Maintenance & Inspection
Anyone who owns property understands
the long list of maintenance needs required to maintain,
update and properly care for their structure. Often
“big ticket” items like the roof, windows or key
mechanical systems take priority. However, many
small maintenance needs are equally important in
maintaining the safety and vitality of a building, yet
sometimes go untouched.
Do you have a monthly checklist to use when
caring for the supporting components of your
building? If not, perhaps its time to develop a
quick monthly inspection checklist.
Please consider the following when
tailoring a checklist appropriate for your
Test fire alarms, detectors and
extinguishers. Do batteries need to be
replaced? Do extinguishers need to be inspected
Does the building have carbon monoxide
detectors? Are they functional?
Are there the appropriate number of exit
signs? Are the emergency lights
Replace air filters.
Investigate all sinks, toilets and drains
for drips or leaks.
Test doors for properly functioning
hinges and locks.
Check guard rails and safety rails for
Inspect all pilot lights. Have they
Is the sump pump operating? Are
other similar pieces of secondary equipment
Are simple things like flashlights, light
bulbs and outlet covers in good working
With regular checks of these and other
items, churches can help to ensure proper working order
and prevent losses from occurring.