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DIY repairs videos

Many of us experience small repair problems from time-to-time. Our 'You can do it!' instructional videos provide you with simple tips on how to carry out minor DIY jobs in your home.

The videos will help you to learn:

How to prevent damp and mould

What you will need:

  • Health and Safety Executive (HSE) approved mould spray
  • Cleaning cloths


How to change a bathroom light bulb

What you will need:

  • a secure stepladder
  • a Phillips-head ("crosshead") screwdriver
  • a 2D bathroom lightbulb (in most cases. Bring the old bulb to a DIY shop if you're not sure)

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How to unblock a sink

What you will need:

  • a plunger
  • 2 pieces of cloth

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How to unblock a toilet

What you will need:

  • a toilet plunger


  • a mop
  • a plastic bin bag
  • rubber gloves

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What to do if you have no power

You will need:

  • a securely erected ladder


What to do if you have no heating


Window safety


Maintaining UPVC windows


If you're still experiencing problems, please report a repair online, through the My Haringey Home app or get in touch with the Haringey Repairs Service.


Give us feedback with your contact details for a response. Please note: we review comments once a week. Service requests must be made to Customer Services.

Page Last Updated:

23 December 2019