You may need a certified WETT inspection for insurances purposes, such as if you are buying or selling a home. A full system inspection and inspection form is completed, ensuring the wood stove heating system meets all fire code requirements. Contact us if you require a professional certified WETT inspection.
Chimney maintenance is a key aspect of an efficient, well burning wood heating system. All chimneys should be visually inspected once per year, and usually require annual sweeping. A chimney sweep involves clearing the chimney of all deposits, and depending on the system, sweeping the stove pipe, clearing out the fire box, emptying the base, and inspecting and vacuuming all components. Kootenay Wood Energy also has the specialized tools and training for… Read More
Ever had a chimney fire? Hot and/or multiple chimney fires can cause serious liner damage and cracking. If big cracks develop or pieces are missing, then flue gases will further diminish the chimney shell, possibly leading to the need for a whole new chimney. If you have had a chimney fire, best to have your chimney professionally inspected. Depending on the chimney, relining usually involves breaking out the old clay tile liner… Read More
We can repair most chimneys. Often our work involves applying a parge coat to recover and refine the outside of a cracked chimney. We also rebuild chimneys above the roof-line where weathering has caused deterioration. Installing a concrete chimney cap or crown is also common as chimneys weaken much faster without a crown. Contact us to discuss your chimney repair needs with a WETT Certified Wood Energy Technician.