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Frequently asked questions

Window Cleaning

Why should I have my windows cleaned professionally when I can do it myself?

It really does make a difference. Paper towels and Windex don’t do the job satisfactorily. Window cleaning can be a dangerous job involving ladders.

Does the company have a License and Insurance?

This is the most important question that you should ask. It’s a big red flag if a company hasn’t got a business license and if they aren’t insured. Without proper insurance, if there was damage to your property or if a worker was injured, you could be liable for the health-related expenses and legal bills.

Is Professional Window Cleaning Worth it?

Often people think of having their windows professionally cleaned as a luxury and they rarely think it is needed. The truth is window cleaning can be a key factor in your windows lasting to their full lifespan in the long run. With a professional window cleaning you will get better results than doing it yourself. In some instances, it may even be cheaper to hire a professional when you consider your valuable time and the price of going out and purchasing all the tools necessary to complete the job.

When Should Windows be Washed?

Over time your windows get built up with dirt, grime, pollution and whatever else that your location and seasons expose them to. Your windows can be cleaned anytime of the year. Rain will not make your windows dirty again, dirt makes your windows dirty, not rain. In fact, rain helps keep your windows clean, as it lowers the levels of dirt, pollen and pollution floating around in the air and thus keeping those elements from landing on your windows.

Solar Panel

When should I clean my solar panels?

Solar panels do not need to be cleaned as frequently as a vehicle, nevertheless, dirt, pollen, algae, and debris will collect on the surface of your panels over time. To keep your panels working optimally and efficiently you should clean them regularly. 

Can I just clean them myself?

When it comes to cleaning solar panels, it’s best to leave it to the professionals. Solar panels that are up on a rooftop can be difficult and dangerous to clean. Professional solar panel cleaners have the appropriate skills and equipment to wash away pollen, dirt, and algae without damaging or scratching the solar panels.

Doesn’t rain clean the panels?

No. The rain may rinse off some of the surface dirt, but if the panels are very dirty and have not been cleaned for some time the rain can make it worse, just like what the rain does to a car after it rains.

If I don’t clean my solar panel, will it cost me money?

Yes, if not maintained panels can lose up to 20% efficiency. This loss of generated electricity will impact you financially.

Does cleaning my panels void the solar warranty?

No. If you are using purified water that does not leave hard water spots and not using any chemicals, cleaning your panels will not void your warranty. As a matter of fact, it protects your warranty. Power loss because of dirty solar panels could possibly void the production warranty in your solar contract.

Leased systems are owned by the solar company; however, most lease contracts obligate the homeowner or business owner to keep the panels clean. Dirty solar panels are the main factor that allows lease companies to void the production guarantee in a lease contract.

How NOT to clean solar panels?

Using a garden hose to wash the solar panels down: This will leave hard water spots and mineral deposits on the photovoltaic solar panels, reducing the efficiency. It will not clean the solar panels; it just washes off some of the dirt.

Using chemicals or detergents: Using chemicals or detergents could damage the solar panels. It will also leave a residue, which holds onto dirt, reducing efficiency dramatically.

Using a Squeegee: The surface of solar panels is not smooth like glass. It has a frosted glass feel. So, if you use a squeegee to clean solar panels the dirt and detergent will be settling in all the little groves while you squeegee off the top layer of dust and detergent.