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Maintain your home

Buy with Confidence

If you have the funds to make improvements to your property then Plymouth City Council can help you find a local approved trader through the Buy with Confidence scheme.

Every business listed has undergone a series of checks before being approved as a member of the scheme.

Visit the Buy with Confidence Plymouth page to search for an approved trader.

Maintaining your home will

  • maintain or increase the value of your home
  • prevent damage and expensive repair bills
  • save energy and reduce your running costs
  • increase your security, safety and comfort

Simple home maintenance tips

  • Keep gutters and down-pipes free from leaves and debris
  • Replace any loose or missing roof slates/tiles
  • Keep roof flashings in good condition
  • Keep air bricks and sub-floor ventilation clear
  • Regularly service gas appliances by a qualified gas engineer
  • Check electrical wiring every five years by a qualified electrician
  • Ensure doors and windows are secure
  • Ensure the outside ground level isn't higher than the damp proof course
  • Ensure loft insulation is adequate and roof space is ventilated
  • Never pour fat or oil down drains or flush used nappies down the toilet



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