Restoring History

Restoring History

 

Quality Cleaners was recently given the prodigious opportunity to work with the New Jersey State Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution at the Isaac Watson House in Hamilton, NJ.    The Isaac Watson House was built in 1708, and is recognized as the oldest house in Mercer County.  It serves as the Society’s headquarters and was restored by NJDAR in 1964, as part of the New Jersey Tercentenary Celebration.watson-house2

The furniture now displayed in this fine stone house mostly antedates 1790, and several pieces were made by New Jersey craftsmen.  In addition, many articles in the home were made and/or donated by New Jersey Daughters. The Isaac Watson House is located at 151 Westcott Ave., Hamilton, NJ. Watson House is easily accessible from Route 206, heading towards Trenton.

Quality Cleaners was selected to clean the textiles in this historic location following the discovery of mold development in the home.  As the structure of the home was going through remediation, we took on the task of preserving these precious, remarkable textiles while cleaning them to the best possible outcome.

A few of the notable pieces we were entrusted with included:

Quality Cleaners Restoration TeamThis coverlet is on permanent loan to the Watson House in memory of Olivia Rich Hall (1784-1869).  Ms. Hall grew the flax, spun, and wove the coverlet in 1804.  The coverlet was presented through the Cranetown Chapter of the DAR by Grace Forster Hanchett, June Hanchett Daar, and Olivia Daar Dreikorn.

 

 

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Quality Cleaners Harrisburg Dry CleanerThis wall hanging was hand stitched in 1829 by Catharine Smith, Age 8.  A gift of the Nova Caesarea Chapter.

 

 

A hand stitched bedskirt Harrisburg Dry Cleaners Quality Cleanersfrom approximately the late 1880’s

 

 

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Beautifully hand stitched draperies from the 1960’s

 

 

 

 

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This beautifully stitched quilt is most likely from the 1840s-1850s.  Though it is a style that has been embraced and copied in the  present days.

 

 

 

This exquisitely detailed and img_7204_editedhandstitched bedcover from the 1960’s.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information on the Quality Cleaners Restoration Team or the NJDAR, visit our contact page and send us a message.  For other interesting articles and notable textile restoration jobs, visit our blog page.

Road Warriors

Road Warriors

This week, your favorite  Greater Harrisburg Dry Cleaner has been #OnTheRoad pretty hard.  Our Textile Restoration Team has been in a different town every day this week either picking up or delivering textiles affected by fire, smoke, fire extinguisher dust, or water damage.   We actually were called in to rescue clothes in each of those situations just this week.

The Restoration Team, after driving to Trenton, NJ tomorrow for a really cool, historic job- which we will highlight next week- will have traveled around 1000 miles in just this week.  Quality Cleaners Delivery Service

Add Jeff’s 300-400 miles of retail pickup and delivery service, and we are really getting around.

 

Have you seen any of our vans?  If so, give us a shout and let us know where… #WheresQuality

Happy Birthday Quality Cleaners!!

Happy Birthday Quality Cleaners!!

When Quality Cleaners in Lemoyne opened the doors in September of 1958, our two employees shared the building with a doughnut shop and charged 10 cents to clean a shirt and 55 cents for a pair of trousers. Since then, we have doubled the size of the building- twice.  Our 35 employees now fill an 8,000-square-foot building, have three external storage spaces, and our three vans are constantly on the road.  It’s been an extraordinary journey to say the least.

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The Quality Cleaners Family celebrating our ‘Green’ celebration in 2011.

Please stop in today to say hello or share a fun Quality Cleaners memory on our Facebook page.   We at the store and those who we are lucky enough to have as loyal customers for all these years greatly appreciate these stories and well wishes.

Quality Cleaners Day

Quality Cleaners Day

 

 

Did you know that Saturday is the 8th annual Quality Cleaners Day in Lemoyne?  Stop in, say hello, and even ask for a tour! While you’re here, please feel free to give us a shout on Twitter, Facebook, Yelp, or whichever social media site is your favorite.Lemoyne Day Quality Cleaners

 

 

Quality Cleaners Day is Saturday, September 17th!

Quality Cleaners Day is Saturday, September 17th!

