Do your solar panels need cleaning?
More homeowners are investing in solar panels. It’s a smart move financially and good for the environment. But without regular maintenance, the panels may not be bringing the same cost-savings they originally did. Look for the following signs that will indicate your solar panels need cleaning:
Have you noticed your electricity bill creeping up? You could be using more electricity, but it could also be due to dirty or damaged solar panels.
MILDEW ON THE EDGE OF YOUR PANELS
If the edge of your panels is discolored or has dark spots, that could be a sign you have a bigger problem. If mildew is growing on the face of the panels it could be keeping the sun from getting to your system and not producing what it should.
If you can see your panels from the ground and notice some discoloration then you might want to get your panels cleaned. Dirt, salt, bird droppings, mildew and road grime could be on the panels and be blocking the sun’s rays from reaching the system.
MILDEW ON YOUR WALLS, DRIVEWAY OR HOUSE
Your walls and driveway get the same moisture and sunlight as your roof. If you see mildew or discoloration on your walls or driveway, more than likely you have the same thing on your solar panels and its time to get your solar panels cleaned.
Location is a big factor in getting your solar panels cleaned. Places that get sun later in the day, get rain more often or are close to the highway need to get their panels cleaned more often. Houses in some areas should be getting their panels cleaned one or two times a year.
Panels on a flat roof collect water which causes mildew to grow a lot quicker and also collect dirt or pollutants in the air, which blocks the sun from getting to your system and producing what it should.
Clean Solar Panels Hawaii offers a full range of services to keep your system clean and running right. For more information, log on to cleansolarpanelshawaii.com or call 454-7565 for a free estimate.
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