A WETT inspection is provided by one of our experts who is certified to perform such an inspection. Not every inspector has the certifications needed to provide WETT inspections, so you should only look for inspectors who have gone through the specific training to obtain the right license to adequately perform WETT inspections. Without the proper license, a regular inspector can only give minimal feedback on your wood-burning devices, not thorough details or advice.
What is a WETT Inspection?
A WETT inspection, or a Wood Energy Technology Transfer inspection, is a specialty kind of inspection that is carried out on all wood-burning appliances and devices in the home or property. These kinds of inspections are crucial because of the nature of the appliances themselves. Without an adequate inspection, wood-burning devices can continue to pose a hazard to the home or interior property itself, as well as emit toxic fumes that could lead to indoor fires or combustion.
What’s typically included in WETT inspections is any wooden burning device that would continue to be used by a new owner or dweller. These kinds of devices typically include open wood-burning fireplaces, stoves, and any other structures or appliances that rely on heated wood for fuel and function. We also look at any outdoor spaces, such as outdoor fireplaces or firepits, as well as the location and building integrity of how each item is built, how it’s been use over time (if at all) and if it’s safe to continue using.
The costs of having a WETT inspection performed is dependent on your space and devices you have available. If you’re worried about the cost of a WETT inspection, fear no more! We work with our clients directly to ensure that they’re able to incorporate WETT inspections into their homeownership budget and without issue. Luckily, most WETT inspections aren’t extortionate to begin with, but we make our services even more accessible and affordable it means protecting your safety and comfort inside the home. Furthermore, the cost of a WETT inspection is much less than what you would pay if you had fire damage caused by a wood-burning device that was not inspected prior to regular use. Our WETT inspections only require a one-time cost but provide long-term comfort for you and your family while living in the home and using wood-burning devices.
Safety and Insurance
While WETT inspections aren’t necessarily a pre-requisite to homeownership, most insurance companies do ask for one to take place prior to insuring the home. For your own safety and for insurance that covers your home’s potential costs, investing in a WETT can save you hassle, time, and money, and can even garner more protection assistance when you need it most in the future. We prioritize your safety when it comes to homeownership, so we encourage each and every one of our clients to consider a WETT inspection prior to moving into a new home, selling an existing one, or buying a newly-built home.