Keeping Up On Church Maintenance Share Maintenance of the church property can be easily overlooked. Sometimes this is due to a lack of human or financial resources, such as when maintenance is deferred to a later time when it is hoped that more funds will be available. But it can also happen just because staff members are so familiar with the property they do not recognize slowly developing problems or hazards. It is important to keep the maintenance up to par at your facilities to avoid injuries to people, damage to your facility and costly insurance claims. Slips and falls, fires, and water damage are just three of the bad things that can happen when a church isn’t properly maintained. Potholes in the parking lot or disrepair of the sidewalk could lead to someone falling and injuring themselves. Failing to maintain the heating ventilation and cooling or electrical equipment could lead to a devastating church fire. And clogged gutters, blocked drains or deteriorating roofs could lead to water penetrating the church building and causing significant damage. To avoid these scenarios, make it a priority to establish a regular inspection program for your church building and grounds. Both regular monthly inspections and a more detailed annual inspection are recommended following established checklists. On SafeChurch.com, GuideOne’s premier risk management website, sample checklists and other resources are available to help you maintain your facility. To access these resources simply visit SafeChurch.com under the Resources tab, Facility Safety section. Keeping up on your church’s maintenance can greatly reduce the chances of an unfortunate loss and help provide a safe and secure environment at your facility. Tags SafeChurch Religious Organization © 2024 GuideOne Insurance. GuideOne® is the registered trademark of the GuideOne Insurance Company. All rights reserved. This material is for informational purposes only. It is not intended to give specific legal or risk management advice, nor are any suggested checklists or action plans intended to include or address all possible risk management exposures or solutions. You are encouraged to retain your own expert consultants and legal advisors in order to develop a risk management plan specific to your own activities.