Frequently Asked Questions

Uniform Rentals

How much does it cost to rent work uniforms?

The cost of work uniform rentals varies based on what you need, but you can usually expect to spend around $7 / week for each uniform wearer when looking at standard garment offerings.

Are there extra costs to start a new uniform program?

Starting a uniform program can vary in cost based on the provider. You will always pay for the garments your provider holds in inventory, but sometimes they also charge fees for onboarding and/or installation. Wildman does not charge anything for onboarding or installation when you start an account!

How do I remove a uniformed employee from my account?

If a uniformed employee quits or is terminated, you’ll need to recover the rental uniforms if they haven’t already turned them in. At Wildman, once you let us know and turn in that employee’s uniforms, we will drop that cost off your next invoice!

How do I add a uniformed employee to my account?

Contact your rental provider and let them know you’d like to add a set of uniforms to your account! They can get the employee sized and order the new garments.

Who is the best uniform rental company?

The best uniform rental company is one that offers the items your business needs and who prioritizes relationships over profits. They should offer transparent invoicing, they shouldn’t tack on hidden fees, and they should treat you like a member of the family!

How do uniform rental programs work?

Your uniformed employees will each be sized for 11 sets of uniforms (for a 5-day workweek). That gives them 1 uniform on their body and 5 clean sets to wear when they drop off their 5 dirty sets to be laundered. Wildman will deliver fresh uniforms weekly, and we can even provide a locker system to store them at your facility if needed!

Why do uniform companies charge for 11 uniforms?

Each uniformed employees is sized for 11 sets of uniforms for a 5-day workweek to allow 1 set to be laundered.

Example:  If your uniform delivery is on Fridays, each employee (wearing 1 uniform) will bring in 5 dirty uniforms (last Friday’s + this week’s). They’ll receive 5 clean uniforms at that time. So 5 clean + 5 dirty + 1 on their body = 11 uniforms!

Do I have to sign a contract to rent uniforms?

Short answer: usually. Most uniform vendors ask you to sign a multi-year service agreement to help cover the cost of your garments. Since there is generally no up-front investment from you, the uniform company assumes 100% of the cost of the inventory. So you’re just paying that cost over the term of the agreement!

At the end of a uniform contract do I own the uniforms?

No. Over the life of your Wildman service agreement, we continuously inject new uniforms into your program as old ones are cycled out. We continually re-invest in you so you can maintain a higher image standard!

How long is a standard uniform program contract?

5 years. The standard contract length in the uniform rental industry is 5 years.

What kinds of fees do uniform rental companies charge?

Many uniform companies charge separately for garment damage, loss, prep/emblem sewing, and size premiums. This may cause your bill to spike periodically if you’re not covered by an insurance plan. Wildman offers a no-hassle insurance plan for uniforms that covers repairs and prevents unexpected charges.

What's the cheapest uniform company?

Most are comparable in price. However, some national uniform companies tend to push their uniforms at a lower unit price, but they may fail to mention their extra charges and regular price increases that can greatly inflate a uniform program price.

How do I cancel my uniform rental contract?

Generally you can’t cancel a uniform contract without reason or breach of agreement. If you do, you can incur major early cancellation fees. If you’re not happy with your provider, start shopping within 12 months of your contract end date. When you’ve chosen a new provider, send a certified letter (generally within 90 days of renewal) to notify them of your cancellation. Make sure you notify them so your contract doesn’t automatically renew!

Commercial Floor Mats

How much do commercial floor mats cost to rent?

Floor mats cost about $2.50 – $3.75 /mat/week, depending on the size of the mat. So that’s about $0.17/sq. ft./week to not only protect your HVAC and electronics from dust in the dry months, but to also help prevent a $50k slip-and-fall accident in wetter months!

Why should I rent mats instead of buying?

You save time and save cleaning costs by renting floor mats. Nearly 80% of janitorial costs is concentrated on floor maintenance labor, and 80% of the dirt coming into the facility can be completely captured and removed in the first 10-20 feet with proper matting.

Can I get my logo on a floor mat?

Yes! Most floor mat providers can add your logo to nearly any mat. The extra cost depends on the size of the mat, but expect to pay a little more than you would for unbranded mats. A logo mat is a great way to put your business image on display right when a customer enters your facility!

Why is my floor mat rippling and curling up?

Mats tend to form “ripples” and can curl up at the edges if they haven’t been serviced correctly and/or have been in service for too long.

Wildman performs regular quality control checks on our mats, which are all stamped with a “put-in-service” date to ensure older mats are replaced and recycled. Wildman’s premium floor mats have a beveled exterior edge to help prevent curling and are 1.5x thicker than the traditional rental floor mat!

How long do commercial floor mats last?

Commercial floor mats that are properly laundered and rotated can last upwards of 5-7 years before needing to be replaced. If you are not cleaning the mats properly (or at all), they may only last 1-2 years before they are compromised and become their own tripping hazard.

Does my business need both indoor and outdoor floor mats?

Yes, it’s generally best practice to have both indoor AND outdoor floor mats. A facility’s outdoor mats are designed to remove the larger, heavier debris from foot traffic. That allows your indoor mats to trap finer dust/dirt particles as well as any moisture brought from the outside.

What's the best kind of floor mat for a business?

The best commercial floor mat for a business is one that effectively traps debris and moisture to better protect you floors and equipment as well as your visitors and employees.

Where can I rent mops and mop heads?

Many facility services companies and floor mat providers offer dust mop rentals. Wildman can supply you with clean, fresh mops and handles – on your schedule – for a fraction of the cost of buying them directly and laundering them yourself.

