August 2013

There are 2 blog entries for August 2013.

Continuing our discussion on maintenance issues in historic homes, good plumbing, especially in Charleston, can make a property stand the test of time. Historic Charleston homes have an aura about them. The manicured gardens, plaster walls adorned with crafted moldings and grand hardwood flooring all hide what could be a disaster waiting to happen: plumbing. Plumbing and drainage pipes run throughout the walls of your home and in many cases most of the pipes will be unable to be inspected visually.

When looking into purchasing and older home thoroughly inspect, or have a licensed inspector, inspect as much as possible. This will give you and idea of not only what has been replaced but also what kind of piping exists in the more secluded parts of your

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charleston-homes-for-saleCharleston, being the historic city that it is, presents a host of unique issues when it comes to caring for historic homes. Charleston real estate agents want you to make sure you keep a few things in mind when you have a home inspected, especially in the downtown and historic district. For the first part of this series will cover wood parasites and fungi.

Unfortunately the same conditions that make Charleston so appealing to people are also appealing to termites and other wood destroying organisms. The warm temperatures and coastal climate provide an excellent habitat.

Beware of Termites

When looking at purchasing a home in historic Charleston, or anywhere in the south, be sure to have your home inspected for termites and that your inspector is

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