The Chimney Swift’s WETT Inspection
Did you know that today’s modern wood-burning appliances are much more energy efficient than those of 20 years ago and therefore burn less wood for the same heat. Updating your 20 year old stove to an energy efficient one not only saves you money but is also kinder to your environment. (Ask our WETT certified technicians how to improve your installation.)
What is WETT? What is a WETT inspection? Why do I need a WETT inspection? Having a WETT inspection done before listing a home alerts the homeowner of any potential repairs that may require attention. Making any repairs ahead of listing your home avoids having these issues become stumbling blocs when a purchaser submits an offer.
A chimney cap is a specially designed metal cover that is mounted on top of a chimney or fireplace. A chimney cover is designed to prevent incoming rain water from eating away at the mortar and bricks, as well as prevent birds and small animals from entering the chimney. Chimney caps can prevent fires caused by burning embers that exit the chimney.
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With such an increase in the cost of heating, we decided to supplement our main source of heat by resuming the use of our woodstove. When we purchased our house, 20 years ago, we had so enjoyed the warmth and comfort of that woodburning stove. As our lives got very busy with the arrival of a baby and later a second child, we had gradually stopped using it. With the
It’s about time I have our wood burning fireplace inspected before lighting it up. In the rush to purchase our home, we never went through the process of getting that all important WETT Inspection done. The inspection that would inform us as to the condition of our fireplace. We’ve been so busy moving into our “new to us home” and getting to know our new neighborhood that some important tasks
The prospective purchasers were in shock when the WETT inspection revealed that the fireplace, in the home they hoped to purchase, had major problems. Nora and Keith had found the perfect home. They could envision the happy times they’d spend sitting by that beautiful fireplace enjoying its cozy warmth. When the time came to place their “offer to purchase”, one of the conditions was that the fireplace be inspected by
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