FAQ What is a WETT Inspection?

On this episode of Frequently Asked Questions, the question is, What is a WETT Inspection?

WETT stands for Wood Energy Technology Transfer Inc. and it’s a non-profit organization that provides in-depth training for inspectors of wood-burning appliances to check for code compliance and adherence to safety requirements. A WETT certified inspector has met the qualifications for performing these types of inspections.

A WETT certified inspection is often required by your home insurance company when a property being insured has a wood-burning appliance, such as a wood stove or fireplace. The certified inspector will determine if the installation was carried out in compliance with all fire and building code regulations.

An initial basic inspection includes the visual examination of smoke chambers, fireboxes, dampers, chimneys, chimney liners, hearths and clearances, including distances from combustibles for wood stove and flue stove vent pipes. The components covered by each inspection differ depending on the wood-burning appliance, therefore there are separate inspections for fireplaces, wood stoves and pellet stoves.

An insurance company will require the woodstove or fireplace to meet the regulations before insuring you. If there is a concern with the WETT inspection, there will be a requirement to repair or fix the concern, before you are fully insured.

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Written by and featuring Samantha Trumbley, Sales Representative

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