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The 10 Most Popular Home Repairs for New Homeowners

They may not be as glamorous as a kitchen remodel or new deck, but these are the most common DIY projects for new homeowners.

1. Garbage Disposal
Nearly every homeowner can anticipate a garbage disposal repair at some point and it remains one of the most common problems new homeowners face. Whether you already own a home or are thinking about buying a home, make sure you check out how to replace a garbage disposal so you can save some cash.

2. Leaky Faucet
After spending a bundle on your new home, the last thing you’re going to want to do is drop a bunch of loot on every little problem that crops up. A faucet that starts leaking and dripping constantly is going to drive you nuts but don’t make it cost you money.

3. Running Toilet
Toilet repair really isn’t as complicated as you might think. But it’s important to do it the right way because a cheap fix can end up costing you more in the long run.

4. Peeling Siding Paint/Cracked Siding
You might want to call someone to fix your cracked or peeling siding but you might be surprised all it could take is a $5 tool. It’s a common repair task for new homeowners who want their home to always look perfect right away after they buy it.

5. Nail Pops
Nails will pop out in homes as wood studs shrink and they leave your walls looking unsightly. However, fixing popped nails is fairly simple even if repairing drywall seems daunting.

6. Cracked Concrete
Cracked concrete is not only an eyesore, it can also be a safety issue.

7. Drywall Patching
Getting used to a new house takes some time and occasionally a doorknob will swing through the drywall.

8. Bathroom Caulking
Eventually, every bathroom is going to need new caulk and for new homeowners, it could be something they don’t catch on the walk-through. So, don’t fret.

9. Clogged Drains
Some new homeowners may not have had to deal with clogged drains in the past because they rented. Well, when you own, there’s no one to call other than a pro if you don’t want to handle the job yourself.

10. Leaky Pipe
A leaky pipe can make a homeowner shudder at the thought of the repair cost but there are things you can do to fix a copper pipe yourself.