The creaking of a bed or sofa is a rather unpleasant thing and it really gets on your nerves. This problem is found in both old and new furniture, there may be several reasons. This is mainly due to design features. Today we’ll try to understand this issue.
From prolonged use of the sofa, the connections of the wooden frame will inevitably become loose and may begin to creak. In this case, most likely, you will have to disassemble the entire sofa. Carefully remove the fabric upholstery to get to the frame. You don’t even have to consider it, just tighten all connections, replacing screws and self-tapping screws as much as possible.
Regardless of the period of use, even with new products, a plywood platform under the seat can creak on a wooden base. Under your weight, it bends very much and rubs against the frame tree. The upholstery will also have to be removed and the frame examined, perhaps there are too few transverse bars on it, so plywood has nothing to rely on. It is necessary to add bars, thereby strengthening the frame.
During transportation or during operation, the wooden beams of the frame may crack or even break. Because of this, a creak also appears, which prevents you from sleeping, and maybe your neighbors. Try to listen carefully and locate the creak. You may not have to disassemble the entire structure to get to the breakdown. The damaged part must be replaced or repaired by tightening with metal fasteners and filling with glue.
Perhaps your furniture has worn out a spring block over time. We'll have to open it completely and look for a malfunction. If the springs are broken, then you will need to replace them, and this is an expensive pleasure. Keep in mind that the springs are installed at a time and if one fails, the others will soon break. But it may happen that the springs are simply loosened or the manufacturer has laid little sealing material and they rub against each other. In this case, it is necessary to find such springs and complete the task of the furniture factory, laying foam strips between the parts.
Most often, people buy folding sofas, which are necessarily laid out at night, turning into a double bed. The entire folding mechanism is made of metal with self-tapping screws and bolts. Such fasteners can also loosen even while you are being transported a sofa from the store, and even more so over time, because of which there will be a creak and rattle. It is required to get to the mechanical joints and it is better to tighten all the bolts. It is advisable not to stop here and gently lubricate the joints with oil.