Dry Cleaners Solution

The average dry-cleaning machine uses 200 gallons of environmentally hazardous cleaning solvent during the average 8-minute cycle. What if there is some sort of spill or leak? Remediation expenses can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars, notwithstanding potential lawsuits for contamination of property, diminishing property values or even bodily injury due to solvent exposure.

We provide coverage for a loss associated with a release of dry cleaning solvent from a dry-cleaning machine or solvent storage container. Coverage available for on-site and off-site third party Bodily Injury and Property Damage, including on-site and off-site cleanup costs, and third-party diminution of property values.

Site Pollution Limits, Deductibles and Policy Features:

  • $1,000,000 Each Claim Limit with Agg. Policy Limit up to $10,000,000
  • Defense costs outside the Limit of Liability
  • Per location limits are available
  • Deductibles starting as low as $2,500

Minimum Premiums:

  • $2,000 per location for petroleum-based solvents
  • $3,000 per location for perc based solvents, outside of CA and WA
  • Within the states of California or Washington:
  • $5,000 per location for perc based solvent machines upgraded to meet government standards.

Coverages and exclusions differ by carrier and by state. Specific concerns can be discussed with an underwriter.

800.635.4742, ext 98302