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We’re excited to advise you that from 1st April 2020 you’ll be seeing more of the Harro Group brand. We will continue to use the Advantage Pumping Solutions brand and Advantage will operate as a division the Harro Group banner.  Advantage Pumping Solutions has continued to achieve sustained growth and success and the focus of…

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Pump Problems

Pump systems are durable when correctly installed and maintained. However, you may still experience problems, as any machinery with moving components and consistent usage is liable to. If you’re having trouble with your pump, here are the answers to a few common questions. 1. Why is my pump noisier than usual? Most pumps operate quietly…

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Advantage Pump Systems

Every project is different. One of the fundamental benefits of working with Advantage Pumping Solutions is that we recognise this fact and recommend the correct pumping system for your project. We can also offer advice and information at all stages of your design and installation process. Here are some more reasons to choose Advantage: 1.…

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Disposing of wipes down the toilet contributes to problems locally, nationally, and internationally. On a local level, blockages develop in the sewers which need to be cleared by professionals, either at the expense of the public purse or your own. Nationally and internationally, however, flushing wipes can contribute to wider issues. Here are three major…

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pump cavitation

Pump cavitation is a primary cause of pump failure on mobile equipment. If left untreated, cavitation can cause major issues within your pump as well as impeding its function. Cavitation is the formation of cavities (bubbles) in liquid. These bubbles develop around an impeller in areas of low pressure and, when they collapse or implode,…

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‘Fatberg’. The word conjures up images of large blocks of fat, oil and grease, like the one found in Kingston in 2013 that weighed 15 tonnes and was reported to be the size of a double decker bus. However, the label is misleading. Fatbergs build up from the fats which are disposed into the sewers…

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Misinformation causes problems. In the sewerage industry, nowhere is this more evident than the misinformation swirling around about whether wipes of any variety are suitable for flushing down the toilet. Our advice is clear – wipes should never, ever be flushed. Sewer issues caused by wipes may be a recent phenomenon, but wipes now account…

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sewerage system do's and don'ts

Sewerage systems shouldn’t be noticed. The ideal sewer running from any residential, commercial, or industrial site into the main system should take foul water and waste away smoothly and without issue. While this generally happens, we soon recognise when something has gone wrong. A common issue is the so-called ‘fatbergs’ of congealed fat, oil, gas…

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Mechanical seal failure is one of most common reasons that a pump fails. These seals retain fluid within the pump utilising two flat surfaces, one stationary and one rotating. They are far more effective than the traditional pump shaft seals of soft packing, but, to get the best out of mechanical seals, you need to…

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