How to fix common minor repairs

How to replace kitchen unit doors


Watch a step-by-step video showing how to replace kitchen unit doors, with expert advice and top tips to help you complete the job with confidence.



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Watch a step-by-step video showing how to put up a curtain pole, with expert advice and top tips to help you complete the job with confidence.



How to remove and replace sealant


Follow the steps to discover how to remove and replace old and mouldy sealant to revitalise the look of your tiling.

Step 1: Apply sealant remover to the existing sealant by following the product instructions

Step 2: Use a sealant remover tool to remove the existing sealant. The tool has a pointed tip to pierce the sealant and scrape it away.

Step 3: If the sealant was mouldy, clean the surface with mould remover. Leave the mould remover on for as long as directed on the product instructions.

Step 4: Rinse off the mould remover, as directed by the product manufacturer.

Step 5: Let the area dry thoroughly.

Step 6: Re-apply anti-mould waterproof sealant using the cartridge gun, applying as directed on the product instructions. Work from one end of the tiled wall to the other. Try to keep a steady pressure and speed when you're doing this.

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Some are repairs such as to anything you have provided or fitted yourself is your responsibility to repair and maintain unless we have agreed in writing to do so. Find out more about your responsibilities as a tenant

If you would still like to report a repair to us, the easiest and quickest way is to do this online.




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B&Q has kindly given Southampton City Council permission to use these DIY tutorial videos to provide advice and guidance for council tenants. In using these videos, Southampton City Council is neither endorsing nor recommending B&Q products or methods. Other DIY self-help tutorials are available online. Simple repairs of this nature should only be undertaken if you are fit and healthy to do so and have the necessary tools and safety equipment. These repairs are undertaken at your risk and Southampton City Council accepts no responsibility for any damage or injury as a result of DIY repairs relating to these videos