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Buying a house with a fireplace and getting a “WETT inspection”.

You’ve just purchased the “perfect house” with the fireplace you’ve always dreamed of having. The fireplace looks great and you can just see yourself relaxing by a crackling fire with family and friends.

Question: Is the fireplace in as great […]

May 10th, 2017|WETT Inspection|0 Comments

Spring Cleaning and Chimney Sweeping go Hand-in-Hand

For many of us, the onset of spring is a reminder to start our annual spring decluttering, organizing, and cleaning. Here’s 6 great reasons why you should have your fireplace or wood stove swept in the spring.
1. You save […]

March 30th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

It’s time to sweep (clean) your chimney.

When was the last time you had the chimney for your fireplace or woodstove swept? If you can’t remember how long it’s been, then it’s probably wise to have it swept before you light a fire.

During the hot summer […]

September 12th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

“I require a WETT inspection or WETT certificate for my woodstove and fireplace”.

In fact, the request is for an inspection of a wood burning system performed by a WETT certified technician. There is no such thing as a WETT certificate for an appliance. It is the technician who has acquired WETT […]

June 8th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

5 Reasons why the WETT Inspection Helps Sell Your Home

A favourable WETT Inspection report reflects well on the condition of a home. When the prospective home buyer is presented with the current inspection reports on utilities and documentation regarding upgrades that you made, he will realize that your […]

March 23rd, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

“I need a WETT certificate for my woodstove and wood burning fireplace”

This is a request we get all the time.  Usually because a homeowner is selling their home and the prospective buyer has included the request in their “offer to purchase.”

Or sometimes, the request comes from the prospective buyer who […]

February 4th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

5 Good Wood Burning Practices to Follow

A cozy and warm fire is so inviting on these cold days of winter. Whether we’re settled in front of the fire playing a board game, snuggled up with the kids reading stories or just sitting by ourselves engrossed […]

January 21st, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Top 5 Reasons Why a Fireplace or Wood Stove will Spill Smoke

Getting smoked out of a room because of a smoky fireplace or wood stove is not pleasant. Here are reasons why it might be happening and ways to prevent it from happening again.

 

The flue is obstructed with:

Creosote
Debris from bird […]

December 6th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Is your Fireplace or Wood Stove Ready for Winter?

Because you enjoy the warmth and ambiance from wood burning, don’t let a blocked flue leave you in the cold. There’s nothing quite like coming inside to a warm, cozy home, after having spent time outdoors on a cold […]

September 17th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

“I should have had the WETT inspection done BEFORE buying my home”.

A fireplace is such a desirable asset when purchasing a home. As a purchaser, you can imagine yourself enjoying the warmth and ambience as you sit by your fireplace or woodstove with family and friends.

When you walk through a […]

July 21st, 2015|Chimney Sweeping, Code Compliance Issue|0 Comments