Solar Panel Pigeon Protection in Bromley - 10 Year Guarantee
The take-up of solar panels has actually been relatively slow compared to outside of the M25 in South London boroughs like Bromley and other nearby places like Sidcup, Orpington and Bexley. But that’s a statistic that applies to almost every big city.
Bromley Borough Council is committed to sustainable energy in a big to reduce carbon emissions in line with central government targets, and the number of people looking for Bromley solar panel companies is set to increase.
Studies suggest that your average ‘southerner’ basks in around 20 minutes more hours of sunlight per day than people living in the north. That doesn’t sound much, but it adds up to over 100 hours more sunlight a year. It’s true that the photovoltaic cells that convert the sun’s radiation into electricity do work on cloudy days. But they work better when it’s sunny. And as a result your average home down south is paying for their investment over a year earlier than those living in the north.
That’s if they are working as they should of course, and one factor that often gets in the way of that happening is pigeons nesting under panels, and leaving their droppings on top of them.
The area between the panels and your roof is just the ticket for female pigeons seeking a safe, warm, sheltered area that’s nice and high up. It’s the ideal place to raise their young, while the male partner looks out.
Between them they create a hell of a mess, a health hazard, and a lot of noise. If you do have pigeons under panels, you are far from alone and you may soon be on the lookout for solar panel proofing in Croydon.
If you leave dropping on your panels it will affect their efficiency, and the uric acid in it is corrosive and will, over time damage the panels, and the fittings underneath. Pigeon guano is classed as hazardous waste by the local council, and it is also a vector for some very nasty bacteria and diseases which can be easily passed to humans and can make you very ill.
The good news is that here at British Bird Control we can help through our Croydon solar panel pigeon proofing service. We know just how stop the pigeons getting underneath solar panels, so that they will move on, long term. And we offer a gilt-edged TEN-YEAR GUARANTEE with all our solar panel pigeon protection work in towns and boroughs all over South London.
Frequently Asked Questions
At British Bird Control we like to keep things nice and simple when it comes to the cost of solar panel pigeon protection, and we are very competitive indeed on price. Our cost structure is largely based on whether or not our operatives will require scaffolding to carry out the work safely.
We can usually work this out from a telephone consultation and a quick look at your property on Google Earth, and can often provide you with a quotation over the phone. We require a 25% deposit to book in. Call us on 0800 327 7293.
Yes, all our teams carry specialist solar panel and roof tile cleaning kits with all the specialist equipment, cleaning fluids and biocides required to provide the best way to clean solar panels roof tiles, gutters and walls of pigeon guano safely and without any damage.
This not only cleans but is also a powerful biocide agent, which kills the bacteria, viruses and fungi associated with pigeon guano. This is not priced is as part of the solar panel proofing work, but can be quoted once we arrive at the job and evaluate what’s involved.
If you have birds getting under solar panels and believe this could be adversely affecting the performance of the panels and the very reason you got them in the first place, please let us know during the telephone consultation.
We have teams that can evaluate and fix solar panel performance on the spot, but if this is the case we may need to make a separate visit before the solar panel proofing takes place to check whether there is a short circuit, broken solar panel inverter, or other electrical issue which would make it dangerous to be on the roof until fixed. Please also let us know if you think there are dead adult pigeons under solar panels when we talk on the phone – they may have been electrocuted!