WETT inspections

One of the most common reasons WETT is contacted is to find a WETT trained and certified professional to inspect a wood-burning appliance (wood stove, fireplace, etc…) There are a variety of reasons an inspection is requested. These may include:

  • Insurance company requested an inspection
  • Pre-purchase home inspection purposes

We provide Level 1 inspections. To understand the scope of a Level 1 inspection, please refer to the WETT website here.

A WETT inspection is the inspection of a solid-fuel-burning system, performed by a WETT-certified professional, for compliance with applicable codes and standards.

A common misnomer is home owners asking for a “WETT certificate” or “WETT certification”. WETT does not certify appliances. Appliances are certified by test laboratories. The WETT inspection is to establish if the system is “Compliant” or “Non-Compliant”.

As a WETT-certified inspector, you will receive a written inspection report (not a WETT certificate).

Types of WETT inspections

  • Masonry built fireplaces
  • Factory built fireplaces
  • Fireplace inserts
  • Wood stoves
  • Pellet stoves