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Are Solar Panels Safe?

By July 8, 2019 August 8th, 2019 Solar Panel Tips

Are you on the fence about having solar panels installed on your property? Sure, you might understand the benefits that these systems can provide to you, but the thought of potential surges and shortages can make it hard to feel confident enough to give solar the green light.

It’s reasonable to have concerns about the safety of any electrical appliance in your home, but you can feel completely confident in your solar-powered renovation when you turn to the right professionals for installation and maintenance.  

Risks to Understand

Typically, there is minimal risk involved with solar panel installation; however, improper maintenance can disrupt the long-term stability of your system. If there is any blockage or damage to the wiring or insulation that connects your solar panels to the rest of your home, this could increase the chance of an electrical shortage.

You should never attempt to repair or install your own solar power system. However, if you partner with an inexperienced installation company or decide to purchase low-grade panels, this could be just as adverse to the life and safety of your system. Improper installation could damage the panel circuitry and also play a part in increasing the risk of electrical issues.

How to Minimize Risk

To ensure that your solar power system is safe, have your solar panels professionally installed and get them inspected at least once a year. Inspections allow solar professionals to identify and repair any potentially dangerous issues that could cause damage or start a fire. And, depending on which state you live in, you may be required to have professionals install a surge protector that brings additional protection from possible surges. 

Just like you do with any other electronic appliance in your home, you must handle your solar panels with care. You can do most regular cleaning for your solar panels on your own, but you should refer to expert assistance for annual deep cleaning to clear your panels of debris and keep them working at maximum capacity.

Safe Solar Panel Services

If you want to want to minimize the already minimal risks associated with solar panels, rely on the help of solar panel experts. At PES Solar, our team of professionals are seasoned in solar panel installation. We use the highest quality solar products and carefully install them to properly fit your home. We also provide regular maintenance and inspections to offer preventative care and reactive repairs for your panels. Contact us for more information on solar panel installation.