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7 Time Bombs in Your House—and What to Do Next

Bob Vila Logo By Sarah Littleton of Bob Vila | Slide 1 of 8: Home foundation inspection

Let's face it: There are some home maintenance and repair issues that, given a choice, most property owners are likely to procrastinate, whether because they take time, cost money, or just don't seem all that urgent. If it's not an entirely apparent or nagging issue, it might take some time to be addressed. But some of the most serious problems hide masked behind a beautiful facade—and could turn any dream home into a nightmare on Elm Street. Click through for the top structural and mechanical time bombs that experts say have the potential to blow up in order to spot and squelch them in your own home -- before the big boom.

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