MADISON (WKOW) – A cleaning company blamed
for damaging the state Capitol's marble floors is asked to pay $18,000 for
According to the Wisconsin State Journal, the
state Department of Administration believes the damage was caused by battery
acid from the company's cleaning machine.
In late December, the state fired Peterson Cleaning, but they were not
sure what exactly damaged the marble or how much repairs would cost.
DOA spokeswoman Stephanie Marquis says the
final restoration bill came out to $18,000.
She says the state won't pay the remaining $12,700 it owes the company
and the state is asking Peterson to reimburse an additional $5,300.
A message left with Peterson Cleaning on
Monday was not immediately returned.
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