A Wood Energy Technology Transfer (WETT) inspection is a thorough inspection of your wood burning appliance by a certified technician.
A certified technician is trained to identify local code compliance standards.
This is the only way to know for sure your wood burning appliance is in good enough shape for use.
An annual cleaning is often enough to give homeowners peace of mind, but there are situations where you want, maybe even need, more.
You can include a WETT inspection as a buying condition on your new house.
If purchasing an older home with a wood burning appliance, a WETT inspection should be a condition. If you plan to buy a cottage, which includes a wood burning appliances, a WETT inspection is even more important.
A surprising number of cottages we inspect were built with loose code standards, and there is a good chance the fireplace is a large hole in code compliance.
What is included in a WETT inspection?
A WETT inspection includes:
- A detailed look at the chimney.
- An evaluation of the liner and flue.
- Smoke chamber check.
- Inspection of the damper.
- A close appraisal of the firebox.
- A superficial and structural look at the hearth or floor around the appliance.
- A general inspection of the surrounding area.
In most cases, a close visual inspection is enough to tell the inspector if your wood burning appliance is safe.
In some cases, rare cases, a more detailed inspection is required. Your Stamford technician is certified to complete all possible inspections.
It’s recommended you book a chimney cleaning and WETT inspection in the spring or fall, so you can be confident your wood burning appliance is ready to go for the following fire season.
Book yours today and get in before the spring rush. You’ll be glad you did.