Is it Safe to Use an Oven Cleaning Service?

By on 25th January 2012 (updated: 10th March 2020) in Oven Cleaning

Nobody wants to pay for a service that ends up costing more time and money that it actually saves. That’s why whenever we seek services, most of us will choose a company that we know and trust or that has been recommended by somebody.

Sometimes choosing the cheapest provider only brings further pain, with corners cut on some jobs and issues with reliability. So what should you be looking for when seeking an oven cleaning service?

As any home-owner will testify, ovens need to be cleaned regularly and thoroughly. Failure to do so will result in damage to the appliance, a loss of efficiency and billowing smoke every time you open the door. As careful as you are, cooking in an oven will always result in the build up of fatty deposits, which can cause all kinds of damage.

Of course you can wipe these away when you’re finished, but many people forget or simply aren’t able to, which can allow it to build up. The end result is that you will encounter one or perhaps all of the issues named above and your oven will need an extensive clean. But many people still have misgivings about hiring a professional to do the work for them.

This is only natural, apart from having to pay for the service, you also have to entrust a very important (and expensive appliance) into the hands of somebody that you don’t know. Therefore, in order to allay any such fears, you should always look for businesses or individuals that have the necessary credentials and insurance to complete the work.

Hiring an oven cleaning service company who don’t possess adequate insurance could lead to major issues further down the line. If they were to break the glass front on your oven, damage any of the fans or other mechanisms then you would be liable to pay for the repair. This could leave you hugely out of pocket and with an oven that isn’t just dirty, but also unusable.

Insurance might not guarantee that accidents will be prevented entirely, but it ensures that there is something in place to compensate you if it does. It is also a good indication that an oven cleaning expert takes their work seriously and that they understand the value of doing a good job, rather than just going after your money.

Here at Ovenu, we use specialist, non-damaging cleaning products to ensure that no surfaces are left damaged as a result of cleaning the oven. Not all practitioners will offer the same guarantee, so it’s always worth investigating exactly what they offer first and any guarantees that they can provide. It’s important that you feel confident, so never be afraid to ask questions before committing to any service.

Oven cleaning is, by and large, incredibly safe. As long as you find a provider that you can trust and that employs best practices in all services, you have nothing to worry about and can look forward to having your oven returned to showroom condition in a few short hours.

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.