Repairs & Maintenance

Repair and Maintenance can be broken down into three different categories:

  • Routine Maintenance 
  • Preventive Maintenance 
  • Deferred Maintenance

Routine Maintenance

This includes repairs and restoration of public spaces including walls, floors, ceilings and doors plus all trouble calls that are generated by the campus client or identified by in-house staff. Routine maintenance is funded by Facilities Management in state funded space. Clients in non-state funded space may arrange for any of these services for a single event or as an on going service by submitting a Facilities Service Request. Below are some sample Trouble Calls:

  • Broken or Stuck Key 
  • Cleaning and Maintaining Public Space 
  • Comfort Calls (a/c; heat) 
  • Elevator Maintenance 
  • Leaky Faucets 
  • Lights Out 
  • Pool & Fountain Maintenance 
  • Repair Existing Outlets 
  • Restocking Restroom Supplies

Preventive Maintenance

Many building systems are checked and tested under our Preventive Maintenance program. The idea is similar to taking your car in for its 15,000 mile service. The systems are tested or checked on a monthly, quarterly, bi-annual or year cycle. General maintenance and repair are done as needed to prevent failures and extend the life of the systems. Facilities Management is funded to maintain equipment that is part of the building system, was originally purchased with state funds, and is located in state-supported campus space. However, preventive maintenance in non-state funded space and for any department purchased equipment (e.g. air conditioning added to accommodate increased load in a server room) requires a Facilities Service Request from the client. Typical systems requiring Preventive Maintenance are:

  • Backflows 
  • Drain Maintenance 
  • Elevators 
  • Emergency Generators 
  • Exit Signs 
  • Eye Wash/Deluge Showers 
  • Fire Alarm 
  • Fire Extinguishers 
  • Fire Suppression 
  • Roof Drain and Gutters

Deferred Maintenance

Major facility renewal and repair delayed for budgetary reasons is called Deferred Maintenance. State funds appropriated for deferred maintenance may only be used to fund deferred maintenance work in state-supportable facilities. Auxiliary enterprises and equivalent non-state-supported units are responsible for funding deferred maintenance in their facilities. Funds from the unit's operating income or reserves, or other appropriate non-state sources, should be used to pay for deferred maintenance. Where projects involve facilities housing eligible and ineligible activities or functions, funding is to be provided on a proportionate basis. Our program of deferred maintenance concentrates on building systems that have exceeded their life expectancies.

These systems include: 

  • Air Conditioning 
  • Electrical 
  • Elevators 
  • Heating 
  • Plumbing 
  • Roofing 

This funding is dedicated to systems with at least 20-30 year life cycle.

Facilities Management
Phone: (310) 206-8847 | Fax: (310) 206-9461 | Mail Code: 152608

Customer Relations
Facilities Management Building, Suite 2102D
731 Charles E. Young Drive South
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1526