You can finalize your Sewer Inspection easily after scheduling your appointment – simply enter your information below and review the terms of liability, and complete your payment for the inspection below. Please review and agree to our liability statement to complete payment for your Appointment.
PRIOR TO THE SEWER INSPECTION, PLEASE READ CAREFULLY BEFORE SIGNING. THIS REPORT IS INTENDED ONLY FOR THE USE OF THE PERSON PURCHASING THE SEWER INSPECTION SERVICES. NO OTHER PERSON, INCLUDING A PURCHASER OF THE INSPECTED PROPERTY WHO DID NOT PURCHASE THE SEWER INSPECTION SERVICES, MAY RELY UPON ANY REPRESENTATION MADE IN THE REPORT.
You, the undersigned Client(s), herein referred to as “You/Your”, have requested that We, along with our employees and any persons conducting inspections, herein referred to as “We”/”Our”/”Us”, conduct an inspection of the Property consistent with the terms and conditions of this Agreement. The sewer inspection service is being provided at the request of you, our Client(s), and is intended for your exclusive use and benefit. Not all conditions are apparent at the time of sewer inspection, so it is recommended, and you agree herein, to consult with the Seller of the property regarding any significant deficiencies/malfunctions known to exist to the Seller. Please read the final report carefully, as additional information and details concerning the nature of the sewer inspection are found in the report.
SCOPE OF THE INSPECTION: Visual/Video Sewer Inspection – The Sewer Inspection you receive is a non-invasive, visual/video examination of the readily accessible items identified in the video inspection report. The inspector is not an expert in every plumbing craft or profession. Therefore, the sewer inspection that we conduct is not technically exhaustive. The inspection is designed only to identify intrusions/non-functioning systems, structures and/or components that were exposed to view and apparent as of the time/day of the inspection. A written inspection report will describe and identify the inspected systems, structures, or components of the sewer line inspected, and shall list any intrusions or non-functioning systems, structures, and components observed during the inspection. The inspection report is a written opinion of a self-trained sewer inspector based upon what was visible and evident at the time of the inspection. The report is not a listing of repairs more so as a recommendation to be made and is not intended for use as a guide in re-negotiating a real estate transaction. Items that are not listed in the inspection report were not inspected and are not included under the scope of the inspection service provided. It is agreed that the inspector is not, as part of the inspection, determining compliance with installation guidelines, construction documents, manufactures specifications, building codes, local ordinances, zoning regulations, covenants, or other restrictions, including local interpretations thereof. If this is a “verbal” inspection you agree that there shall be no legal liability for the inspection until/unless a full written inspection report is requested and paid for within 7 calendar days of the inspection. Inspection Standards/Operations (How we perform a sewer inspection) – The sewer inspection and/or sewer systems inspected will be performed in accordance with the scope and standards of practice with 48 Hour inspection LLC. The standard of a sewer inspection from 48 Hour Inspection LLC is to inspect the outside sewer line roughly from the front yard of house to however far our push camera will let us go.
GENERAL EXCLUSIONS: The inspector cannot examine what cannot be seen by a non-invasive, visual, video examination. No removal of materials or dismantling of systems shall be performed during this inspection. The inspector is not required to, nor will he/she move furniture, floor coverings, insulation, stored materials, personal belongings, open walls or perform any type of destructive or invasive testing in order to perform the inspection. 48 Hour Inspection LLC is not responsible for any condition that may be covered, concealed or inaccessible because of, but not limited to, soil or vegetation, walls, structural members, furniture, floor coverings, insulation, stored items, personal belongings, water, ice, snow, soot or conditions that would be considered a danger to the inspector. The sewer inspection is not a compliance inspection or certification of compliance with past or present governmental codes, plumbing codes or regulations of any kind. Whether or not they are concealed or inaccessible, the following items and systems are not within the scope of the inspection service provided under this Agreement: *Engineering Analysis of any kind including structural integrity, sewer system design problems, acoustical characteristics, functional adequacy, operational capacity or costs, quality or suitability for a particular use *Geological stability or ground condition of site *Soils or Soil Contamination *Scientific or specialized technician tests, readings or evaluations * *Cosmetic items, including without limitation, paint, scratches, scrapes, dents, cracks, stains or faded surfaces, flooring, insulation unless required by law, wall coverings, carpeting, paneling, lawn and landscaping *Condominium or co-op common areas or areas under the management of the condominium or co-op association *Home warranty, sewer system warranty and/or component warranty *Telephone and TV cables *Cisterns *Fountains *Low voltage lighting and electrical systems*Electrostatic precipitators *Active or passive solar *Free standing appliances and other personal property *Water volume or flow *Water conditioning/softening systems *Security *Landscaping *Irrigation systems *We do not address conditions relating to animals, rodents or other household pests or the damage caused thereby.Unless you have paid an additional fee and the specific item is noted and initialed by you and the inspector on page 2 of this Agreement, the following items are also excluded under this agreement and not within the scope of the inspection service: (a) Septic System (b) Wells or Well Pump © Water Quality. (c) Inside plumbing of any kind THE INSPECTION AGREEMENT, THE SEWER INSPECTION AND THE INSPECTION REPORT/VIDEO DO NOT CONSTITUTE A HOME WARRANTY, AN INSURANCE POLICY, OR A GUARANTEE OF ANY KIND; NOR, DO THEY SUBSTITUTE FOR ANY DISCLOSURE STATEMENT AS MAY BE REQUIRED BY LAW. We do not turn on or inspect any utility service, major sewer system, item or component that is shut down or not connected to a functioning sewer system at the time of the inspection. All utility services and major systems must be turned on to perform the inspection. Therefore, you agree not to hold us responsible for future failure and repair, or for the non-discovery of any patent or latent defects in material, workmanship, or other conditions of the property which may occur or become evident after the inspection date; nor for any alleged nondisclosure of conditions that are the express responsibility of the seller of the property. You agree to assume all the risk for conditions, which are concealed from view or inaccessible to us at the time of the inspection.
