Solar Panel Pigeon Protection in Peterborough - 10 Year Guarantee
Peterborough is a great success story when it comes to the take-up of solar panel installation. In a map of the number of the number of households per 10,000 who have installed solar panels to power their homes and families, only Mid Devon and South Cambridgeshire can top it.
The reason why so many in this cathedral city of around 200,000 residents have bought into this renewable energy source are multiple and complex, but what is for sure is that there are a lot of Peterborough solar panel companies offering installation.
It’s estimated that as long as the panels are working efficiently, the panels will pay for themselves in about nine years. However, there are factors that can adversely affect this, and one of those is pigeons. Your average adult pigeon will create around 25lb of guano a year. The females just love solar panels, and where the girls go, the boys follow! Lady pigeons breed all year round in the UK and will raise around four broods a year. They are constantly on the lookout for good nesting sites – somewhere high, safe, sheltered and warm. Enter the solar panel, which ticks all the boxes and then some. If you have solar panels, chances are you will be looking for a Peterborough solar panel pigeon service sooner or later.
Pigeons on your roof, and under your panels, create multiple problems, among them droppings on your panels which block out the sunlight and inhibit the ability of the photovoltaic cells to convert the sun’s radiation into electricity. But it’s corrosive too. The uric acid in pigeon droppings can over time corrode the solar panel fittings.
Local council classify pigeon droppings as hazardous waste and you need to be fully licensed to deal with it safely. Worst still, pigeon guano is a vector for all sorts of serious bacteria and disease that are transmittable to humans and can make you very ill. And then there is the noise, which is likely to keep you up at night and lead to you falling out with the neighbours! Pigeons under solar panels is an issue that needs dealing with.
The good news is that here at British Bird Control we can help through our Peterborough 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 Cambridgeshire including in surrounding towns like Stamford, Thrapston, Market Deeping and Wisbech.
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!