White House maintenance orders reveal cockroaches, ants and mice infestations

White House maintenance orders reveal cockroaches, ants and mice infestations

White House infested with cockroaches and mice, work orders reveal

1600 Pennsylvania Avenue is an old house, and it's constantly in need of repairs, plumbers and exterminators.

NBC4 in Washington obtained the fix list via a Freedom On Information Act request.

Water leaks were reported in multiple locations, including the ceiling of the legislative affairs office in the building's East Wing, and in the women's washroom near the Roosevelt Room in the West Wing.

Down the hall in the high-stakes Situation Room, exterminators were called to deal with a mouse infestation.

Other requests reported cockroach infestations in at least four parts of the White House, and a colony of ants living in chief of staff John KellyJohn Francis KellyMORE's office. In October, a work order for the Situation Room simply said, in all-caps, "RODENT PROBLEM".

Some of the requests were more mundane in nature, including a redecoration of national security adviser H.R. McMaster's office and a new toilet seat for the Oval Office bathroom.

Maintenance workers were also asked to refinish the legs of two "Martha Washington chairs" in Vice President Mike Pence's West Wing Office, where crews were also asked to install a satellite DVR and TV system, NBC said. The request included instructions to replace the seat "after house please".

He said: 'It's an enormous job.

Trump reportedly complained to his golfing buddies after moving into the White House that it was 'a real dump'. "Then the agency must watch over the contractors".

Brian Miller, former inspector general for the US General Services Administration (GSA) which oversees maintenance work, told NBC Washington: "They are old buildings".

He added that maintenance projects at the White House are especially challenging due to the building's status as a historic site.

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