Did you know that Quality Cleaners’ birthday is coming up this Saturday?  What do we want for our birthday?  For you to stop and ‘Check In’ with us to help us celebrate.

Sports Jersey Restoration Following a Fire

The Quality Cleaners Restoration Team  was asked by an Insurance Company to Restore 10 classic sports jerseys that were severely affected by soot and heat due to a fire.  Our fire restoration process removed the stains left by the soot, as well as any odors from the fire.

 

 

Here are some of the before and after images of our process.  Some of the jerseys include: Elgin Baylor, Marvin Harrison, Mike Lewis (ABA Pitt Condors), Joe Namath, Reggie White, and more.

 

Check out why Insurers in the Greater Harrisburg, PA area trust our fire restoration process.  For more videos, check out our youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/QualityCleanersPA

Quality Cleaners- Drycleaning Harrisburg, PA Area Premier Drycleaner –  Shoe Repair, Rug Cleaning, Dry Cleaning, Shirt Laundry, Alterations, Wedding Gown Cleaning, Dry Cleaning, Drapery Cleaning, and More

Quality Cleaners- Drycleaning Harrisburg, PA Area Premier Drycleaner – Shoe Repair, Rug Cleaning, Dry Cleaning, Shirt Laundry, Alterations, Wedding Gown Cleaning, Dry Cleaning, Drapery Cleaning, and More

Quality Cleaners

Drycleaning Harrisburg, PA Area– Quality Cleaners services the Greater Harrisburg, PA Area.  We are the premier ‘dry cleaner near me’.  We also bring our amazing dry cleaning service to you with our time saving delivery service.  If you live in Mechanicsburg, Camp Hill, Lemoyne, Hershey, Hummelstown, or Harrisburg, PA, you are maybe in our delivery zone.  Please call for exactly where we deliver or other information.

Other services other than
Drycleaning Harrisburg

Quality Cleaners offers award winning services in Harrisburg, PA Area.  Do you have a torn jacket or have pants that you need taken in? Maybe you have a blazer fit to your physique?  We offer a best-in-class alterations department which will not disappoint.  Do not throw that garment out and buy a new one, because Quality Cleaners can fix it for you!

Do you have shoes which need a repair?  Our shoe repair services are second to none.  Email, Call, or visit our shoe repair page for more.

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Before and After Our Award Winning Shoe Repair

We can help you if you have water damage, fire damage, or need restoration work done to your textiles.  We have a team of trained, educated, and uniformed technicians to help you through this tough situation.  Please also visit our Restoration Website: http://www.RescueMyClothes.com

Are you interested in learning more about our drycleaning process? We have a page dedicated to drycleaning harrisburg.

We also have a page dedicated to our Award Winning shirt laundry and wetcleaning process- hence our shirt laundry and wetcleaning page.

Quality Cleaners also offers home and office delivery.  If you live in Lemoyne, Camp Hill, Mechanicsburg, Dillsburg, Wormleysburg, Enola, Harrisburg, Hershey, Hummelstown, or anywhere inbetween you may be within our delivery area.  Please visit our Quality Cleaners Express Delivery website for more information on this convenient and almost always time saving service.

For more information, please visit our contact page.  You can also email us at info@qualitycleanersinc.com for more information.

 

In conclusion, just get in touch with us today for the best drycleaning in Harrisburg, PA!

About Us

Quality Cleaners has been in business for over 50 years. Our professional services has led us to work with thousands of customers including a large variety of local businesses. As well Quality Cleaners has serviced the dry cleaning needs of the past 5 Governors of Pennsylvania.

Our company handles the dry cleaning and alterations of all clothing and garments. We take the extra step to help our clients manage their time with our Pick-Up & Delivery Dry Cleaning Service. Our delivery service is available in, but not limited to: Lemoyne, Mechanicsburg, Camp Hill, Harrisburg, Hershey, Hummelstown, and more! Give us a call to set your service up today!

 

Delivery

Delivery

 
Adding the Benefit of Dry Cleaning Delivery to Your Home or Your Business

We all seek added benefits that will help our employees to manage their time. Quality Cleaners makes the implementation of this added benefit totally seamless for you and your employees.

