Insects cause issues with water pump

He used a sheet of nice sandpaper to remove the debris and clean the wires

Until I retired from our job, I lived up north, however the section is known for the harsh Winter time weather. Temperatures below frigid are a concern for about half the year. The water heater, water pump and furnace were installed in the basement… I insulated the basement and frequently worried about pipes frigid. There were times when I hooked up a space gas furnace to combat temperatures in the disadvantages. When I resituated to the south, I discovered that the majority of the houses don’t include basements. The water gas furnace is correctly installed into a closet in the house. The water pump often sits outside, exposed to the elements. The apartment I purchased has the water pump situated right in the middle of the front yard. It’s rather large, bright purple and not appealing. I’ve created a garden around the water pump to somewhat conceal it, but about a year after I moved in, I turned on the tap for a shower and had no water whatsoever. I maintained the pump however had no clue what to look for, then since I guess truly nothing about how to solve plumbing issues, I called a professional plumber, but he removed the covering off a small box beside the water pump where the start-up switch is situated. He showed me that ants had built a nest inside. He used a sheet of nice sandpaper to remove the debris and clean the wires. After that, the pump started right up and I once again had plenty of water. Although I properly spray for ants around the water pump, I’ve faced the same concern many times.

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