Clean Up For Churchgoers Being Driven Away By Bats

Hackness Cleaning Services – have been called out to clean up some unusual jobs in the past. This one involved removing smells and mess made by bats that are living in a church. Because bats are an endanged species they can’t be harmed in any way or made to move on to other shelters. The smell and mess was preventing the church goers from using the church for weddings and other functions.

Hackness cleaning in Scarborough were called to clean and disinfect the church which is done on a regular basis so that the church can be used again. This was televised on the BBC website and the full report can be seen here.

Nick Ravenscroft of the BBC reports.

“St Hilda’s church in North Yorkshire has become the roosting place for bats, which has turned many worshippers away from the building.

Bat droppings and wider health and safety concerns have meant that the church had not been able to hold a wedding ceremony for over 12 years.

Nick Ravenscroft of th BBC reports.” Pictures from the crime scene clean up video on the BBC Website shows cleaning of the church and the mess that the bats were leaving inside the church.

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A Church in Yorkshire is infested with bats… and can’t take much more. And of course, it being Britain, the bats can’t be driven out- so the people are leaving. Bats, after all, being far more important than people and their roosting far more important than the ministry of the Church… leads up to trauma cleaning the church.
St Hilda’s church in North Yorkshire has become the roosting place for bats, which has turned many worshippers away from the building. Bat droppings and wider health and safety concerns have meant that the church had not been able to hold a wedding ceremony for over 12 years.

Clean up maintenance was the only way to keep the church clean and smelling nice for the church goers. Part of our services is crime scene clean up where we got some very different jobs to do here.  It looks like the cleaning will need to be done periodically to keep the bat mess at bat and allow for weddings to go ahead again in this beautiful church in North Yorkshire.

Below is a video by an American professor on bat faeces. She explain what bat poo looks like. If you can identify the signs you are one step ahead of the problem. To get more advice on any clean up problems you have then give Hackness Cleaning Services a call or email us and we will let you know what to do.

Comments

  1. We own a holiday cottage near Scarborough and have been using Hackness Cleaning Services for the past three years.

    We don’t live within easy travelling distance of the cottage and have found that, whenever there is a problem – we recently had a fridge, a freezer and a boiler all break down on the same day, just as guests were arriving – Ian and Denise took over and sorted everything out, including taking the time to buy a new fridge and freezer. I don’t know how we would have managed without them. They had a dining chair repaired for us on one occasion as well. They always keep us informed if they feel the cottage needs a deeper clean. Needless to say, we are extremely impressed with the service we have received and find we can work well together.

    Our guests comments book has frequent comments about the standard of cleanliness of the cottage, we have never had one complaint.

    I would have no hesitation in recommending Hackness Cleaning to anyone in the area. Effectively, what Hackness do is take the strain of worrying about changeover day away. I know we can rely on them in a crisis.

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