Mobile home owners are familiar with a strange noise that comes from the floors of their homes. You don’t have to put up with the creaking and noise that occurs every time someone walks across the floor.
Crawling beneath the house with a wrench and tightening the lag bolts that hold the house to its metal frame will sometimes fix them (at least temporarily). You can try pushing screws through the carpet and into the floor joists if the squeak is under a carpeted area.
To locate and repair your squeaky mobile home floor, follow these instructions.
Step 1: Determine the source of the noise.
Inside the house, walk the floor with a helper to locate all of the floor squeaks. Using a piece of masking tape, make a mark on them.
Step 2: Look for Squeaks Beneath the Mobile Home
Then cut a hole under your house, put on your coveralls, grab your flashlight and ratchet, and enter.
The lag bolts are about 12-inches apart and are located beneath the mobile house. To establish which lag bolt has to be tightened, go to the first steel frame and have your assistant walk along the first designated spot.
Step 3 – Tighten the Lag Bolts
Tighten the lag bolts with the ratchet. Ask your assistance to keep standing on the floor while tightening the bolts until you don’t hear any more squeaks. Continue in this manner until all of the marked areas have been completed.
Step 4: Examine the Floors
After you’ve tightened the lag bolts, walk around your mobile home’s whole floor to see if there are any additional squeaks.