Solar Panel Cleaning In Launceston

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Solar Panel Cleaning In Launceston

Have you been told that your solar panels are self-cleaning?

If they are on a very steep angle and you get a fair amount of rain, then maybe you could get away with not cleaning your panels.

But most solar panels will require a clean. Birds defecate on them, trees leave pollen on them and moss and lichen grow on them. Everyday dirt and grime builds up and forms a layer over the glass.

Consider trying to look out of dirty glasses or a dirty window or windscreen. It is much clearer when they have been cleaned. The same can be said of solar panels. The cleaner they are the more efficient they are.

And let’s face it, you have gone to the expense of installing them so you may as well get the most out of them.

Just look at the difference in the before and after photo of the solar panel clean we completed in Launceston.

Solar Panel Cleaning in Launceston

This client has requested that we clean their gutters every year and at the same time clean the panels. As we are there already, cleaning the gutters, we charge a reduced rate on the panel clean. 

If you have not considered your solar panels before, it might be time to start now. And why not get the gutters done too?

Two jobs ticked of the list every year with a reminder from us when they are due. We will get the work done with as minimum of an interruption to your life as an email to see if you want the work completed that year. You don’t even have to be home when we do the work, as long as you are happy for us to be there without you.

You will be emailed a report and photos of the completed work along with your invoice, with our bank details. There is no face to face contact where COVID 19 is concerned. But if you want to talk to us we are happy to talk over the phone, through the door or window  or face to face in keeping with the regulations of social distancing.

Booking a job is as easy as ringing, emailing or submitting a website enquiry.

Do You Have Moss Growing On Your Solar Panels?

Just the slightest of spots on a solar panel can cause an inefficiency in the output of power.

Dirty solar panels can lose up to 50% of efficiency, when compared to clean solar panels. These are the results of recent university research.

Do you drive around with a dirty windscreen on your car?

It is so much clearer looking through a clean windscreen. Using the wiper blades keeps the middle of the windscreen clear but when you look at the edge of the windscreen a dirty film collects and is not wiped by the blades. The visibility of light is obscured in the outer parts of your windscreen. This is the case on a solar panel, if light is obscured then this loss of light will decrease the efficiency of the panel.

Solar Panel Cleaning

Dust and grime collects and settles on the panel. Rain water carries particles that are left on the panel after the rain has evaporated. Moss and lichen grow in spots and reduce the efficiency.

If you have gone to the trouble and expense of installing a solar panel system, then you want to get the most out of them.

Gutter-Vac Tasmania cleans solar panels and we have a scheduling program to send out a reminder every year. We also reduce the price per panel when combining the solar clean with a gutter clean.

Why not obtain a no obligation free quote today for both solar cleaning and gutter cleaning.

Going Solar: The Benefits and Challenges of Solar Panels

Solar panels are an excellent investment.

With technology improving every single year, the level of power they can provide for your home is continually increasing and energy storage provides non-stop power come rain, shine or solar eclipse.

Solar panel maintenance is essential though and being aware of the potential issues of rooftop panelling will maintain efficiency and give your panels a longer lifespan, providing free power and better return on your investment.

Follow these five tips to make more of your solar:

1. Clean Surfaces Make More Power

Salt residue, leaf litter and day-to-day grime can build up quickly on your panel surfaces. Over time, the efficiency of your panels will decrease, making less power and reducing your return on investment. By keeping your panels clean, you will maximise their effectiveness and make your money back far sooner.

2. An Added Fire Hazard

As we have mentioned before, leaf build-up in gutters, valleys and elsewhere can create a potential fire hazard and increase your property’s damage risk in the event of a domestic or bushfire. Solar panels also create potential a collection point for loose, dry leaves and increased fire risk. By regularly cleaning around and beneath your panels, you will remove this hazard.

3. Vermin Love Solar Too

It’s warm, it’s cosy and it’s sheltered from the rain – what better place to roost, nest and raise your young than under a solar panel! Birds, mice, squirrels and other vermin view solar panels as prime real estate and this can be a disaster for homeowners in several ways.

Pigeon poo can become toxic over time and can damage your solar panels, surrounding roof, the paving below, and even your health. Nesting materials are not only messy, they will also add to that fire risk we mentioned. Lastly, there’s the noise factor. Between the squawking and squeaking, vermin can make for restless nights and frustrating days, so preventing the issue with wire mesh and other devices has numerous benefits.

4. Smaller Pest Issues

It’s not only larger vermin that can create dramas with your solar panels; smaller bugs and insects can also take up residence around your solar panelling. The issue with this is twofold: firstly, they can damage and decrease the lifespan and efficiency of your panels. Secondly, termites, cockroaches and other pests can migrate into your home, causing damage to timbers and property.

By using pest control products, you can eliminate or deter infestations and avoid these issues.

5. Gutter-Vac is Your One-Stop Solution

Cleaning your own solar panels is an option, but without an angled roofing ladder it can be both challenging and dangerous. Also, if there is a build-up of pigeon mess, protective equipment will be essential to keep you safe.

Without the correct tools, you can risk scratching or damaging your solar panels, reducing efficiency, voiding warranties and potentially breaking them completely.

Pest control products can also be damaging to your health so again, without the correct gear, this can be a risky job to tackle yourself.

Gutter-Vac franchisees are fully equipped to deal with all of these circumstances, removing the hassle and risk of tackling the job yourself.