The fact is that our employees need to have their clothing altered and dry cleaned on a regular basis to look their best. We have a proven system that will notify your employees of this benefit and allow a seamless implementation, giving your employees the opportunity to save time and money.

As Central PA’s premier dry cleaner, Quality Cleaners works with many businesses who offer this benefit to their employees. It is a benefit which is cost and hassle free for the business. Employees are thankful to you as the business for implementing this creative benefit.

The same goes for those looking for delivery to their home.  Do you want to save time by  having Quality Cleaners’ Award Winning Dry Cleaning brought to your door?

Please contact us at 717-737-8444 or complete our New Customer Express Form and someone from our staff will contact you at your convenience.

Shirt Laundry and Wet Cleaning

Quality Cleaners has been offering Award Winning dry cleaning services to the Greater Harrisburg Area for over 57 years. We are a third generation, family owned business operating from the same location since 1958.

A research study done in 2011 by the University of California, Berkeley, showed that most of us make judgments about people within the first 20 seconds of meeting them. What we judge people on is sometimes decided even before they’ve said a word.  Put your trust in us to keep you looking your best.

We offer Pickup & Delivery service to your home or office to save you time and money. Take advantage of this convenient service by clicking here (link delivery page).

Quality Cleaners is a Central Pennsylvania pioneer in the area of ‘wet cleaning’. What is wet cleaning? It’s not just washing. Wet cleaning is a method in garment cleaning, utilizing a gentle washing machine, biodegradable soaps and conditioners specialized for many different fabric and fiber types. The most important aspect of successful wet cleaning is experience and knowledge of different types of fabrics and proper ways to finish garments by operators.

According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), wet cleaning does not use hazardous chemicals, it does not generate hazardous waste, nor does the process create air pollution. It also reduces the potential for water and soil contamination. The specialized detergents and conditioner used in the wet clean process are more mild than even many home laundry products.

At Quality Cleaners we have found that wet cleaning, in combination with dry cleaning, is more efficient and economical to implement than dry cleaning alone.

How does it work? The garments are placed in a computerized wet cleaning machine that looks very similar to a washing machine. The clothes are wet by already conditioned water, then agitated just enough to extract the dirt and grime; but not enough to alter the structure, size or color of the garment. The garments are then transferred to a high-tech drying unit that automatically stops once a predetermined level of moisture is reached.

 

Click HERE for a video about our state-of-the-art shirt pressing process.

Here’s how our shirt laundry process works:

  1. The shirts are brought to our shirt department and given a descriptive ticket and a bar coded heat seal.
  2. The heat seal is a tag adhered by glue and heat. It tells us information about the shirt and makes marking in more efficient.
  3. The shirts are then separated into light, dark, hand presses, and dry cleaning. This keeps the shirts safe and ready to press. The shirts are also separated into no starch, light starch, medium starch, and heavy starch.
    1. What is starch? Laundry starch is a vegetable byproduct, most often corn, and added to the shirts as a powder. Starch helps keep the form of the shirt longer. In other words, you’re less likely to develop wrinkles, looking sharp all day. Some say starch feels stiff or rigid, like wearing cardboard. Others feel a shirt is just incomplete without it.
  4. Shirts are then laundered by a careful balance of 4-6 chemicals to ensure a safe, thorough cleaning and resulting in a neutral pH. The temperature in which the shirts are laundered varies by garment. Typically, it ranges from 65 degrees to 130 degrees. The temperature varies by garment. Typically, hot should be between 120 & 140 degrees, warm 85-105 degrees & cold 65-75. Water below 60 degrees is too cold for detergents to be helpful.
  5. After laundering, the shirts are taken out of the machine and put in a queue for pressing. Shirts are pressed wet, first on the collar and cuff press, then on the ‘bosom’ press.
  6. The shirts are then checked for spots, wrinkles, missing buttons, or other unsatisfactory issues. If there are any wrinkles, they are hand pressed on a ‘hot head’ press.
  7. Once satisfactory, the shirts are scanned to assign them as ‘finished’, bagged, and filed alphabetically.
  8. Happy customer picks up clean shirts and looks professional and sharp.

 

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