The Basic Visual Inspection (Level 1)
SITE certified Basic Inspectors are trained to complete a Level 1 Basic Visual Inspection. This type of inspection is of the readily accessible parts of a wood-burning system. Its purpose is to determine whether the system meets current standards and regulations, such as those in the appliance or venting installation manual, the National Building Code, and CSA B365.
As a SITE Basic Inspector, we recommend that the third party or the homeowner contact a WETT certified SITE Comprehensive Inspector if:
• Your Level 1 inspection leads us to suspect a hidden hazard
• A more comprehensive inspection or an evaluation to determine system integrity is requested
• A wood-burning system is not functioning properly or is damaged
• There are concerns such as smoke spillage, rapid creosote accumulation, etc.
As a Level 1 inspector, we are not expected to take apart any components, such as the stovepipe/chimney connector, rain cap or components of the appliance itself.
Comprehensive inspections are to be completed by a SITE Comprehensive Inspector and are associated with a Level 2 inspection.