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Maintenance and Repair Services

Building Operations staff provide basic services for state-funded areas. Campus customers can request additional services on a recharge basis. See How to Request Facilities Management Services.

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See How to Request Facilities Management Services.

General Maintenance and Repairs

As needed:

  • Repair and maintain plumbing systems
  • Repair and maintain skylights, windows and window hardware
  • Clean, repair and replace rain gutters
  • Repair and replace ceiling tiles
  • Repair and replace classroom seating, floor coverings, cove and base molding, windows, doors, and door hardware

As needed or upon request:

  • Perform power washing
  • Repair and replace ceramic tile
  • Renovate restrooms, including new partitions, plumbing fixtures, light fixtures and dispensers

Upon request:

  • Sandblasting

Carpentry Services

As needed:

  • Perform preventive maintenance on all roof systems
  • Inspect all reroofing projects during construction

Upon request:

  • Perform minor alterations
  • Construct and install countertops, custom cabinets, shelving, mail slots and picture frames
  • Install and configure furniture and partition systems
  • Finish, touch up and repair furniture
  • Repair and replace keyboard trays

Electrical Services

Air Conditioning and Refrigeration

  • As needed, change air conditioning filters and repair and maintain:
    • Walk-in cold and warm boxes
    • Building chillers and auxiliary chillers (microscope and MRI coolers)
    • Trailer air conditioning units
    • Package air conditioning units, split systems, gas packs, heat pumps, straight cooling and electric heat
  • Upon request:
    • Repair and maintain computer room cooling units
    • Estimate, install and maintain department-purchased air conditioning units and equipment (We do not maintain or repair ultralow temp freezers, reach-in lab or kitchen refrigerators, chest freezers, ice machines, gas-fired furnaces or window air conditioning units.)

Alarms and Controls

  • As needed:
    • Repair, read and calibrate meters (electrical, water, gas, HTW and CHW)
    • Repair and maintain:
      • Fire alarm systems
      • Elevators
      • Automated clock systems in buildings
      • Traffic signals
  • As needed or upon request:
    • Install electrical, water, gas, HTW and CHW meters
    • Repair motor controls (VFD, soft starts, and magnetic)
  • Upon request: Repair and maintain UPS and inverter systems

Note: We do not repair or maintain security alarm systems.


  • As needed:
    • Replace light bulbs: Ceiling light fixtures, lab bench light fixtures, fume hoods, exterior building lights, walkway lights, and parking lot lights
    • Replace lighting ballasts
    • Troubleshoot lighting systems — complete buildings to individual light fixtures
    • Replace or reset time clocks, photo cells and relays that control lighting systems
  • Upon request: Install and maintain department-purchased light fixtures and control devices

Note: We do not maintain or repair portable lamps.

We repair or maintain department-owned or-purchased equipment on a recharge basis only. We do not maintain or repair electric scooters, lab or office equipment, telephones or microwave ovens.

Perform all aspects of electrical maintenance, construction and repair, including:

  • Troubleshooting electrical equipment
  • Relocating lab or office circuits
  • Installing new or relocating lab/office circuits
  • Installing new equipment

Metal Fabrication Services


  • Perform preventive maintenance of all metal doors (building entry, office, lab, and mechanical rooms)

As needed:

Fabricate, design and install:

  • Light-gauge sheets to heavy-gauge plate, angle iron, channel, etc.
  • Supply and exhaust ventilation
  • Fume hood ducting, trays and screens

As needed or upon request:

  • Design and fabricate all types of sheet metal projects
  • Repair and modify lab equipment
  • Weld, including heli-arc, MIG, plasma, oxygen, and acetylene
  • Repair and replace metal doors
  • Maintain all metal handrails

Painting Services

As needed or upon request:

  • Prepare, prime and paint new/existing interior ceilings, walls, stairs, handrails, ladders, casework, doors, frames, etc.
  • Paint and stain exteriors and repair substrates
  • Apply wall coverings, coatings and spray finishes
  • Remove graffiti and apply protective coatings
  • Epoxy floors

Multi-Trade Project Team

Facilities Management’s Multi-Trade Project Team handles a variety of small renovations and remodeling projects under $50,000 in break rooms, labs, classrooms and conference rooms. The team performs lighting retrofits, fabrication and installation of custom shelving, countertops and benchtops, installation of flooring, casework hydration stations, and more. Services include planning, design and lifetime maintenance.

To start a small remodel or renovation, submit an online work request.

Hourly Recharge Rates


Contact the Customer Relations help desk, (858) 534-2930, 7 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. weekdays.