Poorly kept buildings and work done to them by church members or hack contractors who have no business doing the work.
In fact 75% of the churches I have been in as a contractor working or visiting have 2 or more items which should be red tagged and put out of service and in some cases building code violations are so heinous as the church should not be allowed to hold services.
Why then is the church allowed to conduct services if there are such bad things going on inside ?
Mainly it is because local code enforcement does not crack down on churches like they do normal business.
Many churches have not been properly inspected in decades .
Why all the bad work and why is it tolerated ?
A good question with many answers.
As you can see in the above pictures
Churches due to finance reasons must often relies on volunteers to do work and these volunteers are some times trained professionals but most are nothing but hacks who think they know what they are doing and have no business touching a tool let alone work in a church.
The poor work is put up with and churches think nothing of letting any one swing a wrench after all their hearts are in the right place.
In the mean time these hacks put churches in worse shape and often cause thousands in damage because repairs are not done properly in first place .
Then there are those who openly condone the work like retired firefighters , engineers etc. who sit there on church board's and tell them everything is Ok when they know dam well it is not
How any professional can sit there and do such a thing is unconscionable .
The worst part to this is when experts like my self try to work with churches and correct things and the boards sit there and ignore you there own people know more than we do thats when I say thank you but I am no longer interested in doing any more work for your church and I walk away
There is no sense arguing with closed minds and I just hope the lord protects these people while they are in church.
Yes unfortunately some of the biggest loss of lives has been in church fires one of the biggest in a church in South Africa with a burlap ceiling .