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Good afternoon. The cleaning company does not get to cause the damage and then define the parameters of how to remediate the situation. If the cleaning company will not accept a settlement that you find acceptable, file a claim against the cleaning company in small claims
court. You can do this without a lawyer. Simply the filing of the suit will get the cleaning company to pay you without the hearing. In the meantime, just take pictures of the damages and of everything you do and keep notes and records of the remediation, and proceed to fix the problem in a manner acceptable to you. You don't have to sit and wait for them to settle reasonably. Then, once the suit is filed and a judgment awarded, you become a judgment creditor
, and if the losing party doesn’t then pay the judgment, you can have the sheriff serve a summons on the losing party for a debtor examination. That forces the losing party to meet the judgment creditor in court and answer questions under oath about the losing party's assets. After that information is obtained, the judgment creditor has the power to attach bank accounts, have the sheriff seize other personal property, and/or place liens on any non-homestead property to satisfy the judgment.
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