How to Fix Squeaky Bunk Beds

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Always check the stability of your bunk bed.

Bunk beds help you conserve valuable space in the bedrooms of your home, but these double-decker beds often suffer from squeaks and other unpleasant noises. If you discover your own bunk bed is emitting a noise, the best strategy is to find the source of the squeak. Once you find the source, you will be in a better position to get rid of the noise once and for all.


Step 1

Remove the mattresses from the bunk beds and set them aside. Eliminate the possibility that the squeak is coming from the mattress and not the bed frame.

Step 2

Push on the bunk bed frame as hard as you can and look for any loose boards or slats. If you see any loose boards or other issues, stop using the bunk bed until it has been repaired.

Step 3

Start at one end of the bunk bed and slowly work your way to the other end. Feel along the bed frame for loose or missing nails. Pound any loose nails back into the bed frame and replace any missing nails. Missing and loose nails can cause squeaks and other noises in a bunk bed.


Step 4

Move the bunk bed around and listen for any remaining squeaks. Isolate the source of any noise and lubricate that area with a quality spray lubricant.

Step 5

Search for any remaining squeaks in the bunk bed frame. Place the mattresses back on the bed and check again for squeaks. Reposition the mattress if squeaks are coming from mattress placement. Flipping the mattress can reduce squeaks.



Bonnie Conrad

Based in Pennsylvania, Bonnie Conrad has been working as a professional freelance writer since 2003. Her work can be seen on Credit Factor, Constant Content and a number of other websites. Conrad also works full-time as a computer technician and loves to write about a number of technician topics. She studied computer technology and business administration at Harrisburg Area Community College.