What is a WETT Inspection?
A Wood Energy Technology Transfer (WETT) inspection is a thorough inspection of all wood burning appliances, by a certified WETT inspector. The inspection of wood burning appliances in your home is important for a number of reasons; not the least of which is the safety of you and your family. With wood burning appliances, the potential for harmful pollutants being released into your home as well as combustible materials igniting is increased, so it is important that these appliances are regularly inspected and properly maintained.
WETT inspections are also now being required as a part of the home insuring process. In Canada, insurance companies require homes using wood burning appliances to be thoroughly inspected by a professional and approved before the home can be insured.
A WETT inspection could take up to two hours per appliance to complete, and all WETT inspections are performed using the WETT code of ethics, and a copy of this code of ethics can be found at the following link: WETT Code of Ethics. The client is invited to participate in the inspection and to converse with the Inspector as the inspection progresses.