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Black Caviar Chanel Purse Case Study

What Happens To A $4000 Purse After A Total Loss Fire?  Why We Restore It Of Course.

The Details:
Insurance Company:  Farmers Insurance
Type of Damage:  Fire, Total Structure Loss
Date:  January 2014

Above: A Black Caviar Chanel Purse affected by fire damage. Replacement Value: Over $4000.

Fire, smoke, and soot ruin and destroy valuable and sentimental items every day.  This Black Caviar Chanel purse was damaged by acidic smoke and soot, soaked in water used to extuingish the fire, frozen solid by January’s low temperatures, and then exposed to the elements for approximately two weeks.  It was easily determined to be a loss and cashed out by the insurance carrier.  This did not make the homeowner happy as it was one of her most prized purses and it would not be easily replaced.  Many Chanel models are discontinued and therefore irreplaceable. Her timeless and beautifully handmade Chanel purse was now destined for the land fill.

Covered in soot and having a heavy smoke odor this purse was deemed non-salvageable.

Additional debris from insulation and sheetrock dust cake the interior of the purse.

With an ES-3300 Esporta Wash System however, the possibilities of restoring such a severely damaged item was very possible.  Stanley’s Esporta-Certified crew recognized that many of the soft contents (clothing, boots, belts, purses, etc.) at the fire were in fact still restorable.  They took action immediately and began the restoration process.

So what happened to the $4000 Black Caviar Chanel Purse?  It was fully restored to better than pre-loss condition and returned to the ecstatic homeowner who exclaimed, “Oh my gosh!  I wasn’t aware that something like this was even possible!”

With the Esporta Wash System, what was once considered non-restorable by all in the restoration industry has changed.  The delight of homeowners, huge claims savings, and a green initiative to prevent unessecary waste is very much alive in the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex!

This Chanel would once again be able to grace the side of our homeowner – a true testiment to the quality of a handmade Chanel purse and the superior cleaning technology of the Esporta Wash System.

The Chanel returned to its rightful owner.