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I scheduled our appointment four days prior, then had to reschedule due to a snow storm. I called to reschedule on Tuesday (originally scheduled for Thursday) and they even offered to do it the very next day for me. Michael Kelley arrived on time and was very helpful and informative. We were told the inspection would take 2-2.5 hours for our 1100 sq foot home, but Mike spent almost 3.5-4 hours going through everything with a fine tooth comb. He was extremely thorough. He walked around the exterior twice and all around the roof, climbed into all crawl spaces and the attic, and tested everything. He even opened up the thermostats on the water heater to see what they were set at and to see if it was set properly. His report was extremely thorough, complete with pictures, and was delivered in less than 18 hours. He pointed out problems that need to be fixed, suggestions on how to improve things, and every potential safety hazard.

Overall, I was quite impressed with Mike & ValueGuard, and I would definitely hire them again in the future.
J. Kristensen


I hired ValueGuard previously for another house inspection for a deal that thankfully didn’t go through. The inspection caught some serious structural issues that we were happy to walk away from. On the second inspection, this time a different and far more well-kept house, ValueGuard did another great job. I requested Reid Stever for both inspections because he was extremely personable, patient and informative as I asked many questions. I’d hire him again, even though I hope don’t have to (at least anytime soon)!
J David – Philadelphia


Philadelphia Home InspectionThe inspector I had was not only thorough, but educated me on the important parts of my home. I felt throughout the process that Bradley Longosky had my best interest in mind, and left no stone unturned. As a first time home buyer I felt my interest was protected, and that I gained important knowledge about my new property!
A. Gallagher – Philadelphia, PA


West Chester Home InspectionVery thorough inspection (more than what I am used to in buying prior homes), and the report was excellent in terms of detail.
M.Richards – West Chester, PA


Philadelphia Home Inspections As a first time home owner, listening to Mike during the inspection was invaluable for me to properly care for and maintain my house.
D. Schiffner – Philadelphia, PA


Mike Baltrush was very impressive… even to my husband who is an engineer. He was punctual, professional and knowledgeable. Mike explained everything he was doing and what he was looking for. Mike spent a lot of time with us and answered all our questions and concerns. He pointed out many items we had missed. We feel he did a thorough job and are completely satisfied with the results. In addition, we had our report in hand first thing Monday morning. Our inspection was Saturday afternoon. We would highly recommend Mike and would definitely use him again.
A Beilecky – Phoenixville


Drexel Hill, PA Home InspectionCory was great- very knowledgeable and he really took his time to explain things to us. This is our first home purchase and the whole inspection process was a lot easier than I expected it to be! Thanks!
J. McCleary – Drexel Hill, PA


Philadelphia Home Inspection Mike Bluestein was fantastic to work with, flexible, and had a network of specialist experts to rely on for more detailed questions. This was on of the most easy, interesting and enjoyable aspects of buying our home.
C. Huntington – Philadelphia, PA


Reid was professional, personable, and very accommodating. The final report was prompt, thorough, and easily understandable.
R Gross – Philadelphia


Mike Bluestein was AWESOME! He met us 30 minutes early on a Saturday – we made an appointment 1 week in advance. He started with the exterior front and sidewalks. Then he inspected the back exterior and roof. He always climbs up on the roof and took pictures so he could show myself who remained on the ground. We then went on to the basement. All the while Mike looked at everything and explained why it was fine or why it wasn’t fine. He was able to give us general price estimates and how big or small he considered a repair. He advised us if he would personally replace something right away or if a fixture still had a year or two of useful life left in it. He explained in depth about clues that give away moisture leakage and how firewalls work. I felt like I had been given a free class on home safety and general construction. My husband spoke with him for almost 25 minutes after the inspection and Mike answered every single one of his questions very thoroughly and patiently. It was clear that Mike scheduled plenty of time between his other job and was not going to leave until we were ready.
MC Lay – Philadelphia


