Property Maintenance Prevents Surprises

Facilities maintenance is an important step in defending your property against damage during this critical time. As ministry buildings sit empty for the coming days and possibly weeks, if permitted by your local or state officials, don’t forget to routinely check on your building and its important equipment, like HVAC systems and plumbing fixtures, to ensure they’re functioning correctly.

Water leaks can be particularly damaging to a building. Implementing a few simple steps can help minimize costly and disruptive damage.

  • Keep an eye on common sources of water leaks like roofs, HVAC units, water heaters, boilers, sprinkler systems, and pressure regulators. They are common sources of leaks that cause significant water damage. 
  • If your ministry uses smart sensors to monitor for water leaks, alarms, temperature, or movement, make sure they are functioning properly.
  • Know where your main water shut-off valve is located and how to turn it off.
  • Maintain a list of emergency contacts, such as a local plumber, roofing contractor, water remediation company, and your insurance agent. Refer to this article for additional steps you can take before, during, and after a water emergency.

Until ministry operations get back to normal, it’s critically important to keep an eye on your property. Continue to check the Brotherhood Mutual website for practical guidance regarding the coronavirus pandemic.

Posted March 24, 2020