Hacks To Stop The Squeaks And Creeks In Your Home That Drive You Mad

Hacks To Stop The Squeaks And Creeks In Your Home That Drive You Mad

WOOD FLOORS  Seasonal changes may cause wood boards to swell and shrink, resulting in small gaps. When the boards rub against one another, they squeak. To stop the noisy friction try sprinkling baby powder over the squeak and sweep it into the board seems with a dry paintbrush. If the seams are tight , use a thin plastic card. Reapply after mopping the floor.

BED FRAME  First try removing the mattress and using a wrench to tighten any bolts. If the squeak persists. line each slat of the bed frame with mismatched socks, old t-shirt, or other scrap materials before replacing the mattress. This will create a buffer between the mattress and frame and eliminate friction points.

CEILING FAN  Shut the fan off and carefully clean the top of the blades. Even a little dust can affect the fan's balance and make the motor squeak. If any mounting screws are loose , tighten them with a screwdriver. For fans with light fixtures, check that each light bulb is screwed securely. If the squeak persists, consider a basic fan-balancing kit, available at most hardware stores or call a handyman.

DOORS To replenish lubrication for squeaky doors, spray metal hinges with WD-40 or white lithium grease (found in most home stores).

DRAWERS  Rub a plain paraffin or beeswax candle along the tracks. If you don't have a candle, fold wax paper and rub it along the tracks, it's coating will also quell the squeal.

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