2020/03 - Practical Dye Removal for the Rug Washer

Regular price $1,750.00

Date: March 6-7, 2020
Location: Oriental Rug Cleaning of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN
IICRC Continuing Education: 14 credit hours
*Prerequisite Required: ARCS Intermediate In-Plant Rug Cleaning or instructor approved industry equivalent course

Member Price: $900; Non­member Price: $1750

Friday March 6, 2020 - Day 1

8:00-8:15 AM

Welcome and Introductions ~ Handouts, housekeeping and course overview

8:15-8:30 AM

Introduction to Oriental Cleaning of Indianapolis ~ Tour host plant

8:30-9:30 AM

PowerPoint Presentation

9:30-10:00 AM

Intake of risky rugs or rugs with preexisting color run ~ Talking to the client and setting expectations and risk. How to charge

10:00 AM



Creating a plan of action, don’t just wing it

10:30-11:00 AM

Testing off the wash floor/pre wash

12:00-1:00 PM


11:00 AM-5:00 PM

Washing non colorfast rugs likely to need correction ~ This will involve tips and tricks to avoid and/or minimizing color run. We will be using hydro as the primary dye remover here however chlorine bleach may/will be used as well on some rugs. Setting up drying to minimize risk will also be covered

Saturday March 7, 2020 - Day 2

8:00-8:30 AM

Assessment of prior days wash

8:30 AM-12:00 PM

Washing and correction preexisting color run on the wash floor

12:00-1:00 PM


1:00-4:00 PM

Color and stain correction off the wash floor ~ Here we will be using a number of other dye and stain removers. Rugs will be on tables or the floor so everyone in attendance has their own rug to work on.

4:00-5:00 PM

Q & A

Ben Knause; is the Operations Manager at Carr’s Rug Cleaning in Knoxville Tn. With almost 18yrs at Carr’s he has been cleaning oriental and specialty rugs nearly half his life. He completed the Oriental Rug Cleaning Specialist course presented by Auserehlian & Company in 2006 and received his Certified Rug Specialist designation through the Association of Rug Cleaning Specialist in 2008. He is married to his wonderful wife Rebekah and together they have raised an amazing daughter Lydia. When he’s not working he enjoys riding one of his motorcycles and spending time with his family. He is a member of ARCS and serves on the ARCS Education Committee.

Randy Hyde; Owner of Renaissance Rug Cleaning, Inc. established 1999 in Portland, Oregon. He started in the rug business with Atiyeh Brothers in the late 1980’s. In 1996 Randy accepted a job with rug dealer, author and tribal rug expert James Opie in part to manage the wash plant but also to sell rugs. Randy purchased the cleaning end of the business in 1999 and changed the name to “Renaissance Rug Cleaning”. Today Renaissance provides cleaning and service to most of Portland’s dealers and collectors. From 2015-16 Randy served on the ARCS board of directors and as ARCS President from 2016- to April 2018

Oriental Rug Cleaning of Indianapolis

Members can make own hotel reservations.

ARCS’s “Practical Dye Removal for the Rug Washer” course is a good primer on a complex subject. Ben did a great job explaining the principals and practical application of the most commonly encountered bleaches used in our industry. Those applications were then demonstrated at work in multiple real-world scenarios, not just “ideal” situations. Balancing risk versus reward, Mr. Knause walked students through an experienced professional’s thought process and approach to each problem. Participants were then given ample opportunity to practice with each product under the watch of an experienced cleaner, allowing them to get a better handle on the use of each type of product. This class will shorten the learning curve of anyone getting into color correction and is a must-attend course for any experienced cleaner who wants to know more about the subject.
Armen Dohanian - Oriental Rug Cleaning Co.