Uniforms are a much more common sight in some industries or businesses than others. For instance, on a military base, in a hospital, or in a fire station, you expect to see people in uniform. But uniforms aren’t always so obvious: all of the waitstaff in black pants and a white shirt are also in uniform, as are the retail associates in their polos and the mechanics in their coveralls. All of those businesses and industries understand the many benefits of having an employee uniform, including improved productivity and morale and better customer experiences. They may be different styles or colors, but the uniforms all do the same work. The one thing that is the same across all industries is that knowing how to remove stains from uniforms is essential.
Dirt and dust are a fact of life, but they can definitely stain uniforms. Most dirt and dust should come out with a normal wash cycle, but if they don’t you can attempt to remove the stain with isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol. Sponge the stain with the rubbing alcohol, then rinse the garment under cold water and launder it again.
If you have to work outside, grass stains are going to be an issue. It doesn’t take much contact for those green blades to stain a uniform, especially if the grass has recently been cut. Use a mixture of 1 part dish soap to 2 parts hydrogen peroxide. Mix them together, then after completely soaking the garment in warm water, dump the soap mixture over the stain. Let it soak in for about 15 minutes, then rinse the garment under warm water again and launder.
Sweat stains, like most of the stains on this list, are easiest to tackle if you get to them right away. If they sit, they turn yellow. For this stain remover, you need 1 cup vinegar, ½ cup baking soda, 1 TBSP salt, and 1 TBSP hydrogen peroxide. Wash the garment in water and vinegar. Then mix the other 3 ingredients and rub them into the stain thoroughly, and then launder immediately.
Food Grease Stains
For greasy food stains, trust your dish soap. If it’s good enough for rescuing wildlife from oil spills, it can help rescue your uniform from that pizza grease.
Uniform Services from Ace Uniform
To give your business a clean, professional, and cohesive look, rely on Ace Uniform. Whether you need uniforms in the food, automotive, industrial, construction, medical, security, or you-name-it industry, we can provide you with the uniforms you need for the price you want. We can also supply your business with high-quality mats and towels. On top of that, Ace offers facility services that can help keep your business place clean and safe. Give us a call at 1-800-366-1616 or visit us online to learn how we can help meet your needs. Want to get to know us even better? Visit us on social media on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, and LinkedIn.