Services | The Chimney Swift Ltd

By: The Chimney Swift  09-12-2011
Keywords: chimney, Wood Burning, Wood Burning System

WETT Inspection Service

WETT inspection

What is a WETT inspection?

A visual inspection by a WETT certified technician to determine that there is no evidence of any problem with the wood burning system.

Why do I need a WETT inspection?

To simplify the process of the Home for Sale.

1.Having a WETT inspection done before listing a home alerts the homeowner of any potential repairs that may require attention.

2. Making any repairs ahead of listing your home avoids having these issues become stumbling blocs when a  purchaser submits an offer.                                      

3. A favourable WETT inspection report reflects well on the condition of a home and will therefore command a higher price than one that is in need of repair.

To satisfy the requirements of the insurance company.

To satisfy the requirements of the mortgage lender.

Chimney Re-Lining Service

Re-lining Chimneys

A proper liner for each flue in a chimney is important.

  • in order to provide a gas and water-tight conduit
  • to completely contain the by-products of combustion
  • to safely exhaust those by-products from your home.

We specialize in re-lining chimneys which service appliances that use gas,oil and wood.

We also specialize in difficult installations, such as really tall chimneys.

Gas and oil-fired appliances, especially newer ones, are extremely efficient. This means more heat for you in your home, but much less heat going up the chimney. Less heat in the flue means a substantial amount of condensation buildup, especially in the portion of the chimney which extends above the roof. This part of the chimney is not sheltered by the house and is therefore much colder. There is now water running down the inside of your flue.

If the flue is unlined, or has a (non watertight) clay tile liner, this water will now get into the brickwork itself. Freeze / thaw cycles throughout the winter will now cause the chimney to rapidly deteriorate.

Keywords: chimney, Wood Burning, Wood Burning System

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Chimney Restoration | The Chimney Swift Ltd

We will work with you and with the authorities to attempt to reconcile current code requirements with original, historical chimney construction. If the chimney is a working chimney; that is, if a gas, oil, or wood -fired appliance is venting into it, a proper liner must be installed. The wrapped liner on the left is connected to a new Bellfires fireplace unit which we installed in the main floor fireplace.


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Chimney Sweeping | The Chimney Swift Ltd - chimney sweeping

If your system requires an annual sweeping, (and it does if you burn wood three times a week through the burning season. Join the Annual Sweeping Program and we will freeze the price of sweeping your system for three years. The sweeping must be done between April 1st and August 30thto qualify for the three year price freeze. From the Ontario Fire Code ..The Ontario Fire Code (O.


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Chimney Re-Lining | The Chimney Swift Ltd

Stainless steel is also an excellent material for the lining or re-lining of flues servicing wood-burning appliances. If the flue is unlined, or has a clay tile liner, this water will now get into the brickwork itself. We specialize in re-lining chimneys which service appliances that use gas,oil and wood. Any appliance, whether gas, oil or wood, will perform best with the proper size flue.


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Rain Caps | The Chimney Swift Ltd

STOP RAIN The prevents rain from entering the chimney, causing damper and firebox rust leading to expensive repairs. STOP BIRDS The Forever Cap will not allow birds, squirrels or other rodents to enter the chimney to nest. DISCOURAGE BACKDRAFT Where certain wind conditions exist, the Flue Protector may discourage down drafts. We believe that a top quality rain cap is one of the best investments you can make for your chimney.


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inspection | The Chimney Swift Ltd

To have the full assurance that your wood-burning appliance is installed safely and in accordance with building and fire code requirements. Making any repairs ahead of listing your home avoids having these issues become stumbling blocs when a purchaser submits an offer. An inspection by a WETT certified technician of a wood burning system to determine compliance with existing codes.


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Video Inspection | The Chimney Swift Ltd

Insert camera into flue and completely examine all sides of the flue from top to bottom with the camera only centimeters from the flue surface. If you need to know the condition of your chimney for peace of mind, then you can rely on our video inspection service. Everything the camera sees is shown on the monitor and photos are taken of all damaged and questionable areas.