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Preventative Maintenance Program

Crucial to the successful education of our students is a healthy learning environment that includes structurally safe facilities and grounds that satisfactorily comply with environmental standards and conditions.   Schools that maintain a clean and orderly environment experience the many benefits that come from pride and ownership among students, faculty and the support of the community.

Preventive Maintenance is a high priority service in our approach to comprehensive maintenance programs.  PM is an effective method of avoiding potential failure of facilities equipment and systems.  Through an inventory and scheduling system, work crews are assigned to perform inspections, adjustments, cleaning and routine service on virtually all facility related major equipment and systems.

The goal of preventive maintenance, as a component of a facilities maintenance system, is to maximize the useful life of all building and grounds systems.  The requirement for preventive maintenance versus breakdown maintenance was recognized by the Facilities Department many years ago.  In 1980, the department took a positive step in setting up a program that would benefit all Facilities staff.  Working hours were rescheduled so work could be completed in classrooms without interrupting instruction.  Several members of the Facilities crew begin work at 5:00 a.m. on the Monday through Friday shift.

Preventive maintenance is scheduled on two buildings a week; this schedule allows the staff to completely check every room in every building at least twice per year. 

Campus employees are encouraged to report any deficiencies as they occur.

Requests for emergency services will be received at the Facilities Office during normal working hours (7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday) by calling extension 2629.  After these hours and on weekends as well as holidays, please contact Campus Police at extension 2289 or 760/744.7753.  Requests for routine services will be received at the Facilities Office during normal working hours by calling extension 2629 or via email FacilitiesOffice@palomar.edu.  We strongly encourage our customers to use the on-line Maintenance Request Form to provide services that are tailored to yours needs and requirements.

SAN MARCOS CAMPUS:

Below is a list of the tasks Building Services performs pertaining to the Preventative Maintenance Schedule below:

  • Check and tighten screws, nuts, and bolts on door hardware

  • Check and lube locksets; ensure door latches close

  • Check to ensure door is not binding; adjust as necessary

  • Check for ADA and standard door signage/mounting

  • Check and lube opening window assembles/security

  • Check and repair cabinet doors, drawers, and hardware

  • Check and repair any damaged wood trim/moldings'

  • Check and repair any damaged furniture, desks, chairs, etc.

  • Check for and replace any damaged windows

  • Check and repair mini-blinds, curtains, drapes as necessary

  • Check fire extinguisher mountings and charge; initial checklist

  • Check and repair chalkboards, trays, maps, and mountings

  • Check miscellaneous items for secure mountings

  • Check, tighten, repair, and lube permanent seating

  • Check and replace damaged flooring tiles

  • Check and repair damaged carpeting

  • Patch and paint damaged walls

  • Sand and refinish or paint wood trim as needed

  • Check clocks for proper mounting/time

  • Check for and replace/repair light switches as needed

  • Check for and replace/repair electrical outlets as needed

  • Check and replace missing cover plates

  • Check and clean all light fixture lenses

  • Check and replace burned out light bulbs

  • Clean, calibrate, level and op-check t-stats

  • Service filters - lube and clean HVAC units

  • Clean all HVAC supply and return air vents

  • Check and service all exhaust fans; clean exhaust vents

  • Check and service/repair all plumbing fixtures

  • Check, clean and service water pressure regulators

  • Check and clean all storage areas; restock as needed

  • Check and clean all rain gutters and downspouts

  • Check all electrical panel connections for loose wiring

  • Check sidewalks and pathways for raised areas; grind as needed

  • Check for other items as needed; make and note the necessary repairs


JANUARY JULY
Week 1 Campus Police Week 1 Campus Police
Week 2 Building D Complex Week 2 Building D Complex
Week 3 Building A Complex Week 3 Building A Complex
Week 4 Building AA/ST Complex Week 4 Building AA/ST Complex
FEBRUARY AUGUST  
Week 1 Building C Complex Week 1 Building C Complex
Week 2 Student Services Center Week 2 Student Services Center
Week 3 Buildings HS & MD Week 3 Buildings HS & MD
Week 4 Buildings B, E & HS Week 4 Buildings B, E & HS
MARCH SEPTEMBER  
Week 1 Buildings FCS-1, & N Week 1 Buildings FCS-1, & N
Week 2 Buildings CDA, CD, & CDC Week 2 Buildings CDA, CD, & CDC
Week 3 Buildings CES-1, CES-2, & T Week 3 Buildings CES-1, CES-2, & T
Week 4 Buildings GJ, J, RS/Shops, & SC Week 4 Buildings GJ, J, RS/Shops, & SC
APRIL OCTOBER  
Week 1 Buildings DSPS, NA, NB, NO, TCA, & TCB Week 1 Buildings DSPS, NA, NB, NO, TCA, & TCB
Week 2 Buildings BE, BES, RC, U, & W Week 2 Buildings BE, BES, RC, U, & W
Week 3 Building NS Week 3 Building NS
Week 4 Building Q & RF Week 4 Building Q & RF
MAY NOVEMBER  
Week 1 Buildings P-East & P-South Week 1 Buildings P-East & P-South
Week 2 Buildings F-Photo & F-West Week 2 Buildings F-Photo & F-West
Week 3 Building LL Week 3 Building LL
Week 4 Student Union Building Complex Week 4 Student Union Building Complex
JUNE DECEMBER  
Week 1 Building SU-Bookstore & SU-Food Services Week 1 Building SU-Bookstore & SU-Food Services
Week 2 Buildings CT & Men's Locker Room Week 2 Buildings CT & Men's Locker Room
Week 3 Buildings G (DOME) & O Week 3 Buildings G (DOME) & O
Week 4 Buildings Swimming Pool Complex & WFC Week 4 Buildings Swimming Pool Complex & WFC
 

 
 
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