It Can Happen to Your Church Too!
Churches are not immune from the varieties of water losses that afflict residential and other commercial structures.
In the past, we have been involved with three large churches each experiencing a serious loss. One had a large mold situation in their education building. Another had a lift pump failure on their sewage discharge system, and, the other had a fire suppression system failure in their bell tower. Each loss was significant and impacted the operation of each of the churches.
Do not think that losses such as these cannot or will not happen at your church. You must always be vigilant.
Here are some helpful yips to keep these issues from occurring at your church.
- Have the church's sewage system inspected by a certified plumber at least once a year. If your church operates a Day Care, semiannual inspections would be appropriate.
- If your church is plumbed with a fire prevention suppression system, they should be tested annually. Make sure that the heat sensors can tolerate the level of heat that we have been experiencing recently.
- If your church has stand-alone structures it would be wise to keep the structure air conditioned and/or heated, depending on the season. This will minimize the opportunity for mold to get started.