I have nothing bad to say about ValueGuard. Will definitely recommend you to friends and family members looking for home inspectors and will use you again when we buy our next home. The only trouble we had was with the homeowner, and Cory kept his cool the entire time and was able to get the job done!
E. Kwiecinski – Phoenixville


Doylestown Home Inspection Brad was great and very helpful and “realistic”. Didn’t let me worry about things that weren’t worth worrying about.
J. Gonzalez – Doylestown, PA


Cory and ValueGuard were top-notch! Very professional and over-the-top knowledgeable about his work. We will ask for and refer Cory again and again.
T.Rimmer – Morgantown, PA


Mike was wonderful. We appreciated that he took his time and explained everything in detail. Thanks to his inspection we were able to negotiate many needed repairs to the home and feel satisfied and confident with our purchase.
A. Kent – Philadelphia, PA


Mike Pistor was simply great. A true professional
R. Vieira – Philadelphia, PA


Thanks for the inspection, used your service two years ago when helping our son purchase his first home, you inspected two home for us that time, so we were sure to call you for this home purchase as well. [Cory Shalaway was the inspector]
S. Gilliland – Pottstown, PA


Inspector was very knowledgeable and helpful in pointing out out all the the things i needed to know about my soon to be new home.
D. Caruso – Skippack, PA


You gave the excellent service you promised to give. Would highly recommend and already have! [Mike Baltrush was the inspector]
S. Riesterer – Feasterville, PA


“Brad was at the house before I even arrived, already inspecting the house He made the process very easy, he was professional and friendly. I would absolutely recommend ValueGuard to everyone I know that is buying a home. Thanks so much!”
C. Rieder – Philadelphia, PA


All inspection team members were very, very good.
Prompt. Professional. Properly attired. Courteous. Great job, gentlemen. [Bradley Longosky was the inspector]
T. Farnie – Eagleville, PA


With the inspection report you supplied to us we were able to go back to the owner and try to renegotiate the purchase price because of the issues found. [Mike Baltrush was the inspector]
Upper Darby Township Volunteer Fireman’s Relief Association


Our inspector Bradley was excellent. He was prompt, friendly, and very helpful. He discovered a major issue in our new home that was not on previous reports allowing us to get credit from the seller. I would recommend him and ValueGuard to friends and family.
C. Schnell – Philadelphia, PA


Mike was unbelievably thorough. Our friends and family were shocked at the level of thoroughness. Mike educated us, and provided detailed reporting with pictures. Mike was also very friendly and professional. We have already recommended to friends! [Mike Baltrush was inspector]
M&S Rygler – West Chester, PA


Everything was excellent all-around, from the office communication to a very thorough inspection and detailed report… We would highly recommend!
E. Shultz – Springfiled, PA


Drexel Hill Home InspectionCory was amazing. We had a lot of people (fathers, a sister and a mom) all at our inspection in and Cory was very tolerant of all our company and my dad said that he had a great time following Cory around for our inspection. Cory was extremely knowledgeable and thorough! He helped us to feel like we understood our home a little bit better and helped our whole family have fun doing it. We will definitely recommend him to anyone who is looking for a home inspector. Thank you!
K&A Behringer – Drexel Hill, PA


Our inspector explained a lot of unique things to older homes – very knowledgeable and we appreciated it.
A. Skiles – Kennett Square, PA


Cory was terrific to work with. He took his time and showed us everything we needed to know about the house in detail. He was very thorough and gave us suggestions on what we needed to prioritize in terms of repair or replacement.
J. Brangiel – Broomall, PA


Everything was great! Mike was there before we arrived, he walked us through the entire process, step-by-step, stopping along the way to tell us how we can fix certain things ourselves, or how to go about getting a professional to come in to take care of it. Mike took a number of photos of any issues he found, so I’m confident that everything we saw on the inspection made it into the report. Thank you!
C. LaRoche – Abington, PA


