Solar Panel Pigeon Protection in St Albans - 10 Year Guarantee
St Albans Council has been quite active in encouraging local householders to jump on the solar power train. For instance, its ‘Life in the Green Lane’ scheme provided the resources and backing to help up to 100 private households to install a domestic solar hot water system at a substantially reduced cost, with grant funding supplied by Energy Saving Trust.
The council itself has significantly reduced its reliance on fossil fuels, among other things installing a solar powered hot water system in Verulamium Park and solar panel power units at Jersey Farm Community Centre. It has also published information leaflets in a number of languages spelling out what it is doing to reduce carbon emissions, and what the St Albans and Hertfordshire public can do to contribute.
Installing solar panels is just one slice of the renewable energy pie, but it’s something that normal residents can get involved in quite easily, as the number of St Albans solar power companies expands.
If you already have solar panels on your roof, or are thinking about it, solar panel proofing is a key consideration. The local solar panel companies probably won’t tell you this, but where you get solar panels, pigeons won’t be far behind. Female pigeons need a high, safe, warm and sheltered place to nest, and, Bob’s Your Uncle, the gap between your solar panels and your roof is just the ticket.
Once they get underneath, they will great a significant mess. Pigeons breed three or four times a year in the UK, year round, and one pigeon will be producing some 25lb of pigeon droppings a year, much of which is likely to end up on your roof, patio and down you brickwork. The pigeon guano is not only corrosive due to –the uric acid. It is also a carrier of some really quite nasty diseases which can be quite easily transferred to humans.
The nesting birds, chicks and males, which will normally hang around near to their partners on your roof and guttering, will also create an unwelcome racket.
The good news is that here at British Bird Control we can help through our St Albans 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 St Albans and Hertfordshire.
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 St Albans Solar Panel Proofing Team on:
0800 327 7293