A WETT (Wood Energy Technology Transfer) inspection includes a thorough assessment of all wood burning fireplaces and appliances in a home. WETT Inc. is a non-profit training and education association that functions as the national registrar of the WETT program. A home inspector must take a separate course to become WETT certified; this course typically consists of four days of training and eighty weeks of field experience. Through professional training and public education, WETT Inc. promotes the safe and effective use of wood-burning systems in Canada.
As fire and its by-products can pose significant threats to the health and safety of a property and its residents, there are regulations that wood-burning appliances must meet in order to be certified for use. Issuing a WETT Certification can only be done by a WETT Certified Inspector and requires a physical inspection of each appliance.
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An inspection of the wood burning appliances in your home is very important for a number of reasons – but most importantly for the safety of you and your family. Wood burning appliances can pose significant health and safety concerns for those living in the home. Having a WETT Inspection will not only give you peace of mind when buying or selling a home, it is typically a requirement of most insurance companies. If your current or prospective home has a wood-burning fireplace, wood stove, flue pipe or chimney, a WETT inspection is an absolute necessity.
A WETT Inspection includes the examination of a wood stove, flue pipe, chimney, and/or wood-burning fireplace. We will inspect the installation, structure, positioning, and ventilation of the appliance and provide you with a written report of the findings. While a typical home inspection includes a visual inspection of the fireplace, chimney and hearth, a WETT Inspection, conducted by a certified WETT inspector, includes an inspection of all the elements of the wood burning technologies in a home; this ensures that these appliances are installed correctly and are compliant to building codes and regulations, including its distance from combustible materials.