Solar Panel Pigeon Protection in Croydon - 10 Year Guarantee
Croydon is part of a big city and for a variety of reasons big cities have a lower take up of solar panels on homes that there is in many of the ‘shires’. Having said that, in its own words the London Borough of Croydon ‘places high emphasis on renewable energy, high eco homes standards and other sustainable features’ and offers all Croydon residents the opportunity to calculate your carbon footprint through a link on its website.
In any big city borough there can be issues with access on some buildings, but that is something that goes with the territory when it comes to our solar panel proofing in Croydon and we deal with it day in, day out.
People looking for solar panel companies in South London should know that because the south of England gets more than 100 hours more sunshine than the north, they are likely to pay for their investment more quickly – in just over eight years compared to nearly ten years on average in the north. That is of course if the solar panels are working at their optimum efficiency, and one thing that can and does get in the way of that happening is urban pigeon populations.
Female pigeons taking something of a pigeon fancy to solar panels when they are looking for a nesting site. It ticks all the mother’s requirements – high up, safe, sheltered, warm and their partners have an ideal vantage point (your roof) where they can keep a lookout for danger.
Pigeons nesting under solar panels create a host of problems for you. An average pigeon creates about 25lb of guano a year. It’s estimated that there are nearly a million pigeons in London alone.
Pigeon droppings are toxic too. They are classed as hazardous waste by authorities and you need special licences to dispose of it legally. The uric acid in pigeon droppings is corrosive, and over time can and will damage the solar panel fittings, and if on top of the panels, the photovoltaic cells themselves as well are reducing the efficiency of them. They create a lot of unwelcome noise in the neighbourhood too, and often cause fallouts with neighbours. And pigeon guano is carries many very unpleasant bacteria and diseases which can be transmitted to humans.
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 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!