Risks of Cleaning Your Solar Panels On Your Own
Aside from all the time and energy you’ll spend doing this cleaning project on your own, there are several glaring risks involved.
Falling From Your Roof
Consider this: falling accounts for almost 40% of all deaths within the construction industry– and these are trained professionals! The truth is, attempting any work on your roof, whether it’s cleaning solar panels or working on electrical issues, is dangerous. Don’t take the risk!
Damaging Your Panels
Like we mentioned above, it’s possible to damage your solar panels by not cleaning them correctly. You can’t simply jump up on your roof and start scrubbing. There are a number of important factors coming into play here, including:
- Where your solar panels were made
- The type of cleaning solution
- The type of scrubber/cloth
- Your cleaning technique
- The temperature of water you use
Additionally, every time you’re up on your roof, you run the risk of damaging your roof itself!
Failing to Clean Your Panels Properly
Even if you manage to clean your panels without damaging their integrity, there’s always the risk of not doing the job well. Whether it’s streak marks left on your panels, leaving residue on your panels, or simply not getting the entire surface area cleaned, it’s easy to do the job poorly.