How Much Does Couch or Upholstery Cleaning Cost?

Typical Range:

$119 - $231

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Updated February 12, 2021

Reviewed by Tara Dudley, Landscape Designer, Landscape Project Coordinator and Owner of Plant Life Designs.

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Upholstery & Couch Cleaning Cost

Cleaning your couch or other furniture upholstery costs $164 on average with most spending between $119 and $222. Smaller furniture costs less. Chairs run $10 to $50 from small office furniture to recliners, and a large sectional sofa prices between $100 to $300. Washing leather furniture often costs double the price of upholstery.

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National Average $172
Typical Range $119 - $231
Low End - High End $74 - $350

Cost data is based on actual project costs as reported by 8,001 HomeAdvisor members.

Professional Couch Cleaning Prices

If you need to have your sofa cleaned by a professional upholstery service, expect to pay anywhere between $50 for a loveseat to $200 for a large couch. Larger furniture costs more, but you can often get deals for doing multiple pieces at once.

Upholstery Cleaning Price List
FurnitureAverage Price Range
Leather Couch$200-$500
Office chair$20-$40
Dining chair$10-$30

How Much to Dry Clean Sofa Covers or Slipcover

Each slipcover costs $5 to $10 to dry clean, but most of them don’t require it. A trip through the washing machine takes care of most problems. But if you have baked in stains or some specific fabrics, like leather or wool, you’ll want to take them to a professional.

Steam Clean Couch Cost

Steam cleaning a couch costs $100 to $200 for most professionals. You can buy your own machine for $150 to $500 or rent one for $40 to $60 for a day.

The process uses steam to both remove dirt and sanitize your upholstery (and carpets), sometimes with optional chemical cleaners. While it makes for an excellent DIY job, take care to avoid burns.

How Much Does It Cost to Professionally Clean A Leather Sofa or Couch?

Professionals charge $200 to $500 to clean a leather sofa. Smaller leather furniture might only cost $100 to $300. The larger the couch, the more you’ll pay for the service. Leather and suede cost more because they require delicate care and specialty chemicals.

How Much Does Professional Upholstery Cleaning Cost?

Homeowners report spending $150 to $200 on average for professional upholstery cleaning. Some independent professionals charge $10 to $20 or more per linear foot. Most services charge on a per-piece basis with discounts for multiple pieces. Furniture size and material affect how much you’ll pay.

Consult with a professional upholstery cleaning service on what’s included in their quote. Get a few quotes, describe the piece you want treated and ask what tools and chemicals they use. You don't want to see an additional $50 appear on your bill for accessories or added chemical costs that you weren’t expecting.

They may charge by the hour, project or even sections in a sectional. Some quotes will include:

  • Time and materials

  • Equipment expenses

  • Labor

  • Transportation costs

How Much Does It Cost to Clean an Upholstered Chair?

An upholstered chair costs $10 to $80 to clean. Price varies by design:

  • Recliner: $60-$80

  • Armchair: $40-$80

  • Office chair: $20-$40

  • Dining chair: $10-$30

Upholstery Cleaning Prices by Material

The materials that make up your furniture may change pricing slightly, depending on the type of chemical the pro can use with it. However, not all cleaners charge extra.

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How and when should furniture be cleaned?

Professionals recommend cleaning your furniture as often as you need, or:

  • For singles and couples with no children or pets: 1-2 times per year.

  • With children: 3-4 times per year.

  • With pets: 3-4 times per year. Also consider using washable slipcovers.

  • With pets and children: 4-5 times per year. Slipcovers highly recommended.

If you’re using slipcovers, run them through the wash at least once a month in high traffic homes. Regular light vacuuming can extend out the time between the need to call in a professional. Stains and deeply embedded grime require professional service.

Cleaning Fabric Upholstery

To perform routine maintenance on fabric upholstery:

  1. Vacuum the entire surface area and any crevices, cushions and pillows.

  2. Periodically run any removable furniture covers through the wash to remove dust and dirt.

  3. If there is wood detailing on your furniture, dust it with a specialized wood cleaner.

If your furniture is under warranty, call the seller or manufacturer to see what they recommend using or check the label and use the right chemical or simply steam.

Spot Cleaning

If you aren't able to spot clean a stain with diluted dish spa, warm water and white vinegar on your own and before the stain steps, hire a service to remove it using another method. But before you begin, read the manufacturer's recommended methods as many items may not accept vinegar. With this method, you run the risk of spreading the stain or embedding it in the fibers.

Cleaning Leather and Vinyl Upholstery

  • Leather: Use specially formulated leather cleaners and sometimes vinegar or rubbing alcohol on certain types. Considering the cost of leather, it’s a good idea to hire a professional for deep cleaning.

  • Vinyl: Use specialized vinyl cleaners only or baking soda and mild soap on a rag.

Check the furniture tag to make sure you’re using the right solvents. We recommend hiring a professional since doing this yourself may cause discoloration, shrinking or warping of the leather or vinyl.

Cleaning Older Furniture

Older, antique furniture requires a careful approach to cleaning. Modern chemical solutions can harm some finishes, lacquer and older materials. It’s always good practice to hire a professional for heirlooms.

  • Wood finishes: Lightly dust and use a damp cloth or mildly soapy solution to wipe away dust and grime.

  • Lacquer: Oils break down lacquer. You can wash lacquer carefully with a damp cloth or mild soap solution, but if you start seeing the color disappear with the grime, you'll need to have the lacquer reapplied.

  • Metals: Refrain from self-cleaning gold or silver on any antique furniture unless you’re experienced and using a silver or gold polish. It’s easy to damage. For brass, a light soap or mild vinegar solution often works well.

  • Harsh Scrubbing: Avoid using steel wool on any antique. Always opt for something like a microfiber towel or other soft cloth.

How much does Stanley Steemer charge for couch cleaning?

Stanley Steemer’s couch cleaning charges vary by region. Contact the location near you for a free quote.

How often should I have my couch cleaned?

You should clean your couch every 6 months, or quarterly (every 3 months) if you have children or pets.

How much does it cost to repair a leather couch?

Leather couch repairs cost as little as $100 and up to $1,500 or more. Small tears, splits and structural repairs run on the low end. Reupholstering leather costs $30 to $70 per yard just for materials.

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