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Take the ‘squeak’ out of your squeaky floors

By |2018-01-16T02:17:06-05:00September 14th, 2006|Uncategorized|

As you delicately try to tiptoe past that familiar creak in the floor, your foot is inevitably drawn right to it and that terrible squeak is heard, loud as ever, throughout the house. It’s happened to everybody, and at times it wakes up the newborn (or anyone else who’s asleep), interrupts home-office calls, and lets everyone in the house know about your midnight snack run to the fridge.
Sound familiar? If so, you probably assumed a squeaky floor was something you’d have to live with. Contrary to popular belief, however, a squeak in the floor is relatively easy to repair. One product that makes this home improvement so simple is Squeeeeek No More, a squeaky floor elimination kit that works on carpeted, vinyl and hardwood floors.
It used to be that home improvement experts advised only going underneath a floor to fix a creaky floorboard. However, second floors cannot be repaired this way, due to the first floor ceiling. Your grandparents probably advised using talcum powder, liquid wax or powdered soap between the floorboards of that hardwood floor to stop it from squeaking.
With new products like Squeeeeek No more, all of these old-fashioned remedies can be forgotten. There is no need to lift up any carpet or floorboards and the task can be performed on top of the flooring. All it takes is a power drill and the provided hardware from the kit.
Squeaks occur when shrinks and gaps develop around different flooring elements. For example, in most creaky floors, a nail that was used to fasten the floor has become loose and a squeak happens as a result of the nail rubbing on the sub floor. Or it’s a possibility that wooden planks have loosened from the joist below them and are rubbing against one another.
Squeeeeek No More works on carpeted floors by using a tool that will find the location of the floor joists from above the floor. After locating the joists, an alignment and depth control fixture allows you to drill through the carpet with one of the provided screws into the joist where the squeak exists. The screw will tighten the floor planks back onto the joist, without ruining the floor or having to go underneath.
The alignment fixture has a screw gripper on one side that will snap off the screw head. The screw will break off below the surface of the floor, leaving no visible hardware. The squeak is gone and there are no dangerous nails or screws sticking out of the carpet.
Squeeeeek No More will also work on stairs and thick carpet, and is safe to use in new homes, where new builders are constantly called back to remedy creaky floors. Doing away with creaky floors can also be a big aid when it comes time to sell a home. There is nothing more unattractive to prospective homebuyers than noisy squeaks and creaks coming from the floor.
Squeeeeek No More is a good choice for nurseries and bedrooms. Parents with babies or small children will appreciate giving their little ones a good night’s rest, free from loud creaks. More importantly, hungry members of the household will finally be able to reach the refrigerator at midnight without waking up the entire household!
For more information about Squeeeeek No More, call (800) 459-8428 or visit

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