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Looking for a reliable and efficient solar panel cleaning service for your home in Fernandina or Yulee? Look no further than Fernandina Beach Exterior Cleaning!

Amelia Island Solar Panel Cleaning

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We’re dedicated to providing top-notch solar panel cleaning and home exterior cleaning services to homeowners on Amelia Island and the surrounding area. We understand that your home is your life, and we're committed to ensuring it looks its best.

Safe Cleaning Methods

Our solar panel cleaning technique is gentle yet effective. It's perfect for removing dirt, grime, mold, and other buildup from your solar panels. We use cleaning solutions that are safe for your panels, and we know how to get the job done right.

Variety of Services

We offer various exterior cleaning services, including house washing, roof cleaning, solar panel cleaning, gutter cleaning and more. Whether you need a one-time cleaning or regular maintenance, we've got you covered.

Commitment

We pride ourselves on our attention to detail and our commitment to customer satisfaction. We know that you have many choices when it comes to exterior cleaning services. Still, we're confident that our quality work and exceptional customer service set us apart from the competition.

So why wait? Contact us today to schedule your solar panel cleaning and see the difference that Fernandina Beach Exterior Cleaning can make for your home!

Clean Solar Panels

Is Solar Panel Cleaning Worth It?

Solar panel cleaning is worth it for a number of reasons, the first of which is efficiency. Of course you want your solar investment to create the highest return possible. While the exact numbers are debated, research by various organizations reports that a dirty solar panel will lose efficiency compared to a clean solar panel. Studies have shown up to 20% improved efficiency after a solar panel cleaning.

Other reasons for solar panel cleaning include maintaining the manufacturer or installation warranty, increasing aesthetic or curb appeal, and increasing durability or lifespan.

Finally, it takes the burden off of you. If you can safely get on your roof and clean your solar panels twice a year on your own, then go for it. If not, be sure to schedule a routine cleaning.

Our Solar Panel Cleaning Process

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Timing the Cleaning 

To ensure your solar panels are not damaged during the cleaning, we schedule your cleaning to be early in the day. Sitting out and absorbing the suns rays, solar panels get very hot. They are designed to withstand a wide range of temperatures, but not to undergo sudden temperature changes. So we schedule solar panel cleaning in the mornings to avoid sudden contractions that could crack the glass. 

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Washing the Panels

We gently wash solar panels using a soft brush. Most manufacturers suggest this method, avoiding chemicals and especially avoiding harsh and abrasive detergents. We never use pressure so as to avoid damage. Sometimes we'll use a mild detergent for stubborn grim.

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Drying the Panels

The last thing you want after a solar panel cleaning is to leave residue or deposits from your water, as they will also decrease your solar panel efficiency. This is another reason why we prefer to clean solar panels in the morning. The lower temperature gives us time to remove water before it evaporates and leaves a hard water deposit behind. Once clean, we'll squeegee the panel to leave as few water marks and residue as possible. 

Frequently Asked Questions Related to Amelia Island Solar Panel Cleaning

How often do you need to clean solar panels in Florida?

We recommend you clean your solar panels at least once or twice a year in Florida. Even with all the storms and hurricanes, you can always expect a buildup of dust, tree sap, pollen, bird poop, leaves, water deposits, pine needles, and other dirt and grime. In fact, rainwater will typically contain a little bit of impurities as well, so it will leave behind its own residue. It can even act like glue and bind leaves or other debris to the panel glass.

So to clean all this off, it's ideal to have your panels cleaned regularly. You can wait until you visually notice a build-up of debris, or go ahead and stay on top of it with a scheduled annual or 6-month cleaning.

All that said, it's also important that you monitor your solar panel system performance for signs of underproduction to fully assess the condition of your panels. If you notice a decrease in efficiency, go ahead and clean them.

Can I clean my solar panels myself?

Of course you can. That said, simply hosing them down may not be very effective. It only removes surface-level dirt, and once the water evaporates, it often leaves streaks and hard water deposits. Consequently, your panels may not operate as efficiently as they should.

