Had an interesting day at work today.
A couple weeks back our housecleaning crew (nicknamed The Wrecking Crew, which I'll get to later) was emptying out an apartment that had been just recently vacated when they turned on the stove to clean without first checking if anything was in it. So of course, there were a bunch of plastic handled pot lids inside, which melted and started a little fire. That wasn't really all that interesting a day for me, I was clear out back end of property and just saw the commotion over it from a distance, heard the story later.
Anyways, tomorrow, we're supposed to have new residents moving into that same apartment, so the office ladies went in and were immediately bombarded by the smell of smoke and fire residue. They go closer to the stove, and there's mildew odor as well, most likely from the fire extinguishers residue not being cleaned up soon enough.
Even though I'm supposed to be a groundskeeper, not indoor maintenance, and definitely not housekeeping, the housekeeping crew is, well, they're called The Wrecking Crew for a reason... and indoor maintenance was busy fixing up another apartment where the evicts had torn the place up, so I was the only person left for the job.
While I'm in there, just finishing up initial mopping, the office ladies walk in and are like, "Hm... It smells a lot better, you're doing a good job." and leave. I then start the cinderalla'ing, hands and knees scrubbing, having spread the cleaning agent with the mop, and finishing that up, take everything back to the shop and return with an Industrial Smoke and Odor Eliminator product, which I then spray liberally inside the stove, fridge, laundry room, closets, bathroom, and main areas of the apartment.
I did all this in less than an hour.
The office ladies were apparently quite impressed, and I told them about how I used to work as a tour bus cleaner and we'd often get a phenomenon I refer to as the "beer bus", so I'm no stranger to odor elimination. I also admitted to having been on The Wrecking Crew for a short time, but that Diane got rid of me because I wasn't fast enough. They got a real kick out of that.