A leak that began on June 4, 2010 from a damaged pipe in Central Michigan University’s Brooks Hall will cost the educational institution $975,000 to repair.
According to “Central Michigan Life,” up to 50 gallons of water, the equivalent of a medium-sized swimming pool, started on the third floor and damaged 90 rooms in the building.
David Burdette, the university’s vice president of Finance and Administrative Services, stated that the drywall, ceiling tiles, carpet, insulation and the electrical wiring in the Brooks Hall all suffered water damage and need repairs. “Central Michigan Life” states, “The wall next to the leaking pipe was completely damaged.”
Brooks Hall was renovated in 2008, and it is speculated that mistakes were made during the facelift, but the university is not publicly pointing fingers. Central Michigan University has hired a professional cleaning and restoration service to clean the building and aid in business continuity in an attempt to have the building ready for fall classes, which start on August 23, 2010.
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