Oven Cleaning is a tough business to be in so to get it right you need to consider the following things when you start:
1. You need to find a van that suits the requirements of your system, one that is good on fuel if you are driving long distances and one which ideally one has a tail gate so you won’t get wet when you are sorting out the inside bits from the oven at the back of the van and one that allows you to work fast.
2. You need the right equipment consisting of the cleaning equipment you take into the house and equipment that stays in the van for a more thorough clean. Most oven cleaning companies use a calor burner to heat up and maintain the temperature of their solution in a stainless steel tank in the van – We DON’T use this we have our own heating system and tank set up which is friendlier to the envrionment and a whole lot safer.
3. You need the correct products to use in the house and ones that aren’t going to damage things – for us this means ones that are non caustic – we use a vegetable paste to clean the oven. Some oven cleaning companies use a caustic paste but you can do a whole lot of damage to ovens if you don’t handle it correctly.
4. You need to get yourself working in a systemised way and put this down into writing with measures of performance so you should have a procedures manual as a minimun so anybody who takes over from you knows what should be done.
5. Get some help with the way you run your business – we use an ActionCoach from ActionCoach.com as we like Brad Sugars and his seminars, books etc. and the set up of ActionCoach.