Carpentry Emergency Requests

Here are some examples of what may qualify as a carpentry emergency:

Carpentry Standard Requests

Windows: University residence halls have double hung windows and/or casement windows.  Most lock and have restrictors to limit how far the window is opened. Your window should open six inches.  If not, submit a FixIt request. 

Blinds: If your blinds fall down, submit a request through FixIt and a carpenter will come out as soon as possible to correct the problem.

Balconies: Certain rooms in HOVA, City Hall, and International House have balconies.

If you are a HOVA resident, you do not have access to the balcony beyond the ability to open the sliding glass doors/balcony door a maximum of 6 inches.  Anyone found breaking this regulation will be fined and may risk losing their housing license.

City Hall and International House residents may have limited use of their balconies.  Do not throw objects from balconies or open windows. Objects thrown from balconies or open windows may harm people and/or university property, and is in direct violation of the University Housing policy. All balcony and window areas are monitored by the GW Police Department and violators will be charged and disciplined through Student Judicial Services.

Doors: Humidity and weather can cause doors to swell and shift. This sometimes also will effect the functionality of the hardware.  If the door begins to stick or becomes hard to open,and the problem persists, submit a FixIt request.

Do not put items between the door and the frame to prop your door open.  This creates stress on the hinges and may force the door out of alignment thus in turn preventing the door from locking. Propping your door open creates a security risk. Keep your door closed and locked. 

Have a maintenance request?

Submit your maintenance issue through FixIt, our on-line maintenance portal. 

Emergency requests should be called into Facilities Central at 202-994-6706 option 2.