of bed. It squeaked when I made the bed or tucked him in at night. My son said he enjoyed the old house sound. Great if the house were, indeed, historic. But, it's not. Those floors needed an intervention.
At some point last week, I could not take the sound any more. When I investigated, I learned that the squeaky section of floor sits above the kitchen's tray ceiling. Aha. I'll bet that there is a gap at the point where the floor joists and the tray ceiling structure are secured to the sub floor. But, what to do? This is a carpet-covered sub floor that is located in a second floor room. I do not have access to add shims to the joists below. I searching the Internet and, after about ten minutes, I found my solution.
I watched a video, from one of my favorite fix-it shows, that demonstrated how to use a product, Squeeeeek No More Floor Repair Kit, to fix a squeaky floor in a carpeted bedroom. They fixed a squeaky floor in about 30 minutes using the kit and an electric screwdriver.
|Squeeeeek No More parts|
|Squeeeeek No More kit and extra screws arrived Friday.|
|Locate joists in the floor using special drill attachment.|
Note: The tripod fixture (included in the kit) ensures that the screw is set properly into the joist, below the floor line.
|Drill screws into the joist.|
Note: Be careful where you step if you leave the screws in also. They hurt when you step on one.
|We left screws sticking out until we finished setting them all.|
Note: The screws are designed to break below the floor line.
|The tripod fixture snaps head of screw below the wood of the floor.|
|No evidence of the screws on the carpet.|
|Screw heads from screws used in this project.|