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You, too, can become a mattress professional -- and get a good night's sleep -- with the advice in this Howcast video series.
You Will Need
- Hex wrenches
- Small board
- Hardcover book
- Spray lubricant
- Construction stapler
Tighten all bolts
Check the bed frame and tighten all the bolts, screws, and other connectors using a flat- or Phillips-head screwdriver, and a hex wrench if needed.
Pad the squeaky area
Pad the squeaky area with either a small board or hardcover book to change the pressure point of a squeaky spring and eliminate the noise.
Rotate mattress and box spring
Rotate either the mattress or box spring or both to change how the weight is distributed and, again, eliminate a pressure point that causes the squeak.
Use a spray lubricant to grease the bolts and joints -- a squeak is usually caused by 2 pieces of wood rubbing against each other.
Remove the box spring, gently peel back the felt cover on the bottom, and lubricate each of the springs. Use a construction stapler to re-attach the felt backing.
Replace the box spring
Replace the box spring altogether if the squeaking persists. A new mattress and box spring will last about eight years under normal wear and tear, and should be replaced to avoid back and hip pain later.