Franchisee in Bath Celebrates 3500th Clean

Our oven valeting specialist Patrick Church from Paulton, near Bath is celebrating reaching his 3,500th oven clean.

Patrick, who’s business covers the Bath and the North East Somerset area, has been cleaning an average of 36 ovens a month since he began his franchise in 2003. Patrick had previously worked for a local ink manufacturing company before being made redundant.

Patrick commented: “I’m overjoyed to reach this fantastic benchmark after suffering redundancy in 2003. I’m proud to have established a strong reputation within the local community and hope to continuity providing quality service to my clients.”

Gill Rodgers, Patrick’s 3,500th customer, said: “Patrick arrived on time and worked hard on my 14 year old oven to restore it to almost new! He did a fantastic job and I will definitely be a regular customer. “I’m aiming to reach my 4000th clean within the next year. With the impending arrival of spring many households are preparing for the dreaded spring clean.”

Even for the most enthusiastic spring cleaners, donning rubber gloves and tackling the oven is still one of the most loathed household chores. If people are not thorough with their oven cleaning, fat and food can cause future problems, which could result in an oven fire.
Patrick said: “As outside temperatures plummeted during the winter many people turned to their ovens for hot meals, but more you use your oven the more debris and grease can start to build up and this can affect its efficiency.”
Our Ovenu valeting process is the most thorough in our industry sector and involves dismantling key components of an oven such as the door, interior panels, fan and shelves and placing them into design-registered equipment, which uses non-caustic products to clean the oven parts.

Patrick adds: “Taking the time to get your house in order can be a very satisfying experience, but when it comes to cleaning the oven, most people would rather close the door and put it to the back of their minds!

“By regularly cleaning and maintaining an oven, it will ensure it performs at its best and even help prolong its life, and not need to replace it as often.”

“The whole process takes around three hours and leaves the oven, hob and exterior in immaculate condition. My business benefits from Ovenu being accredited by the British Accreditation Bureau to ISO 9001 and all cleaning products used by Ovenu are environmentally friendly, bio-degradable and conform to the latest government REACH regulations. Our Carbon Remover is also approved by the Vitreous Enamel Association.

Rik Hellewell, (OVENU MD) adds, “Patrick and his business deserve to flourish. He has followed our tried & tested system to the letter over the last 9 years and is a glowing example of how successful franchising can be when working within the confines of an opportunity that is morally and ethically structured. We wish Patrick well for the future.

To see some examples of why Patrick’s business, like so many others are within the OVENU network, is so successful, visit