Spring Checklist

Church Buildings

  • Ensure that steps, handrails and ramps are in good shape.
  • Inspect roofs for damage from ice and snow accumulation.
  • Service sump pumps.
  • Make sure drains and gutters are free of leaves and dirt.
  • Secure gutters that have come loose.
  • Verify that fire detection system inspections are up-to-date.

Grounds

  • Check for signs of rotting wood on property.
  • Sweep up all sand on walkways.
  • Remove and dispose of dead branches, trees or shrubs that may cause trips and falls.
  • Repair any damage done to walks and steps by frost heaves and repair potholes.
  • Ensure that sidewalks, curbing, patios, driveways and parking lots are in good repair.
  • If pesticides are used for lawn care, post warning signs on lawns for at least 72 hours after pesticide use.

Equipment

  • Service lawn and landscaping equipment.
  • Check air conditioning unites; replace filters if needed.
  • Test all light bulbs and lighting fixtures, replacing those that do not work.
  • Make sure all fire extinguishers are in place, have been inspected and are fully charged.
  • Check smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors and replace batteries.

Utility Systems

  • Shut down boilers properly for the season in order to ensure unnecessary corrosion.
  • Change the furnace filter and check the blower.
  • Check all plumbing and electrical systems and repair any damage.

Windows

  • Remove, clean and store storm windows (if removable).
  • Inspect, clean and install screens for windows and doors
  • Seal or re-caulk windows if necessary.