Alliston WETT Inspection

Alliston WETT Inspections is WETT Certified to inspect your Wood Stove, Pellet Stove or Fireplace.

Wood Energy Technology Transfer Inc. (WETT Inc.) is a non-profit training and education association managed by a volunteer Board of Directors elected by holders of valid WETT certificates. Through its administrative designate, WETT Inc. functions as the national registrar of the WETT program. Through professional training and public education, WETT Inc. promotes the safe and effective use of wood burning systems in Canada.

Do you require a basic visual inspection such as for insurance or pre-purchase of a home equipped with a wood burning appliance or Pellet Stove - Alliston WETT Inspectionsfireplace? A basic visual inspection is a general overview of the readily accessible parts to determine if the system meets current regulations. If this description fits your needs, our WETT certified members are trained to perform a basic visual inspection.

Roger Frost has been performing WETT Certified inspections in Alliston and the Tecumseth area for over ten years.  As a Certified Building Code Official and Master Inspector he has the experience and knowledge to inspect and assist you with your installation if you have any questions.

Wood Energy Technology Transfer (WETT) is the authority on all solid fuel burning appliances in Canada. The Canadian Standards Authority (CSA) recognizes the Standard B365 as the guide lines to ensure the safe and proper installation of all wood stoves, pellet stoves, factory built fire places, combination furnaces and add-on furnaces.

If your appliance or your venting system has not changed and you plan to use your system as you have in the past, then a Level 1 inspection is a minimum requirement. A Level 1 inspection is recommended for a chimney under continued service, under the same conditions, and with the continued use of the same appliance. In a Level 1 inspection, your chimney service technician should examine the readily accessible** portions of the chimney exterior, interior and accessible* portions of the appliance and the chimney connection. Your technician will be looking for the basic soundness of the chimney structure and flue as well as the basic appliance installation and connections.

If your appliance or your venting system has not changed and you plan to use your system as you have in the past, then a Level 1 inspection is a minimum requirement. A Level 1 inspection is recommended for a chimney under continued service, under the same conditions, and with the continued use of the same appliance. In a Level 1 inspection, your chimney service technician should examine the readily accessible** portions of the chimney exterior, interior and accessible* portions of the appliance and the chimney connection. Your technician will be looking for the basic soundness of the chimney structure and flue as well as the basic appliance installation and connections. The technician will also verify the chimney is free of obstruction and combustible deposits.

* Accessible: May require the use of commonly available tools to remove doors, panels or coverings, but will not damage the chimney or building structure or finish. 

** Readily Accessible: Exposed, or capable of being exposed, for operation, inspection, maintenance or repair without the use of tools to open or remove doors, panels or coverings.

Wood burning appliance installations are governed by the Ontario Building Code,  Ontario Fire Code, Canadian Standards Association and Manufactures installation instructions.

Having your wood burning appliance inspected on an annual basis is a good idea if you use your appliance frequently.  Regular chimney cleaning is also highly recommended.  The amount you use your appliance should dictate how often it should be cleaned.