WETT Certification Costs Victoria BC – Video

WETT Certification Costs – Greater Victoria BC Area

Proudly Serving the Greater Victoria BC Area – Saanich, Saanichton, North Saanich, Sidney, Sooke, East Sooke, Metchosin, Colwood, Langford, Highlands, View Royal, Esquimalt, Oak Bay British Columbia.

Our WETT Certification Costs for a Level 1 Basic Visual Inspection which uses the following Code Books and Guides are typically $200 plus GST in our trade area.

  • Provincial Building Code
  • Provincial Firecode
  • CSA B365 Code for the installation of Wood Burning Appliances
  • Manufacturers Installation Manual – woodstoves and some fireplaces
  • Manufacturers Label attached to appliance where applicable (older stoves without labels are inspected using rules for uncertified stoves)

Our Scope of Work

The inspection of “readily accessible” components of a wood burning appliance, or a site-built fireplace, and the venting system for:
(a) proper use of required components, and
(b) clearance to combustibles, and
(c) readily visible system obstructions or deposits

This allows the WETT Certified inspector to verify code compliance of the wood burning system at a homeowner’s request, or with a homeowner’s permission, when requested by a third party (i.e. insurance company, home buyer, local building dept etc)

Check out our Video to See What a Wett Inspection Covers

WETT Certified Inspection Report

The WETT Certified inspector will then provide a written report for his basic, visual inspection performed without a ladder or specialized tools using WETT’s recommended inspection check list for the type of system being inspected.

Our Report to you usually consists of a PDF file or Printed Report containing 2 or 3 pages of WETT Inspection Checklists outlining compliances, any deficiencies and possible solutions, it also contains applicable photos and a copy of the owners manual in the case of a wood stove, insert of furnace. (manuals on availability, we have quite a few manuals in our library)

An inspection by someone who is WETT Certified will determine if the wood burning appliance has been installed with the proper chimney equipment and listed chimney components as outlined in the owners manual.

If you choose a WETT inspector who is also an installer or tradesman, he/she will be able to advise as to whether the system can be updated or brought into code compliance with some of the newer Chimney products on the market which have better clearances, fire ratings and performance.

Very often, a ‘knowledgeable’ WETT certified inspector can also identify issues which cause improper performance of wood stoves, fireplaces and fireplace inserts like back-drafting and smoking and provide solutions.

An inspection by someone experienced who is WETT Certified will also be able to see if you have been utilizing your equipment in the way it was intended and see if your burn habits and firewood are maximized properly. A knowledgeable inspector can give you suggestions as to how to improve your burning skills.

Our basic fee for this service is $200

Wett Certification Costs
Wett Certification Costs for a Level One Basic Visual Inspection

Serving Southern Vancouver Island and Southern Gulf Islands

Greater Victoria

Victoria, Esquimalt, Oak Bay, Vic West, View Royal, Saanich, Saanichton, Brentwood, West Saanich, Central Saanich, North Saanich, Sidney

Western Communities

Langford, Colwood, Glen Lake, Bear Mountain, Highlands
Metchosin, Sooke, East Sooke

Further West

Shirley, French Beach, Jordan River, Port Renfrew
add mileage and travel time

Southern Gulf Islands

Pender Island, Galiano Island, Mayne Island, Saturna Island
$1500 minimum charge ( mileage, ferry costs and travel time.)

Our Local and Distance Consultation, Pre Inspection Advisory Services

Do you have specific Smoke Problems, Chimney or Wood Burning System questions or Ideas?

– Local Victoria Area, BC, Canada, US or International Consultations –

– A quick consultation could save a larger problem down the road…

– We are able to make an appointment to consult with you by phone, text or email on a professional basis – $125 minimum charge for up to 1/2 hour

Skype or Face Time appointments also possible upon set up appointment and prepayment – Minimum $120 up to 1/2 hour

Call or text 1-250-418-5110 with Credit card number to arrange appointment – Paypal, Visa or Master Card accepted

Email [email protected]

NOTE: We can also supply detailed custom shop drawings for specific Chimney Crown Flashing with Drip Edge, so you can have an effective and economical solution to many chimney problems made up in your local sheet metal shop. Cost based on consulting and drafting time and materials.

Roland von Schellwitz, B.Eng
Victoria BC’s “Flue Guru”

WETT Certified Chimney Services
10 Years Successful Contracting and Trade Experience 

  • Local “Owner Operator” Family Business Serving Greater Victoria BC 
  • Trained by the late Dean Brandhagen, Master Tradesman ( Interprovincial RedSeal Journeyman Brick Mason since 1973, Journeyman Carpenter since 1988, Journeyman Concrete Technician)
  • WETT Certified Wood Heat Professional System Advisor, Inspector, Installer and Chimney Sweep
  • Engineering graduate: Systems Engineering UVic, 2004
  • Licenced – Worksafe BC – Insured – BBB

 Talk or Text 1 (250) 418-5110

Annual Inspections and Cleaning

  • Since 1 in every 7 House fires is caused by a wood burning appliance – BC Fire Code and most Insurance Companies Require Annual Inspections & Cleanings on Wood Burning Devices.

      Our Chimney Sweep Service

Draft Problems

Repairs and Upgrades

New Equipment Installations

Wood Burning Accessories 

Weather Proofing 

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