Dry Cleaners

Whether you’re actively running your dry cleaning business, looking to sell, refinancing, or passing on your business to the next generation, the evolution of environmental laws and regulations has resulted in dry cleaning operators and owners being held responsible for identified releases of solvent no matter how long ago it happened. There is good cause for hope because the tools exist that can help ambitious dry cleaners put these concerns behind them. 


We’re chlorinated solvent experts with ingrained knowledge and understanding of historical and current dry cleaning practices and machinery. We fix environmental issues by performing subsurface site investigation, cleaning up contamination, mitigating vapor intrusion, and providing expert technical support to legal counsel.  

Through our insurance archeology division, we find your or your predecessor’s historical Commercial General Liability (CGL) policies, which are valuable assets that can be used to pay for resolving environmental issues. We’re the nation’s leader at applying historical insurance coverage to fund the costs of environmental investigation, cleanup, and legal defense against third-party liabilities. 

We’ve partnered with dry cleaner for over 20 years to ensure our specialized services protect the long-term interests and personal needs of dry cleaners.


We provide full-service environmental site investigation, characterization and remediation services to address all potential environmental concerns. 

We help sellers, purchasers, and lenders estimate the extent of possible exposure by performing environmental site assessments (ESAs) prior to property transfers.

We assess potential vapor intrusion (VI) pathways and design vapor mitigation systems to restore healthy indoor air quality.

We provide the best sciences and the best strategy(TM) to provide legally defensible data, expert witness testimony, and legal consulting. 

We conduct insurance archeology to find historical insurance policies to provide funds for environmental investigation, remediation, and legal fees.

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What drycleaners say about us

“EnviroForensics runs our project. They interface for us, with the insurance carriers, the attorneys and the state regulators so we can spend our time and energy running our business… We are grateful to have EnviroForensics on our team and are pleased that they were able to find another option to pay for this huge liability. We encourage our friends and peers to talk to the team at EnviroForensics, they truly understand the insurance angle and the science, and we couldn’t be more relieved.”

– Steve Klinke, Klinke Cleaners


The team at EnviroForensics pulled together my historical insurance information and worked with me to develop a strategy to use those old policies to pay for the investigation and remediations of the environmental impacts on all three of my dry cleaning sites. It sounded too good to be true, but true to their word… my dry cleaners are on the way to being contaminant free properties.”

– Dan Martino, Martino’s Master Dry Cleaners


“The strategy [EnviroForensics] presented gave me confidence to take the steps to investigate and clean up the PERC contamination that would otherwise devalue my business. I am doing it now rather than waiting until I want to sell or leaving an unpleasant legacy for my family… I like being in the driver’s seat and I am responsible for making my community a better place to live.”

– Vince Henderson, Wolford Cleaners


“I would encourage every one of my peers to face this problem head on, and the sooner the better. It is a long process and thinking that you can put it off until you want to retire or sell is only putting yourself that much further behind in achieving those goals.  The time is right to do it now.”

– Gary Maloney, Nu-Yale Cleaners


The Dygert family of Mercury Cleaners, in Valparaiso, Indiana discusses how they were able to stay open during an environmental cleanup and says working with EnviroForensics “was a huge relief and the nights weren’t so sleepless”.

Meet our team

Dru Shields
Director of Accounts
John Neu
Account Executive
Joe Miller
Account Executive,



The drycleaning industry’s most trusted environmental firm