Friday, February 13, 2009

Further update on efforts to dry Antioch Main Building

From: Lynda Sirk
To: Judith H. and Mark C.
Sent: Thursday, February 12, 2009 5:25 PM
Subject: Antioch update

I will try to provide you with an update every 48 hours or so to keep you apprised of the progress in Main Building. Here is the first update:

Work began on drying Main building within the first 36 hours of notification of the break and the workers are making good progress. All work will continue in an effort for a full and fast recovery.

Working with insurance companies, the University received bids from three companies and chose Munters of Hebron, Kentucky to do the remediation work. Munters is an international remediation firm known for efficiency and environmentally friendly technology and they began work Thursday morning. The estimated time for this project is 10 to 14 days.

Munters is a world leader in damage restoration and owns the world’s largest fleet of drying equipment. Technicians will install robust dehumidifiers bringing heat and 2% humidity air into the building to dry affected areas and to control the environment. Munters claims that their deep drying techniques can often reverse the deterioration caused by water damage, as their desiccant dehumidifiers pump extremely dry air into water damaged buildings. This coupled with constant air movement causes the moisture in building materials to evaporate much quicker. In addition to drying the building, Munters will inspect for mold damage.


Lynda Sirk
Director of University Relations
Antioch University

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