As of August 1st, 2010, if you are selling a home in Oregon, there are a few rules that must be followed if you have an uncertified wood stove. Oregon state law requires the stove to be removed and properly destroyed prior to home sale closing.
To tell if your stove is properly certified, look for a certification sticker from the EPA or the Oregon DEQ. It is usually found on the back side of the unit.This will let you know if your stove is certified or not. Note: You may see a sticker from the UL or other safety agency but this is not a certification label and you must have the Oregon DEQ or EPA label to have a certified wood stove that is in compliance with the 2009 Senate Bill 102.
- In general, any stove built or installed prior to 1986 is likely to be uncertified
- Certification is completed by the manufacturer. You cannot get an existing wood stove certified if it is not already
- There are certain types of wood burning devices that are not required to be removed before a home sale
- It is illegal to sell, attempt to sell, or give away an uncertified wood burning device
- Homeowner can keep the stove for decorative purposes only. Must be rendered inoperable (take doors and hinges off, punch a hole in the side etc)
- The home seller is responsible for complying with the removal, destruction and disposal requirements unless both the seller and buyer agree in writing that the buyer will accept responsibility
- The uncertified stove must be destroyed (or decommissioned as a heating device)
- Homeowner must obtain a receipt showing proof of destruction
- DEQ must be notified of removal and destruction via electronic notification prior to closing
At Rubbish Works of Portland, we understand and support the environmental laws and the Oregon HeatSmart program. We can help you complete this process with ease so your home can be sold without the added stress on you to know the wood stove requirements.Not only will we help get rid of the uncertified wood stove, we will provide all needed documentation.
Rubbish Works of Portland is happy to help you properly remove your uncertified stove, have it destroyed and provide the paperwork for DEQ. Once completed, you have everything you need to sell your home or bring in a wood or gas stove that is properly certified to meet the Oregon regulations.
5 Steps for a Stress-free Wood Stove Removal:
- Call 503-928-6894 or book online to schedule a pick-up of your wood stove or fireplace insert.
- Meet the crew on appointment day to provide access to the wood stove – we’ll take care of disconnection, removal and proper disposal.
- You receive copies of the DEQ required documents 1-2 business days after the job is completed.
- Follow the instructions provided with the documents to complete your sections and submit to DEQ online using the link provided.
- You receive instant confirmation of notification from DEQ.
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When it comes to pricing, we believe in being upfront and transparent. Our goal is to offer high value junk removal solutions at a fair price. Pricing for a wood stove removal is project based. It depends on the make, model, location and difficulty to remove. The price includes the removal, disposal at a DEQ approved recycler, proof of destruction,notification documentation required by DEQ and notification instructions. We offer no-obligation on-site quotes. There are never any hidden fees when using Rubbish Works.