WETT – Wood Burning Appliance Inspections
Do you have a wood burning fireplace or wood stove?
Homeowners and Insurance companies want to make sure the wood-burning appliances used in the home such as fireplaces, wood stoves, pellet stoves and wood furnaces are safe and meeting today’s WETT code requirements to ensure they are safe to use.
East Coast Home Inspection Ltd is WETT certified and will inspect the appliance to ensure it meets today’s safety standards and codes set out by WETT INC.
Why do I need a WETT Inspection?
Inspections for wood-burning systems (fireplaces, chimneys, wood-burning stoves) are conducted for a variety of reasons. Typically, they are conducted for insurance purposes, real estate transactions or to investigate a concern with the way a system is functioning. The inspection will determine if the system meets current regulations.
What is a WETT inspection and what needs to be inspected?
A WETT inspection, which stands for Wood Energy Technology Transfer, includes a thorough inspection of all wood burning appliances such as stoves and open fireplaces, by a certified WETT inspector.
Given the potential threat these technologies pose to the well-being and health of those in the home, a WETT specialty inspection can give you the peace of mind you need when buying or selling a home, living in a home, and can also be a requirement when securing insurance.
How long is an inspection report valid for?
The nature of any inspection report is that it records what was seen at the time of the inspection. After completing an inspection report and leaving the premises, the inspector has no control over, nor knowledge of, any changes that may take place on a wood-burning appliance installation. Consequently, an inspection report can only warrant what was seen and recorded at the time of the inspection.
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