Maintenance Services

Maintenance Services

Fire Alarms, Fire Extinguishers, and Elevators

Certain parts of the university require specialized maintenance, and there is a dedicated engineer specifically for building elevators and the campus fire alarm system. University Facilities also ensures that all buildings have fully functional fire extinguishers and tank suppression systems through regular inspections.

Alarms, Extinguishers, and Tank Suppression Systems

Campus facilities are connected to the university fire alarm system. If you have not been informed of any tests or inspections in your area, and you hear or see an active fire alarm, please exit to a safe location some distance away from the building. Some areas are equipped with fire panels which show yellow lights or audible trouble alarms that are currently active. If you happen to see an alert on a fire panel in your building, please call the Operations Support Center at  (864) 656-2186 or (864) 656-5450

All fire extinguishers on campus are part of an annual inspection which is performed by a university contractor. If an extinguisher is used for any reason, it should be replaced as soon as possible. If you notice an extinguisher has lost pressure or missed its yearly inspection, we should be notified as soon as possible. University Facilities also provides new extinguishers upon request. In all of these cases, please submit a service request online or call Facilities Dispatch at  (864) 656-2186.

Similar to fire extinguishers, tank suppression systems are present in various locations on campus and are used in food service, chemical, or archival storage. In case of fire, these systems release a gas or powder to suppress flames very quickly. If one of these systems alarms, please exit the area immediately in a safe manner and report the discharge. As with extinguishers, an external university contractor performs regular inspections on all tank suppression systems.

Elevator Maintenance and Upgrades

University Facilities ensures that elevators on campus undergo regular preventative maintenance, and repair those lifts deemed out of order. Elevator technicians contracted from ThyssenKrupp respond to entrapments during working hours. Any trouble with an elevator should be reported to University Facilities Dispatch as soon as possible. If you happen to notice a malfunction or if someone becomes entrapped after business hours, please report the problem to CUPD at  (864) 656-2222. In the case of a building with only one elevator, an after-hours ThyssenKrupp technician will arrive to resolve the issue provided the elevator is unoccupied. In the case of buildings with two elevators, please use the working elevator and submit a request the next day for service.

If you have general questions or concerns about any of the information above, please contact  Evan Link at (864) 765-2670.