How To Get Your Oven Sparkling Clean When Tenants Leave

By on 26th January 2015 (updated: 10th March 2020) in Cleaning Tips

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Showcasing properties to potential tenants is no easy task.

Letting agents are constantly trying to find suitable properties for tenants with different requirements and preferences.

So if previous tenants have left the kitchen oven in an absolute mess, how can you get it looking its very best in order to stand the best chance of securing new tenants?

Option 1 – Do the Job Yourself

Cleaning an oven isn’t a simple task. It’s a tough job, but something you may wish to tackle yourself. If you do choose to take on the gruelling task of DIY oven cleaning, there are a number of tips which can help make the job easier:

Use the right cleaning products

With so many cleaning products available, it is difficult to know which one to select.

Chemicals found in some products can damage oven interiors by stripping the surface of its natural coating. It’s a safer option to use caustic free products, as these are more likely to tackle tough stains and will avoid any long-term damage.

If you do use a product containing caustic soda, ensure you unlock windows within the property. The room should be kept well ventilated to avoid breathing in any fumes.

Remove and Soak the Shelves

Stains can end up on all areas of your oven, including chrome shelves. This is even more likely if the oven has been used by a number of tenants and not been cleaned regularly.

These shelves can be tricky to clean, so it would be easier to remove them and soak them overnight in warm water mixed with oven cleaner.

Don’t Forget the Corners

Areas of the oven which are often overlooked and difficult to reach are the corners.

Tackle these hard to reach areas by scrubbing vigorously with an old toothbrush with bristles soaked in either oven cleaner or a baking soda mix.

Option 2 – Let the Professionals Do the Job

A sparkling clean oven is more likely to impress potential tenants and leave them with the right impression.

With this in mind, there are a number of reasons why a professional oven cleaning service would be your best option for getting your oven sparkling clean before new tenants arrive.

Saves Time

Cleaning an oven to a high standard can take hours. Using a professional oven cleaning service ensures the job is completed with the best results. It also avoids you having to eat into valuable work hours to scrub away at an unclean oven.

A professional oven cleaning service can also be used for multiple locations – ensuring the entire portfolio of rented properties is attended to using the right products, whilst saving valuable time.

Builds Trust and Reduces Costs

Eliminating tough marks and stains creates the right impression to potential tenants and reassures them that the rest of the property will be in a good condition.

Maintaining a clean oven also reduces fire and health risks and can lead to a decrease in energy bills, something your tenants will be very pleased about.

Contact the Pros

You can clean an oven yourself, however a professional oven cleaning service gets the job done to the highest possible standard, saves time and creates the right impression to secure new tenants.

Contact Ovenu today if you need the ovens in your properties cleaned to the best standard possible.

Image credits from BigStock.

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.