Notice Requirement – In the event that You have any dispute relating to this agreement, the sewer inspection service, the inspection report/video, or You claim that there was any error or omission in the performance of the inspection service or writing of the report, You agree, upon discovering facts related to the dispute or any error or omission, to promptly notify Us in writing of the dispute or claim in order to provide Us or our representative a reasonable opportunity to re-inspect and document the condition in dispute. In addition, if We determine that You have a legitimate dispute or claim, You will provide Us the opportunity to resolve the issue. Please understand that an unreasonable delay in affording Us with a notice of a dispute, claim or issue may prevent Us from remedying any valid dispute You might have.Binding Arbitration – The undersigned parties below agree that any dispute between the parties, except those for nonpayment of fees, that in any way, directly or indirectly, arising out of, connected with, or relating to the interpretation of this Agreement, the sewer inspection service provided, the report or any other matter involving our service, shall be submitted to binding arbitration conducted by and according to the Accelerated Arbitration Rules and Procedures of Construction Dispute Resolution Services, LLC. You may recommend an alternative arbitration provider for our consideration. The arbitration decision shall be final and binding on all parties, and judgment upon the award rendered may be entered into any court having jurisdiction. In any dispute arising under this Agreement, Our inspection or the Inspection Report/Video, the costs of the arbitration shall be the sole responsibility of the client up to and including the arbitration hearing. As part of the arbitration award, the arbitrator shall award to the prevailing party any or all costs of the arbitration process as he or she deems to be appropriate. Expenses related to personal attorneys, experts, engineers, witnesses, engineering reports or other inspection Reports/Video or similar individuals or documents shall be the direct responsibility of the parties and shall not be considered as part of the arbitration award. The arbitration award shall be limited in scope to the issues and terms as specified in the Inspection Agreement. No legal action or proceeding of any kind, including those sounding in tort or contract, can be commenced against us, or our officers, agents or employees more than one year after the date of the subject inspection. Time is expressly of the essence herein.
THIS TIME PERIOD IS SHORTER THAN OTHERWISE PROVIDED BY LAW. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY – IF WE, OUR EMPLOYEES, INSPECTORS, OR ANY OTHER PERSON YOU CLAIM TO BE OUR AGENT, ARE CARELESS OR NEGLIGENT IN PERFORMING THE SEWER INSPECTION AND/OR PREPARING THE REPORT/VIDEO AND/OR PROVIDING ANY SERVICES UNDER THIS AGREEMENT, OUR LIABILITY IS LIMITED TO THE FEE YOU PAID FOR THE INSPECTION SERVICE, AND YOU RELEASE US FROM ANY ADDITIONAL LIABILITY. WE HAVE NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE POSSIBILITY YOU LOST AN OPPORTUNITY TO RENEGOTIATE WITH THE BUYER or SELLER. THERE WILL BE NO RECOVERY FOR SECONDARY OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES BY ANY PERSON.
The inspection and report is being prepared for You, for Your own information and may not be used or relied upon by any other person unless that person is specifically named by Us in this Agreement as a recipient of the report. This report should not be relied upon by anyone other than the client(s). In addition, the client(s) agrees not to rely on this report alone in making decisions about the subject property. You agree to maintain the confidentiality of the report and reasonably protect the report from distribution to any other person. If you directly or indirectly cause the report to be distributed to any other person, You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold Us harmless if any third party brings a claim against Us relating to our inspection or the report.
Re-Inspections and Additional Services – Our fees are based on a single visit to the property and the preparation of the written inspection report/video. If additional visits, or reports, or services are required of Us for any reason, an additional fee will be charged.
Client Authority – Each party signing this Agreement warrants and represents that he/she has the full capacity and authority to execute this Agreement on behalf of the named party. If this Agreement is executed on behalf of the Client by a third party, the person executing this Agreement expressly represents to Us that he/she has the full and complete authority to execute this Agreement on the Client’s behalf and to fully and completely bind the Client to all of the terms, conditions, limitations, exceptions and exclusions of this Agreement. This Agreement constitutes the entire integrated Agreement between the parties hereto pertaining to the subject matter hereof, and may be modified only by a written agreement signed by all of the parties hereto. No oral agreements, understandings, or representations shall change, modify, or amend any part of this agreement. The written report/video to be prepared by Inspector shall be considered the final and exclusive findings of the Inspector. Client shall not rely on any oral statements made by the Inspector prior to issuance of the written report/video. This Agreement shall be binding upon and to the benefit of the parties hereto and their heirs, successors and assigns. Should any prevision of this Agreement be inure held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be either invalid or unenforceable, the remaining provisions of this Agreement shall remain in full force and effect, unimpaired by the court’s holding.
IF YOU WILL NOT BE ATTENDING THE INSPECTION, 48 Hour Inspection, LLC MUST RECEIVE A COPY OF THIS AGREEMENT SIGNED BY THE CLIENT BEFORE THE INSPECTION CAN BE DISTRIBUTED TO CLIENTS/REAL ESTATE AGENT OR THIRD-PARTY AGENT.