CIA Residential Solar Inspection.
Our Chief solar inspector has been in the industry for 10+ years. And we have seen just about every solar inverter, solar panel, or solar racking system out there. We have the knowledge to thoroughly inspect your system both professionally and affordably. Offering a peace of mind never seen before in the home inspection industry. We will evaluate the installation, materials and look for any signs of damage.
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We will report on the cleanliness of the solar array. Solar panel efficiency increases with clean solar panels. Dirty solar panels may indicate deferred maintenance that may cost you money in the long run. Up to 35% if the panels are not cleaned every 2 to 3 years as recommended.
We will inspect the racking systems, components and attachments.
We will call out inferior products and any signs of rust, corrosion or damage.
We will note any missing hardware along with grounding issues.
Flashing and counter flashing as required by the IRC will inspected. Expired flashing components and sealants will be reported.
Our expert will visually inspect the inverters and controllers to insure that they are properly mounted to the structure.
Service disconnects are also part of this evaluation.
The inspector will cycle through the system parameters checking for fault codes and warning messages that may indicate a system failure.
We will advise as to weather or not, the proper safety placards have been installed. The wiring systems, pipping and their attachment will be investigated.
Junction boxes, covers, gaskets and conduit runs need to be in good condition to insure proper and safe operation of the solar system.
Circuit breakers, overload protection devices wire conductors and panel terminations will be checked using our FLIR inferred technology.