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" and Value Guard saved me loads of cash and plenty of headaches!! was extremely friendly, professional and very knowledgeable." I wouldn't imagine using another home inspection company. As a result of his inspection, I was able to make an informed decision and not move forward with the sale. I would have purchased a dangerous money pit, had it not been for the attention to detail and expertise of Value Guard. I will be using them again for another upcoming inspection.

-Sharon B.

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"I generally don't write reviews but this was such a stellar experience I feel I have to. made this process as painless as possible." I sent one e-mail asking for pricing and availability and it was immediately responded to. One phone call and we were scheduled on the date of my choosing. I was told in advance that my inspector would be and I also received confirmation and reminder e-mail's. (Excellent customer service) The day of the inspection, beat my realtor and me to the property despite us arriving a couple of minutes early. He was already pacing the driveway eyeballing the guttering. He was professional and extremely approachable/friendly. (Just a nice guy in general) He introduced himself and immediately explained the process and the order in which it would take place. He clarified what was looked at and what was not and why. He made it very to understand. Once that was concluded he was off. IN the blink of an eye he was up a ladder and on the second floor. I had a brief conversation with my realtor and looked up again and he was on the third floor roof examining the chimney. The man must be part mountain goat because he was all over that roof and appeared perfectly at ease and sure footed. The inspection of the house was fascinating. was a wealth of information and answered numerous questions. It seemed like he had the ability to be in two places at once as he went all over the house. He was thorough and critical (in a good way) I learned a lot about heating systems and the piping in the basement. should teach a class... identified one major area of concern with settlement and recommended an independent inspection/consultation with a Structural Engineer. (Advice I followed that week and I am glad I did!) Once the inspection was concluded (about two and a half hours for a three story 3,500+ square foot house plus basement) verbally reiterated what he had pointed out during the inspection and advised that these items would be included in the report. Then he was off to the next job. The 30 something page report was e-mailed to me the next day. (!!!) I was stunned. Truly impressed with , , the whole experience. I cannot recommend these guys enough. They are the ONLY inspection service I will recommend or use from here on out. Worth. Every. Penny PS - I found out after the appointment that is the company that my realtor's firm (Big chain) recommends and uses. Total coincidence as I had found them myself through Angie's list. I think it's a good sign that a National Realty company uses them for all inspections in this region. PPS - Note that my cost was not typical. The property I was having inspected was a large, three story twin built in or around 1895. There was a flat roof, second floor roofing and a detached garage. For this reason, my costs were higher than the typical $350-$400 inspection. The website explains this clearly and outlines what factors might cost more. Again - worth every single penny.

-Chris R.

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Home Inspection

If you're preparing to buy a house, a quality home inspection is key. An inspection is usually required for a home purchase. A highly rated home inspector will look at every nook and cranny to gauge structure stability, as well as present and potential dangers. But remember, a home inspection is not a guarantee or a warranty - it may not find everything.

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Before you hire a home inspector, ask if he or she takes continuing education classes.

Follow the rules or risk paying the price – that’s especially true when planning a home improvement project – big or small. You want to be certain all the work being done on your home is up to code. If you don’t, it could cost you.

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Dear Angie: My 32-year-old house needs so much maintenance and updating, it’s difficult to know where to begin. Are there any consultant services available to address this need? – Lou R., Murrysville, Pa.

Angie's Answers

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It's a little unusual to do this except in cases of fixer-upper properties but you should call a local general contractor with experience renovating/remodeling homes in the neighborhood.  They'll know the typical problems with the homes there and what to look out & budget for.  For example, here in San Antonio many of the homes built in the mid-fifties to 60's have lead drains that were not put in properly or were installed in such a way that repairs are not quick or cheap.  Many homes even older have the same drains but seem to be less hassle to repair.  Homes in my neighborhood have a problem with improper supply lines (wrong type of copper) which break due to corrosion.  Just make sure the contractor you hire to go over the property with you has done significant work on homes in the area on similar homes.

Todd Shell
Todd's Home Services
www.thomeservices.com
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It really depends on where you are and the type of work.  In Texas most home inspectors are only trained in general areas of interest and have no detailed knowledge of construction practices.  Some do after having carrerrs in other fields including engineering or as general contractors/home builders.  If you are wondering if a completed job was done in a professional manner appearance wise and have minor concerns an inspector can help you.  If it is more extensive hire professionals from the different fields to inspect the respective work.  Plumber for the plumbing, electrician for electrical, etc.  An experienced GC or inspector can do an initial inspection and advise you whether you should have the concerns further investigated by the trades.  Remember, they can't tell much about what they can't see so framing and insulation concerns will be hard to verify.

