Plumbing was added in the 1950's and was in desperate need of an upgrade. The pictures below show the condition of the bathroom. The water pipes were galvanized steel. Couple that with the amount of iron in Carolina soil and you get the rusted mess that you see here. The plumbing system was not useable and the well that had been used by the Sofley's was on property across the road. Property we did not buy.
We had a new, 600 feet deep, well drilled in the front yard. Copper supply lines replaced the old galvanized ones and PVC drain lines were installed. We found that the existing kitchen sink and the washing machine simply drained out into the field behind the house. Of course, code required all these lines be run into the septic system.