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$50 - $200







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Professional couch-cleaning costs start at $50, with people paying anywhere between $100 and $200. Couch cleaning is a household chore that some do weekly, monthly, or yearly as part of spring cleaning. 

Others even clean their couches only when they're filthy. Much dirt and unwanted gunk accumulate because of neglect, making the cleaning process more difficult than it should be.

If you want pros to do the job regularly, consider booking a couch-cleaning service via Airtasker to help you restore your living room centrepieces.

Couch cleaning price list

Cleaning couches isn’t as simple as vacuuming, brushing, and washing. How much does it cost to steam clean a couch? What about an ottoman? Leather couches? Treatments after cleaning? You can refer to the table below to have a better idea of professional couch-cleaning prices:

Type of service


Fabric couch cleaning

$35 per seat

Ottoman cleaning

$25 per metre

Leather upholstery    

$55 per seat

Stainguard on fabric upholstery

$30 per seat

Couch sanitising

$10 per seat

a man steam cleaning a couch

Couch cleaning costs per city

Service prices also depend on your location. If you want to know how much couch cleaning costs in different cities, refer to the table below:


Average cost of couch cleaning


$30 per seat


$30 per seat


$27 per seat


Starts at $35

Signs that you need to clean your couch

First, consider how often your couch needs cleaning. If you don’t have pets or children, yearly cleaning is acceptable. However, if you want to prevent dirt buildup, clean your couches every half year or once per quarter. Here's how to know whether your furniture needs some TLC:

  • Pet hair: Man’s best friends can be enemies, especially for fabric couches. If your pet has fur of a similar shade to your couch covers, you won’t even notice it accumulating. It will already be too late when the stuff clings to your clothes like metal to a magnet.
  • Allergies: Non-stop sneezing? That might be a sign of dust buildup. Pet hair isn’t the only allergen you need to worry about, as dust mites can trigger horrible attacks.
  • Filthy appearance: If your couch looks dirty and neglected, it ruins the atmosphere of your home.

What should I ask when booking a couch cleaning service?

Now that you're familiar with couch-cleaning costs, it’s time to post a task on our platform. It’s not as simple as hoping that a Tasker will do a good job. It pays to know what you’re getting into. Here are some key questions:

  • Are Taskers liable for damage to my property?
  • Are Taskers insured?
  • Can Taskers estimate costs based on pictures and descriptions alone?
  • Where would they put all the dirt or waste?
  • What products and equipment do they use? Do they work with particular brands?
  • Do I need to buy cleaning supplies and other consumables, or are they included in the cost?

What factors affect the costs of couch cleaning?

Several things determine the couch-cleaning prices:

  • Equipment rental
  • Labour
  • Cleaning consumables
  • Transportation
  • The number of couches
  • Project complexity
  • Special considerations

a handyman cleaning a couch

Other services couch cleaners can do for you

Taskers can handle other interior projects as well. So ask them if they provide the following services:

Feel free to inquire about services outside upholstery, such as:

  • Move-in cleaning: Relocation can be tiring, so don’t let chores add to the stress.
  • Apartment cleaning: If you don't have time to organize your apartment, let Taskers do it for you.

What to include in your couch cleaning task

Now that we've covered the basics, here’s a list of what to include in your Airtasker request form:

  • The number and type of couches 
  • The number of slipcovers
  • How dirty the couches are
  • Your preferred cleaning method
  • Your location
  • Your budget

These details will help Taskers prepare for the project and negotiate with you on cost particulars. They can also use your list to expedite discussions with future clients.

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Some Taskers offer this service, particularly for fabric couches, which are the most susceptible to stains. Coating solutions make occasional spills much less of a hassle, especially for couches with lighter colours.

You can if you know what you’re doing. However, professional cleaning is worth it because it is thorough. If you don’t do it right, mildew might form on your couch even before it dries, posing another hazard.

It depends on the Tasker. Feel free to discuss payment rates with your Tasker and see which arrangement works best for you.

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