When a chiller pipe burst in a 600-foot-long tunnel running through a boiler room that is located beneath a building on the University of Arizona's campus in Tucson, AZ, three hundred feet of the tunnel was flooded to a depth of five feet.
Compounding the job of drying out the area was a dirt and gravel floor and the insulation around the chiller and boiler pipes, both of which absorbed moisture.
A quick resolution to the problem was critical, both to restore the line feeding the chiller to operation, and to dry out the area before mold had a chance to develop. Abracadabra Restoration, also of Tucson, removed the water and dried out the tunnel in two weeks, using two WaterOut trailers and 31 air dryers.
Abracadabra used a ThermaCAM® infrared camera to accurately detect the extent of water intrusion, and ensure that the drying process was complete.