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Renting vs. Purchasing Work Uniforms

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Is renting or purchasing better for your uniform needs? Let’s see.

If you know you need a work uniform program, you are likely running into a question. Renting vs. purchasing work uniforms: which is best for you? You don’t have to agonize over the differences. Lord Baltimore Uniform Rental is here to walk you through why you might choose one option over another and answer any questions you might have. Learn more about renting vs. purchasing work uniforms below!

Renting Work Uniforms

High Employee Turnover Rate

Does your company have a high employee turnover rate? Unless you have a very large budget, renting work uniforms would make more sense. That way, you do not have to keep extra uniforms, and your old employees don’t have to have useless work uniforms lying around in their closets. 

Need for Commercial Cleaning

Some jobs benefit from commercial uniform laundering, while others are okay with home washing. If your team runs into industrial dirt daily, then it could be safer to keep the washing professional as well. The same goes for customer-facing groups. Commercial cleaning often comes with uniform rental programs.

Industry Standards

Is your work uniform fulfilling an industry standard? It could be high-visibility or flame-resistant gear. In that case, it would be better to rent from a company qualified to fulfill those standards.

Purchasing Work Uniforms

Low Employee Turnover Rate

If you have a very low employee turnover rate, then it could make more sense to purchase work uniforms. Your employees are unlikely to need to return their work clothes very soon or change sizes regularly.

Home Washing Acceptable

Even with a low employee turnover rate, it would additionally make sense to purchase work uniforms if home washing is acceptable. If you are not working with hazardous contaminants and just need to look professional, home laundering could be fine.

Cost Savings

Renting uniforms includes set contracts and fees for commercial laundering, uniform repair, and uniform replacement. Renting long-term is more expensive than purchasing uniforms alone. If you have a limited budget, you may need to opt for purchasing uniforms.

We Offer Both!

With us at Lord Baltimore Uniform Rental, you can consult with us to see which is better for you. Either way, we offer both personalized uniform rentals and sales. 

Trust Your Employee Uniforms to the Professionals at Lord Baltimore

For over forty years, Lord Baltimore has provided cost-effective uniform rental services throughout the East Coast, including Maryland, Washington DC, Northern Virginia, Southern Pennsylvania, and Delaware.

To learn more about how employee uniforms can help your business, please contact Joe Bateman at Lord Baltimore by calling 800-292-1224 or visit We also handle uniform and mat rentals and purchases for restaurants. Additionally, we also sell and rent uniforms, shop towels, fender covers, and mats for the manufacturing and automotive industries.

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