A WETT inspection (Wood Energy Technology Transfer – SITE Basic Inspection) is a basic visual examination of your wood-burning system for insurance purposes and/or as necessary for the pre-purchase of a home equipped with a wood-burning appliance. It does not include repair or cleaning. It is a general overview of the readily accessible parts of the heating system to determine if it meets current regulations (code compliance) – from the floor pad to the chimney.
Upon completion of the WETT inspection, you will receive a detailed, written report (including photos), outlining any areas where problems have been identified. For the seller, just making it known that your system has already been inspected can definitely lend credibility and move the sale of your home forward without delay. This service is a separate provision and is not included as part of a pre-purchase home inspection or pre-sale home inspection, but if done the same day, same time as a home inspection, we cut the WETT portion of the fee to less than half!
Ryan Bowering is a member of WETT Inc. – a service organization providing research, information, and training in the area of wood-burning systems – and is a certified WETT Inspector. He is also a Registered Home Inspector (RHI) with the Ontario Association of Home Inspectors (OAHI) and the Canadian Association of Home & Property Inspectors (CAHPI) and is committed to the high standards put forth by these two government-sanctioned organizations that provide oversight of their members in the home inspection industry.
The WETT Recommended Inspection Checklist – includes the various components of:
- Woodstoves & Flue Pipes
- Factory-Built Fireplaces
- Factory-Built Chimneys
- Masonry Fireplaces
- Masonry Chimneys
- Fireplace Inserts or Hearthmount Stoves
- Pellet Stoves & Pellet Vents (wood, corn, multi-fuel)
- Wood-burning Furnaces or Boilers