ValueGuard Home Inspection

A 223 Reviews

Founded 1997 • Angie's List since June 2004

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Hours

Monday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Company Contact

600 Chestnut St Suite 675

Philadelphia, PA 19106

Description

Buying a home can be stressful. Choosing a home inspector shouldn’t be. We understand the anxiety and stress that comes with buying a new home. Hiring an inexperienced home inspector can leave you vulnerable to costly defects, poor advice, and unnecessary delays. Our inspection professionals are selected based on experience and reputation and all have completed rigorous testing, training and continuing education. Schedule Online, Request a Quote or Call our friendly, knowledgeable local staff....

Verified Reviews

223 Total Reviews
Reviews by Rating
A Rated
209
B Rated
7
C Rated
3
D Rated
1
F Rated
3
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RATED

12/16/2019

This was my second time working with Mike Kelley as the home inspector. Mike is friendly, knowledgeable, and very thorough in conducting the inspection. ValueGaurd also sent two separate inspectors to complete the Wood Infestation and Radon Inspection. Everyone was there on time and the work was completed as expected.

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
Home Inspection

CATEGORY pest control,home inspection,radon testing

COST $780

SERVICES PERFORMED? Yes

HIRE AGAIN? Yes

WORK COMPLETED ON 12/10/2019

SERVICE PROVIDER RESPONSE

Thank you for taking the time out to leave a review! We appreciate you trusting ValueGuard and Mike Kelley with inspections of two properties. Please do not hesitate to contact our office if we can assist you further in the future.
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05/19/2019

Mike Kelley from ValueGuard did a really excellent job with our home inspection. We were buying an older home and knew it needed 'a little work'. However, the scope of issues found was astounding. Windows, doors, roof, water infiltration, etc. we quickly realized that it would take months/years to fix the major issues and a whole lot of cash. Everything was well documented and photographed in the ...

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
Home inspection

CATEGORY home inspection

COST $400

SERVICES PERFORMED? Yes

HIRE AGAIN? Yes

WORK COMPLETED ON 05/10/2019

A

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09/06/2018

TRhe inspector was great. He talked through everything with me as he was going through the house. He wrote up a detailed but easy you understand inspection report.

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
Home inspection

CATEGORY home inspection

SERVICES PERFORMED? Yes

HIRE AGAIN? Yes

WORK COMPLETED ON 06/15/2018

B

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04/09/2018

The inspector was very personable, knowledgeable, and professional, my issues with Valueguard were the price, and level of detail in the final report. I have used other home inspection companies before and I found Value Guard to be overpriced. Similar services have cost me over $100 less with other companies I have used in the past. The report that value guard sent me was detailed, however estimat...

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
Home inspection

CATEGORY pest control,home inspection,radon testing

COST $769

SERVICES PERFORMED? Yes

WORK COMPLETED ON 03/19/2018

A

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03/26/2018

Went really well. Inspector was very thorough, wasn't afraid to question things, and took the time to educate me throughout the process.

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
New construction home inspection

CATEGORY home inspection

SERVICES PERFORMED? Yes

HIRE AGAIN? Yes

WORK COMPLETED ON 10/27/2017

B

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11/27/2017

During the inspection, the inspector was pleasant to work with. But, he missed a crack in the basement wall which we found out only after the settlement. It was in a location which shouldn’t have been missed. So felt real bad about it, after seeing it. After contacting Valueguard team, they were prompt in issuing refund and resolving the issues.

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
Home inspection before purchasing the home

CATEGORY home inspection

COST $746

SERVICES PERFORMED? Yes

WORK COMPLETED ON 10/06/2017

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10/31/2017

As a first time home buyer I was very overwhelmed trying to find the perfect inspector. With a number of companies online and so many reviews, I wasn't sure what to do. A co-worker then highly recommended Value Guard, and specifically Steven Haslam. I looked him up online, and after noticing all the great reviews, I knew he'd be my guy. I called Value Guard and sat up the appointment to have Steve...

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
House inspection.

CATEGORY home inspection

SERVICES PERFORMED? Yes

HIRE AGAIN? Yes

WORK COMPLETED ON 10/31/2017

F

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09/21/2017

Mike Kelley inspected our home for a potential buyer. We had a custom built in entertainment center in the basement that had an access panel to the main water shut off. Instead of using the panel, Mike ripped the entire entertainment center from the wall! Pulled off the trim, paint, caulk, some pieces of wood and everything else that it was attached to. A carpenter would be needed to repair the da...

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
Home inspection for potential buyer.

CATEGORY home inspection

SERVICES PERFORMED? Yes

WORK COMPLETED ON 08/11/2017

SERVICE PROVIDER RESPONSE

We sincerely regret any inconvenience that our inspection may have caused this homeowner. We have reached out to this reviewer, but our efforts to find a reasonable resolution have gone unanswered.
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08/28/2017

ValueGuard was able to schedule an appointment quickly and did a very thorough inspection. They did a very good job and took pictures of everything along the way, making the negotiation process simpler.

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
ValueGuard did a full home inspection for a house I was under contract to buy.

CATEGORY home inspection

SERVICES PERFORMED? Yes

HIRE AGAIN? Yes

WORK COMPLETED ON 08/01/2017

A

RATED

07/13/2017

The inspector arrived several minutes early and educated my wife and I about the home inspection process. Once the inspection began he explained what he was doing each step of the way, specifically what he was looking for/at. He provided real-time feedback on what he saw and also provided helpful tips as to what was in good shape, what we should budget for repair in the future and what needed to b...

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
Home inspection including termite and radon testing.

CATEGORY home inspection

COST $739

SERVICES PERFORMED? Yes

HIRE AGAIN? Yes

WORK COMPLETED ON 07/13/2017

Services Offered

Experienced, certified and licensed home inspection services including buyer and seller home inspections, condo inspections and Pennsylvania State Certified radon testing. We will arrange a certified termite inspection (WDI) with your home inspection. We also inspect multi-family homes (duplex, triplex,quad) and commercial properties throughout Greater Philadelphia and Southeastern Pennsylvania.

Services Not Offered

NA

General Information
Free Estimates
Yes
Eco-Friendly Accreditations
No
Payment Options
Check, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express
Emergency Service
No
Warranties
No