Helpful Tips To Stop Your Metal Bed Frame From Squeaking

There's nothing quite like sinking into a cozy bed with fluffy pillows when you're worn out. But a squeaky bed can really kill that peaceful vibe. Squeaky beds are common among metal bed frames, especially old ones. While it's normal for big movements to merit a squeak, if your bed squeaks from even the slightest movements, it could ruin your sleep, mood, or both. So what do you do? Fortunately, there are easy ways to repair your squeaky bed frame, like adding padding, applying lubricant, and tightening loose screws.

There are many reasons why your metal bed frame is squeaking. It generally happens when there is metal-on-metal friction caused by components like joints and screws loosening over time, uneven weight distribution, and worn or damaged parts. The first step is to confirm the cause of the squeaking by removing the mattress and accessing the bed frame. Check all the corners, edges, and bed slats to see where the squeak is coming from. 

How to stop your metal bed frame from squeaking

If your squeak is due to loose joints or screws, go around the frame and tighten all the screws with a screwdriver. While you're at it, lubricate the joints of the metal bed frame. For thorough lubrication, you can disassemble the joint and apply lubricant to the surfaces, fasteners, and holes where the joints meet using WD-40 silicone spray. If you don't have WD-40, one lubricant you can substitute for WD-40 is petroleum jelly.

A stiff mattress can also cause metal frames to squeak since they're less effective at absorbing movements than softer mattresses. If you're not keen on changing your mattress, try first flipping or rotating it. If that still hasn't worked, add a mattress topper or place foam padding between the bed and the frame to reduce noise. You can use regular towels or linens if you don't want to spend money on padding. Squeaking might result from poor assembly, such as uneven legs. Use a level to check each leg and adjust until the frame is even. If the squeak isn't from the bed but the frame rubbing against the floor, consider using furniture pads. These absorb vibrations, protect your floor from scratches, and help stabilize your bed if you have an uneven floor.