If you have just moved to the Northern Nevada area, you may find that there are a few different home regulations in Reno-Sparks than where you were previously stationed.
In Washoe County, wood burning devices, such as wood stoves and pellet stoves, are regulated by the Washoe County Health District, Air Quality Division. They are regulated due to the fact that these devices are major contributors to air pollution in the Truckee Meadows.
Before buying a home in the Washoe County area with a wood or pellet stove, contact Grush Inspections. We will help you determine if it is clean burning. Grush Inspectors are certified by the Air Quality Division of the Washoe County Health Department to perform these inspections and certify that your wood or pellet stove is clean burning.
If your stove is deemed unusable by a certified Washoe County inspection agency, Washoe County imposes steep and expensive penalties if the non-certified stove isn’t removed. These certifications are required prior to close of escrow on any property transfer by the Washoe County Health Department, Air Quality Division.
For further information on wood burning devices, visit Washoe County Air Quality Division’s website or specifically section 040.051 of this document.
For re-sale of properties that contain a solid fuel burning device, an inspection must be completed by a wood burning device inspector in Washoe County, and Grush Inspections is your answer.