Tomorrow plan to drive up to Cukai or Kemaman Trengganu. This particular trip have something to do with an invitation by a BH owner to review his one year old BH.
He now owned three BHs and about to convert a kampung house into another swiftlet asset.
His main concern was on a stand alone BH that seems to have very little tenants.
Once in Cukai, I plan to visit the Teluk Kalong BH if the owner agrees to allow me in for another inspection.
In the mean time received two calls from Kedah.
One was from a guy who wanted to erect a row of shop houses somewhere closed to Alor Star, Kedah.
I don't know his exact issue with the row of shops to be erected.
From my last conversation with him he wanted my input on the shop house design so that it can be easily turn into BHs if there is no takers.
A very wise thing to do just in case.
There was another person who owned a troubled BH at Padang Serai Kulim Kedah.
This particular person wanted my time to view his BH and wanted my expert view what can be done to reactivate it.
This is what I love to do and I hope those of you who wanted some help please call 017 7551318.
You might want to join me during these trips.
There is nothing wrong if you wanted to learn on how to inspect a sick BH.
You can learn the basic and improve along the way.
My method is simple to apply.
All you need are some sharp eyes and a mind with the list of possible reasons why these sick BHs are not doing well.
Check the outside before entering inside.
Look at the floor and after that ceiling.
Check the sound system for any poor setting on the amplifiers used.
Check both the internal and external sounds used. When was the last time the sounds were installed? Are the sound still relevant or attractive?
Check the volume played.
Once you are inside the BH try to start the inspection from the top most floor. Get your self to the main entrance hole area.
Look at the direction of the main opening. It is facing the east or other direction.
Look at the number of tweeters installed and how do they orientate each of them.
Are there any hexagonal tweeters?
Do the tweeters arranged in a proper sequence to pull those wild birds into the nesting rooms.
How bright is the light at the entrance hole area plus the rest of the room?
What about the nesting planks arrangements? Any wide gaps with the ceiling?
The number of internal tweeters installed.
Are there any fake nests installed?
Are there any signs of predators like owl, rats, ants, cockroaches, tokek and others inside?
Do some checking for any bird shit spots on the floor.
Are those bird shit fresh or old?
Are there any markings on the nesting planks?
What about the water spray system? Are there any? Are they working properly?
What about owner's log book? If yes try to vet the pages.
Once you have all the answers try to come out with the best reasons why this BH is not doing well.
You can come out with the various recommendations that will help to reactivate the BH.
All that you need is to be as precise as you can to help the owner with his problems.
If he is smart enough he might be able to repair the BH by himself.