Cleaning up after pigeons

Guano on switchgear

An unhealthy environment

The problem

We took a call recently to help with a problem with pigeons. It seems they’d taken to perching on a ledge directly above the power switches for the building’s air conditioning systems – with the inevitable result. This is both unsightly and very unhygienic; anyone servicing the air conditioning system would have an absolute right to refuse to touch anything in this state.

The solution

Could we advise on a solution and clean up this area while we’re about it? Of course we can. We fitted anti-perch spikes onto the ledge above and set to work cleaning and disinfecting the switchgear.

A far better environment for the air conditioning service people to work in and, now the switch labels are legible, less chance of isolating the wrong bit of equipment.