Using specialised products, we remove and deter pests of all kinds with repellent solutions for insects and long-lasting coated stainless steel mesh to prevent vermin from nesting beneath or around your solar panels. We also use professional clips for vermin mesh, protecting your panels from damage without voiding warranty.

Professionally maintaining your solar panels is essential to help keep them efficient and protecting your return on investment for many years to come.

Contact Gutter-Vac today for a quote on your solar panel maintenance.

Solar Panel Cleaning in Devonport

Do these look like they are self-cleaning panels to you?

Some of our clients have been told they would not have to clean their panels. The rain would wash away the filth. But dirt and grime collects and adds a film over them.

And what about the lichen that may grow? There is also pollen. It sticks to the panel in little yellow spots and even when cleaned off can leave a residue mark.

Cleaning your solar panels regularly will increase the output to your system. Even a small amount of dirt or lichen on your panel can decrease the output efficiency.

Imagine looking through dirty glasses all the time… It makes it hard to see through.

Then you clean them and how bright everything suddenly is!

It is the same with your solar panels.

Imagine just how much more rays can be soaked up if the panels are clean…

There is a certain process you need to follow when cleaning the panels on the roof.

To stay safe from slipping, we start with the lower panels, working from one end and to the other. Then we make our way to the top row of panels and stand above the row so we are not standing in the water used to clean the panels.

Always work either from bottom to top or across the roof and keep ahead of the water you are putting on the roof to clean the solar panels.

Solar Panel Cleaning in Devonport

This is not a D.I.Y. task, as it requires safety equipment to work on the roof and has a high risk factor if you do not know how to manoeuvre around the roof and solar panels, avoiding the excess water.

Avoid the risk and get those panels soaking up the rays again. Call in the professionals and see what we can do for you. Combing a gutter clean with a solar panel clean gets you a special rate on the solar panel clean.

Call us for more information, PH 1300 654 253

Ceiling Cavity Clean in Branxton

Gutter-Vac Hunter Valley don’t often work on the weekend, but for commercial building we have no choice.

Gutter-Vac Hunter Valley recently vacuum cleaned Ceiling Cavity in Branxton Post Office.

Ceiling Cavity Clean in Branxton Post Office

The dust and debris in Branxton Post Office Ceiling Cavity was causing a problem inside the Post Office.

Because it’s a commercial building we had to vacuum clean the Ceiling Cavity on the weekend.

To be able to vacuum clean the ceiling cavity, team Gutter-Vac Hunter Valley need to access the Ceiling Cavity , either from the manhole or
from the roof. In This case it was through the roof by removing the tiles.

For safety of our staff working in the Ceiling Cavity we must switch off the power to the entire building of the Post Office in Branxton.

Another Safety consideration when vacuum clean in a Ceiling Cavity is to choose a day where it is not going to be too hot day and we start as early as possible.

We started the Ceiling Cavity job at 7am and done by 12noon using 2 of our vacuum machines.

The Ceiling Cavity in Branxton Post Office is clean and fresh and no longer causing dust problem inside the Post Office.

Gutter cleaning support for women’s refuge in Rothbury

Team Gutter-Vac Hunter Valley recently did a gutter cleaning job for Jodie’s Place, a women’s refuge in Rothbury.

It was such a pleasure for Gutter-Vac Hunter Valley to be able to support Jodie’s Place by providing gutter cleaning at no cost.

Their gutters had gutter guard installed but had never been cleaned before.

Half of the building gutters were full of grass growing under the gutter guard, and all were covered with debris and leaves.

No matter what type of gutter guard is installed, gutter cleaning is still needed, just not as often.

At Jodie’s Place, despite all the debris and grass growing on their gutters and under the gutter guard, the Gutter-Vac Hunter Valley team performed gutter cleaning with the professional vacuum system.

No job is too hard for our Hunter Valley gutter cleaning team. Gutter-Vac Hunter Valley is proud to support Jodie’s Place.

Under gutter guard growth before job
Under gutter guard after job
Gutter Cleaning at Jodie’s place in Rothbury

If your place needs gutter cleaning, call us today on 1300 654 253

Child Care Centre Gutter Cleaning

Gutter Cleaning at Folly Foot Farm by Busy Bees on the Central Coast

Gutter-Vac Tuggerah Lakes on the Central Coast understands that sometimes work needs to be done on weekends, especially when it comes to child-care centre gutter cleaning and school gutter cleaning.

We recently performed child care centre gutter cleaning at Folly Foot Farm by Busy Bees in Fountaindale on the Central Coast.  

Child care centre gutter cleaning is always interesting, as the amount and variation of things stuck in the gutters is enormous! 

We’ve removed soft toys, balls, toy cars, coins, cricket bats, boomerangs, pens, hats, and water bottles.

Not removing these items from gutters poses a risk to students, staff and visitors – as with just a little wind these items can blow from the roof and injure those on the ground.

Balls can roll into down pipes and cause blockages. The blockages cause stagnant water that becomes a breeding ground for mozzies.

There are many other benefits of our vacuum gutter cleaning system, but these alone are great reasons to ensure child care centre gutter cleaning and school gutter cleaning is performed at least once a year.

Childcare centres and schools are a place for kids to learn and play. Let’s keep them a clean and safe place for all. 

Gutter-Vac Tuggerah Lake on the Central Coast are specialists in child care centre gutter cleaning, and school gutter cleaning. If you know a facility that needs our attention please get in touch on 1300 654 253

Child Care Gutter Cleaning