Wells Home Inspection Services is your Certified Master Inspector, with contractor background offering expert Home Inspections for homes and cottages in the Huronia area since 1999. Providing digital reports with full onsite review and discussion.
If you own a wood burning stove or fireplace, or are looking to buy a home with a wood burning appliance, then you will likely need a WETT inspection.
What is WETT? WETT stands for Wood Energy Technology Transfer, a long name that to you may mean little. Essentially a non-profit organization that trains and manages the certification of inspectors, chimney sweeps, technicians and advisors in the wood burning industry. WETT covers any appliance that burns wood, from fireplaces to outdoor furnaces.
WETT Inspections have 3 levels – 1, 2 and 3. Many do not know the difference or that 3 levels even exist. The lowest level is 1, and is all that most who are certified are allowed or trained to perform. This is an inspection that are performed on Readily Accessible components, this means if you can not see it by standing back and looking, then it won’t be inspected. It also means that in all likelihood the inspector will NOT go on the roof. This is an important reason to have the Home Inspector do the WETT inspection, as there is a higher probability that they will go on the roof to perform inspection.
The Level 1 is the only inspection that an insurance company needs, however it is often performed by SITE Basic Inspectors, these are individuals who do have experience and training, but are the entry level inspectors. This is the lowest level of certification that WETT offers, and the one that most inspectors have. This means the quality or knowledge of the inspector may vary from being quite good to being questionable.
The SITE Comprehensive Inspector is the highest level of inspector certification that WETT offers, and is an inspector that has much more training, much more field work and real hands on experience with the appliances in the field (this is mandatory to reach this level). The SITE Comprehensive Inspector is not needed to perform a Level 1 inspection, a SITE Basic Inspector can do Level 1. However, a SITE Comprehensive Inspector is the only level who is able to perform a Level 2 or Level 3 Inspection! Would you not want a more experienced and better trained Inspector if you can find one? If you are able to find a SITE Comprehensive Inspector to do the inspection, this is ALWAYS your best choice and first place to start. If you can not, then look for a SITE Basic Inspector who has Chimney Sweep or Technician Certifications as well, this is always your best 2nd choice.
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Our Moto is : Inspected once, inspected right.
Our goal is to provide you with the information you need to make an informed decision in a timely manner and then to follow through by you with any ongoing backup you need in the future. You see, owning a home or property is more than just the day of the sale, it is an ongoing endeavour and we want to be there for you.
Wells Home Inspection Services is committed to providing comprehensive, accurate, unbiased and honest inspections and reporting, thereby enabling our clients to feel confident when making a decision on the largest investment of their lifetime.
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Don’t gamble your Home Inspection, the purchase of your home is a huge investment. Call today for somebody who has contractor background, renovation experience, home and building education from the best in the industry and who has done inspections since 1999. Call Wells Home Inspection Services or schedule online.
Choosing the right home inspector can be difficult. Unlike most professionals you hire, you probably won’t meet me until our appointment. Furthermore, different inspectors have varying qualifications, equipment, experience, reporting methods, and pricing.
Ultimately, a thorough home inspection depends heavily on the individual inspector’s own effort. If you honor me by permitting me to inspect your new home, I guarantee that I will give you my very best effort.
Thank you for considering Wells Home Inspection Services.
Up to 3500 ft2 which covers most homes in our area, I charge $380 for a complete Home Inspection including digital report and sitting at table discussing items and implications as well as answering your questions and providing 3 free books for you to read, enjoy and learn.
A WETT Inspection is $180 for most of the Midland or Penetang area, but may vary with distances driven. Anything over 40km is billed at $0.50 per km driven. However, if you have the WETT Inspection done with the Home Inspection, the cost for the WETT Inspection is only $100.
Well you most likely are sitting there reading this and thinking all Home Inspectors have insurance, well let me start off by saying NO they DO NOT! In fact there are many low cost Home Inspectors who bypass this overhead expense simply because it is very, very costly. Some new Home Inspectors are paying $4000 or even more per year for Insurance coverage – which they hopefully will never need.
Having said that, it is important, so much so that the new licensing Ontario is drafting mandates that a Licensed Home Inspector must carry Insurance. And not just liability insurance by errors & omission or commonly known as E&O coverage. This ensures that both you and the inspector are protected.
Now getting to the question at hand – yes I do have insurance and carry both liability and e&o coverage. If you are considering a Home Inspector, any Home Inspector please do ask this vital question.