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Inspections - Insurance and Real Estate

Myers Chimney Performs 2 Different Kinds of Inspections

1.  WETT Inspections (for insurance)

Myers Chimney performs WETT Inspections according to established WETT Standard of Practice policies and procedures.

WETT's Definition of a WETT Inspection:
"A WETT Inspection is an inspection of a solid-fuel-burning system, performed by a WETT-certified professional for compliance with applicable codes and standards, as defined by the SITE (Table) guidelines. Note: Applicable is generally meant to reference the most current."

2. Inspections while sweeping (for insurance and peace of mind)
During our chimney service activities we perform an inspection that meets the requirements of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) (Minimum Level 1 Inspection unless Level 2 or 3 is indicated.)


NFPA Level 1 Inspection (performed while sweeping)

If your appliance or your venting system has not changed and you plan to use your system as you have in the past, then a Level 1 inspection is a minimum requirement. A Level 1 inspection is recommended for a chimney under continued service, under the same conditions, and with the continued use of the same appliance – either for Insurance purposes or home owner peace of mind.

In a Level 1 inspection, your chimney service technician will examine the readily accessible** portions of the chimney exterior, interior (flue) and accessible* portions of the appliance and the chimney connection. Your technician will be looking for the basic soundness of the chimney structure and flue as well as the basic appliance installation and connections. The technician will also verify the chimney is free of obstruction and combustible deposits.

NFPA Inspection Definitions

* Accessible: May require the use of commonly available tools to remove doors, panels or coverings, but will not damage the chimney or building structure or finish.

** Readily Accessible: Exposed, or capable of being exposed, for operation, inspection, maintenance or repair without the use of tools to open or remove doors, panels or coverings.


***Please have your wood stove or fireplace completely cold on the day of inspection or service***

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