Solar Panel Pigeon Protection in Southampton - 10 Year Guarantee
The strategists at IKEA seem to know what they are doing and when they decided that their Southampton store at West Quay Road should be the among the first of two IKEA stores in the UK to sell solar panels direct to the public, that should tell you all you need to know about the area’s suitability for them and how the people of the region have bought into the renewable energy story.
Of course the weather helps. Here on the south coast of England we are lucky enough to receive significantly more sunshine hours a year than other parts of the UK, which all helps make the solar power equation add up.
The main problem with installing them is the need to keep them at their optimum performance, and because pigeons love them as well, these birds and other coastal birds like seagulls can and do often get in the way of that.
Pigeons breed all year round in this neck of the woods, and if you were sitting down with a group of female pigeons in a bid to find out what makes an ideal nesting site for them, they would pretty much come up with a description of what solar panels offer – nice and high up and safe from predators, warm, sheltered.
What usually happens is that the girls will be underneath the panels and ‘on the nest’, and the boys will be hanging around nearby creating a noise and a mess. And pigeon guano is nasty stuff. Indeed being high in uric acid and bacterial pathogens, it’s classed as toxic waste by the council. Over time a build-up of pigeon mess under, on and around your solar panels can and will affect the performance of the panels and can even corrode the fittings.
Sooner or later many owners of solar panels find themselves looking for solar panel pigeon protection companies in Southampton and the surrounding towns and villages. The good news is that here at British Bird Control we can help. We have successfully installed thousands of solar panel pigeon proofing systems and are able to offer a long guarantee with our proven pigeon proofing service.
If you are looking for a solar panel pigeon protection service in Southampton or any of the surrounding towns like Eastleigh, Lymington, Salisbury, Milford-on-Sea, Whitchurch and Winchester, give us a call.
We are able to offer and industry-leading TEN YEAR GUARANTEE with all our solar panel pigeon protection work in Hampshire and can clean and check the panels and guttering while we are working.
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!