Gullies are drains created on the surface to drain the ground overflow. They have a metallic gate and a concrete pot underneath the service. Then, a network of pipes drains the water away from the surface. While the gate sieves most of the debris and leaves from getting into the drain, silt, small leaves and fine debris may block the drain.
If you fail to check the drainage system regularly, the piping can be blocked and cause flooding. In turn, flooding can cause serious damage to your building’s foundation and basement. Wastewater flood, on the other hand, can contaminate your outdoors and may require extensive clean up to ensure that it is safe for the occupants.
Gullies can come in several types, depending on the surface area of the property and the number of structures present. Some properties use a P-trap and hopper to pick rainwater from downspouts rather than let it drain into large areas of paving. Others use a rest bend and hopper that connects directly to a sub-surface water drainage system. On the other hand, a gully trap is installed on the outside wall that receives wastewater from the kitchen, laundry room and bathroom.
Any of these systems can block from time to time. At No1PHD, we offer professional gully repair services for any type of a sub-surface drainage system. We have highly qualified drainage experts and tools to unblock any type of gully and ensure that water is drained away from the surface.
Here are some of our gully repair and management services
Given that there are different types of gullies, some contractors may have installed the wrong ones or installed them incorrectly. For example, gully traps should always be raised above the surface to prevent ground overflow from getting into the wastewater collection system. Groundwater and wastewater should have separate collection systems. This prevents a case where a blockage in one leads to an overflow in all the systems. We inspect gullies to determine if they have complied with the building code and are best used for the particular drainage need. We then advise on the best design of your gully.
If there is backflow or flooding of the ground surface water in a rainy season, contact us for emergency gully and trap repairs at your home or business enterprise. Our emergency teams are available around the clock to unblock your drainage systems before backflow and flooding cause damage to your structure and lawn.
We advise that you check your groundwater gullies before any wet season. Besides, wastewater gully traps should be checked regularly to ensure the smooth flow of the water to the sewer line. This ensures that you will not be forced to make emergency repairs should the piping become blocked. We carry out regular maintenance of your drainage systems at a frequency that depends on such factors as the size of the property and the amount of water that flows with peak use. Contact us today for an agreement on regular drainage maintenance.
At No1PHD, we are all-round plumbers who handle a variety of plumbing activities, including leak detection, wastewater management, backflow and overflow management and plumbing systems installations. We are a one-stop-shop for all your plumbing needs and repairs. We can advise the installation of plumbing facilities that meet your wastewater management needs during the construction of your building.
Gullies are put in place to make it easy to manage wastewater and groundwater as it gets into the sewer system. They also serve as traps to filter out solid material that may block the subsurface drainage systems. Therefore, they are essential features of any drainage system. When it comes to gullies and traps repairs, you can rely on us to ensure that the groundwater does not flood the foundation and basement of your home. Our gully trap services ensure that overflows and backflows from the sewer line do not get back into your home.
We have a reputation for quality, timely service. You do not have to wait for hours to get your flooding drains unblocked or checked for silt and other deposits. We also have the latest tools in the industry that ensure the efficiency and speed of gully repairs. This is followed by quality customer service and affordable prices. Do not worry when the next rainy season begins. We shall ensure that your drains perform optimally and are at no risk of blockage. Contact us today on 08006906777 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for an inspection and repair.
After noticing that the house was unusually cold, we found that the heating wasn’t coming on and that our hot water had also failed. We called the team at No 1 PHD who dispatched an engineer to investigate. After discovering that the culprit was a faulty boiler part, they ordered in a new part and got it fitted as quickly as possible. The guys were great, and we couldn’t be happier.
For days, we’ve noticed a foul smell coming from outside and a gurgling sound coming from one of the drains. Whenever it would rain, the area around it would flood slightly and take ages to drain. We tried buying drain unblockers, but none seemed effective. Eventually, we turned to No 1 PHD and were left wondering why we didn’t do this sooner.