How to Make Work Uniforms Last Longer

How long do your uniforms typically last? One of the most common concerns regarding these garments is how to make sure they last as long as possible. This question becomes even more important to answer when you rent or lease your uniform selection instead of purchasing them outright.

Maintaining Your Uniforms

There are four easy ways to maintain your uniforms. Training your employees how to take care of the uniforms they wear, and offering an on-site laundry service for them, can make a huge difference.

  • Eliminate Stains and Spills: Whenever stains and spills happen, it can be an unexpected surprise. It won’t be the good kind, either. Whether it is food, drink, or some other type of sticky debris, the stains can stick. Once they set, they can be nearly impossible to lift. Avoid the chances of permanent staining by taking care of stains and spills as soon as they happen instead of waiting until later.

  • Put Them Away Neatly: It’s also important that all work uniforms are stored neatly when they aren’t in use. Whether this means a locker room by the laundry service or not, there are many solutions for this problem. Tidiness can help make everyone’s life easier, especially when your uniforms include smaller pieces that are easy to lose, such as name tags or goggles.

  • Keep Them Neat and Clean: We touched on this in the previous section, but it’s also crucial that you keep your work uniforms neat and clean. This helps project a sense of professionalism, pride, and team spirit. Dust, sweat, pet dander, pollen, and other allergens or contaminants can gather on work uniforms, even if it isn’t immediately obvious that they are there.

  • Always Read Care Instructions: Lab coats are going to be different from PPE and security uniforms. Be sure to read all of the care instructions for each individual piece of clothing, especially if something needs to be put through the dry cleaning process instead of the conventional washer-dryer setup.

Getting the Best Uniforms

Another idea is to make sure that you get the highest-quality uniforms that you can find. When uniforms are made with better materials, they are more durable, and as such, can withstand more wash cycles than uniforms made with inferior quality materials. Uniforms are essential for workers who spend time inside and outside, so make sure that everyone on your team is accommodated and included in your plans!

Uniforms From Chesapeake Uniforms

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