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how do you stop a metal bed from squeaking

Metal bed frames can often be a source of noise, especially when they’re starting to get a bit older. Certainly, it can become a vast annoyance in your life when it’s left for long enough until you just can’t take it anymore. So, what do you do? We’re going to give you our top tips on how to stop your metal bed frame from squeaking…

Do metal bed frames squeak?

Yes sometimes, normally after a fair bit of usage. This is not always the case but it definitely can be down to the quality of the bed frame. Even with poorer quality metal bed frames, you can prevent them from disturbing you at night.

How do you stop the squeaking?

There are several things you can try to attempt to eliminate those creaks. Firstly, it’s important to locate the source of squeaking. You’ll have to remove the mattress off the bed, and then sit on all edges and corners of the frame to see where it’s coming from.

Once you have figured out where the squeaking is coming from, you’ve got some options to stop it. Sometimes it can be something as simple as a loose screw that is causing the annoying sounds. So it’s a good idea to tighten up the screws in the area to see if it makes a difference. If it continues to squeak or you’re having a problem tightening the screw, use a washer to attempt to get it even tighter.

If this fails and the noise persists, consider taking the affected joint apart completely so you can lubricate it. Where two parts meet to join, lubricate the surfaces, fasteners and parts in an attempt to keep the squeaking away. Good lubricants to use include candle wax or industrial lubricants that can be found in hardware stores.

Next, reassemble the bed frame and if the right area of the frame has been treated, it should stop squeaking. However, if it still continues to persist then you may want to consider the box spring (if your bed has one) or lubricating and tightening all the joints in your frame. If you believe it’s the box spring, then you may need to place something in between it and your mattress, such as a piece of wood. This will resolve the issue of a squeaky box spring if that’s the case.

If you have a hardwood floor, then you may also need to consider the feet of the bed causing the creaking. They may be uneven, so you may have to place padding underneath to stop any friction against the floor.

What if your bed continues to squeak?

These methods should stop your bed frame from squeaking, but if the noises return after a short period of time then it may be worth considering investing in a new bed frame. Sometimes older frames cannot be helped. We do a huge selection of bed frames, including metal, wooden, fabric, leather and more (but we’ll understand if you’ve gone slightly off metal beds now).

So there you have it, our tips to stop the squeaks in your bed. Did these tips help? Let us know…

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