When Might You Need an Oven Valeting Service?

By on 3rd January 2012 (updated: 10th March 2020) in Oven Cleaning

Whilst oven valeting is extremely effective and will leave your appliance looking like new, it’s certainly not a service that you’ll need to call on every day. So when would you possibly need to consider hiring in the professionals?

End of Tenancy

As you come to the end of your tenancy, there is often a mad rush to get the house or flat cleaned and looking spotless. However, in many cases, the appearance of cleanliness isn’t enough. Many landlords will request that carpets are shampooed, damage fixed, and the oven is professionally cleaned.

If you try to give it a quick wipe down and hope for the best, more likely than not you can expect to see some of your deposit disappear. In this case, it could be a false economy to try and hoodwink your landlord. Oven valeting is relatively cost-effective and the work is guaranteed too, so you will never have any issues – at least where your oven is concerned – when moving out.

Professional Kitchens

If you’re working in a kitchen environment where cleanliness is absolutely essential, then you have to ensure that your oven is up to scratch at all times. Failure to comply with hygiene rules could see serious sanctions against your restaurant, cafe or hotel, which is why many businesses employ full time cleaning staff to ensure everything is disinfected and wiped down to a satisfactory level.

For others though, the cost of doing so is prohibitive. If you don’t want your food or dining room to be ruined by a smoky oven, then you have to make sure that something is done to prevent your ovens from being clogged up with grease and bits of old food. Again, this is where a valeting service could prove to be invaluable. Businesses can schedule them to be done at regular intervals, saving their staff the extra workload, and ensuring that all equipment is fully operational at all times.

Spring Clean

Busy homeowners don’t always have the time to thoroughly clean the house from top to bottom. This means that some jobs can occasionally be overlooked – either on purpose or accidentally. One such bone of contention is the oven. It’s a pretty dirty job and can take hours to complete fully. You will also usually need to buy a specialist cleaning kit in order to do a proper job. Again, this just adds to the time, cost and hassle of the process.

Therefore, once, or maybe even twice a year, you might want to consider a full oven valet. Whilst there is a cost associated with doing so, at least you will have the reassurance of having a trained, fully insured professional, using the best products to do a thorough job. At least that’s one job that you can tick off the list.

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.