Very short podcasts created when I’m out oven cleaning or sat in the office with five minutes to spare, or on the way home from school drop-off. In this podcast I talk about pricing for an oven cleaning business. How do you go about setting your price? Do you pluck it out of the air or do you get to it in a logical way?
Okay so you’ve just acquired an AGA Cooker, say you’ve moved into a house or just bought one. Here Graham Rogers goes through the steps that you need to take when you get your first AGA. If you’ve bought a house with an AGA in the kitchen, what do you need to do first? What would be useful? What book would be best to buy? Which pans should you get? Here is a guide for you.
So you looking at buying an oven cleaning business or buying a resale area of an established franchise. What things should you look out for. What things could you improve on to make the business be more successful and profitable?
We had a franchisees training day last Saturday and one of the things that the franchisees brought up was the increasing number of jobs they had got to where the
panels in the oven have been tightened up too much, so much that they couldn’t get them off because the screws had been rounded off. I think the main reason if that some oven cleaning companies are using electric screwdrivers to tighten up the screws and over tightening them and doing so ruining the screws/nuts.
For us when we get to these it’s a case of pointing this out to the customer when we do our checks and apologising for being unable to do the full clean that we normally do.
This has been mainly on the NEFF, Bosch ovens where you need to use a T15 hex tool to get them off rather than using a screwdriver.
I learnt when I was in the RAF about how not to tighten up nuts when I over tightened a nut in the cockpit of a Sea Harrier Jump Jet. The nut overtightened and then head fell off, meaning a complete strip down of the cockpit to re tap and die the nut. So these days I check the screws are tight but don’t over do it.
We carry the T15 with a ratchet screwdriver. For me this is has always the most I have ever needed as they normally come off very easily and you just need to tighten them up so they are just tight.