WETT level 1 Inspection $150 plus HST when combined with a home inspection.
SITE is a set of standardized guidelines and procedures that are recommended by WETT for the inspection and/or evaluation of wood-burning systems.
SITE outlines three levels of inspection:
An inspector will be able to help you assess which level is required based on your needs. For most insurance and real estate inspections, a level 1 is su cient. If, during the course of the inspection, the inspector sees signs of concern, a level 2 or level 3 may be recommended.
If your wood-burning system is not functioning properly or causing concerns such as smoke spillage, rapid creosote accumulation, etc., you should contact a WETT-certi ed technician or sweep.
What kind of report will I receive? Your report will be emailed to you by Cottage to Castle Home Inspections
The report details the areas in which the installation meets or does not meet the requirements of the manufacturer’s installation instructions and the appropriate codes. An installation is either compliant with the relevant building and installation codes or it is not.
As part of an inspection, you will receive a written inspection report. WETT provides members with recommended inspection forms for their use. Members may use these or they may have different formats that they use. Typically, most level-1 inspection forms will capture information that includes appliance type, certification markings, clearances and if the installation meets the relevant codes. Given the detailed nature of level-2 and level-3 inspections, additional information may be captured.
For how long is an inspection report valid?
The nature of any inspection report is that it records what was seen at the date and time of the inspection. After completing an inspection report and leaving the premises, the inspector has no control over, nor knowledge of, any changes to a solid-fuel-burning system. Consequently, an inspection report can only warrant what was seen and recorded at the time of the inspection.
Level-1 Inspection — “Readily Accessible”
Readily Accessible can be described as quickly or easily reached for inspection. It would not require the use of special tools for opening or the removal of any panel, door or other covering; nor would it require the use of ladders. A tape measure, light, mirror, camera, magnifying glass and binoculars are the usual tools required to perform this type of inspection.
Level-2 Inspection — “Accessible”
Accessible can be described as being reachable for the purpose of inspection/evaluation. Access could first require the moving or removal of a panel, door or other covering and could require the use of ladders and common tools such as a screwdriver, wrench, hammer or related service tools/equipment. Access does not require any invasive action to the building or property.
Level-3 Inspection — “Concealed Accessibility”
Concealed Accessibility can be described as accessible only by invasive means. This may require the removal of constructed (but not structural) areas of the system or building to gain access for the purpose of implementing a level-3 inspection/evaluation. It may also require the use of specialty tools and equipment.