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Guano Removal

There are health and safety regulations that need to be followed associated with guano removal. Anyone doing so should observe the regulations below or consult an experienced professional.

The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1992, Regulation 3


The Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992 (SI 1992/2932)


The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 199

Guano Removal

Guano removal – Overview

The removal of bird guano is the cleaning of bird droppings (bird excrement) from the interior of a building following the exclusion of birds or exterior of a building prior to the installation of bird deterrents; in both cases it is important to remove guano. When excluding birds from a roof or internal area of a building it is important to remove any build-up of bird guano to stop smells and reduce the potential for insect-related problems for occupants.

Measures should be taken at all times to protect staff, contractors and the public’s health if working near a guano cleaning site. Although a majority of commercial contractors will offer the client cleaning works on the basis that guano is a major health hazard, in reality cleaning is for aesthetic and practical reasons rather than to control disease.

Buildings provide birds with horizontal ridges for roosting and sheltered spaces for nesting. All birds are known to leave their fecal droppings on building exteriors. Bird droppings cause building masonry to appear dirty, unattractive and overall improperly maintained.
We can undertake a series of preventative methods to help stop further bird infestations and their associated problems helping you to reduce maintenance costs.

Guano is an unsightly health hazard and can be host to insects, parasites and disease. Inhaling the bacteria and funguses in bird droppings can cause immune-compromised individuals to acquire diseases including Cryptococcosis, Histoplasmosis and Psittacosis.
Whilst it’s safe to clean up the odd bird dropping, handling guano of any quantity should be done with care - especially large quantities.

 

Guano Removal

Why call CPC Falconry Services?

Guano removal is potentially dangerous, both for the cleansing technicians and others in the vicinity and must be undertaken with care. CPC Falconry Services are trained in safe working practices and are aware of the medical concerns regarding bird guano.

At CPC we utilize new revolutionary steam cleaning technology.

Benefits of using new steam technology.

Steam cleaning is the use of super-heated water vapor to clean and sanitize, the real emphasis is on sanitize.

The absence of potentially harmful and expensive chemicals make it an extremely easy, safe and cost effective way to clean.

Steam leaves no toxic residues on surfaces and won't stain.

The most environmentally friendly way to clean.

Using only water means it's environmentally friendly.

Steam cleaning saves up to 80% water compared to conventional cleaning and doesn't pollute  waste water with chemical substances.

Cleaning with a steam cleaner requires only 1 litre of water to generate 1,700 litres of steam. This is enough to clean an area of approx. 60m²

CPC Falconry Services operatives can carry out all bird fouling clearances safely and effectively wearing all necessary personal protective equipment. All associated waste is then efficiently disposed of in line with current environmental legislation.

 
 

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