Grounds, Custodial & Events

Our Grounds, Custodial and Event department is responsible for the maintenance of CSUN’s physical environment. We inspect campus building and grounds for maintenance and landscaping needs, evaluate and prioritize customer work requests, and provide a host of maintenance services, including minor plumbing, electrical, mechanical, paint and carpentry services. 

Custodial Services
Landscaping and Grounds
Room Access — Unlocking
Pest Control
Campus Events

Custodial Services.  Facility Services custodians work early morning and evening hours to keep campus buildings safe and clean. We address “Fire Life Safety” issues and trouble calls first, then our work follows a list of four priorities:

  1. Common areas, including restrooms, entrances, hallways, stairwells
  2. Laboratories and classrooms
  3. Open and Public Offices
  4. Private Faculty and Staff offices. 

Daily inspections and weekly cleaning of mechanical spaces and major heat, ventilation and air conditioning equipment is performed as is responding to hot and cold calls. We inspect all common areas, restrooms, corridors, classrooms, labs and department offices for immediate or planned repair or replacement of:

  1. Any observed safety concerns
  2. Bad or missing ceiling tiles
  3. Lamps or ballasts
  4. Leaking or bad flush valves and spigots
  5. Light diffusers
  6. Loose, damaged or missing cove base
  7. Loose or broken restroom stall doors, partitions or fixtures
  8. Loosely hanging fixtures (of any sort)
  9. Lost or broken switch plates and receptacle covers
  10. Patch and paint of minor scarring to wall surfaces

Landscaping & Grounds.  The Landscape and Grounds unit has responsibility for the outside environment at CSUN. Campus grounds are kept orderly and attractive, which enhances the campus and the community. Routine landscape maintenance is performed around campus buildings, debris and trash is removed from the landscape on a daily basis, and flowerbeds and landscape immediately surrounding the buildings are maintained.

Room Access - Unlocking.  During the academic year, Facility Services employees unlock instructional space at the beginning of the day. If you find your room locked after this time, someone from your department has deemed it necessary to secure the room. Please contact your department office for access. Facility Services workers cannot unlock offices or other restricted-access areas. To unlock these rooms, you must contact your department for access to these areas.

Pest Control. Please report any pest control problems to the Work Control Center IMMEDIATELY. We provide regular pest control services for all campus grounds.

Campus Events.  Utilizing the Chargeback process, PPM's Facility Services provides support for many major and minor events held on campus.  If you have a forthcoming event, contact us at (818) 677-2222, or visit our Start a Project site for more information on how we can assist you.