Why Clean Your Couch After the Guests are Gone 


After a gathering, expect some mess to get into your tables, floors and other surfaces. That includes your couch where your guests were sitting (and probably eating and drinking too). Unintentionally, their drinks might have spilled or some food debris fell and got stuck on the couch. As a result, after your guests are gone, it’s important to have your couch cleaned. 

Cleaning your couch after guests have left is important for several reasons: 

  • Hygiene. Regularly cleaning your couch helps maintain a clean and healthy living environment. Guests may bring dirt, allergens, or bacteria on their clothing or belongings, which can transfer onto the couch. Cleaning eliminates these contaminants and reduces the risk of allergens or germs lingering on the surface. 
  • Stains and spills. During social gatherings, accidents happen, and spills or stains on the couch are not uncommon. Promptly cleaning any spills or stains after guests have left can prevent stains from setting into the fabric and becoming more difficult to remove later on. 
  • Odour control. People naturally have different body odours, and the accumulation of these scents on a couch can lead to unpleasant odours over time. Cleaning the couch helps eliminate any lingering smells, leaving your living space fresh and inviting. 
  • Appearance and longevity. Regular cleaning and maintenance help preserve the appearance of your couch. Over time, dust, dirt and debris can accumulate, making the fabric look dull or discoloured. Cleaning removes these particles and helps extend the lifespan of your couch by preventing excessive wear and tear. 

To clean your couch effectively, check the manufacturer’s instructions for specific cleaning recommendations. In general, vacuuming the surface regularly helps remove loose dirt and debris. For spills or stains, follow appropriate cleaning methods based on the couch’s fabric type. Some couches may have removable cushion covers that can be laundered or dry cleaned, while others may require spot cleaning with mild detergent or upholstery cleaner. 

By cleaning your couch after guests have left, you can maintain a clean, fresh, and welcoming living space for yourself and future visitors. 

For a deep cleaning of your couch 

But if you want a deep clean of your couch (and have it undergo deodorisation and disinfection), you can contact us here. For over 50 years we’ve been specialising in commercial and residential upholstery cleaning.