What is Gully Cleaning?

What is Gully Cleaning?

At CountyClean Group, we understand the importance of gully cleaning for an efficient drainage systems. When your gullies or drains become blocked with silt and debris, it can cause inefficiency and even complete blockages. That’s why we offer gully emptying and drainage services that are available to you at any time.

Our experienced teams are equipped to handle gully cleaning and emptying across all sectors of our business, from domestic to commercial. We are licensed waste carriers and fully accredited by industry-recognised organisations, so you can trust that we will get the job done efficiently and safely. If you are responsible for any property with a drainage system, don’t hesitate to contact our friendly team to discuss your requirements and get answers to any questions you may have.

A gully drain collects surface water and transfers it to the sewer network. Blockages due to silt and debris build up can cause flooding. Regular cleaning is necessary to prevent blockages and damage. 

Routine gully cleaning can help prevent flooding by ensuring that water is able to drain away efficiently. When gullies become blocked with debris, water is unable to flow away from the area, which can lead to flooding. By cleaning gullies regularly, water can be drained away effectively and prevent the buildup of water on the surface. This helps to reduce the risk of flooding and water damage to nearby properties.

Our gully cleaning service is designed to minimize disruption, using our latest Kroll Recycler that can quickly recycle wastewater for high-pressure water jetting while remaining on-site. This provides you with the most cost-effective and time-efficient solution for cleaning and clearing gullies. We ensure environmentally responsible disposal by only using licensed treatment plants where the waste is recycled.


Gully cleaning is needed when there are signs of blockage such as:

  • Water overflowing from gully gratings during heavy rain.
  • Unpleasant odours coming from gullies or drains.
  • A build-up of debris or silt around gully gratings.


If the gully is displaying any of these signs, we highly recommend getting the gullies cleaned by a professional to remove any blockages and resume efficient water flow to maintain proper drainage.

The frequency of gully cleaning depends on the specific circumstances of the location and the level of usage. In general, it is recommended to clean gullies at least once a year but high traffic areas or areas with heavy rainfall may require more frequent cleaning. It is important to monitor gullies regularly and schedule cleaning as needed to prevent blockages and maintain proper drainage.

If you oversee properties, highways, car parks, or any facility with a drainage system, our team is here to assist you. Don’t hesitate to Contact Us for expert advice to resolve your needs and to get answers to any questions you may have at 0800 171 2204 or 01323 741818

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