Have you ever lived in a home that has wallpaper covering its walls? You might have an attachment to it, or you might feel like it is too old fashioned. Either way, wallpaper is becoming more and more common once again after falling out of popularity for a while. It even gets installed in some homes that once had wallpaper removed.
If you do chose to install wallpaper, you need to make sure that it is installed properly, since fixing a mistake might require you to tear down several panels.
If you are buying a home where wallpaper is already installed, you should make sure that it isn’t hiding anything that can cause problems later on.
Sometimes wallpaper is installed on top of holes or cracks in the wall, so running your hand over the wall, you might be able to detect them.
It is also possible that there could be mold trapped behind the wallpaper. This could lead to serious problems, so check to see if there is odor or moisture, hinting at the presence of mold.