Certified Woodstove and Fireplace insurance inspections


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Insurance report, level 1 inspection:

Fireplace/Woodstove- $200.

Additional units- $100.

During our home inspection:

Fireplace/Woodstove- $150.

Additional units- $100.

This is a site basic inspection that meets insurance provider requirements.

About WETT inspections.

WETT inspections are important when buying a home with a wood burning appliance, such as a fire place or a wood stove. W.E.T.T. stands for Wood Energy Technology Transfer, and it involves making sure that a fireplace, woodstove and chimney in a home meet present codes and are considered safe to operate.  In addition to getting a WETT inspection before buying a home, it is also important to get regular WETT inspections every year if your current home has a fireplace or woodstove in it.


Is a WETT inspection a certification?

No. A W.E.T.T. inspections does NOT certify your woodstove or fireplace. The inspector is Certified. This allows them to perform the inspection to industry accepted standards and codes that meet the requirements of insurance providers.

What's is covered by a WETT Inspection?

There are several things a WETT inspector will look at when they perform the inspection. The main concern of the inspector is to check that the clearances to combustible materials meet code requirements. Other items such as the exterior of the chimney, the liner where visible, the smoke chamber, the damper, firebox, door and other parts of the fireplace or woodstove are checked to see if they are functioning acceptably.

How do companies become certified to perform WETT inspections?

In order to be a certified WETT inspector, inspectors go through courses in code compliance, installation and inspection to make sure they have the required knowledge and they must take and pass exams each step of the way. Inspectors become certified after at least 80 weeks of work in the field and require a letter of reference. Inspectors who choose to become WETT certified in SITE basic also have to complete 30 inspections of wood burning appliances, which further ensures that they know what to look for.

How do I find a qualified company to perform a WETT inspection?

Nook 'n' Cranny Home Inspections Inc. can perform a WETT inspection that includes a written report delivered onsite, right after the inspection is complete. Other certified inspectors are listed on the W.E.T.T website located here: http://www.wettinc.ca/


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Last Edited: 05/02/2017