What Products Should I Use To Clean My Solar Panels? | BCS Cleaning Specialists
When cleaning your solar panels, the most important consideration is that scratching or damaging the glass in any way will reduce a panel’s energy production. This is one of the main reasons for employing a professional solar panel cleaning company to take care of the job for you, because you know they will use manufacturer-approved methods, products and water to ensure the best possible outcome.
If you’re intent on cleaning your solar panels yourself, it’s best to think of cleaning your solar panels the same way you would clean your car. Gentle dish soap and warm water applied with a soft sponge or clean cloth is the safest cleaning method. You can also use a squeegee to remove dirty water. It is vitally important to avoid scratching or damaging the glass! Replacing a panel will cost far more than the relatively low expense of just using a professional solar panel cleaning company in the first place.
Sometimes you might find oily stains appearing on your panels. This can happen if you live near a road commonly used by trucks or near an airport, and they can be removed with a isopropyl alcohol and a clean rag. It is essential to only ever use gentle cleaning products – avoid using strong cleaning fluids, as they can streak and damage the delicate glass.
The other factor to consider is that the methods above cannot be easily tackled from the relative safety of the ground – you would have to physically get on to the roof to deal with them properly.
For this and many other reasons, most homeowners use a professional solar panel cleaning service to take care of the cleaning of their solar panels. It’s just easier and safer, and can often work out cheaper because the risk of damage is minimized.
If your solar panels need cleaning, give the Utah experts at BCS a call today at 1 (801) 561 1730 to schedule your cleaning.
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