WETT Inspections for Barrie, Alliston & Orillia
Wood Energy Technology Transfer is a training organization. As such, WETT trains people who wish to get involved with the sale, installation, inspection and maintenance of wood heating appliances. Once people complete the training program and acquire enough experience, they become certified in the specific area for which they sought training. Certification implies that they have met the educational and experience requirements.
WETT currently does not prescribe any specific inspection processes. Inspections are completed by members for a variety of purposes including insurance requirements, code compliance, emissions control, safety and checking for signs of deterioration or malfunction. Inspections are one of many services performed by WETT certified professionals.
Napoleon Home Inspections offers their customers one $50.00 WETT Inspection with every home inspection. Your insurance company will normally require you provide a WETT certificate for any fireplace, wood stove or pellet stove before insuring your new home. Email Roger if you have any questions regarding WETT inspections.
What Type of WETT Inspection Do You Need?
If you require a basic visual inspection such as for insurance or pre-purchase of a home equipped with a wood burning appliance or fireplace? A basic visual inspection is a general overview of the readily accessible parts to determine if the system meets current regulations. If this description fits your needs, any WETT certified member is trained to perform a basic visual inspection.
These are the items we inspect when we perform a WETT inspection. Items such as the chimney, the liner, the smoke chamber, damper, firebox and other working parts inside the fireplace or woodstove to make sure that they are working properly. The inspector will also make sure clearances to combustible materials are sufficient so you can use your wood burning appliance safely.
WETT trains and certifies individuals, not companies. Companies can use the logo if someone at their company is certified, but only those trained can claim to be certified. All WETT certified professionals carry photo ID cards. Ask to see an ID card and ensure that it carries a valid sticker showing the current year. When you are calling around for a fireplace or wood stove inspection, make sure the individual is certifed by WETT, prior to allowing them to inspect your wood stove or chimney.
Typically, when people are looking for an insurance type of inspection, a visual inspection is conducted to determine if there is evidence of any problems with the installation. This includes examining clearances, chimney heights and visual signs of deterioration. If there are concerns identified, then the inspector should make a recommendation that the appliance be checked and, if necessary, repaired by a certified technician or chimney sweep.