In Creating Safer Places for Ministry: Property (Vol. 2 of the Insurance Board Loss Control Manual), Insurance Board addresses important building issues, including insurance, property valuation and inspection with an emphasis on planning and budgeting.
Depending upon construction details and climate, you will have different technical concerns. We will provide technical information below to help you with maintenance and inspection to maintain your church property value. You will also find articles on seasonal maintenance in The Steward.
Review the helpful documents below to keep your property safe and well-maintained.
Links on Protecting Your Property
Loss Control Manual 2:
Buildings and Church Property management, maintenance and other resources.
Fine Arts Scheduled Property vs. Insurance Board Building Coverage
This is to help define the differences in coverage terms between the Building & Personal Property Coverage Part and other options under the Insurance Board program.
Valuation Request Form
The Valuation Request forms provided will allow us to calculate a value estimate without the need for an on‐site visit.
What is Your Church Worth?
A guide on estimating the worth of your church’s insurance value.
Guide of precautions to take to discourage arsonists, burglars, and vandals.
Extensive report from the National Fire Protection Association on causes of fire in religious and funeral properties.
How to prevent damage to your boiler when starting it up for the season.
Crisis Prevention and Planning
How to prepare for a flood, and what to do before, during and after to mitigate loss.
Know the potential damage of equipment getting flooded and how to prevent further damage.
Best practices for what to do after water damage, and how to take immediate action to minimize the growth of molds and fungi.
What to look for to ensure that your church and its facilities are ready to endure high winds.
Willis summarizes how to prevent pipes from freezing and how to thaw frozen pipes safely.
More than pipes can be damaged by freezing temperatures. Process equipment and buildings can be damaged if pipes freeze and burst.
The Hartford provides information on how to protect your church’s roof and prevent potential collapses due to heavy or sudden storms.