Todd Shell
Todd's Home Services
San Antonio, TX
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Are the heat pumps commercial or residential units?
Are the heat pumps Package or Split System?
Are there actually 33 PTAC units?
Are you an EPA certified person( refrigerant )?

Here is my suggestion, break it down into manageable portions(ie one heat pump and a few PTAC units every other month) to keep from being overloaded.  
Clean/Replace filters
Check/inspect electrical wiring and connections
Check amperage draw of compressors/motors 
Check capacitance of start and run capacitors
Check contractors/relays for wear/pitting
Check refrigerant levels and record superheated/subcooling
Check external static pressures across air handler(s)
Check deltaT (return and supply air temps) 
Lubricate motors( if applicable)
Inspect Belts/Pulleys( if applicable)
Clean outdoor coils
Clean indoor coils

Start there and HAVE FUN!!! 

Home Inspection reviews in Philadelphia

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was our home inspector and he did a fantastic job! He was very professional, punctual, and informative through the whole process. He took his time and paid great attention to every aspect of the inspection from large to small areas/details. As first time home buyers he gave us a lot of information along the way that was helpful ...More for us to hear first hand. He also climbed up on our roof (which was no easy feat) as we had been concerned about the condition of the roof since no information was provided in the sellers disclosure. Sure enough, there were some issues to address - so we are pleased he was able to make that happen. The service we received from the main office was also prompt and efficient and we were very pleased with our overall experience. The price was also competitive with other vendors in the area (as they all seemed to be relatively the same cost - within $50 of one another.)
- Lelah W.
A

Rating
, P.E. and were very efficient and thorough peering and inspecting every nook and cranny of a potential property that I was interested in purchasing. The recommended fixes were suggested in specific areas and did not dissuade me from my purchase. Very happy with this company! This was the second insertion ...More that they have performed for me.
- Thomas R.
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I simply cannot recommend of due to the
number of issues that he overlooked in his inspection. Within just a
few weeks after the inspection we discovered a massive leak through the
chimney, an AC with leaking freon and rotten wood indicative of a water
leak under the sink. These ...More repairs have cost us about $4,000 so far and
made no note of these issues. Both the roof and the AC contractors
were surprised that the inspector would overlook such obvious issues.
Communicating with went smoothly until after the inspection and
after he had been paid. He will give you a shiny PDF full of wonderful
photos, but this is useless if he can't spot basic issues and you are
paying for them as the homeowner.
Reference 's response to the same review I posted on Yelp if you would like to see posting blatant in a public forum. We did not ask for a re-inspection as he states. The leak in question caused rotten wood underneath the sink going all the way down to the rafters in the basement. made no note of this. In hindsight it is glaringly obvious. It seems the owners of the house fooled him by covering up the rotten wood with a few bottles of cleaning products deftly placed under the sink. While it was in fact too cold to inspect the performance of the AC, he failed to notice frayed wires connecting the unit to the house--the very first thing the AC contractor pointed out. He estimated a repair for the chimney at $500. We had five firms come out to give estimates and the work finally cost $3,700. That is a major mistake on 's part in my opinion. Oh and guess what--in the last few hours the AC has begun leaking from the condenser--an entirely new issue!
His firm is internet savvy and has a great web presence, but don't let this fool you. Being internet savvy doesn't make up for shoddy work. He will no doubt respond to this review in a manner of minutes in order to keep a good web presence.
- Adam K.
A

Rating
once contacted, the inspector came out and get a very thorough job. All of the efficiencies were noted and a very thorough report was generated. He was a good negotiating tool with the seller.
- Jim H.
A

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We have used Bill Dare and his assistant, , twice. Both times the inspection has been thorough and professional, with Bill catching things that were obscure and potentially costly. We have used a different home inspector before, so we know that Bill is exceptional. He welcomes questions about the home, and is clear in his findings ...More as to their category and difficulty/cost to fix (e.g., "this is a safety thing and should be done as soon as possible; likely to cost in the range of $1,500-$2,000"). Furthermore, he gives tips for how to maintain the home as he walks you through it. We were so impressed with Bill the first time we used him that his availability factored into our contingency period this time around! I highly recommend him.
- Julie S.
B

Rating
My agent discovered a leak coming from the pilot house. was able to show with thermal imaging how much the water had cooled the surrounding area behind the drywall which basically revealed the amount of water penetration. Overall, I was satisfied that we were able to avoid buying a lemon, but to be truly honest, I was never happy ...More with 's demeanor. I hired him over the phone because his rate was the best. He seemed irritable and uptight. I understand that he has an eye for detail and is experienced at what he does, but that's no excuse for what seems to be a poor bedside manner. We decided not to use him again.
The company is rated a C+ by the BBB. http://www.bbb.org/ -dc-eastern-pa/business-reviews/home-inspection-service/ -in-philadelphia-pa-235985833
- Gerald L.
A

Rating
1) Professional
2)punctual
3)Thorough, I mean thorough beyond the beleif
4)very knowledgable about home systems
5)very detailed
6)Excellent service
7)will reccomend
- Joel J.
A

Rating
The owner forgot to leave the keys and we had to wait an hour to get inside the house. The inspector was patient until all was sorted. The inspection was thorough and the digital presentation of the inspection was easy to read and informative.