Bradley was awesome! He was very informative.
D. Brown – Philadelphia, PA


Mike Pistor is terrific. My agent complained that he took longer than other inspectors she’s worked with, which was A-OK by me. He was knowledgeable, solicitous, and couldn’t have been more professional, so I was comfortable that the inspection was as thorough as possible.
J.S – Philadelphia PA


Mike arrived for the inspection early and had a list of things to show me before even I walked in the door. He was very professional and most importantly, extremely thorough. Because of his experience as a contractor, he was very knowledgeable about all aspects of the home repairs needed. He was also able to give me a general idea for what I could expect to pay to have these things fixed. The day after the inspection I received his report, which included detailed descriptions of recommended repairs and photos for reference. Mike was great to work with and I had no problem asking him questions along the way. I would absolutely use them again and wouldn’t want to purchase another home without having them check it out first.
S. Wolfe


Bradley was our inspector. He was incredibly friendly, knowledgeable and did not rush us at all. he answered every question we had and was very thorough. The entire company was easy to deal with. I actually signed up online after chatting with someone on the internet. The reviews were great, and they were all accurate because it was a great experience. They were flexible with scheduling, prompt and just a great company to do business with. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!
J. Cary – Malvern, PA


They were very good. They explained everything. They have great customer service. The receptionist was very helpful as well.
J. Chinwalla – Bryn Mawr, PA


This is my first home inspection and I’m really really impressed how ValueGuard home inspections work. From the moment I called their number I was greeted with the polite and professional person who arranged a convenient date on Friday. When I arrived at the house on Friday from Value Guard was already there, he introduced himself to me and explained what he would be doing. We went through all areas of the house covering the areas of concern and after 2 hours or so I went away happy that a thorough inspection was done. This company is the best!
A. Jumani – Newtown, PA


I had Michael B. from Value Guard come out to look over a house that I am in the process of buying. He was at the house before me and was working away on the outside of the house. He was very friendly and willing to answer any question I had. He took his time and noted anything and everything he or I pointed out. I would use value guard again!
J. Jones – Spring City, PA


Cory was great! Very helpful and personable. We totally felt like he was someone who was gonna give it to us straight – the good and the bad. Which is exactly what we wanted.
Miles and Gracy K. – Swarthmore, PA


Extremely professional and friendly. Took his time and I enjoyed the whole experience.
A. Rackow – Cheltenham, PA


Mike was courteous and thorough. He communicated clearly and answered my questions about how we might correct some of the defects we discovered in the home.
T. Geiger – Glenside, PA


We’ve used Mike Baltrush’s services many times over the last few years on multiple properties (investments and homes) and we keep going back because he does such a great job. He’s always early and very professional, and can even dumb down some of the technical “stuff” so that we can all understand.
R. Marx – Wayne, PA


The inspector arrived 30 minutes prior to I. He was nice, down to earth, patient and appeared very knowledgable. He made my first home buying inspection experience hassle and drama free!
M. Houston – Folcroft, PA


Our inspector was extremely thorough and reviewed his findings at the end of his inspection. He made recommendations and was very knowledgeable. I would highly recommend this company for home inspections!
D. Ziegler – Newtown, PA


Philadelphia Home InspectionsMike Baltrush was AMAZING! Taught us so many things first-time homebuyers should know! We highly recommend Mike B!
T. Piergrossi – Philadelphia, PA


This was the second time Mike Pistor inspected a house for us. We specifically requested him since we had a good experience the first time. The first time he uncovered defects which caused us to pull out of the sale. This time he did a thorough job and found some problems that made us aware of what needed to be done before move in. We did buy the house. Mike does a great job!
S. Davis – Philadelphia, PA


Our inspector was extremely nice, helpful and knowledgeable. He answered all of our questions, and with that information, we purchased our first home with confidence. We are thrilled we chose your company.
R. Brooks – West Chester, PA


