If it was clean water, then we recommend putting it on the stoop for a day or two keeping it in the shade. You can place the couch in the sun to speed things up for a few hours at a time. If you have lost sit and backrest cushions, remove the inners and dry with the rest of the couch as separate pieces to create more airflow. You could even stuff some of the cushions with some newspaper to retain their shape and help dry things up. I would try to get my couch dry within 3-5 days. Anything slower could cause mould and anything faster could distort the leather. If it is wintertime, then I recommend getting a few heaters and fans in the room or garage to get your things dry.
Try not to place the heaters too close to the leather as you are trying to create a warm room to slowly evaporate the water. Summer in Cape Town you will have no problem getting your things dry in a shaded spot outside within the 3 to the 5-day mark. After the couch has properly dried apply Leather Goodness to restore lost moisture and much-needed oils in the leather and it will also restore that good new leather smell, which we all love so much. If it was dirty water, we suggest rinsing as much of the dirty water out as you can with clean water and follow the above steps to dry your furniture not forgetting to apply Leather Goodness to your leather afterwards. As always, we suggest contacting us first for some sound advice if you feel a bit sceptical.