How Much Does Upholstery Cleaning Cost?

Typical Range:

$119 - $231

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Updated August 16, 2022

Written by HomeAdvisor.

Upholstery cleaning costs $172 on average, with most spending between $119 and $231. Smaller furniture costs less. Chairs run around $10 to $80, and a large sectional sofa prices between $100 and $300. Cleaning 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 8,052 HomeAdvisor members.

Professional Couch Cleaning Costs

If you need to have your sofa cleaned by a professional upholstery service near you, review the table below for general sofa cleaning prices. Costs will increase depending on the furniture size, its material, and the chosen cleaning method.

Couch TypeAverage Price Range to Clean
Upholstered couch$100 – $300
Upholstered love seat$60 – $120
Leather couch$200 – $500

Couch Cleaning Cost

Cleaning a standard-size upholstered sofa costs around $100 to $300, with specialty fabrics like leather and wool costing extra. Hiring a pro to steam clean a couch costs about $100 to $200, but you can buy your own machine for about $40 to $500 or rent one for around $40 to $60 per day. The process uses steam to 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.

In addition, a slipcover costs around $5 to $10 to dry clean, but most don't require it. A trip through the washing machine takes care of most problems. However, if you have caked-in stains, you'll want to take it to a pro. Or, opt for the cost to reupholster a couch if you prefer the look of a brand-new sofa.

Love Seat Cleaning Cost

Cleaning a standard-size upholstered love seat costs approximately $60 to $120. Because love seats are two-seaters that are smaller than most standard sofa sizes, there’s less material to clean. 

Leather Sofa or Couch

Professionals charge approximately $200 to $500 to clean a leather sofa. The more oversized the couch, the more you'll pay for the service, while smaller leather furniture might only cost around $100 to $300. Leather and suede cost more because they require delicate care and specialty chemicals. It may be worth the cost of reupholstering leather furniture for set-in stains that are harder to remove.

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Other Furniture Cleaning Costs

Couches aren’t the only type of furniture you can clean. Smaller pieces often cost less to maintain, with small dining chairs costing as little as $10 each and larger armchairs or recliners costing as much as $80 each. Larger furniture costs more to clean, but you can often get deals for taking care of multiple pieces at once.

Furniture TypeAverage Price Range to Clean
Armchair$40 – $80
Dining chair$10 – $30
Office chair$20 – $40
Ottoman$25 – $50
Recliner$60 – $80

Upholstery Cleaning Prices by Material

The materials that make up your furniture may change the pricing slightly, depending on the type and size of the stain as well as the type of chemical the pro can use with it. However, not all cleaners charge extra based on this factor. 

  • Cotton, polyester, and wool: These materials are some of the most common furniture fabrics and easiest to clean, costing around $160

  • Leather: Leather is more difficult to clean than cotton, costing around $180–$200.

  • Silk: Silk is one of the most delicate and challenging fabrics to clean, making it more expensive than other materials to do so. Expect to pay around $180–$230 to remove stains from silk furniture.

DIY Upholstery Cleaning vs. Hiring a Pro

Upholstery cleaning can be a fairly easy DIY project, depending on the furniture material and if you take care of the stain as soon as possible with the right cleaning agent. If you clean the stain yourself, the cleaning products you buy will make up the bulk of the cost. If the stain can come off with soap and water, you may not have to pay anything, while you can purchase a simple spray-on fabric furniture cleaning product for as little as $10. A furniture steamer costs between $40 and $500 but can be considered an investment to use on future stains.

However, it’s easy to damage certain fabrics like silk, so there are times when you may want to hire a pro to take care of it. Expect to spend between $150 and $200 for professional upholstery cleaning. Some independent pros charge around $10 to $20 or more per linear foot, but most services charge on a per-piece basis with discounts for multiple items. Most quotes should include the following:

  • Time and materials

  • Equipment expenses

  • Labor

  • Transportation costs

Consult with a professional upholstery cleaning service on what's included in their quote. Get a few estimates, describe the piece you want to treat, and ask what tools and chemicals they use. Ensure you ask about any hidden costs to avoid seeing an additional $50 appear on your bill for accessories or added chemical costs you weren't expecting.

FAQs

How often should furniture be cleaned?

Pros 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; washable slipcovers highly recommended

  • With pets and children: 4–5 times per year; washable 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 the time between the need to call in a pro. Stains and deeply embedded grime require a deep cleaning pro near you.

How often should I have my couch cleaned?

You should deep clean your couch every six months or every three months if you have children or pets. Consider vacuuming the couch at least once weekly to tidy up loose crumbs and dirt. It also doesn't hurt to have your furniture professionally cleaned once per year if your budget allows.

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, while reupholstering leather costs around $30 to $70 per yard just for materials.

What kind of stains can be removed from furniture?

You can remove most common stains like food, beer, mud or dirt, and coffee from furniture if addressed quickly with the right cleaning product. 

However, some stains are more difficult to remove. For example, red wine, blood, paint, and nail polish are known as more difficult types of stains to remove. If regular soap and water don’t work, white vinegar is known to be a helpful cleaning agent for many tough stains. Be sure to spot-treat on an inconspicuous area first.

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