New York :
Cleaning staff at the White House.
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The White House is undergoing a deep and expensive cleaning before Joe Biden’s move in next week.
An ABC News report assures that the federal government has spent $ 200,000 in expenses for cleaning and disinfection of the government headquarters and residence of the President of the United States.
Contracts reveal that it has been paid $ 127,249 in the “investiture toilet” and $ 44,038 in “carpet cleaning for the investiture.” $ 29,523 was also paid for the curtain treatment.
The current cleaning is different from that of other investiture because external services are being hired. In the past, work was left to the responsibility of White House employees.
The Government Services Administration He explained that “the spaces of the building will be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected between administrations and will ensure that everything meets the standards. Cleaning will include, but is not limited to, all furniture, floors, window treatments, handrails, door knobs, light switches, counters, elevator buttons, bathroom fixtures and dispensers, door handles and push plates, and lighting fixtures ”.
The area of the White House is 55,000 square feet. The contracts were delivered to the Didlake company.
The information also indicates that a contract of $ 115,000 dollars for installing new carpets. Biden’s inauguration is next Wednesday, January 20.