Common issues include the need to replace old wiring, and the need to deal with leaks and low water pressure.
Common problems include low hot water pressure, and deteriorating pipework – especially if the pipework was upgraded in the 1970s-1980s. Read more.
In art deco houses, heating was provided by solid fuel fireplaces and/or electric or gas heaters, and cooking was done on electric or gas stoves. See kitchens and electricity and gas for more. Also see fire safety.