Question: I replaced my kitchen faucets about 6 years ago. I just recently noticed it has been leaking through my cupboards into my basement. I have been getting very sick over the last few years, on and off, very numb, weak feelings, bad coughs, no energy, and sick to my stomach. Could this be causing the way I feel? Thank you.
Answer: There is a possibility that the conditions (dampness and possibly mould) in your house are making you sick. However, it’s very hard to say for sure. If possible you may try moving from your current home, say for a month and see if your health improves while you are away. If, when you go back to your home you feel bad again, then you would know that the cause of your sickness is in your house. But obviously you need to correct the water problem. If your budget can allow, you could hire a professional hygienist to assess the conditions in your home and advise you accordingly.