Wash all of the toys in the playroom to get the lead off of
CY: We do have a playroom. Yes, the toys should be taken
out, and probably power washed. And all the chairs, too.
I've noticed the primary room has a distinct odor. The
carpets do get steamed now and again. So, my next guess is
the chairs have picked up some sweat from squirmy kids.
If it's over 10 years old, then replace your smoke
CY: I'm sure the building has smoke detectors, but I'm not
sure where. I'll have to look. They would be hard wired in,
Rake the mulch away from the siding to keep out ants, etc.
CY: Good idea. And put some ant baits in the kitchen.
Clean the heating/cooling ducts.
CY: The filters get changed twice a year. The HVAC equipment
is all in overhead lofts. I can't ask people to climb
ladders on such assignment. I've been up there many times,
but it's dangerous work.
If you use a baptismal or such, get the gunk out of it.
CY: Yes, that needs scrubbing. With some kind of soap that
produces no bubbles. I remember the one time they scurbbed
the baptismal font,a nd the next baptism, they had bubbles
on the water. NOt good!
Polish the brass, including door hardware.
CY: Yes, that's good. Darned little brass, all the metal
seems to be dull chrome.
Check for burned out light bulbs. Readjust them if they are
CY: I'm sure at least a few people wonder why I wander
around, looking up. It's not nose in the air, honest! I'm
looking for bulbs out.
Give the sound system the once-over to make sure it's
CY: Odd you should mention that. The sound in the gym is way
loud. I could not find any adjuster for it.
Clean the mikes.
CY: You are right.
Seal any cracks in the driveway.
CY: We could get caulk tubes of driveway stuff.
Come over to my house and seal the cracks there, too.
CY: Be about 4 PM, after the church project.
Touch up painting if there are aisles on the side and people
CY: Yes, there are runners along the sides of the walls.
I'll have to look at t hat.
Put Stick-um in the bottom of the collection basket.
CY: So the money doesn't slide out. Brilliant.
Wash all vestments and linens, if applicable.
CY: We do use linen for the sacrament table. Yes, those
should be washed and dried.
Wash the OUTSIDE of the windows.
CY: Excellent. Yes, that's needed.
Check the insulation in your ceiling. Make sure it's okay.
leaks in the attic while you're there.
CY: I'd have to do some digging around, see if I can find
the attic access. Roof is flat, though.
Clean the gutters.
CY: At least one down spout is clogged.
Wash your sign out front and make it inviting.
CY:Hadn't thought of htat.
Clean the over, if you have one.
CY: We do have an electric over which doesn't get much use.
Mostly the range. I'll have to look, see if it needs
cleaning. Buy some over cleaning spray.
Replace lights with CFLs.
CY: Mostly fluorescents. Not all, though.
Check filters in HVAC. Clean coils.
CY: Filters twice a year. Clean coils, I did that last year.
Touch up paint.
CY: Good one. Have to look around.
Replace your old thermostat with a new, programmable one.
CY: That's been done.
Test your alarms.
CY: Not sure we have any.
Edge the driveway.
CY: We do have outside service that does the lawns.
Test the PA system part for hearing impaired and make sure
CY: Good reminder. We do have an amplifier box in the clerk
office for hard of hearing.
Check inspection dates on fire extinguishers.
CY: I would not have thought of that. I th ink we have as
ervice that does that. Not sure.
Grease the elbows on big contributors.
CY: For sure!
Create a punch list that memorializes all of the things that
be done so that you become the most hated person in the
Then send it to other congregations to make it an "official"
CY: We do have a task list that's posted in the custodian
closet. But, you got a lot of ones I'd not thought. For
that, I thank you.
Okay, there are probably more but that'll keep you busy for