2022/03 - Practical Dye Removal for the Rug Washer (Indianapolis, IN)
Past EventsDate: March 18-19, 2022 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
Ben Knause leads a two day intensive, hands-on dye correction class that introduces chemicals and techniques used to remove dye run and dye stains commonly used in wash plants around the world. Participants get ample time to experience wash floor stripping, spot dye removal, and fringe color correction with reducing agents and oxidizers. As a bonus, attendees leave with a general formulation guide to the products used during the event and a list of various suppliers.
Member Price: $900; Nonmember Price: $1750
For safety and accordance with the CDC health guidelines, a mask will be required and social distancing will be practiced for all live events.
Welcome and Introductions ~ Handouts, housekeeping and course overview
Introduction to Oriental Cleaning of Indianapolis ~Tour host plant
Intake of risky rugs or rugs with preexisting color run ~ Talking to theclient and setting expectations and risk. How to charge
Creating a plan of action, don’t just wing it
Testing off the wash floor/pre wash
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 19, 2022 - Day 2
Assessment of prior days wash
8:30 AM-12:00 PM
Washing and correction preexisting color run on the wash floor
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.
Q & A
Ben Knause; is the Operations Manager at Carr’s Rug Cleaning in Knoxville, TN. With almost 18 years 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 Specialists 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.
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.
To be a member of ARCS, companies and individuals must be dedicated to the association's highest standards. Our members are experienced professionals committed to the highest levels of customer service, technical knowledge and business management in the rug cleaning industry.
Please browse our member directory to find the rug care specialist located closest to you.