squeaking stairs? Fix it with a stair screw specially designed!
How to fix a creaky staircase with a special screw and immediately provided with a non-slip strip.
Are you planning to refurbish your stairs because it gives a lot of creaking noises, there is now a great product to do this. There is a squat screw that you install locally at the top of the stair step. You do this by drilling a 14mm hole up to the riser.
Using an Allen key, turn the squeezing screw in the stair step until you encounter resistance. in this way you remove all slack from the stair step and the riser. Bending the stair step often causes this creaking sound, by turning this screw in the stair step, you put pressure on the stair step, as it were, so that it is no longer possible to move (bend) the step. Take a look at this installation video of Stair Care on Youtube.
-staircase has sunk and is no longer level.
-trap has a bad fit in the connections. By shrinkage.
-staircase is painted very badly.
-staircase is poorly fitted.
Stairs have collapsed
To begin with, you must determine whether your stairs have not collapsed and are no longer level. You can easily determine this by placing a spirit level against the pivot (post), to see if it is level and then also check the steps to see if they are still level. If this is not the case, the stairs will have to be straightened again.
Sometimes the stairs have to be jacked up slightly on 1 side. To do this, you must then remove the riser from the first step and carefully try to jack up the stairs under the step with a hydrological jack. Make sure that all paneling has been removed from the stairwell and along the wall. If this is not possible, the staircase will have to be completely replaced. But if it does work, use wood filler plates to fill in the difference.
Stair has bad passing
The nests (notches) in the side of the stringer and stair spindle are too large and give considerable gaps and cause play in the connection. Probably caused by shrinkage of the wood, here you can try to clamp the stair step by placing wooden wedges with glue or placing a crack screw.
This puts pressure on the step because when screwing in, the cracking screw fills up the space that has arisen in the connection. The squat bus is fairly easy to install with a speed drill. You drill a 14mm hole up to the riser and then turn this squat bus with an Allen key in the stair step up to the riser.
Once the stairs are creak-free again, simply stick our anti-slip tape over the holes for a nice finish and you also have good anti-slip right back.
Stairs are badly painted
It is possible that the stairs were not properly pre-treated during the last paint job. If you are going to paint the stairs again, you have to scratch out the cracks well and vacuum clean and then seal it with a flexible sealant. If this is the case, it is worth trying to scratch the cracks clean as much as possible, cut with a sharp knife and then generously spray a sewing machine oil in the cracks.
Stairs are poorly mounted
You can easily determine this, check the risers whether they are screwed on properly. You can also check whether the stairs are properly secured against the wall. You can remove the closing slat for this and see whether a good wall bolt has been used for mounting with a rubber ring between the stair string and the wall. This prevents contact noises and settling of the stairs. If this is not the case, you can try to place a thin wedge at the back between the wall and the stairs and thus put the stairs back on tension.
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- Anti-slip strips which types are there?
- Painting your stairs as a renovating project
- Create an industrial look for your stairs
Blog writer: Dennis