It was an excellent process and experience and I don’t give that compliment lightly. I am a very picky consumer.
C. Costagliola – Lincoln University


Cory was fantastic. He was early and spent some time checking out the exterior before we even got there which really helped to move things along for the inside inspection. He was very personable and quite funny which made the whole experience a little less painful. We’re grateful for his evaluation of the roof (it needed desperate replacing). We were able to convince the seller to fix it as part of the deal!
L Cheshire – Paoli, PA


Cory was awesome and very patient with my husband & me as we walked through our soon-to-be first home. He explained everything thoroughly and answered all of our questions, no matter how trivial they may have been. He was detail-oriented and really seemed to be looking out for our safety and best interests. Our inspection report was easy-to-read, organized, and full of helpful information that we will use as we move into our new home and start making repairs. We are really grateful for the education we received from our inspection!
L. Kilheffer – West Chester, PA


Overall we were very pleased, everything was explained to us and our inspector took time to make sure we knew about everything he was checking. If we ever buy another house we will go right to ValueGuard.
C. Oteri – Philadelphia, PA


I actually thought Bradley was amazing. We purchased a new construction house so he looked at everything, the normal inspection stuff and the cosmetic stuff as well. I could not have asked for anything better. The report stated everything so clearly it was easy to read and see every issue/concern. His professionalism, politeness and explanations were second to none. The things he pointed out were dead on and the builder agreed with the majority of things and fixed them accordingly. I honestly do not have a negative thing to say, home buying is stressful enough and this was the easiest part overall. If I ever need a home inspection again, I would definitely call ValueGuard again and would specifically request Bradley to do it.
D. Matz – Feasterville-Trevose, PA


Cory did a great job explaining everything he did & was very patient with all questions we had for him. This was extremely helpful to us and quite a learning experience. I’d highly recommend him to any potential home buyers. Thanks!
P. McCaffery – West Chester, PA


Mike did a very thorough and in-depth home inspection (2+ hours). We were very pleased with his work and would certainly recommend ValueGuard to others.
D. Marks – Philadelphia, PA


I had a great experience with Mike. He was very thorough and explained what he was looking for, why it was important, and lots of great tips for maintenance. He was fifteen minutes late for the appointment, but this was due to a traffic accident. He called to let me know of the delay, and was very courteous. I felt the report was very thorough and included the most important information needed as well as a lot of useful information any homeowner would need in caring for their new home.
J. Reyes – Philadelphia, PA


The process of buying a home is completely overwhelming, especially the first one! The employees of VG made it so much easier to understand the home inspection process. Bradley was VERY thorough and thoughtful in his explanations as well as timely in completing the report. He looked for and at things I didn’t even know existed in our house. I would absolutely recommend Value Guard.
M. Tempone & J. Seitz – Philadelphia, PA


This was our 1st home inspection and Cory Shalaway was there 30 mins early checking into some stuff. He seemed to really love his job and really care about finding problems so that we could know and fix them. Overall a very professional company and do the job right.
M. Allen – Glenside, PA


I am an Insurance Agent working out of a real estate office. I have been sharing my experience and your information with all my realtors. I have approx. 200 realtors (between two offices) that I work with and hope their buyers have the same great experience!
L. Smith – Philadelphia, PA


I was very happy with Cory Shalaway and feel he helped me enormously in handling the issues with my home as well as future maintenance needs. This experience was hands-down a huge improvement compared to another company I used in the past. Cory was thorough, helpful, courteous, and professional. I have already recommended him on my Facebook page!
D. Bodden – Glen Mills, PA


This was a very complete inspection with Cory explaining as he needed to.We are the parents of clients and have spent the past 45 years rebuilding our older home. We attended the inspection and knew exactly what he was saying. We do need to thank Cory for all he did. This inspection gives us a punch list for the next 20 years, one that we did not have back in 1963 so we had to renovate as we discovered the problems, this makes it much easier.
P & M Baker – Malvern, PA


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