Infection Control Training Certification & Top 3 Tips for Disinfecting
With the downtime over the past few months, we undertook up-to-date "Infection Control and Bio-Hazard Fogging" training for our technicians and office staff. (See below for technicians' certificates.)
The course we did was very interesting and educated us on different types of disinfectant products, best practices, which PPE (personal protective equipment) to use, and helped us to discern which types of disinfectant products are most suitable for use in homes and businesses.
We thought we'd share three main practical tips that can be applied instantly:
For proper disinfection, an area needs to be clean of any material soiling before a disinfectant product is applied. The reason for this is that if you apply a disinfectant to an area that has material soiling, the disinfectant will only be effective on the surfaces it touches. If the areas are not clean or clear of debris, the areas underneath those will not be disinfected. Warm soapy water can be used first to clean the area and then a disinfectant can be used for a better level of bacterial and virus control.
Cloths can be major cross-contaminators if used across different surfaces. If you think about what you use your cloth for, if there is any bacterial or viral contaminant on one surface, by using a cloth on multiple surfaces, this can spread any existing germs across multiple surfaces. Cloths can be washed and reused, but it would be better to have several cloths on hand for cleaning to minimise any cross-contamination between different areas.
If using a disinfectant product, check how long it should be left on the surface before wiping away. Often, when disinfectant sprays are used, the temptation can be to simply spray and wipe immediately. Many disinfectant products require a minimum dwell time on the surface for their anti-microbial and anti-viral effect to take place.
If you would like a quote for deep cleaning or bio-hazard fogging for office carpets, home carpets, or upholstery please get in touch on 01-8400799 or via our contact form.
Certificates of Infection Control and Bio-Hazard Fogging Training:
Certificate of Infection Control and Bio-Hazard Fogging Daniel Byrne
Infection Control and Bio-Hazard Fogging Certificate Tom Doherty
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Hannah does a little bit of everything needed to keep the office running. Although relatively new to the job, she’s been around Aqua-Dry her whole life as she is Tom’s daughter. Hannah keeps track of clients, jobs and customer service as well as everything else! Read More
Dan was fantastic. Arrived promptly and very professional. Would definitely use again.
22:18 04 Aug 21
I would very much recommend this company. They do a great job and Tony and Hannah are always a pleasure to deal with.
09:34 28 Jul 21
Excellent service. Hannah was extremely helpful and accommodating. The carpets were brought back to their original state after a flooding incident. I would definitely recommend and use again!
11:42 16 Jul 21
These guys were fantastic. Most professional website and the Arnotts, NCH and PML are all companies I have worked with and their logos on the site gave me trust. I have Jacaranda carpets in one of the bedrooms and Tom spotted that they were possibly made of Viscose.His expertise, experience and knowledge meant a very expensive carpet was left unharmed. Others may not have had this knowledge and just gone ahead in order to get paid.All in all it was a 5 star service at what I felt was a very reasonable price for such excellent service.
08:22 12 Jul 21
I had a couple of items cleaned by Tony of Aqua-Dry last week & I am absolutely thrilled with the results. The armchair in the Living room that I have sat on regularly for the past 4 years (& which had gotten quite grubby) looks like it did when I bought it in 2017 again. Delighted with it.Tony was very professional & was also very personable & a pleasure to deal with. I will definitely get Aqua-Dry back again next year & I will recommend the company & Tony to my friends.
16:15 21 Jun 21
This is our 3rd year using Aqua Dry and once again Tony provided a great service. The carpets came out like new again.
14:36 14 Jun 21
15:59 13 Jun 21
Great job done on fabric headboard.
10:39 03 Jun 21
Very professional and efficient. Everything done according to agreed times. Dan came to my come and did an excellent job.
11:35 20 May 21
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13:22 28 Apr 21
It was a pleasure to deal with Aqua-Dry. A very professional service. My rug cleaned up beautifully. I had not expected the colours to be so vibrant after cleaning! Work was carried out on schedule and I have no hesitation in recommending Aqua-Dry.
13:36 07 Apr 21
I was absolutely delighted with the professional approach and the quality of the work which was undertaken. My furniture was left like new. The work was done very cleanly and efficiently. I couldn’t have asked for more. I would highly recommend this company. Maureen
13:02 16 Mar 21
I was really delighted with the service provided. The technician was fantastic and did an excellent job. Price was highly competitive and I was very happy with it. Would recommend this service to everyone.
12:50 06 Mar 21
I recently had my carpets cleaned .Final results were amazing.Looks like new ,with everything I requested carried out.Very professional staff from start to finish.Will use again .
16:20 24 Feb 21
Such a high standard of service - minimal disruption, extremely efficient, in and out in no time and end result to very high standard! My carpet and rug looked brand new!!Also, Tony was extremely friendly and helpful.
12:37 15 Feb 21
I had a great experience with Aqua dry - excellent people to deal with, really friendly and good service, arrived when they said they would and did a fantastic job of removing a red wine stain from a rug that really tied the room together. All round great customer service, experience and value.
23:04 08 Feb 21
I found Aqua-Dry while searching on line for a company to do upholstery cleaning and to add protection to a new suite. My enquiry was handled by Hannah who was very helpful about the services they could offer. The booking was made and I received email confirmation and a text msg the day before the work was to be done.Aqua-Dry arrived on time, carried out the work very professionally and gave me tips on stain removal and care of my furniture. The upholstery cleaning was excellent and I was delighted with the results. I got an email following the completion of the work to make sure I was satisfied. Overall excellent customer service and very good results. Would have no hesitation in recommending this company .
15:50 26 Jan 21
Excellent service. Competitively priced, and very efficient. Delighted to recommend.
