WoodBurning Appliance Information

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Health and Fire Safety

When buying a home with any type of woodburning appliance, including a wood burning fireplace, wood stove, forced air furnace etc., it is critical that you have the appliance inspected to ensure that there is not a build up of creosote. This inspection will also identify if any liners or chimneys have been violated which could possibly cause dangerous toxic gases to escape into your home environment.

Fire Department May Need to Inspect

It is important to note that some free standing units may also require an inspection from the fire department. In many cases, this inspection is a requirement for most Home Insurance Companies and Mortgage Lenders.

What is W.E.T.T? (pdf)

W.E.T.T. Newsletter Winter 2007 (pdf)

Solid Fuel Burning Appliances- Building Permits and Approvals required in Ontario (pdf)

Different Types of Wood Burning Appliances (pdf)

Your Royal LePage Team Realty Sales Representative will assist you every step of the way, and they will ensure that proper inspections are identified and certificates of approval are obtained from the seller and included in your Agreement of Purchase and Sale.