Whaddaya do about it? I have a 1926 Craftsman with wood floors that are in very good shape. But sometime in the last 20 years, an insidious squeak began to appear. It is focused on a 5'x5' area in the dining room. It's near the door to the kitchen. Because of my health, I doubt that I could get up a ladder in the basement and try to fix it myself. What are my options? I don't want to do the whole first floor, but I don't know if anyone would even bother coming out for a small, localized area. I also don't know if such an area can be fixed, without doing an entire room or something. I don't sleep more than an hour or two at a time (CIDP), as the pain wakes me. I usually slip out of the room in the middle of the night, and sit in the dining room, surfing on my laptop, while doing exercises and stretches in the hands and legs. I have to be quiet about this, so I don't wake my wife. I don't think it's my imagination that the squeaks are getting louder. She has noticed this, too, at other times. Again, what are my options? This isn't a super big problem. I'm just wondering if there is a non-complicated way of addressing this.