A WETT inspection is like a thorough health check for your wood burning appliances and is primarily focused on ensuring the safety, efficiency, and compliance of wood-burning systems in residential and commercial settings.
This inspection is an ancillary service that goes beyond what a home inspector would do during the course of a standard home inspection based on the CAHPI Standards of practice.
WHAT IS INCLUDED AS PART OF THIS INSPECTION?
When it comes to your chimney and wood-burning stove, safety should always be the number one priority. A WETT inspection ensures that your wood-burning system is up to snuff and operating safely by identifying potential hazards, such as creosote buildup, faulty installations, or damaged components. By addressing these issues, WETT services help reduce the risk of fires, carbon monoxide poisoning, and other safety concerns associated with wood-burning systems.
Efficiency is another big benefit of a WETT inspection. We want your wood-burning appliances to work at their best, giving you the most heat for your buck. During the inspection, we’ll check for any worn-out or damaged parts or air vents that are not performing optimally and provide recommendations for improvements, and offer tips on proper usage and maintenance. By addressing these issues, you can ensure that your stove is running efficiently, keeping your home cozy while reducing your fuel consumption and saving you some hard-earned cash.
Compliance is crucial too. Building codes and regulations vary from place to place, and it’s important to make sure your wood-burning system meets those requirements. A WETT inspection verifies compliance, so you can rest easy knowing that your installation is up to code. It’s not just about following the rules; it’s about keeping your home safe and avoiding any legal or insurance complications.
Overall, regular inspections of your wood burning systems are essential for safety, efficiency, compliance, longevity, and peace of mind. By investing in inspections and maintenance, you can protect your home, reduce risks, and maximize the benefits of your wood-burning system.
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At Mike Holmes Inspections, we believe in bringing the highest quality and being completely transparent with our clients. We go above minimum code to conduct the most thorough home inspection you can get. Trusted by our clients, we strive to continue to make it right.
Justin was phenomenal. He explained everything extremely well, walked us through the entire process, and gave excellent recommendations. He helped us with our first home inspection, and we requested him for our second. We will be recommending him to everyone we know!
- Alexander Smith
I am very satisfied with Nathan Boucher report. He explained very well during the inspection. I will refer him to my friends and family.
- Anju Gupta
Steve is very knowledgeable and friendly. His findings has provided me with a solid decision not to purchase that house. Looking forward to working with you again
Our Home Inspector Nathan Boucher was exceptional! A true professional who was very focused and diligent throughout the entire process. He made sure to take the necessary time to fully understand our property and provided detailed notes every step of the way. Nathan was extremely friendly and easy to work with, especially during the summary portion where he made us feel extremely confident in our purchase decision, while also being very clear and honest regarding the advisable work that needs to be done. I can not recommend Nathan and Mike Holmes Inspections highly enough and will certainly be doing so to anyone who crosses my path. Thanks Nathan!
- Patrick Digby
We were very happy with the inspection process- it was very thorough, Phil and Jackson were very patient and thoroughly answered all of our questions in a way that was easy to understand. We feel confident in their inspection and think we have a solid understanding and foundation to work off of in terms of what steps we are going to take next in addressing some of the the issues that we knew existed and ones we found out about through the inspection.They really covered all the bases and more and we will definitely be referring them in the future. We feel they went above and beyond what we were expecting and really appreciate how they conducted the inspection and their willingness to work with us.
James went above and beyond our expectations. He found all kinds of little things that we didn't see on site and put together a very thorough report explaining the deficiencies. I'll be keeping this team in mind moving forward.
- Justin Langlois
Lissa was professional, thorough, an excellent communicator, patient with questions, punctual and provided excellent service. Her in-depth report was provided quickly.
- Tracey Jardine
Kory was a wonderful inspector. He is knowledgeable, personable, and experienced. I never felt like he was rushing to get through the inspection of my house. His explanations to me were thorough and detailed, and he was able to explain issues he found in a way that I could understand. He was lovely to work with and I trusted his opinions and recommendations. From booking the inspection to getting the final report, I had a great experience and am happy I went with Mike Holmes inspections.
I wanted to email after spending the afternoon with Dave to inspect our potential home in Orillia. I have never seen a home inspection that was so thorough or professional. I learned more from this home inspection than I did watching my father finish project after project during my childhood. Dave took the time to explain all of his concerns from start to finish, taught me what is and is not acceptable about each issue and why they were or weren't a cause for concern. I wanted to go into this project with both eyes open, and after this inspection I feel like we're taking on this project with x-ray vision.
Thank you so much for doing what you do, and I will definitely recommend your business to everyone I know, as well as call for your help in the future. Again, thank you