If you choose to clean your solar panels yourself, you'll need to get on the roof. Be sure you're comfortable climbing up there and can safely do so. You'll want to make sure you have the right equipment to clean your solar panels. You should never step on your panels. And you'll want to clean them at the right time of the day so as to avoid damaging them.

Is Dawn dish soap safe for solar panels?

Yes, Dawn dish soap is often considered safe for cleaning solar panels, as it is a mild and non-abrasive detergent. Many solar panel manufacturers and professionals recommend using a gentle soap like Dawn mixed with water for cleaning.

However, it's important to note that while Dawn dish soap is generally safe for solar panels, it's still crucial to follow proper cleaning guidelines to prevent any potential damage or residue buildup. Here are some important considerations:

  1. Dilute properly: When using dish soap, it's essential to dilute it with water according to the recommended ratio. Typically, a small amount of dish soap mixed with a large amount of water is sufficient.
  2. Avoid excessive scrubbing: When cleaning solar panels, use a soft sponge, brush, or cloth and gentle pressure to remove dirt or debris. Avoid aggressive scrubbing, as it may scratch the surface of the panels.
  3. Rinse thoroughly: After applying the soapy solution, make sure to rinse the panels thoroughly with clean water to remove any soap residue. Residual soap can interfere with the panel's performance and leave streaks.
  4. Follow manufacturer's recommendations: Always refer to the specific cleaning instructions provided by your solar panel manufacturer. They may have additional guidelines or recommendations tailored to their particular panels.

It's worth noting that some solar panel manufacturers may recommend alternative cleaning methods or specific cleaning products. Therefore, it's advisable to consult the manufacturer's guidelines or reach out to their customer support for any specific recommendations regarding cleaning solutions.

Another thing to consider is the manufacturer or installer's warranty. If using Dawn dish soap or any other cleaning agent will void your warranty, then it's not worth the risk. Always follow the manufacturer's instructions to ensure avoid the risk of the risk of damaging the panels or voiding warranties.

What month is best to clean solar panels?

There isn't really a best month to clean solar panels in Florida, as a cleaning typically comes down to how badly your solar panels need it. The telltale sign that solar panels require cleaning is decreased system efficiency.

What's most important is maintaining a regular cleaning schedule. A regular maintenance schedule for cleaning your solar panels can help ensure they are consistently kept clean throughout the year. This can be quarterly, biannually, or annually, depending on the specific needs of your location and surrounding conditions.

That said, it's often recommended to clean solar panels at the beginning of a season, especially after spring when pollen is at its worst and there's an increase in dust, leaves, and debris accumulation. This helps ensure that your panels are clean and functioning optimally as you enter a period of higher energy production.

The dry season from October to April can also be a good time because of the dry and cooler temperatures. Cleaning solar panels in moderate temperatures is preferred to avoid rapid drying, which can leave streaks or residue. And the dry air is also a time when dust blows and accumulates.

Exterior Cleaning Services


Roof Cleaning

Remove the dirt, debris, moss, algae, ferns, pollen, and stains from your roof, preserving its appearance and extending its lifespan.


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House Washing

Rejuvenate the appearance of your home by effectively removing the dirt, grime, mold, and mildew from your home's exterior surfaces.


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Soft Washing

A gentle yet effective cleaning method that uses low-pressure/no-pressure water and specialized detergents to safely remove dirt, algae, and stains from various surfaces.

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Gutter Cleaning

Remove leaves, debris, and blockages from gutters, ensuring proper drainage and preventing potential water damage to your room and home.


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Solar Panel Cleaning

Ensure optimal solar energy production by removing dust, debris, pollen, and grime from your solar panel to maximize their efficiency and performance.



We proudly serve Fernandina Beach, Yulee, and all of Amelia Island.

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To Make Your Solar Panels Shine Again

Where to find us

Located on Amelia Island and serving the surrounding area, we're never too far away to swing by for a quote. 

Fernandina Beach Exterior Cleaning

Address

303 13th Terrace N, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034