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Re: Smoke smell
- To: Multiple recipients of list BOOK_ARTS-L <BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU>
- Subject: Re: Smoke smell
- From: Jane M Brown <brownjm@MUSC.EDU>
- Date: Thu, 16 Jan 1997 08:36:14 -0500
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Again, the request leaves a great many questions unanswered. This issue
has been addressed before. I think it was on the Conservation Dist-list
which I believe can be accessed through Peter's web page.
However, questions: What is the extent of the damage? a whole building,
one room, 10 books? If the problem is a large one, I suggest calling in
someone like Document Reprocessors or Disaster Master or ServPro (look
under disaster in the yellow pages). If the problem is smaller, several
suggestions have been made: Protect books from direct contact and put in
a container with either kitty litter or soda for a period of time. Both
kitty litter and soda tend to absorb odor. I would not like for kitty
litter to come in direct contact with my books, for I do not know a
complete list of its contents.
You may e-mail me directly if you can't find the references in the
Conservation dist-list archives or if you would like to discuss issues
that your general question did not address.
On Wed, 15 Jan 1997, Cris Takacs wrote:
> Someone has been calling binders and museums in the area and asking how to
> rid a collection of smoke odor. (I assume it was from a fire but cigar is
> just as bad). The books say ask a pro, so what is the latest (and
> conservationally savest) thoughts in regards to this problem? Thanks.