Buying a first home is an exciting time for many of us. That pride of home ownership plus the freedom of decorating however we’d like is a liberating feeling. Once you own a home, there’s no more worrying about the landlord and whether you can paint that ugly pink kitchen, hang new curtains, or (gasp!) put nails in the walls.
Home ownership does come with a different set of worries, unfortunately. Unlike a rental where the landlord takes care of regular maintenance issues, keeping a house safe from hidden threats is a homeowner’s responsibility. Here are just a few of the hidden threats we’ve uncovered in our home over the years; the list might surprise you. [Read this article]