To stop a subfloor under a carpet from squeaking without having to remove the carpeting, use a kit such as the one from Squeeeeek No More which includes a long screw to find the floor joist.

Next, use the guide to drive a special screw that pulls the subfloor down tight against the floor joist, then can be broken off below the surface of the carpet. Watch this video to find out more.

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Stopping a squeaky floor under carpet begins with finding the floor joists beneath the surface. This kit includes a long screw which is only threaded for the first inch. When you drive it into the floor, it won’t back out without pulling on the washer if there’s no joist there. When you find the spot, you set the kit’s guide over it, and drive in their special screws. The guide stops the screw at the proper depth so you can snap it off beneath the surface, holding the subfloor tight and stopping the squeak with no fasteners visible at all.

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Danny Lipford


Danny Lipford is a home improvement expert and television personality who started his remodeling business, Lipford Construction, at the age of 21 in Mobile, Alabama. He gained national recognition as the host of the nationally syndicated television show, Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford, which started as a small cable show in Mobile. Danny's expertise in home improvement has also led him to be a contributor to popular magazines and websites and the go-to source for advice on everything related to the home. He has made over 200 national television appearances and served as the home improvement expert for CBS's The Early Show and The Weather Channel for over a decade. Danny is also the founder of 3 Echoes Content Studio,, and Checking In With Chelsea, a décor and lifestyle blog.

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