Uniforms are an essential part of most businesses. Enacting a uniform policy has many benefits for a business, including improving employee performance, promoting a cohesive brand, and inspiring customer confidence. The sometimes downside of a uniform policy is that someone has to clean and maintain those uniforms: either the employees, your business, or a uniform cleaning service. While there are pros and cons to each, most businesses will quickly find that enrolling with a uniform cleaning service is their best option.
Employees Maintain The Uniforms
The biggest benefit of this option is that you no longer have to worry about it — because you’ve passed the burden off to your employees. This could backfire in several ways. First, it’s likely going to eventually damage morale and lead people to look for another job where they either don’t have to wear a uniform or don’t have to maintain it themselves. Second, you will quickly find that those uniforms no longer look very, well, uniform, since one employee bleaches everything, another only washes the uniform once a week, and a third has never seen an iron. If you want a consistent, professional look, don’t leave the care and maintenance to other people. Finally, if employees are wearing their uniforms to and from work, they could be spreading contaminants in either direction.
You Maintain The Uniforms
If you can wash and maintain the uniforms in-house, this is a strong option. Over time, however, you’ll likely find that it is not a cost-effective one. It eliminates the problems associated with having your employees maintain the uniforms, but presents new issues. Namely, you need to pay for the appliances, supplies, and staff to care for the uniforms and cover any repairs that arise or damage that happens to the uniforms. Your business can also expect to spend more on water and electricity to keep up with all that laundry.
You Hire A Service To Maintain the Uniforms
Outsourcing the work to a uniform cleaning service is a great way to remedy all of these issues. The service already has the appliance, supplies, staff, and know-how to care for your uniforms. They also know how to make sure they are clean, sanitary, and presentable every single time. Most people assume that the cost of this type of service will be too high, but in most cases, they’re wrong. Reach out for a quote and see how cost-effective a uniform cleaning service can be.
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.