Pellet Stoves are a loved commodity in many new and old homes, but it’s important to ensure that your wood pellet stove is safe to use.

While for most homeowners this isn’t their primary source of heat during the cooler months, a wood pellet stove as a secondary source of heat is perfect to balance out the temperature in your home.

Before using your wood pellet stove, call Grush Inspections, a licensed and certified professional inspector, to ensure that your wood pellet stove, fireplace, or gas is air quality compliant. Improper use before inspection, or improper wood pellet installation, can wreak havoc on your home, and land you with a bunch of fines if your wood pellet stove is not air quality compliant. If you are buying a home in Washoe County with a wood or pellet stove, or plan to build a home with a wood or pellet stove, an inspection is required to ensure that it is certified as clean burning. Improper installation can potentially lead to a fire, smoke damage, and/or carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning.

While the obvious safety precautions are to heed the warnings of touching it, avoiding burns, etc., you should regularly inspect your wood stove before and after use. Installing Carbon Monoxide sensors in your home is also recommended, just in case levels get to the point of being undetectable.

Are the pellets burning back? (When the fire burns back into the hopper.) Are you using the right fuel? Is your vent properly in place? Grush Inspections will make sure to check all of this and ensure that there is no damage due to rust, combustion, or corrosion.

Before using your wood pellet stove for the first time, make sure you are using the right kind of pellets, too!

Grush Inspections will make sure that your wood pellet stove is air quality compliant, the same service we perform for wood burning stoves, fireplaces, and gas. Are you unsure if your wood pellet stove is air quality compliant? Call Grush Inspections today and let us help you identify potential problems.