Ford Home Inspection

Prudent, Forthright & Quality Home Inspections

Now serving Tompkins, Cortland, Cayuga, Seneca, Schuyler, Chemung, Tioga, Broome, Onondaga, Yates, Stueben & Madison counties!

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Prudent, Forthright & Quality

Greetings fellow residents of our illustrious Finger Lakes Region!

My name is Jason Ford and I am an InterNACHI member, NY State licensed & insured Home Inspector.

LIC #: 16000118961

As an experienced tradesman, I aim to provide the extensive and diligent home inspection reports desired by my clients. My relevant background in residential construction undergirds all my inspections and aids in my judgments.

Whether you're a buyer, seller or real-estate agent, I am committed to providing you with the professional and impartial astuteness you can rely on!

  • What is a home inspector's role?

    A home inspector is an impartial entity that intermediates the prospective purchase of a home by providing an adept report, analyzing the property's condition and its major components. It is the inspector's responsibility to provide unbiased and informed inspection assessments in a straight forward manner.

  • Why get an inspection?

    A home inspection is a major step to any home purchase and there are a variety of compelling reasons to obtain one. An inspector is trained and equipped to recognize the otherwise inconspicuous items and subtleties that can often suggest pressing or anticipated outstanding problems. Ranging from functional and structural issues to safety risks or hazards to your person or property. In sum, a home inspection is ESSENTIAL for safeguarding your family's wellbeing and prospective investment!

    Moreover, the outcome of a home inspection is indispensable to the client's interests. Whether it be to reveal a major deficiency, safety concern or merely to ensure peace of mind. At such an important crossroad, a transparent account of a property's condition fosters an invaluable understanding, regardless of your role in the transaction. It will absolve those tentative feelings, inform financial prudence, ensure personal safely and instill the confidence you depend on to make such a vital decision. A FORD Home Inspection report will unequivocally save you time, money and spare you much unnecessary hardship in the end!

  • What is to be expected with a Home Inspection?

    The home inspection will consist of a non-invasive assessment of the integral components in pursuit of any major home deficiencies (both current and those likely to manifest) among the structural, electrical, plumbing, exterior, interior, roof, heating & cooling systems and components.

    Upon scheduling, the client must read and sign the provided Pre-inspection Agreement and submit payment prior to the inspection. Cash, checks or electronic payment such as PayPal and Venmo are accepted.

    Proceeding, the average inspection ranges from 3-4 hours. It is recommended that the client attend the inspection. Despite the near arrival of the easily navigable report, the experience of attendance will bring clarity and closure to the nature of a home inspection. Afterward, the assessment report will be provided (digital PDF and/or hard copy) within 24 hours of the date of inspection. The report will consist of a prioritization of found or suspected deficiencies, among all categories of condition of the integral components of the home inspection.

    Confidentiality: The report can only be shared with the paying client and those included at the client's discretion.

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outstanding Services.

Detailed and transparent

All reports constitute a full-scale analysis of the major property components and overall condition of the home. The report categories are clearly rank ordered corresponding to the degree of urgency and importance.

Consequentially, my reports will contain advisable repairs & replacements as needed, on a scale ranging from immediate concern to long-term prognosis.

Diligent Inspections

Inspections are performed with the latest technology, procedures and in compliance with requirements as upheld by INTERNACHI and local authorities.

quick Results

All-encompassing report will be provided within 24hrs of the initial inspection service.

Digital & hard copy Reports

Inspection reports are filtered through contemporary software designed to ensure easy access, optimal accuracy and an enhancing presentation.

fair Pricing.

standard home inspection


All-encompassing assessment in pursuit of major deficiencies from the structural, electrical, plumbing, exterior, interior, roof, heating & cooling systems and components.

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radon testing


Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that emerges from the earth and is the second leading cause of lung cancer in America. Our radon gas test is sent to a lab and the results are received within 24 hours of test completion.

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home inspection + radon testing


Bundle and save!

Get a complete home inspection for a discounted price when getting a standard home inspection and radon testing together.

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    Please read this terms of service carefully before submitting this form

    This is an Agreement between you, the undersigned Client, and us, the Inspector, pertaining to our inspection of the Property. The terms below govern this Agreement.

    1. The fee for our inspection is the one listed on the pricing section for the selected service, payable at a time [before / after] the appointment.

    2. We will perform a visual inspection of the home/building and provide you with a written report identifying the defects that we (1) observed and (2) deemed material. The report is only supplementary to the seller’s disclosure.

    3. Unless otherwise noted in this Agreement or not possible, we will perform the inspection in accordance with the current Standards of Practice (SOP) of the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (“InterNACHI”), posted at If your jurisdiction has adopted mandatory standards that differ from InterNACHI’s SOP, we will perform the inspection in accordance with your jurisdiction’s standards. You understand that InterNACHI’s SOP contains limitations, exceptions, and exclusions. You understand that InterNACHI is not a party to this Agreement, has no control over us, and does not employ or supervise us.

