The initial term of this Inspection Authorization is for a period of twelve (12) months from the date of agreement to conduct business. The pricing offered is valid for 90 days after the Inspection Authorization is signed. Pricing may be subject to change after 90 days. This agreement is made official by the Owner or Owner Representative's signature and/or by electronically approving of the Inspection Authorization, which we email prior to the date our services are to take place.
Please Note: A signed Inspection Authorization is required prior to any inspection being authorized to take place. In the event that any inspection is completed without a signed Inspection Authorization, inspection paperwork will be held until approval of Inspection Authorization is received by Superior Elevator Inspections, LLC.
Please contact the office for pricing and amount of time allocated per inspection. Our hourly rate, re-inspection charge, and any travel or administrative fees can be provided upon request.
For the greater St. Louis area, all travel costs are included in the estimated price, unless specified in the agreement. Additional travel time may be incurred if more than one trip is required. Any items requiring re-inspection will incur a separate charge.
If there are special billing requirements (including the procurement of a Purchase Order), it is the responsibility of the Owner or Owner Representative to provide those specifics prior to the scheduled date of service. Additionally, if vendor set-up requirements include more than a W-9, Certificate of Insurance and ACH/EFT payment option form, a fee of $25-$75 may apply. If the purchase of a vendor subscription is required, those fees may be added to the final invoice.
Vendor set up requirements, including but not limited to contracts, vendor portal registration and/or subscription, and required vendor paperwork, must be submitted prior to the scheduled inspection date. Requests received after the inspection has taken place may not be accepted.
Forty-eight (48) hours advanced written notice of Owner or Owner Representative's intention to cancel any inspection appointment is required or a charge of $100.00 will be applied. Additionally, we reserve the right to withhold inspection reports for any reason, including but not limited to, an unpaid invoice that is 14 business days past due.
By authorizing Superior Elevator Inspections, LLC to witness this inspection, it is understood that our report is based on the condition of the conveyance equipment at the time of the inspection. Owner or Owner Representative agrees to indemnify and hold harmless Superior Elevator Inspections, LLC for negligent acts of others with respect to our inspection and agrees to be bound by this agreement. Our inspection services shall not be construed as a substitute for preventative maintenance as recommended by the manufacturer of your conveyance equipment, especially since we do not work on the equipment. Superior Elevator Inspections, LLC only witnesses inspections that are performed by your elevator maintenance company. All testing requirements are created by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and are required to be performed by your elevator maintenance company and witnessed by an inspector, per the Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) over the equipment. Superior Elevator Inspections, LLC is not liable for any breakdowns, failures, or repairs of equipment at any time.
Should payment not be received for services within thirty (30) days of the date of service, interest on all outstanding balances shall accrue at a rate that shall be the lesser of one and one-half percent (1 1/2%) per month or such other rate as is allowable under state law. Owner or Owner Representative agrees to pay all costs of collecting monies due, including costs relative to reasonable attorney fees and/or collection agents.
Superior Elevator Inspections, LLC will do everything possible to ensure your inspections take place in a timely manner. However, it is the responsibility of the Owner or Owner's Representative to ensure that all inspections are conducted and witnessed prior to the equipment's inspection due date as set forth by the Authority Having Jurisdiction over your equipment. Any and all penalties or late fees incurred will be the responsibility of the Owner or Owner Representative.
Additionally, we would like it known that we will inspect all conveyances according to the specific versions of the Elevator Safety Code based upon the age of the equipment as mandated by the Authority Having Jurisdiction over your conveyances. In some cases, however, different versions of the code may apply in the same building so an older conveyance may be inspected by one version of the code and a newer conveyance may be inspected by a different version of the code. As a result, we may make recommendations to the Owner or Owner Representative, which we believe are in their best interest and that will provide the best liability protection, even if they are not violations.
With the creation of the Inspection Authorization, Superior Elevator Inspections, LLC, intends to be legally bound by this agreement. By signing the Inspection Authorization, the Owner or Owner Representative also shows intention to be legally bound by this agreement. Without the signature and/or electronic approval by the Owner or Owner Representative, we will not be able to move forward in the scheduling process.
The Inspection Authorization is only an agreement and acknowledgment of our terms. Your invoice will be generated AFTER the inspection is complete. While we appreciate your desire to pay us quickly, it sometimes creates accounting problems when payment is sent based upon the Inspection Authorization amount. Additional charges may apply if the inspection runs over the allotted time. For this reason, we ask that you wait for us to send our invoice and pay the amount of the invoice. Please be sure to include with all payments, the top portion of our invoice, so that we can be certain of crediting your account accurately or note the invoice number on your check. Please be aware that the Inspection Authorization number will be different than your Invoice number.
Please contact us if you have any questions or would like clarification on any of our above Terms of Service.