Most properties that we provide service for in Henderson, Summerlin, Green Valley, Southern Highlands, Mountains Edge, and most of Southern Nevada require the pigeon droppings to be cleaned off of the roof. Pigeons nest in their own feces . As a result, the majority of nesting & roosting areas contain dangerous fungi and bacteria that are potentially harmful to humans. Some of these include Histoplasmosis, Cryptococcosis, Psittacosis, and St. Louis Encephalitis. Another concern is pigeon droppings are high in urea and can eat through the paper underlayment underneath roof tiles causing leaks. If not caught in a timely manner pigeon feces can accumulate on the roof causing the water to dam up and not drain off of the roof properly which will also lead to leaks.
The first step is to thoroughly disinfect the site making it safe for workers. To eliminate the accumulation of droppings the site is then brush cleaned or vacuumed to eliminate the bulk of the droppings. The Henderson, NV home pictured above was so severe the tiles needed to be removed to clean underneath the tiles. It is important to note that not all of the roofs we service need to have the tiles removed, but unfortunately if a pigeon problem isn’t caught in a timely manner you may have to.
The area is then pressure washed & special enzymatic disinfectants are applied, breaking down the remainder of the droppings. These products are non-toxic, environmentally safe, non-flammable & biodegradable.
Finally the last step for some homes is to replace the tiles making sure there aren’t any gaps in between the tiles creating an opening for new pigeons to nest. We recommend hiring a licensed roofer like Cooper Roofing and Solar to complete the last step.
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