    4. Unless otherwise indicated in writing, we will NOT test for the presence of radon, a harmful gas. Unless otherwise indicated in writing, we will not test for mold. Unless otherwise indicated in writing, we will not test for compliance with applicable building codes or for the presence of or for any potential dangers arising from the presence of asbestos, lead paint, soil contamination, or other environmental hazards or violations. If any structure you want us to inspect is a log structure or includes log construction, you understand that such structures have unique characteristics that may make it impossible for us to inspect and evaluate them. Therefore, the scope of our inspection will not include decay of the interior of logs in log walls, log foundations or roofs, or similar defects.

    5. Our inspection and report are for your use only. You give us permission to discuss our observations with real estate agents, owners, repair persons, or other interested parties. You will be the sole owner of the report and all rights to it. We are not responsible for use or misinterpretation by third parties, and third parties who rely on it in any way do so at their own risk and release us (including employees and business entities) from any liability whatsoever. If you or any person acting on your behalf provide the report to a third party who then sues you and/or us, you release us from any liability and agree to pay our costs and legal fees in defending any action naming us. Our inspection and report are in no way a guarantee or warranty, express or implied, regarding the future use, operability, habitability or suitability of the home/building or its components. We disclaim all warranties, express or implied, to the fullest extent allowed by law.

    6. LIMITATION ON LIABILITY AND DAMAGES. We assume no liability for the cost of repair or replacement of unreported defects, either current or arising in the future. In all cases, our liability is limited to liquidated damages in an amount not greater than 1.5 times the fee you paid us. You waive any claim for consequential, exemplary, special or incidental damages or for the loss of the use of the home/building. You acknowledge that this liquidated damages is not a penalty, but that we intend it to: (i) reflect the fact that actual damages may be difficult or impractical to ascertain; (ii) allocate risk between us; and (iii) enable us to perform the inspection for the agreed-upon fee. If you wish to eliminate this liquidated damages provision, we are willing to perform the inspection for an increased fee of $______, payable in advance.

    7. We do not perform engineering, architectural, plumbing, or any other job function requiring an occupational license in the jurisdiction where the property is located. If we hold a valid occupational license, we may inform you of this and you may hire us to perform additional functions. Any agreement for such additional services shall be in a separate writing.

    8. If you believe you have a claim against us, you agree to provide us with the following: (1) written notification of your claim within seven days of discovery, in sufficient detail and with sufficient supporting documents that we can evaluate it; and (2) immediate access to the premises. Failure to comply with these conditions releases us from liability.

    9. You agree that the exclusive venue for any litigation arising out of this Agreement shall be in the county where we have our principal place of business. If you fail to prove any claim against us, you agree to pay all our legal costs, expenses and attorney’s fees incurred in defending that claim. You agree that the exclusive venue for any legal action against InterNACHI itself, allegedly arising out of this Agreement or our membership in InterNACHI, will be in Boulder County, Colorado. Before bringing any such action, you must provide InterNACHI with 30 days’ written notice of the nature of the claim, in sufficient detail and with sufficient supporting documents that InterNACHI can evaluate it. In any action against us or InterNACHI, you waive trial by jury.

    10. If a court declares any provision of this Agreement invalid, the remaining provisions remain in effect. This Agreement represents our entire agreement; there are no terms other than those set forth herein. All prior discussions are merged into this Agreement. No statement or promise by us shall be binding unless reduced to writing and signed by one of our authorized officers. Any modification of this Agreement must be in writing and signed by you and by one of our authorized officers. This Agreement shall be binding upon and enforceable by the parties and their heirs, executors, administrators, successors and assignees. You will have no cause of action against us after one year from the date of the inspection.

    11. Past-due fees for your inspection shall accrue interest at 8% per year. You agree to pay all costs and attorney’s fees we incur in collecting the fees owed to us. If the Client is a corporation, LLC, or similar entity, you personally guarantee payment of the fee.

    12. If you request a re-inspection, the re-inspection is subject to the terms of this Agreement.

    13. You may not assign this Agreement.

    14. If a court finds any term of this Agreement ambiguous or requiring judicial interpretation, the court shall not construe that term against us by reason of the rule that any ambiguity in a document is construed against the party drafting it. You had the opportunity to consult qualified counsel before signing this.

    15. If there is more than one Client, you are signing on behalf of all of them, and you represent that you are authorized to do so.

    16. If you would like a large print version of this Agreement before signing it, you may request one by emailing us.

    17. If your inspector participates in InterNACHI’s Buy-Back Guarantee Program, you will be bound by the terms you may view at

    Do you have any questions?

    I would be happy to connect with you. You can reach me by phone or email.