No matter the industry, work uniforms go through a lot with their wearers. Sometimes, it’s simple wear and tear from general use. Other times, uniforms get put through the wringer, surviving heavy machinery, sharp objects, and other extreme conditions. It’s important to know how to repair a damaged work uniform regardless of your field.
Types of Uniform Damage and How to Repair Them
There are many different types of uniform damage and ways to go about repairing them. Two of the more common ones include:
Stitching Up Rips and Tears
Small rips and tears will commonly appear after extended use, especially with protective apparel. These are easy to fix and only require a similarly colored thread and needle. Turn the uniform inside out to get a better view and use the thread and needle to sew up the damage. Turning the uniform inside out will also help hide the stitching.
Here’s a helpful article that demonstrates how to repair a tear in uniform fabric.
Dirt, dust, grease, chemical spills, and more can stain a uniform. Unfortunately, some will cause permanent damage but there are some useful fixes that can save your uniforms. Depending on the uniform, you can remove some stains by soaking them in fabric softener for about 10 minutes with warm water, don’t rinse, and then hang it to dry. Another method begins with pre-soaking the uniform to remove the material causing stains as much as possible. Then, soak the uniform in a sink filled with warm water and some laundry detergent or stain remover for an hour. Use cold water instead here if there is blood on the uniform. Small amounts of hydrogen peroxide and/or borax are also great stain removal tools.
For a demonstration of stain removal from clothing, watch this video.
Or, Leave It to the Pros at Oregon Linen
Oregon Linen knows how to repair a damaged work uniform. We have over 75 years of experience providing uniform maintenance to Oregon businesses that need it. We’re your best bet to repair a damaged work uniform because we bring each of the following to the table.
- Expert Maintenance Service. Oregon Linen provides specialized work uniform experience, especially in the automotive, industrial, and food service industries. We utilize the top talent in Oregon as well as sophisticated machinery and tracking systems to provide top-notch repair service.
- Inventory Services. We keep a close eye on our clients’ uniform inventory and nip problems in the bud before they get out of hand. Our tracking technology helps with sorting so every uniform receives the care it deserves. This also keeps uniforms readily available since we keep up with our clients’ stock.
- Family-Owned, Local Service. Oregon Linen is based out of Roseburg and has an office in Coos Bay as well. We are a family-owned and operated business with decades of experience servicing the Beaver State. Working with us means investing in your local community since we hire locally and keep a close eye on our ecological footprint.
Contact Oregon Linen for More Information
Oregon Linen is the partner that your business needs to maintain your work uniforms. Our decades of experience, team of experts, and family-owned approach ensure your uniforms are always ready to go and in stock! Contact us today by calling 1-541-672-1663 and a member of our team will answer any questions you may have. Interested in a free quote or our other products and services? Click here!