Common issues include the need to replace old wiring, and the need to deal with leaks and low water pressure.

Electricity and gas

Some art deco houses will need rewiring, either to replace unsafe wiring or to increase the number of power outlets. Read more.

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Plumbing and drainage

Common problems include low hot water pressure, and deteriorating pipework – especially if the pipework was upgraded in the 1970s-1980s. Read more.

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Heating and cooking

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.