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creaking or squeaking floorboards using just talcum powder, a screwdriver and a few screws.
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The HomeServe guide to fixing a squeaky floorboard.
Squeaky floorboards are caused by loose boards rubbing against nails, or each other. And boy, is it irritating. It's not too much of a hassle to sort it so here are Homeserve's quick fixes to silence your creaking floor.
You will need:some talcom powder, a damp cloth,a drill, a screwdriver, possible a 50mm screw.
Locating the mischievous floorboard is easy, step on each board one at a time until you hear that annoying 'Eek'. This is your fella.
Sprinkle talcum powder, or flour if you must, around the board and sweep it into the cracks. And a little extra on the nails. The powder will ease the friction between the boards and nails, hopefully eradicating the squeaking. Don't vacuum, but wipe away the excess with a damp cloth.
Screw it down: If the powder trick didn't work, get your drill at the ready. Screw in a 50 mm screw alongside the present nails. You need to put them next to the nails to guarantee they go into a joist and avoiding any pipes and electrics running underneath. The extra fixing will really hold the board in place. No movement, no noise.
That should have done it for you but if you are still having trouble give Homeserve a call.