Do not underestimate the amount of damage birds and critters can do to your PV system investment, because it can be serious! The Pacific Panel Cleaners team has seen bird-and-critter caging installations save people’s systems from damage time-and-time again, and PPC always recommends getting bird caging protection installed if you consistently see birds and/or critters near or underneath your valuable PV solar panel system.
PPC will provide a FREE SITE VISIT AND INSPECTION of your roof and PV system prior to the install service:
We quote for damage repair and materials – The site visit inspection takes a quick 30 minutes maximum. This is our commitment to you and your PV solar panel system. We are the experts in providing the best quality services to our clients. We have developed top-tier rules and regulations for correctly Installing Your “Bird infestation” Protection. We only want the best results for you and system’s longevity.
The Extensive Damage That Birds Will Do:
Pinched Electrical Wires – Birds can cause ground faults or arc faults from bending (“pinching”) wires in ways they are not meant to be properly configured.
Thermal Equipment Damage – Build-up of bird excrement beneath the panels can prevent air flow and cause thermal damage to the vital systems.
Decreased Energy Production – Accumulated bird droppings will soil your panels and decrease the production in your home’s energy output.
Substantial Roof Rot – Bird feces can sit beneath your panels indefinitely and cause inevitable roof rot and extensive damage your house’s roofing integrity.
Materials For Our Quality Services For Your PV Investment:
Critter Guards – Weather proof coated-galvanized steel, 4-to-8 inch height depending on the distance of the panels are mounted from the roof to your panel systems. Ensuring maximum protection.
Quality Protection – The highest level coated galvanized-steel clips are used to secure critter guards to the panels. The best we have to offer!
Pigeons and their diseases:
Pigeons are common in many cities and suburbs. They often nest in buildings and can excrete a great amount of droppings. A small health risk can be associated with pigeon contact. Three human diseases, histoplasmosis, cryptococcosis and psittacosis are linked to pigeon droppings.
Histoplasmosis – A fungus that grows in bird droppings and soil causes histoplasmosis, a disease that affects the lungs. When cleaning a significant amount of bird droppings a person can breathe in the fungus, which in some cases can cause infection. Common activities, such as cleaning off windowsills, will not usually result in high-risk exposure. Symptoms usually begin 1 to 3 weeks after infected and include fatigue, fever, cough and chest pain. Most people exposed to the fungus do not have symptoms; however, those with compromised immune systems are at highest risk of developing illness. The disease is not transmitted from person to person. In severe cases, medication can be used to treat infection; however, most people will recover on their own.
Cryptococcosis – Cryptococcosis is a fungal disease that affects the lungs and is associated with pigeon droppings and soil. Healthy people do not usually become infected, even at high levels of exposure. A compromised immune system is a high risk factor for infection.
Psittacosis – Psittacosis (parrot fever) is a rare disease that mainly affects parrots and parrot-like birds such as cockatiels, but can also affect other birds, such as pigeons. When bird droppings dry and become airborne people can inhale the fungus and become sick. In humans, symptoms include; dry cough, fever, headache, muscle ache, chills and sometimes pneumonia. Symptoms usually develop 7-14 days after exposure. Those at greatest risk include bird owners, pet shop employees, veterinarians and people with compromised immune systems. Psittacosis can be treated and is not transmitted from person to person.
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Pacific Panel Cleaners, LLC – License C-34167
4348 Waialae Avenue #286, Honolulu Hi, 96816
Office: (808) 772-4705