Types of Home Inspections
We offer various home inspection services:
- Pre-Purchase Inspections – Comprehensive inspection of entire home, including landscaping and drainage
- Pre-Delivery Inspections – New home inspections prior to home owner taking possession.
- Tarion Warranty Inspections – 30 day, 1 year, 2 year inspections
- All Home Inspections come with 100% Money Back Guarantee which is good for 30 days after you take possession.
WETT Inspection – Site Basic
- WETT Certified for Wood Stove, Fireplace, Pellet Stoves and Outside Boiler inspections
- Report issued at time of inspection
- No re-inspection FEE for appliances that require changes to comply to required codes.
- A WETT Inspection verifies the installation, condition and code compliance of wood burning appliances.
- Only $75.00 when included as part of Home Inspection.
Air Quality Testing Services
Only Certified Laboratories can professionally evaluate the Quality of your Homes Air. All testing is done by Pro-Lab Laboratories which is a Certified and Licensed testing facility.
Does your home or property contain Vermiculite Insulation? Does the Vermiculite in your home contain Asbestos?
Are you concerned about Indoor Air Quality? We are your local source for Air Quality Testing and Assessment of Samples.
We provide Mould, Asbestos & Air Quality Testing Professionals in Barrie, ON
WETT Certified Inspections
Most Insurance Companies now require WETT Inspection
A WETT inspection, short for Wood Energy Technology Transfer, is a thorough inspection of all types of wood burning appliances. This includes fireplaces, fireplace inserts, wood stoves, pellet stoves and outside boilers.
Fire is always a threat to a home and a WETT Inspection can provide “Peace of Mind” for the homeowner and his family. Also many insurance companies now require a WETT inspection prior to issuing a Home Policy.
Many older homes and cottages have Wood Burning Appliances that will not meet the requirements of a WETT Certified Inspection. Older wood stoves may not be certified by a rating agency such as UL, ULC or Warnock Hersey. This means that the minimum clearance to combustibles for an uncertified stove is automatically 48 inches. So unless your wood stove is in a basement you will probably be out of luck.
What is a WETT Inspection
A WETT inspection is an inspection carried out by an inspector who is WETT Certified. As a customer you will recieve a report that lists compliance or non-complance of your appliance and its installation. Your wood stove for example maybe Certified by testing faciltiy such as ULC or WH which indicates that it can be safely installed in accordance with the manufactures installation instructions. As a WETT Certified Inspector I will verify this and issue a report that indicated compliance.
WETT Inspection Items
Below is a list of items that may be inspected by your WETT Certified Inspector on a Wood Stove, Pellet Stove or Fireplace inspection:
- Chimney & Cap
- Chimney Liner or Flue Tiles
- Smoke Chamber
- Wood Stove or Fireplace Damper
- Firebox & Firebricks/Linings
- Hearth & Floor Protection
- Mantle & Clearances to Combustible Walls & Ceilings
- Heat Shield Construction for Reduced Clearances
- Proper Flue Pipe Installation & Venting
- Clearance to Combustible Exterior Items
- Chimney Foundations & Masonry
- Overall Condition of the Woodstove, Fireplace and its Chimney
Typically, when people are looking for an insurance type of inspection, a WETT certified inspector will conduct a visual Level I inspection to determine if there is evidence of any problems with the installation.
The Level I inspection is essentially a general overview of the readily accessible parts, clearances, chimney heights, stove location with respect to combustible materials and visual signs to determine if the system meets the CSA Standard B365 (Installation Code for Solid-Fuel-Burning Appliances and Equipment).
Call Roger at 705-795-8255 for your WETT Certified Inspection