How to Repair a Squeaky Mobile Home Floor
There is a peculiar noise that comes from mobile home floors that mobile home owners commonly experience. You do not have to suffer the constant squeaking and noise every time someone walks on the floor. Follow these steps to locate and fix your squeaky mobile home floor.
Step 1 - Identify the Location of the Noise
Identify the location of the squeak on your mobile home floor. To do so, walk on the floor and mark the areas where there is a noise with a marker or masking tape.
Step 2 - Identify the Squeaks Underneath the Mobile Home
Armed with your flashlight, go under your mobile home. Generally, the squeaks will be located along the steel frame of the home. Once you are ready, ask a helper or friend to walk along the marked areas on the floor.
Underneath the mobile home, you will find the lag bolts that are spaced about 12-inches apart. Go to the first steel frame and have your helper walk along the first marked space until you can determine which lag bolt needs to be tightened.
Step 3 - Tighten the Lag Bolts
With the ratchet, tighten the lag bolts. While tightening the bolts, ask your helper to keep stepping on the floor until you do not hear any more squeaks. Repeat this process until all of the marked areas are done.
Step 4 - Check the Floors
After you have tightened the lag bolts, double check if there are any more squeaks by walking on the entire floor of your mobile home.