Seasonal Preparedness

Cooling-to-Heating Transition - It's that time of year again, when the university transitions from cooling to heating. Facilities Operations and Development maintenance personnel are beginning to shut down certain cooling systems and perform the proper maintenance to bring heating systems online. This change-over can lead to customer inquiries about buildings being too hot or too cold. We are working to ensure a seamless changeover, but weather variations may cause unanticipated fluctuations to interior temperatures as we progress through this transition. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your patience as we perform these necessary tasks. If you have any questions or concerns during this transition, please contact your designated Zone Leader or Service2Facilities, 614-292-HELP.

Fire Hydrant Winterization - The City of Columbus mandates all privately-owned fire hydrants are to be pumped free of water from October 15 through April 15 every year. Accordingly, Facilities Operations and Development is in the process of winterizing all university fire hydrants. A "winterized" fire hydrant has all the water in the barrel section evacuated to eliminate the possibility of the hydrant freezing, leaving it inoperable. Therefore, if you need to use a fire hydrant or see anyone else using a fire hydrant for ANY REASON, please notify us right away at Service2Facilities, 614-292-HELP.