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Wasted Water Leaks (Toilet Tanks & Bowls) in Churches

Posted on May 20, 2016 by Bill Skubik in Maintenance, Things to Consider

Leaky toilets (this article is about the standard tank (1.5 to 6 gallon) and toilet bowl, it does not cover more expensive pressurized toilets) can cost churches hundreds of dollars a month in needlessly higher water/sewage bills. Toilet leaks can range from large to small, constant to random, or from being heard to silent. What […]

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Pipe Organ Maintenance

Posted on April 8, 2016 by Bill Skubik in Maintenance

How to Maintain a Church Pipe Organ Pipe organs are more than just an instrument in a church; they are part of a church, which is why they are considered legacy instruments. For generation after generation, many pipe organs become a church’s identity, uniting congregations in song and prayer for many years. Take the organ […]

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A Brief Guide to Tuck-pointing

Posted on March 14, 2016 by Bill Skubik in Maintenance, Things to Consider

A Brief Guide to Tuck-pointing When you see an older piece of brickwork with fresh looking joints, odds are you’re looking at successful tuck-pointing. A method developed across the pond in England, tuck-pointing is, according to Wikipedia, “a way of using two contrasting colors of mortar in the mortar joints of brickwork, one color matching […]

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Congregation Comfort: Five Steps to Maintaining Your Church’s Furnace & A/C Unit

Posted on June 12, 2015 by Bill Skubik in Maintenance

Does your church facility have a forced air heat or air conditioning system? The good news is that they don’t require much attention. The bad news is that if you ignore routine maintenance, things can turn uncomfortable quickly. It is best to maintain your systems HVAC on a regular basis. If that is too much […]

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Is that stained glass not your style? How to Repurpose and Reuse Church Components

Posted on May 29, 2015 by Bill Skubik in Maintenance, Redevelopment, Things to Consider

If you’ve acquired a facility with stained glass that needs replacement, consider repairing and reusing it elsewhere. There are many ways to reuse old glass in new church facilities, helping to establish the purpose of the building and create a sense of community. Some of the old glass could be adapted and used in entryways […]

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Keeping Your Congregation Covered: Church Roof Types & Maintenance

Posted on March 6, 2015 by Bill Skubik in Maintenance, Redevelopment

Church roofs can vary remarkably from one church to another; however, they all serve the same purpose of keeping your congregation warm and dry. Your church can be guaranteed comfort for decades, even centuries, with a properly installed and maintained roof. What should you consider when looking at church roof types? Cost. The top factor […]

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How to Maintain a Church Roof

Posted on February 20, 2015 by Bill Skubik in Maintenance

Roof maintenance is an integral part of maintaining a dry and safe gathering space for your congregation. Follow these upkeep tips to avoid leaks and maintain the warranty. The first step is to keep your roof, gutters, and drains clean.  Easily avoidable clogged gutters, downspouts, and drains can trap water or snow on the roof.  […]

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Chasing Church Concrete Cracks: Maintenance Advice

Posted on February 6, 2015 by Bill Skubik in Maintenance

Concrete is an excellent choice for both parking lots and sidewalks, providing stellar performance throughout its service life when it is mixed and cured properly.  Unfortunately once the mix dries, the aging process begins. Proper ongoing maintenance can keep your concrete damage free and add to the value of your investment. For starters, it is […]

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Stay Warm with a Well Maintained Boiler

Posted on January 21, 2015 by Bill Skubik in Maintenance

Although church maintenance may at times seem overwhelming, boiler maintenance should be at the top of the list.  If your church has boiler heat, it is best to work with a qualified professional to ensure reliability and safety.  Inefficient operation means wasted energy and increased costs.    With proper care, your boiler will provide years […]

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Smooth Advice: Church Asphalt Parking Lot Maintenance

Posted on December 19, 2014 by Bill Skubik in Maintenance

What leads a congregation to your sanctuary? Your smooth parking lot and sidewalks. The maintenance of parking lots is one of the first impressions that your church gives. Be sure that sidewalk cracks and potholes don’t distract your congregation from their purpose for visiting. Identifying defects and sticking to a maintenance plan will maximize appearance […]

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