If properly maintained, your oven can serve you for many years. Electric ovens, on average, last 13 years, while most gas ovens last more than 15 years. This is, without a doubt, great value for your money.

However, that oven will only last so long if it is properly cared for. Fortunately, we’ve been in the industry long enough to know when an oven needs professional repairs. The following are the top four signs to look out for:

Uneven Cooking

This is usually one of the first signs that your oven has an issue. When cooking, you’ll find that the food is overdone in some parts and underdone in others. It might also be burning in one corner and undercooked in another. This is a clear sign that the oven has a problem and needs a professional diagnosis and repair.

Gas Smells

Gas smells are another common sign of trouble. Modern ovens shouldn’t smell like gas. If you notice a pungent gas smell coming from your oven, turn it off immediately and call for professional help.

Unexpected Noises

Ovens naturally produce a few sounds during cooking. Light booms, bangs, clicks and pops, for instance, are very normal. However, sometimes, you’ll notice strange noises, such as loud bangs coming from the appliance. If you notice this, call a professional right away.

Oven Takes Longer to Preheat

You most likely know how long it takes for your oven to preheat. If the appliance is suddenly taking twice as long to preheat, it might be a sign of a failing heating element. This is another situation that requires immediate professional intervention.

Schedule Professional Oven Repairs

Is your oven acting up? Don’t wait; schedule professional repairs today. Contact us to speak to a professional.