Happy Drains Blog

What is gully cleaning?

Drain gullies play an extremely important role within the drainage system, they receive wastewater from your kitchen, bathroom and utility rooms and are often located outside of your property, near the front or back door. The wastewater will then flow through to the sewers. 

Blockages, however, can cause the gully system to fail and the consequences of this are not pretty at all. Bad smells, leaks and a build-up of debris can cause severe issues for you if left unattended. That’s why, just like drains and pipes, your gully needs to be maintained and cleaned regularly. 

First off, we do advise to remove any visible debris that is blocking running water into your gully. This time of the year sees an increase in fallen leaves and flower heads. A build-up of this garden waste can be a big cause of blockages.

If the blockage and smell persist, then it’s time for our expert engineers to come and visit your property. We have two trusted methods to clean and clear your gully. Our high-pressure jet wash is an excellent, eco-friendly method of resolving any issues we find. It can cut through fat and blockages in no time at all. We also have a number of tools such as specialised rods that get to the toughest to reach areas in no time.

You can contact us on 07824 757572 / 0800 849 8099 or email us at service@happydrains.co.uk to make a booking today.