Inspection Agreement: Mold Air Samples

Limited Indoor Air Quality Testing Agreement

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This Limited Indoor Air Quality Testing Agreement (the “Agreement”) is made effective on the date stated on this agreement by and between Allstate Home Inspections, Inc. (hereinafter “Inspector””, “we”, “us” and “our”) and the client named in this agreement (hereinafter “Client”, “You” or “Your”) (collectively “parties”). We are an independently owned and operated company engaged in the business of providing home inspection and indoor air quality testing services utilizing an ESA approved Lab, called “PRO-LAB” (hereinafter “PRO-LAB”) for environmental laboratory analysis. You desire to have a Limited Indoor Air Quality Testing Inspection (hereinafter “Inspection”) performed on a property located at the address stated in this agreement.

PURPOSE

Allstate Home Inspections will collect air samples (Z- 5 canisters) only from designated areas inside and outside the house to determine the lack of, or presence of elevated mold/mold spores present at the time of sampling.

Scope of the Limited Indoor Air Quality Testing

The results of Limited Indoor Air Quality Testing samples are not a guarantee that mold does or does not exist in the Subject Property; the results are indicative only of the presence or absence of mold in the areas sampled at the time the Limited Indoor Air Quality Testing is performed. The inspector is a generalist and is not a Certified Industrial Hygienist or expert in any specific craft or trade relevant to mold analysis, assessment or remediation. If the collected air samples in the report show elevated levels of mold and recommend further action, including but not limited to counseling with a specialized expert(s), you must do so at your own expense or otherwise assume all risk associated with failure to do so. This inspection is not technically exhaustive and does not include mold analysis, assessment or mold remediation. The fee charged for this inspection is substantially less than that of a technically exhaustive inspection.

The inspector will collect air samples from designated areas inside and outside (control sample) the house. This will enable PRO-LAB to compare and identify the type(s) of mold, and also the concentrations of mold spores in the air at the time of inspection. The inspector will collect a certain number of air samples, based on design, floor plan, square foot and or areas of concern, then document time and areas where the samples are collected. After all samples are collected, the inspector will overnight all Z-5 canisters to PRO-LAB for analysis. All samples are sent to PRO-LAB to determine and analyze the type(s) of mold present at the time of sampling.

Within 2 business days, PRO-LAB will e-mail the results to both the inspector and the client in a electronic report stating whether mold or conditions indicating mold were found in the designated areas. For explanation or questions regarding these results, please call PRO-LAB directly at: 800-427-0550

Scope of Visual Inspection/Exclusions

The scope of this Visual Mold Inspection and Indoor Air Quality Testing Agreement IS LIMITED TO READILY ACCESSIBLE AREAS. We do not remove floor and wall coverings or move furniture, open walls or perform any type of destructive inspection. Certain structural areas are considered inaccessible and impractical to inspect, including but not limited to: the interiors of walls and inaccessible areas below; areas beneath wood floors over concrete; areas concealed by floor coverings; and area to which there is no access without defacing or leaving out lumber, masonry, roofing or finished workmanship; structures; portions of the attic concealed or made inaccessible by insulation, belongings, equipment or ducting; portions of the attic or roof cavity concealed due to inadequate crawl space; areas of attic or crawl space made inaccessible due to truss design, construction; interiors of enclosed boxed eaves; portions of the interior made inaccessible due to furnishings; areas where locks prevented access; areas concealed by appliances; areas concealed by stored materials; and areas concealed by vegetation. Note: There is no economically practical method to make these areas accessible. However, they may be subject to attack by microbial organisms. NO OPINION IS RENDERED CONCERNING THE CONDITIONS IN THE AFOREMENTED OR OTHER INACCESSIBLE AREAS.

Notice of Claims

You understand and agree that any claim(s) or complaint(s) arising out of or relating to any alleged act or omission in connection with the inspection shall be reported to us, in writing, within ten (10) business days of discovery. Unless there is an emergency condition, you agree to allow us a reasonable period of time to investigate the claim(s) or complaint(s) by, among other things, re-inspection before you, or anyone acting on your behalf, repairs, replaces, alters or modifies the system or component that is the subject of the claim. You understand and agree that any failure to timely notify us and allow adequate time to investigate as stated above shall constitute a complete bar and waiver of any and all claims you may have against us related to the alleged act or omission unless otherwise prohibited by law.

Limitation on Liability

In the event of legal action, the client(s) agree(s) that any liability of inspector and Allstate Home Inspections is limited to a refund of the fee paid for the collection of air samples.

Limitations Period

Any legal action arising from this Agreement or from the Inspection and Report, including but not limited to the arbitration proceeding more specifically described above, must be commenced within one (1) year from the date of the inspection. Failure to bring such action within this time period shall be a complete bar to any such action and a full and complete waiver of any rights or claims based thereon. This time limitation period may be shorter than provided by state law. This inspection, inspection agreement and report do not constitute a warranty, an insurance policy, or and guarantee of any kind; nor do they substitute for any disclosure statements as may be required by law.

Confidentiality

You understand that the sampling is being performed and report prepared for your sole, confidential and exclusive benefit and use. The Report, or any portion thereof, is not intended to benefit any person not a party to this Agreement, including but not limited to the seller or real estate agent(s) involved in the real estate transaction or any other individual or entity deemed to be a third party. If you directly or indirectly allow or cause the report or any portion thereof to be disclosed or distributed to any third party, you agree to indemnify, defend, and hold us harmless for any claims or actions based on the Inspection, Samples, or the Report brought by the third party.

Exception of Confidentiality

You acknowledge and agree that the Inspector may notify the homeowner or occupants of the Subject Property (if other than you), as well as any appropriate public agency of any conditions discovered that may pose a safety or health concern.

Privacy Policy:

In providing the property inspection and inspection report, information about the client, inspector, real estate professional, and property will be collected and input into HomeGauge inspection software and services, which inspector uses to produce the inspection report. This information may include personally-identifiable information about the client, inspector and real estate professional. This information may subsequently be used by the provider of HomeGauge, as set out in the HomeGauge Privacy Policy found at https://www.HomeGauge.com/privacy.html. Inspectors may choose to use this information to market new or related products and services to clients.

Indoor Air Quality Testing

If you have discussed this inspection and know the total number of samples that will be collected are 3 or greater, please choose the number of samples below from this drop down button option.

Please fill in your name, address of property to be inspected, date, email address and phone number to verify that you have read and accept this agreement then click “Submit This Signed Agreement” to e-mail Allstate Home Inspections the acceptance notification so that the Mold Air Sample Inspection can take place. We appreciate your business.

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*Note: If you have selected the option for "The inspector will determine on site," then the inspector will not collect more than 6 samples without verbal confirmation from client or real estate agent.

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After reading this agreement carefully, I, the client, authorize and request Allstate Home Inspections, Inc. to conduct the services outline above. I further understand that ALL fees are due at the time of testing.

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