One thing that 2021 taught me is that working at home can be a real nightmare. With blue light always oozing from my screen, tons of caffeine and noisy neighbors, the last thing I needed was annoying creaks coming from my bed every single time I moved on it.
My friends, a squeaking bed can be worse than a bad night’s sleep and if you want to get rid of this problem, try out the following.
Find The Cause
Step 1: The box spring is the wooden foundation that sits beneath the mattress. Remove the mattress and box spring from the bed frame and place them on the ground.
Step 2: Check to see whether the squeaking is coming from the mattress. Before you begin working on the bed frame, you should rule it out as the source of the squeaking. Get on the mattress and move about a little; if it squeaks, the mattress is to blame.
Step 3: Check to see whether the squeaking is coming from the box spring. Apply pressure to the box spring’s top and shift it around. If you hear squeaking, the problem is most likely caused by the box spring rather than the bed frame.
Step 4: Listen carefully when you rock the bed frame’s posts. Squeaking can occur where the posts connect to the rest of the bed frame, so rock each post separately. Attempt to determine the specific position of the squeaking.
Step 5: Rock the slats on the bed frame’s foundation. The metal or wooden planks that run from one side of the bed frame to the other are known as slats. They’re what keep the mattress and box spring in place. Put pressure on the slats to check whether they’re the source of the squeaking.
Time To Stop The Squeaking
Step 1: Gather the appropriate tools for the section of the bed frame you’re working on. Examine the place where the squeaking is coming from to discover what is holding the bed frame together. If it’s a screw, grab a screwdriver of the same size. You’ll need a wrench if it’s a bolt.
Step 2: Tighten up the squeaky joint. Sometimes a squeaky bed frame is caused by a loose part. Before you disassemble the bed frame, tighten any screws and bolts in the region where the squeaking is coming from. When you can’t turn them anymore, you know they’re tight enough.
Step 3: If you’re having difficulties tightening a bolt, use a washer. Suppose you can’t get a bolt to tighten all the way against the frame, use a washer between the frame and the bolt to fill the gap.
Step 4: If the squeaking continues, disassemble the joint. Loosen and remove the bolts or screws that are keeping the joint together. Put any loose nuts or screws in a plastic bag to avoid losing them. Disassemble the two sections of the bed frame that form the junction.
Step 5: Lubricant should be applied to every surface where the two portions of the joint come into touch, including any fasteners, hooks, or flat surfaces.
Step 6: Reattach the bed frame Replace all of the screws and bolts that were removed and tighten them using your tools. Make sure they’re all the way tight so you don’t accidentally create extra squeaking.
Step 7: When you rock the bed, check to see whether you can still hear squeaking. If the squeaking persists, try to find out where it’s coming from. If it’s coming from a different joint than the one you worked on, follow the steps again. If the squeaking continues, try tightening the nuts or screws that hold the joint together even further.