The importance of gullies in flood prevention…

April 12, 2023 3:13 pm Published by

If you live in Bristol and the Southwest, you may have noticed that blocked gullies are a common problem. Gullies are the small drains that are located on the sides of the road and are responsible for draining away rainwater from the streets. When gullies become blocked with leaves and debris, they can cause flooding, which can lead to serious damage to your property, the highway infrastructure, and the surrounding area.

PMG Blocked drain
An image of a gully blocked with leaves and debris

If you are a home or business owner in the South West, taking care of blocked gullies as soon as possible is important. Getting your drains unblocked can provide numerous benefits, including:

  1. Preventing flooding: Blocked gullies can cause flooding, which can lead to water damage to your property and the surrounding area. By getting your drains unblocked, you can prevent flooding and protect your property.
  2. Improving drainage: When gullies become blocked, water cannot drain away properly and this can lead to standing water on the road, causing a hazard for drivers and pedestrians. You can improve drainage and and create a safer environment by making sure that your drains are unblocked to enable surface water to drain away efficiently.
  3. Saving money: Blocked gullies can cause serious damage to your property and the surrounding area. By getting your drains unblocked ahead of heavy rain, you can prevent this damage and save money on repairs.

What can you do?

The Local Council is responsible for the maintenance of the public highway and members of the public can “report a problem” on the council website.

At PMG Services, we offer professional gully cleaning and high-pressure drain jetting services in Bristol and the surrounding areas. Our team of certified and experienced operators uses the latest equipment and techniques to unblock your drains quickly and efficiently. We also offer regular maintenance services to prevent blocked gullies from becoming a problem in the first place.

PMG Gully emptying vehicle
PMG Gully Cleansing Operation

Don’t let blocked gullies cause damage to your property and the surrounding area. Contact PMG Services today at 0117 972 85634 to schedule your gully cleaning and enjoy the benefits of clean, unblocked drains.

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This post was written by Clare McGuinness

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