I currently suffer from allergies to household dust and certain types of animal fur, which cause my eyes to water and the back of my throat to itch and drive me insane. These allergies stem from me having quite bad asthma from the age of 4. Now at 21, the asthma very rarely surfaces, only when I get a bad reaction to the dust or fur.
I've recently purchased a house that I will be moving into soon, but unfortunately, the previous resident of the house wasn't a fan of dusting. I guess it just wasn't his thing! Also, he owned two German Shepherd dogs, which unfortunately for me again, I'm allergic to. Ontop of all that, he was a heavy smoker
On both of my visits to the house during the viewing process (around 20 minutes at a time) I came out absolutely adoring the property, but I couldn't wait to leave on the count of my eyes were streaming and my throat was incredibly itchy. It had even caused the skin on my neck under my chin to be very itchy and triggered my asthma.
This is something that has greatly concerned me since purchasing the house, but I was convinced by people that that is would be possible remove from the house. My partner and some friends have kindly agreed to thoroughly clean the whole house from top to bottom, in an attempt to remove the allergens, but I'm concerned if they still remain hidden deep in the fabrics of any remaining carpets/furniture/fixings etc then it will set me off again which will be a total nightmare, as I will have to live there!!
I am wondering whether anyone could offer me any advice on the best methods to removing every trace of doggie matter and dust that my body doesn't seem to agree with. I know simply vacuuming and dusting everywhere is not going to be enough. It's going to need something a little more thorough!