As the weather warms and days lengthen, it’s the perfect time to give your church building some needed attention after the demands of winter. Whether you’re considering a volunteer cleaning day or scheduling routine maintenance, here’s a guide to tackling some essential tasks for springtime upkeep.

Get Indoors in Shape

Since winter weather keeps most activities out of the elements, a good place to start cleaning and maintaining is indoors. A post-pandemic environment demands heightened cleanliness and attention to detail. Gather supplies such as bathroom and kitchen cleaners, rags, sponges, and whatever else is needed. Next, deep-clean restrooms, dust light fixtures, and polish wooden surfaces. Don’t forget to sanitize frequently touched areas like light switches and door handles. Nursery rooms and children’s areas should receive special attention, along with offices and classrooms. Complete the indoors upkeep list by washing windows, organizing spaces, and vacuuming or mopping floors to leave no corner untouched.

Don’t Overlook the Outdoors

As spring renews outdoor life, your church building exterior also deserves renewal. Reserve a power washer for thorough cleaning of patios and outdoor gathering spaces. Remove dirt and grime from windows, screens, and building siding. Ensure gutters are clean and downspouts are clear to prevent water damage. Conduct a visual inspection of the roof, looking for cracks, missing shingles, loose screws, loose flashings, and any signs of wear. Don’t overlook outdoor lighting; replace bulbs and check for proper functionality. A well-maintained exterior enhances curb appeal and fosters a welcoming atmosphere for all.

Check Out The HVAC

The comfort of everyone in your church building relies heavily on a properly functioning HVAC system. Take the time to inspect and maintain this essential equipment. Check belts, filters, and condensate lines for wear and tear. Dust and debris can accumulate on outdoor condensing units, hindering airflow and efficiency so make sure to clean your condensers. Also, calibrate thermostats to ensure accurate temperature control. Here’s a tip when volunteers are managing maintenance tasks: consider creating a maintenance log to track inspections and repairs. A well-maintained HVAC system not only enhances comfort, but also reduces energy costs and prolongs equipment lifespan.

As your church readies to embark on a springtime maintenance journey, remember that the McKnight Group is here to support you. If you have a maintenance question or need information on how to make your church building better for all who enter, reach out to us at And don’t forget to check out our upcoming i3 webinars where we delve deeper into topics ranging from church design to maintenance best practices. Visit our website to sign up and to see a list of topics.