Solar Panel Pigeon Protection in Hartlepool - 10 Year Guarantee
Hartlepool may not be seen by many as the sunniest part of the UK, but in actual fact the north in general receives only about 20 minutes more sunshine a day that than the south. And the cells in solar panels are able to convert the sun’s radiation into electricity to heat your home even on those cloudy days.
In partnership with entities like the North east Renewable Energy Strategy and the Tees Valley Climate Change Strategy, Hartlepool Borough Council has been working to follow central government guidelines and implement strategies to reduce reliance on carbon fuels in both the public and private sector and in people’s homes.
One of the key drivers on the residential side is to encourage more solar panel fitting in Hartlepool homes. In County Durham it’s estimated that solar panels should pay for themselves in about ten year, but there are factors that can affect that efficient. One of those factors comes from the sky, in the shape of pigeons.
Female pigeons breed about three or four times a year in this part of the world, and when they are ready to lay their eggs they are on the look-out for a nesting site that will be high up, safe, sheltered and warm for their chicks. The area under solar panels could hardly be more perfect.
If you have pigeons under solar panels, it is going to be the females and they will be nesting , while the males will looking out for danger nearby, usually on your roof, guttering, Sky TV dish or TV aerial.
They create a lot of unwelcome noise in the neighbourhood. And that’s by no means the only issue.
An average adult pigeon will be creating about 25lb of pigeon guano in a year. That’s the weight of your average two year old, or 567 rolled up Sushis! And because of its uric acid it’s very corrosive stuff. Under the panels it can, over time, damage the fittings, clips and bars. On the panels any amount of pigeon guano is going to adversely affect the performance of the panels, and can damage them too.
Plus it’s very unpleasant stuff. Pigeon guano is a carrier for all manner of horrible bacteria and disease, some of which can be easily passed on to us humans and cause serious illness. Local authorities class pigeon guano as ‘hazardous waste’ and with good reason.
The good news is that here at British Bird Control we can help through our Hartlepool 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 County Durham.
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!
Call our Hartlepool Solar Panel Proofing Team on:
0800 327 7293