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connecting to mains sewer

Connecting to main sewer

Connecting to main sewer In areas around Hampshire and Surrey many homes are still not connected to the mains and rely on septic tanks, cesspits or soakaways. This client contacted us to install a rising main and connection to a Southern Water manhole. In order to connect to the mains, access to the sewer system…

borehole soakaway

Borehole Soakaway

Why Is My Borehole Soakaway Filling Up? We sometimes receive calls from clients asking ‘why is my borehole soakaway filling up?’ This client got in touch regarding their soakaway which was overflowing. The site had a Klargester submersible pump and borehole, with a back up pump: Zoeller U53.  The customer thought that the float switch…

tree roots in drains

Tree Roots In Drains

Tree roots growing in drains are a major cause of blockages in the UK. This week we were booked for a home buyers survey for a client in Hampshire. The client requested a tank empty and drain survey with a full report, line mapping and compliance check. The property has a soakaway with pitch fibre…

Pump tripping

Pump Tripping

Why Is My Pump Tripping? “Why is my pump tripping” is a question our engineers are often asked. This call out was from a property manager who wanted a professional review of the booster pump in the basement of a Victorian town house. The pump – now discontinued, was old and had not been serviced…

Pressure Pump Leaking

Pressure Pump Leaking

Booster Pump Issue This job was a call out to inspect a pressure pump leaking. A leaking pressure pump indicates that a valve has broken and is letting water escape. On investigation our pump engineer tested the pump and found that the pump achieved and held pressure. When the valve was depressed water escaped, not…

Grundfos Magna1 Pump Service

Grundfos Magna1 Pump Service

Grundfos MAGNA1 Pump Service To ensure your pump operates efficiently regular servicing is recommended.  This commercial site has a multi pump service contract in place for their pumps which includes the Grundfos MAGNA1 40-60- f220 Pump Description Grundfos MAGNA circulator pumps are designed for air conditioning and heating systems in buildings on any scale. Innovative…

Castle Coombe Track Day

Castle Combe Track Day

Earlier this week Alton Pump Services were proud to be part of the track day event held at Castle Combe to help raise funds for SSAFA (Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association) – the Armed Forces charity. SSAFA are a UK charity that provides lifelong support to serving men and women and veterans from the…