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Being in the business for so many years, we have found that rooftop solar panels have proved their worth and indispensability as an extraordinary investment for a homeowner. They can provide a renewable source of energy from the sun. You will be amazed to know that these solar panels can save a lot of your money from reduced energy bills while creating a positive impact on the environment as well. 

Instead of hiring professionals like us for your solar panel cleaning services in California, if you wish to take the time and responsibility to do the same in the DIY method, apart from its proper maintenance, then you need to prioritize your safety while performing the cleaning activities. 

In this article, we’ve identified the top 4 important safety tips to keep in mind if you own rooftop solar panels. 

Don’t Touch Them If Turned On 

As we are professionals accustomed to turning off the electricity while working on the solar panels, you may forget to do so as you don’t do it day in and day out. Though this sounds quite obvious but is worth reminding. Always refrain from handling solar panels when they’re powered on. Don’t forget that the panels are producing electricity and distributing it to the power grid. Accordingly, thousands of volts run through the solar panels whenever they’re on. 

During any kind of solar panel cleaning, you should always remember that not only can the electricity hurt or even kill you, but it may lead to a fire on your property as well. That is the reason why you need to reconfirm that the power is switched off whenever you’re cleaning or inspecting them. Rather, what we suggest is that don’t even go on your roof unless you are confirmed that the panels are turned off. 

Take Additional Precaution While Cleaning 

As mentioned during the previous safety tip you don’t do it daily, solar panels need very less maintenance. However, you’ve to clean them, particularly once or twice a year. Cleaning solar panels in California or any other location, all by yourself could be dangerous as you need to work on top of your roof. That’s why you need to keep all the necessary pieces of equipment to safely get to and from the roof. 

While cleaning, ensure that you’ve got a harness and safety helmet, along with a ladder or scaffolding to access the roof. Always clean every panel slowly, search for slippery spots after rinsing the panels, and try to be cautious about the weather. Pause your work if things are very windy or rainy. 

Hope you understand that cleaning solar panels is not the safest task. That is why it is always better to hire a professional solar panel cleaning company like us as we have all the necessary safety gear and ideal cleaning equipment, making us the best option to maintain your panels. 

Take Precautions During Extreme Weather 

You may not be aware of how extensively your rooftops may be damaged due to adverse weather conditions. Accordingly, your solar panels could be vulnerable or risk-prone if your area is hit by a storm. High winds, hailstones, and heavy rainfall can damage panels and electrical systems. So, it is important to disconnect the system once you find that the weather has taken a turn for the worse. 

Never Tamper with the Power System 

It is very easy to power on and off solar panels. However, this should be your sole interaction with the power system. Ensure that you know how to switch them on or off, which should be simple enough from a marked box. But if you feel that you aren’t sure, then contact the installation company for help. 

Apart from that, never touch or tamper with the power system in any capacity. In the case of some kind of fault, call the installers and tell them to send a professional. You don’t know if there are loose wires or faults. So, don’t touch the system except by powering on and off. 


Being a leading solar panel cleaning company in California, we always ensure that we employ high-quality products that are categorically meant to clean solar panels with utmost safety. We hardly apply corrosive chemicals of any kind. Only the purest reverse osmosis deionized water is used. 

Get in touch with us for cleaning your rooftop solar panels if you don’t feel confident to do it yourself. Certain things can only be done successfully by professionals like us.