A squeaky bed is one of life's minor but cumulative annoyances. Search out and silence the squeaks to make slumber and other bed-centric leisure more enjoyable.
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Beds can squeak for a variety of reasons. If you have a metal frame, the intersecting pieces of metal can squeak when they grind against each other. Springs inside the foundation of your mattress set can squeak when brushing past each other. Loose bolts, screws, and connection points are a common source of creaks, groans, and squeaks. The wood on wood contact of wooden bed frames is also a common source of noise.
What can you do about the irritating noises coming from your bed? How-to directory eHow guides those with tired ears toward ferreting out your noises. Once you take the time to locate the noises, relief is usually no more than a couple tightened bolts or carefully lubricated springs away.
Although they don't cover wooden frames, most of their advice on metal frames can be adapted for your wooden frame by swapping out oil for things like wax or bar soap to ease the squeaks caused by wood-based friction. For a full list of silencing tricks, check out the guide at the link below. If you have a trick or two for getting a noisy bed to pipe down, share them in the comments.
Repair a Squeaky Bed [eHow]