How often should you use professional oven cleaning services?

By on 9th November 2011 (updated: 10th March 2020) in Cleaning Tips

Keeping your house clean and tidy is important. It prevents the spread of germs, dust and bacteria whilst helping to provide a spotless appearance throughout your home.

It can sometimes be hard to keep on top of all of the cleaning though. When you’re pushed for time and other chores are building up, it’s easy to forget or even ignore cleaning. However, it’s important that you don’t let it build up, especially in the kitchen, which is one of the main areas where bacteria can grow and fester. The reason for this is because where food is involved; there is a greater chance of residue and mould building on surfaces and preparation areas.

There are many areas in the kitchen that require cleaning after you have prepared and eaten a meal, such as the work surfaces, pots, pans and cutlery, the microwave and also the oven. It’s a big job and it will take time to do properly. If you are regularly cleaning the oven and surrounding surfaces then you are probably on top of all the house work. However, there may be times when the work load becomes too much. Christmas is the perfect example, whereby you are so involved with the celebrations that you haven’t had the time to focus on the cleaning the oven.

In this case it would be the perfect time to bring in the professionals. Hiring a company that offers oven cleaning services will not only reduce your workload, but should also ensure that you enjoy an impeccable finish – leaving your oven like new. If you allow the cleaning company to do the work, you can then focus on having a good time with your friends and family over the festive period, not on worrying about every small spillage or having to don the Marigolds.

Ultimately usage will determine how often you might require a professional oven cleaning service. If you live on your own and have a combined use of the oven and the microwave to cook your meal, then as long as you keep the oven clean you should only need a very occasional valeting service. However, if you live with six of seven people then it is likely that your oven is being used more often which will allow for a greater build-up of dirt over time if it is not cleaned.

Students are a prime example of those who fit into this category. Due to the social and work side of their studies, some jobs do get overlooked, including cleaning duties. This being the case students would most probably need to use an oven cleaning company once or twice a year when they are looking to leave the house in order to ensure they get their deposit back. If no attention is given to the oven then they may lose all, of part of their deposit.

Whatever your living situation, an oven cleaning service can be a huge help. It’s relatively inexpensive and will help to ensure that your oven is hygienic and in full working order at all times. Plus it will remove the hassle of day-to-day maintenance, allowing you to get on with the things that you really enjoy.

Rik Hellewell is the Founder & Managing Director of Ovenu and a member of the Approved Franchise Association. He established Ovenu in 1993, cleaning 4,000 ovens and proving his concept over five years before starting the franchise business. Since then he has helped over 200 franchisees achieve their dreams of running successful businesses of their own. Established for over 25 years, the Ovenu concept has proven successful across the UK, New Zealand, Australia and the USA.