- Stuart S.

Home Inspectors in Philadelphia

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1st Security

8480 Baltimore National Pike

203k Consulting

744 South St
Philadelphia

A Radon Testing Systems

PO Box 243
Newtown

A-Stat Inspection Services

4 Versailles Circle
Doylestown

A2Z Quality Home Inspections

8 Mohawk Dr.
Richboro

AAA Termite & Wildlife Inc

124 E Mapleave
Langhorne

Able Mechanical & Construction

70 Blue Ridge Drive
Levittown

Abundant Luxury Home Inspection Services LLC

7715 Crittenden Street
Philadelphia

Access Solutions

1509 W Girard Avenue, Unit 12
Philadelphia

Accredited Inspections, LLC.

323 South 20th Street
Philadelphia

Accuracy Assured Home Inspections LLC

P.O. Box 63715
Philadelphia

ACCURATE HOME INSPECTION SERVICES

175 STRAFFORD AVE
Wayne

Advocate Public Adjustment, LLC

1111 Roberts Ave
Feasterville Trevose

Agron Construction

10154 Bustleton Avenue
Philadelphia

ALL PRO PEST AND WILDLIFE

826 GARFIELD AVE
Glenside

Alta Design

948 Matsonford Rd
Conshohocken

American Home Shield

889 Ridge Lake Blvd

AMF Electric, LLC

2955 Belgrade Street
Philadelphia

Andrew T. Ronon , Contractor

204 Grayling Ave
Narberth

APEX Inspections INC

PO Box 63827
Philadelphia

Area Public Adjusters

12325 Academy Rd - #57
Philadelphia

Atlantic Lead Consultants Inc

208 Westminster Place
Ambler

Basement Systems USA

2092 E Old Philadelphia Rd

Bellweather Construction, LLC

4613 Woodland Avenue
Philadelphia

BPG Home Inspections

289 Towne Center Blvd
Easton

Bruce Ensor Structural Engineer

500 N Front St
Lemoyne

Building Inspector Of America

668 Stony Hill Rd
Yardley

Carpentry USA LLC

PO Box 838
Doylestown

CAVELLA CONTRACTING

2818 Cedar Street
Philadelphia

Central Lending Svc Inc dba Credit Central

301 Oxford Valley Rd
Yardley

Chilmark Home Inspections

314 Winding Way
Glenside

CITIWIDE ADJUSTERS INC

Two Neshaminy Interplex Dr.
Trevose

Comfort Basement

1250 Bethlehem Pike
Hatfield

Contractors United Together

1220 N 60 st
Philadelphia

costa construction

506b myrtle ave
Horsham

CSI Group - Hygienitech Division

P.O. 311 575 route 73N

Dierolf Supply Company

311 County Line Rd
Gilbertsville

Dignity Community Construction

2509 W Lehigh Ave
Philadelphia

DONOVAN ELECTRIC

56169/5621 N LAWRENCE ST
Philadelphia

Downingtown Engineering Consultants

315 E Lancaster Ave
Downingtown

Dual Design / David W. Jackson

5951 N. Killdeer Dr.

E&E Inspect LLC

PO Box 116
Oreland

Eddie Russeck Public Adjusters Inc.

2211 Nadain Street
Phildadelphia

Elite InspectInsure

985 Old Eagle School Road
Wayne

Ellie Brown Public Insurance Adjuster

1324 S. Colorado st.
Philadelphia

EMCO Home Inspection

201 Roseview Dr
West Grove

Energy Coordinating Agency

106 West Clearfield St
Philadelphia

Environix Inc

Philadelphia

Everest Home Inspections

1050 Street Road #1640
Southampton

Expert Pest Control Inc

1726 Columbus Rd

FIRST CHOICE HOME INSPECTION CO INC

460 Newell Dr.
Huntingdon Valley

FM HOMECHECK INC

PO BOX 28363
Philadelphia

For Your Investment LLC

756 Burnley Circle
Springfield

Franklin Engineering, Inc.

P O Box 2622
Bala Cynwyd

GEORGE SPARKS INC

273 Richwood Rd

Giovanni Home Improvement, Inc.

2757 Coral Street
Philadelphia

Glenn Renovations & Remodeling

223 E Rockland St
Philadelphia

Helpful Home Inspectors LLC

21 Oakmont Pl.
Media

Homespect LLC

8 Elena Court

House Inspect

601 N Olive St
Media

HouseMaster Home Inspections

761 West Sproul Rd
Springfield

INDOOR SOLUTIONS, INC.