10:52 21 Jan 21
11:13 12 Jan 21
Aqua-Dry provide a fantastic professional service. I was 100% satisfied with the results. My sofas look like new. I would strongly recommend them and will be using them in future if needed.
09:29 12 Jan 21
Amazing service, the couch looks almost cleaner than when we got it. Would highly recommend!!
13:26 01 Jan 21
I was very happy with the service. I selected your sevice because I like that it is a family business. It also took very little time to clean the carpet, the guy who cleaned it was very pleasant. The carpet looks great and is lovely and clean. I will be definitely reusing your services again in the future.
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09:21 24 Nov 20
Cleaned our dining room chairs. Very professional and delighted with the end result. Good value for the job that they did. WOuld highly reccomend .
17:21 10 Nov 20
Great service, very satisfied would recommend
08:14 10 Nov 20
Over the years the team at Aqua-Dry have provided a highly professional, consistent and friendly service. I strongly recommend them.
17:10 03 Nov 20
Found this company fantastic left the carpet and rug like new.Could not fault them in any way even the staff and the cleaner himself was excellent and took a great interest in his work would highly recommend them. Regards Aidan Flanagan
14:14 22 Oct 20
Super service, lovely helpful staff & very good price. Thankyou
12:03 22 Oct 20
Excellent experience with this company.... would highly recommend. Dan was very professional and thorough. Done a great job on stairs/landing/2bedrooms/couches.... would have no hesitation in recommending this company and will use them again.
15:26 15 Oct 20
Delighted with the service they provided, very thorough job in each room and the carpets ended up looking great after, totally refreshed.Dan was friendly and efficient and all of the equipment was modern.
06:44 13 Oct 20
Recenly and for the third consecutive year, I hired Aqua-Dry to clean a carpet, area rugs and upholstery. Tony did a great job (as usual) and my furniture and rugs look new. I would unreservedly recommend Aqua-Dry based on my own experiences. They are professional, friendly and the quality of their work is outstanding.
11:41 12 Oct 20
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13:28 17 Sep 20
I booked these services twice over the last few weeks, mostly owing to the wonderful job Tony does. He is incredibly tidy and efficient in that he gets the job done very quickly. Given my fabrics are all ~5 yrs old now with two toddlers and a dog running around on them, he is very honest about what exactly he can 'clean up' and what he can't, which I really appreciated. Given the results achieved I believe the service offered is excellent value.The carpets, chairs and sofas all came up like brand new, and there was a gorgeous clean smell left throughout the house. The kids playroom had all sorts of cheap makeup and glitter stains - and afterwards the carpet was so spotless. I also had two cotton/linen blend cream chairs in the kitchen coated in stains from nutella to bolognaise - I was going to throw them out - Tony had a go at them and again they came up like brand new!!5 stars: Great value for money, superb results and Tony has been early for both scheduled appointments :)
15:28 09 Sep 20
Excellent service including easy booking. Dan worked quickly without fuss and was happy to explain how long it would all take etc. Would definitely recommend
12:56 03 Sep 20
Based on my experience I have no hesitation in recommending this professional, family -run, local business. I've been a customer of Aqua Dry for a number of years now and have had consistently excellent results. Daisy, my Westhighland Terrier, has provided Aqua Dry with a number of challenges, stain-wise, over the years, but I'm happy to say Aqua Dry came out tops every time, prolonging the life of my carpets!!
Chris o connor
13:58 19 Aug 20
very happy - house full of kids and never had this done, sofa like new
06:55 17 Aug 20
Great and transparent communication. You know from the start what to expect. Great service, and friendly staff. On time and job done fast, well well with no hassle! We will use Aqua Dry again! Thank you!
11:04 14 Aug 20
I just had Tony over from Aqua Dry to help clean my (brand new) couch I had gotten water marks on. He was ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT, so helpful, so knowledgable and explained to me how to avoid creating a similar problem in the future. I would one thousand percent recommend their services as they are super speedy, helpful and knowledgable.
Anne Marie Weldon
18:20 23 Jul 20
I was about to throw out an expensive runner & large rug but had used Aqua Dry before to clean sofas and decided to give them a call.Outstanding service, from start to finish (initial phone conversation, drop off & collection, their pricing & standard of work!)I will absolutely be continuing to do business with Aqua Dry (Turvey Business Park) in the future & would highly recommend them to anyone looking for upholstery cleaning /protecting!Anne Marie Weldon
11:11 23 Jul 20
I just had my stairs, landing, 3 bedrooms and rug cleaned by Aqua-dry, and I could not be more pleased with the results, top class and very professional, I will definitely be using their service again in the future.
14:09 19 May 20
I got office carpet cleaned with a local provider, it came up so poorly I was looking at replacing all the carpet. A guy from Aqua came out quoted (very reasonable) and said he expected they could bring it up a lot better. They were another level of professional. Carpet came up amazing. I looked at Aqua and called because of the reviews. I now know why and would highly recommend and will be using again in the fuure.
09:53 11 Mar 20
As always Tony did a fab job carpets looking like new
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16:14 22 Feb 20
Arrived on time and finished on time. Lovely guys very friendly. Good job and very happy with overall service.
17:03 03 Dec 19
Great company to deal with. Third time using them today & each time they have been punctual, polite, efficient & done a great job. We needed this job done in a rush & Hannah worked some magic to accommodate me. Tom did an amazing job & really went over & above to give us 5 star service & value for money. Great job - thanks!
10:04 08 Nov 19
Superb service, excellent job. Would highly recommend . 10/10 😀
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17:04 25 May 19
Just had carpets cleaned ........... punctual guy, very friendly, super helpful, did a terrific job, I'd highly recommend them.