Broken pipe causes water damage in Guthridge Hall

Several rooms in Guthridge Hall experienced water damage this weekend.

University spokeswoman Maralee Csellar said one of the HVAC pipes in the residence hall broke and caused flooding in several rooms. She said the pipe was repaired the same day, and HVAC service was reinstated.

“The University is in the process of extracting water and moisture from the spaces and will be making necessary repairs to resident rooms as quickly as possible,” Csellar said.

Csellar said the University has partnered with an outside vendor to complete an assessment to identify any places of “additional moisture impacts” beyond the rooms directly affected. She said the evaluation will be completed by the middle of next week.

“After the assessment, we will know if there is any more required repairs to remedy any outstanding issues,” she said.

Guthridge Hall was one of four residence halls that received upgrades this summer, including new floors and upgraded heating units.

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