How do you dry a wet couch after cleaning it? That’s one of the most common questions that we get at Couch Master, so we’ve put together this guide to help you better understand how to handle your wet leather sofa after cleaning it. If you have more questions about leather couch drying or any other cleaning service that we offer, contact us now. We can make an appointment for the same day couch cleaning!
Use a suction hose to vacuum up as much water as you can. Leather couches should be brushed with a soft-bristled brush.
When vacuuming, be careful not to make any holes in your leather couch, then inspect whether any water has pooled into unseen parts of your furniture. If so, you can vacuum a couch that’s already been cleaned.
Get the Water Out
Getting rid of excess water after cleaning your couch is the first step. Even powerful fans or hair dryers can’t speed up the drying process.
In order to prevent stains that are difficult to remove later, you should eliminate as much liquid water as possible and remove any large, heavy puddles.
Protect From UV Rays
Even with a cover on, some UV rays will still penetrate and damage your furniture if left outside.
Covering your couch with a cover that blocks out all of these harmful rays will help keep your upholstery looking new for longer.
Use Fans and Dehumidifiers
After cleaning your couch, the fastest, easiest way to dry it is to use fans and dehumidifiers together or separately. One alternative is using large, plastic containers under or next to the sofas. These should have airtight lids.
Place a towel in each container to absorb moisture, and place a dehumidifier inside. If you still haven’t been able to dry your couch after cleaning completely, it might be time for a new one.
Move to another Location
The reason for your couches to be wet and dry is unclear. If you try to transport the dry couch, it is possible it will get wet. Make sure your sofa stays dry during a move by lining it with plastic.
If moving to another location, place plastic over your sofa. Plastic is thin and less apt to get caught on furniture legs or in doorways. If you place plastic over your couches, make sure to measure for several feet on all sides so that you have enough plastic to wrap around furniture comfortably.
If your cushions are still wet, don’t worry! You can try drying them out over the course of one or two days by placing a fan nearby to blow air on the cushions. If this doesn’t work, call Couch MasterCleaning for help. We’ll show up on-site and get those cushions dry in no time.
While some stains will still show, these professional services can help you get your life back to normal. Your cleaner can even advise on how to keep your upholstery fresh and stain-free between visits.