Until I retired from my task, I lived up north, then the area is known for the serious Winter time weather. Temperatures below chilly are a complication for about half the year. The water heater, water pump and heating system were installed in the basement; I insulated the basement and frequently sad about pipes chilly. There were times when I hooked up a space heating system to combat temperatures in the disadvantages; When I relocated to the south, I discovered that the majority of the houses don’t include basements. The water heating system is officially installed into a closet in the house. The water pump often sits outside, exposed to the elements. The house I purchased has the water pump situated right in the middle of the front yard. It’s rather large, bright green and not attractive. 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 checked the pump however had no clue what to look for, however since I know absolutely nothing about how to solve plumbing problems, I called a professional plumber, he removed the covering off a small box beside the water pump where the start-up switch is located. He showed me that ants had built a nest inside. He used a sheet of fantastic 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 complication several times.