Road gullies perform a vital function. Whether private or public roads, road gullies help prevent flooding, standing water, or damage to a property. It is for this reason that it is important to keep gullies clean and clear, to ensure they can remove unwanted surface water.
Due to their positioning in relation to the road, road gullies are prone to the same deterioration the road may be vulnerable to. This means that any branches, debris, mud, silt, or other substance that could plague the road’s surface can cause a problem for a road gully.
What are Road Gullies?
Road gullies are the grids or grates you see at the side of a road. They are responsible for collecting surface water from the highway and private roadways and passing it into the drainage system. Blockages in road gullies are common due to a build-up of leaves, debris, silt and water freezing during the winter months.
Why Do Road Gullies Need Cleaning?
Over time it is possible for road gullies to gather residual dirt and grime from water coming off the roads. That dirt can clog up the gully, forming a solid crust over the surface. Any form of build-up within the road gully can limit its effectiveness, causing the gullies to drain water away with less efficiency than they would when fully cleaned. This can result in the build-up of surface water in the road, putting drivers at risk.
How are Road Gullies Cleaned?
Regular cleaning of the gullies can help prevent any inefficiency due to the build-up of residual matter.
This is where Metro Rod come in. Here at Metro Rod, we are experts in cleaning roadside gullies to ensure that they can safely and efficiently remove water from the street. We use specialist tankers in order to remove any build-up and flush the system, helping to thoroughly remove residue and restore the gully back to its optimal performance.
In some cases, drain jetting can be required. This is because drain gullies can often be accompanied by substances such as; debris, loose leaves or, in winter months, freezing water which requires a stronger force to shift.
Once all of the residue has been collected, our engineers will dispose of it responsibly, ensuring they adhere to environmental policies.
Contact Your Local Drain Expert
If water is not draining from the surface of the road in an efficient way, then it is possible that there might be something blocking the road gully. Not only are blockages inconvenient but standing water comes with its own set of downsides. Blocked gullies can cause flooding and unpleasant odours.
When drain gullies are not working efficiently, it can lead to all sorts of unwanted issues and possibly result in larger damage and unwanted costs. At Metro Rod, we are on hand 24/7/365 to clean road gullies in both domestic and commercial settings. If you believe that a road gully may be blocked, contact your local depot or call us on 0800 66 88 00.