White House spending $44K on carpet cleaning: report
The White House will spend a little over $ 44,000 cleaning its carpets thoroughly before President-elect Joe Biden moves in amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to a report.
According to the federal financial documents cited by the TMZ, the amount will be spent on the “inauguration carpet cleaning” in the 55,000 square meter mansion with 132 rooms.
It is unclear how many rooms will have fresh carpets according to the point of sale.
While the president’s house is regularly cleaned thoroughly when a new commander-in-chief moves in, a more thorough cleaning is expected this time due to the virus.
President Trump, First Lady Melania Trump, and their son Barron have all discovered the bug, as have other people in their orbit.
“During the transition, the GSA is working closely with the President’s Executive Office to ensure that all areas of the building are prepared for in-depth management and completed within the allotted time frame,” a General Services Administration spokesman told the Telegraph.
The tour guide told the newspaper that the deep cleaning will include disinfecting “all furniture, floors, window treatments, handrails, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, elevator buttons and toilet fixtures”.
A White House official previously told CNN that the executive residence is being thoroughly cleaned and likely sprayed, “in the same way as the west wing and the rest of the White House since COVID rules and guidelines were implemented months ago.”