Barrie WETT Inspection – Over 12 years experience
An WETT Certified inspection for the wood burning technologies in your home is important for a number of reasons, not the least of which is the safety of you and your family. With any wood burning appliances, the potential for harmful pollutants to be released into your home as well as combustible materials to catch fire is a likely possibility, so it is important that these appliances are inspected and properly maintained. If you have a home that already includes a wood burning appliance, or you would like to purchase one and have it installed in your home, having a WETT certified inspector or technician involved is most likely required by your home insurance provider.
WETT certified inspections are also now being required as a part of the home insurance process. In fact, many homeowners first hear about WETT Certified inspections because an insurance company asks that their appliances be inspected and a report issued by a WETT certified inspector. In Canada, insurance companies require homes using wood burning appliances to be thoroughly inspected by a professional and cleared/approved before the home can be insured.
If purchasing an older home that includes any of these wood-burning appliances, a WETT inspection is an absolute necessity. Cottages often include wood-burning appliances, and often the installation of these features is not in compliance with WETT standards. An inspection will be able to tell you whether or not these appliances are operating in compliance with current WETT Inspection requirements.
Some of the most important items examined during a WETT Inspection include:
- Chimney & Cap
- Chimney Liner or Flue Tiles
- Smoke Chamber
- Wood Stove or Fireplace Damper
- Firebox & Firebricks/Linings
- Hearth & Floor Protection
- Mantle & Clearances to Combustible Walls & Ceilings
- Heat Shield Construction for Reduced Clearances
- Proper Flue Pipe Installation & Venting
- Clearance to Combustible Exterior Items
- Chimney Foundations & Masonry
- Overall Condition of the Woodstove, Fireplace and its Chimney
Whether you have questions about your current installation or are contemplating and new installation, Feel Free to Call us for advice.
To Book Your WETT Inspection Call:
Cell Phone 705-795-8255
Toll Free 888-818-8608