The U.S. Government spent $500,000 to deep clean the White House, prior to the Biden’s moving in.
While a deep clean is expected between administrations, contracting services out for bid, was something ‘unprecedented’, presidential historian Kate Brower Andersen told ABC News.
“There’s always been a deep clean between administrations, but we’ve never seen anything like this,” she told ABC News’ “Powerhouse Politics” podcast.
CNN reported that the contracts for janitorial and housekeeping work include $127,249 on “2021 Inaugural Cleaning,” $44,038 on carpet cleaning, and $29,523 on curtain cleaning.
The government also agreed on contracts of $37,975 to remove trash and recycling and $53,000 for painting and wall coverings, CNN reported, also reported as $50,000 in overtime pay for those moving Biden’s belongings to the property.
While the price tag seems expensive, the White House is a huge building. The 55,000-square-foot, six-story, 132-room building includes 35 bathrooms, 412 doors, and 28 fireplaces.
But, that’s a lot of change.