Getting water pump repaired

The weather was especially hot last summer.

On the first Saturday in July, I set an early alarm in order to go for a run before the heat of the day set in.

The temperature still climbed into the eighties over the course of my eight-mile route. By the time I got to the end of it, I was drenched in sweat. I was really looking forward to a long, cool shower. Unfortunately, when I turned on the water, nothing happened. Not a drop of water was produced. I immediately called a plumbing company and explained the problem. They promised to send someone right over. Their definition of right over and mine are vastly different. I waited for the plumber for two hours. I was desperate for a shower. I smelled terrible. When the plumber finally arrived, he checked out the water pump and determined that a buildup of debris was causing the issue. He asked for some sandpaper to clean the connections. The process took him about fifteen minutes to complete. Once he was finished, he was able to get the water pump running again. However, he warned me that the pump is old and reaching the end of its service life. He recommended that I consider investing into a new pump. I was just relieved to be able to finally shower. I was willing to pay just about anything for the repair. It’s now been nearly eight months since the water pump quit and required repair. It has continued to work just fine. I am hoping to hold off buying a new one for as long as possible.