3333 Bryan court
Bensalem

Indoorsolutions,inc.

3333 Bryan Ct.
Bensalem

Inspect It 1st Property Inspection

24 Veterans Square
Media

Inspections Unlimited Inc

702 Manchester Dr
Ambler

Inspired Green - Southeastern Pennsylvania

1 International Plaza, Suite 550
Philadelphia

JC AFFORDABLE CONTRACTING

11762 brandon rd
Philadelphia

JC Contracting

40 Linestown Rd
Willow Street

JC Remodeling Inc

522 Brookside Ave
Yeadon

johnmadrak.com

220 ripka street
Philadelphia

JOSEPH FUNARI PUBLIC ADJUSTERS

2951 S 16TH ST
Philadelphia

JP Construction

203 Secretariat Dr
Lancaster

Jules Falcone and Associates

211 W. Knowlton Road
Media

Liberty Fire Sprinkler Co., Inc

416 Windsor Circle
Exton

M.E.D. Home Inspection Company

P.O. Box 16146
Philadelphia

Main Line Waterproofing

67 Greenfield Ave
Ardmore

Mcgyver Pest Control

46 Hampshire Ln

McKay Building Inspection Services LLC

131 N Savanna Dr
Pottstown

Metro Public Adjustment

1401 Chapel Ave W

Metro Public Adjustment

1401 W. Chapel Ave.

Mold Inspection & Testing Philadelphia PA

5044 Charles st.
Philadelphia

Morris Home Remodeling

2206 S Bucknell
Philadelphia

Mr. Handyman

King Of Prussia/Philadelphia

National Public Adjusters, Inc.

207 Buck Road
Holland

New Jersey Repair

417 Lafayette Ave

Petrill Construction Management LLC

505 Lombardy Road
Drexel Hill

PHILADELPHIA HOME INSPECTION INC

6031 SUMMERDALE AVE
Philadelphia

Philly Bed Bug Control

1229 Chestnut Street #238
Philadelphia

Pillar To Post

2607 Rhawn St
Philadelphia

Radon-Rid LLC

P.O. Box 1143
Oaks

Re-Volt Electric, LLC

61 S Morton Avenue
Morton

Real Estate Inspections

675 Featherbed Lane
Garnet Valley

Renaissance Co

30 S 54th St
Philadelphia

Rich's repair and remodeling

3518 W Crown Ave
Philadelphia

Rightway Waterproofing Co

3300 Agate St
Philadelphia

RP Adjustment Group, Public Adjuster

1101 Kings Highway North

S.P.T Home Services LLC

Washington Crossing

SAFE & SOUND HOME INSPECTIONS

1735 MARKET ST
Philadelphia

Scott Home Inspections

7398 Tohickon Hill Rd
Point Pleasant

Scowden Construction

112 E Broad
Hatfield

Sentinel Public Adjusters

637 Barton Run Blvd

Sharp Remodeling

961 Gravel Pike
Palm

Simple Solutions Home Repairs LLC

1316 Bigler Street
Philadelphia

Spartan Drywall LLC

220 West Johnson Hwy
Norristown

Specializing in Service

49 Delaware Street

Spector Construction Consultants

405 Rennard St
Philadelphia

Spotlight Home Inspection LLC

PO Box 75
Perkiomenville

SPY INSPECTIONS

101 S Broad Street Suite 100
Lansdale

SRS General Contractor

1602 Frankford Ave
Philadelphia

STERLING HOME INSPECTIONS

165 RED HAVEN DR
North Wales

Structural Engineering Consultants

139 Henley Rd
Wynnewood

The Claim Guide - Public Adjusters

1060 First Avenue
King Of Prussia

The Insurance Doctor, Inc

742 Gravel Hill Rd
Southampton

TILLMAN INSPECTIONS LLC

110 Hunt Club Ln
Newtown Square

Titan Home Inspections LLC

3213 Sunset Ave
Norristown

Tri-County Inspection Co

803 W Trenton Ave
Morrisville

Universal Enterprise

240 Fleet Wood St.

VALUE HOME INSPECTIONS

PO Box 613
Eagleville

ValueGuard Home Inspection

634 Pine Street
Philadelphia

VASS SIDING

PO Box 2604
Warminster

W J Quinn Enterprises LLC

7408 Whitaker Ave
Philadelphia

Wch companion care

2002 Liberty Place, Suite 703

Whispering Willows Inc.

2275 Keiper Road
Quakertown

Wilson Contractors

4545 Sherwood Road
Philadelphia

Ziegler Electric

807 Church St.
North Wales

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