As the company that pioneered uniform rental services in America during the late 19th century, we have more than 130 years of experience in this industry. We fully understand that companies of all types and sizes have plenty of options for providing employee uniforms. Uniform rental is but one of them.
We believe that rental is the best option for most companies. Although there are exceptions, uniform rental offers a plethora of benefits that you cannot get from purchasing your own or requiring employees to purchase them.
If your company is considering changing the way it provides uniforms in 2020, we encourage you to consider renting from Alsco. Here are five reasons why uniform rental is a great option:
1. Renting Is Convenient
We live in an age when convenience is more important than ever. In our fast-paced and hurried world, we do not have time for things that are inconvenient, inefficient and unproductive. In the uniform arena, nothing is more convenient than renting.
Uniform rental allows a company to completely forget about the burden of uniforms once a rental agreement has been signed. The provider handles everything from that point forward. Uniforms are delivered on a weekly basis — clean, fresh and ready to go. Meanwhile, management can focus on other more important things.
2. Renting Is Affordable
We have worked with many clients who initially thought that uniform rental was too expensive to consider. Yet, rentals are quite affordable in most cases. If you analyze the long-term numbers, renting can even save companies money.
When you rent, you are not continually investing in new clothing, laundering and maintenance. It’s a lot like renting an apartment. You may not own an apartment after 10 years of renting, but you will have spent a lot less on rental payments than you would have spent on mortgage payments, insurance, property taxes and repairs and maintenance.
3. High-Quality Rental Uniforms
As a uniform provider, we know that investing in cheap clothing is beneficial to no one. As a result, we invest in high-quality uniforms that withstand the rigors of regular use. It’s in our best interests to take the time to properly clean and maintain uniforms to get the longest life out of them.
In short, renting gives your company access to high-quality clothing that looks good and wears well. Our uniforms will reflect well on your company. Customers will notice the high-quality look and professionalism that your employees exhibit.
4. Dedicated Uniform Professionals
Companies that own their uniforms tend to lay the responsibility of the uniform program on employees, who are not well-versed in clothing and textiles. Conversely, uniform rental gives companies access to dedicated professionals who know everything there is to know about uniforms. Here at Alsco, each of our route drivers and supervisors is a uniform professional. Each of our employees is an expert in the field.
5. Truly Clean Uniforms
Finally, renting uniforms ensures that your employees have truly clean uniforms to wear. What do we mean by “truly clean”? In our case, it means uniforms that are hygienically clean. Our laundering process guarantees that uniforms do not just look clean but are also delivered free of dirt, contaminants and pathogens.
If you would like to know more about uniform rental from Alsco, please do not hesitate to contact us. We would love the opportunity to help you establish a new uniform rental program for 2020.