How do you fix squeaky stairs from above the stairs?
The simplest way to fix squeaky stairs from above is to start with talcum powder or powdered graphite. Apply the powder along all joints of the squeaky stair tread, doing your best to work the powder into the seams between the treads and risers.
Why do my stairs squeak?
The main causes of squeaking stairs are the shrinkage of the timber treads over time, and general wear and tear. The tread(s) can start to rub against the top of the riser causing a squeaking or creaking noise. Any adhesive originally used to bind the treads and risers together may also have become unstuck.
Are squeaky stairs dangerous?
A squeaky stair is bound to happen to anyone. Most of the time, it’s more annoying than permanently damaging. Typically, a squeaky, creaky stair is due to a gap in the stair riser and tread. You can use carpenter glue to fill the space if it’s small enough.29 Jan 2017