Are microfiber mops better than regular dust mops?

Microfiber mops typically have many more filaments per square inch compared to the looped-end cotton mops you generally see. More filaments allows for superior dust accumulation. Microfiber mops are also usually a lighter and cheaper option compared to looped-end cotton variety.

What kind of mop is best for the medical industry?

Microfiber mops are a popular choice for medical industry use. Because mop heads need to be changed out more often in a medical environment, the lighter, cheaper microfiber mops make a great option for keeping a larger inventory.

First Aid Services

What are the benefits of using a first aid service?

Partnering with a first aid company can save you a lot of time, especially if you don’t have a first aid service and are managing it all yourself.

First aid specialists like Wildman also make sure your business is compliant and that you have all the proper first aid supplies for your specific industry. First aid vendors manage your inventory to ensure nothing is expired or cross-contaminated. Most good vendors also clean and decontaminate the first aid cabinet each visit.

Is my business required to provide first aid supplies?

Yes. OSHA requires all businesses to have “adequate first aid supplies…readily available” to its employees. You must also make sure those products are not outdated or expired. That’s why many businesses choose to partner with a first aid expert: companies like Wildman can manage your first aid inventory at all of your locations to ensure you’re compliant and prepared.

How much does a first aid service usually cost?

Generally your first aid cost depends on how many products your business uses. Some first aid companies only charge you for the products you use. Others actually charge for an entire box of a product even if you use only one piece from that box.

The companies who charge based on what you use – like Wildman – invest the extra time to closely manage your first aid inventory and avoid over-charging. We also have a set price list with set quantities that you have access to view, so you always know what we’re charging you for and why!

What does it cost to get a first aid kit stocked?

Generally your first aid cost depends on how many products your business uses. Some first aid companies only charge you for the products you use. Others actually charge for an entire box of a product even if you use only one piece from that box.

The companies who charge based on what you use – like Wildman – invest the extra time to closely manage your first aid inventory and avoid over-charging. Other (usually larger) companies spend less resources counting inventory, and – for example – will replace an entire box of bandages even if you only used one bandage that cycle.

How often does a first aid company check my kits?

Most first aid companies service kits on a regular interval, usually weekly, bi-weekly or monthly depending on your business’ needs.

Do I have enough first aid supplies?

Request a review by a first aid professional to audit your first aid needs and your current program. Whether you stock the products yourself or aren’t getting answers from your current first aid provider, a second opinion can always be helpful.

Companies like Wildman can audit your first aid program to help you make sure you’re covered and not being over-charged or over-supplied. We can even take a few of your current first aid invoices and provide a cost comparison with exact pricing for an appropriate first aid program!

What is sudden cardiac arrest (SCA)?

Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is an unexpected electrical imbalance in a person’s heart that causes their regular heart rhythm to become abnormal.

SCAs kill more than 400,000 people a year, and they can unfortunately happen to anyone for any reason. The only known treatment to restore an arhythmic heart is through an electrical shock, generally applied with a defibrillator.

What is an AED?

An automated external defibrillator (AED) is a life-saving piece of first aid equipment. When applied to a patient experiencing sudden cardiac arrest, it can administer an electric shock to return a heart to a normal rhythm.

Is my business required to have an AED?

Fitness centers are the only Indiana businesses legally required to maintain a working AED. However, the American Heart Association highly recommend defibrillators for any kind of business or public area.

The AHA also reports that if you defibrillate within three minutes of cardiac arrest, the chances of survival are 70 percent. After 10 minutes, the chances of survival are negligible.

Safety Supplies & PPE

What are the benefits of a vendor-managed safety program?

Using a vendor to manage your safety supply program saves you from having to purchase supplies yourself and keep them stocked. You can also rest assured that your business is compliant with federal and industry-specific PPE requirements.

Other benefits of a vendor-managed safety program include:

  • Employees are adequately covered by the appropriate PPE
  • Safety items are always in stock when you need them
  • Safety products in your stock are not expired/recalled
  • Your business avoids holding excess PPE inventory
  • Your PPE is appropriate for your specific industry needs

How much does a safety program usually cost?

The cost to stock your PPE supplies depends on your industry and how many products your business uses.

When you use a vendor-managed safety program, you offload the burden of watching PPE stock levels while also ensuring you’re never holding excess safety products. You are generally just charged for what you use between vendor visits.

How often does a safety vendor restock supplies?

Most safety vendors will check supply levels and restock your PPE on a regular interval, usually weekly, bi-weekly or monthly depending on your business’ needs.

Is my business required to have eyewash stations?

Your specific industry’s safety regulations will dictate whether you need to provide eyewash stations. Those regulations will also specify the required flow rate you need for those stations.

If you don’t want to bother with diving into the regulations and then sourcing/maintaining those eyewash stations, safety experts like Wildman’s can perform an on-site PPE assessment to review your unique business’ needs!

Am I using the correct glove rating?

Your specific industry’s safety regulations will dictate what safety rate each piece of PPE needs to meet for specific duties.

If you don’t have the time to research those regulations and manage your own PPE program, you can leverage the support from a safety vendor like Wildman. A safety expert can perform an on-site PPE assessment to review your business’ specific needs and get you the gloves and protective equipment rated for your industry!

Can I sign up for a PPE subscription?

Yes, in a way. You can partner with a qualified safety expert to run what’s called a vendor-managed program for your safety supplies and PPE.

A safety expert like Wildman can audit your current needs, and then they’ll visit your facility on a regular schedule to restock your PPE as needed. This helps keep you from running out of PPE or holding too much inventory. It also saves time and money since you’re not having to pause production or run out to buy supplies yourself!

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