My wife got a job working in Birmingham, Alabama.
We were living in Florida at the time that she accepted my job offer, so we had to pack up our apartment and move.
We found a really nice apartment in Birmingham. The apartment is located downtown and we have a great view of the city. A couple of months after we moved into the Birmingham apartment, I started developing allergy-like symptoms. As a kid, I had problems with allergies. I thought it was strange that the allergy symptoms would return after 20 years, but I started taking a pill every morning and it helped a great deal. After a month or two, I started feeling the same allergy-like symptoms and the daily pills were not helping at all. I was starting to develop a strange rash that prompted me to go to the doctor. The doctor told me that I was allergic to cats. I told the doctor that we didn’t have any cats and he suggested that the previous apartment owner may have had pets. The doctor gave us a couple of suggestions to remediate the problem and one was calling a Birmingham indoor air quality company to clean and sanitize the ductwork. My wife and I thought that was a very good idea. We called a couple of different places in Birmingham and found an indoor air quality company that was willing to give us a free consultation. It didn’t take long for the Birmingham service provider to find the problem. The ductwork was filled with pet dander and hair from the previous apartment owner.