HouseMaster Home Inspections of Philadelphia a
4.84505 stars - based on 1743 reviews
215-233-1130

HOME INSPECTION PROFESSIONALS

OF PHILADELPHIA AND SURROUNDING COUNTIES

MEET YOUR LOCAL HOME INSPECTION TEAM

We are HouseMaster—the nation’s most trusted name in home inspections. Providing thorough home inspections is what we do best. We consistently deliver the best service, comprehensive inspections and detailed reports, and we have tens of thousands of positive customer reviews prove it. HouseMaster inspectors have access to the most respected training and certification in the industry through National Institute of Building Inspectors, so that you can have confidence you’ve made the right move. Proudly serving the people of Philadelphia, Conshohocken, King of Prussia, Huntingdon Valley , Blue Bell and their neighboring communities.

Pete was very thorough and explained things to us as we went along. He also gave us his professional recommendation on things when we asked for it. He made the house inspection process less stressful.

– Caitlin S.
Willow Grove, PA.

Patrick was awesome. He walked first time buyers through the entire property and explained every step and made plenty of time for buyers questions and concerns.

– John M.
Philadephia, PA.

The inspector Pete Kuryluk was knowledgeable, friendly, and was not an alarmist as some inspectors tend to be. He was honest and forthright and didn't call something a defect when it was only a maintenance issue. Extremely thorough - he crawled, climbed and inspected every nook and cranny that was accessible, even under tight and nasty conditions in order to get as much checked out as anyone could for the benefit of the buyer. I was impressed and would request him by name for the next inspection. Thank you.

– Mathew B.
Chalfont, PA.

Patrick was very personable and explained the entire process before we started. He was on time and started right away with showing us were the most important equipment was located within the house. He worked with us to educate us on how to properly maintain the systems within the house as well. I would recommend House Master to anyone looking to purchase a house.

– Carolyn D.
Philadelphia, PA.

The inspector Peter was very informative and answered all of my questions. He gave us his honest opinions and looked over areas that my realtor and I had noticed during our initial viewing. He also gave us recommendations on maintaining some of the major elements in the home.

– Philicia C.
Phildelphia,PA.

From the start the representative that assisted me with all the information necessary for a first time buyer about what they provide as an licensed home inspector. They where very friendly and respectable of all question and concerns. I was provided with everything that I was told that I would be. The inspector was on time for the appointment as well as he was very delegate with taking the time to inspect from bottom to top and front to back. He even provided pictures for explanation of any findings. Overall they are a phenomenal company and I would definitely recommend them!!!!

– Brandy H.
Philadelphia, PA.

Housemasters not only perform top of the line inspections but they also teach the Buyer about the mechanics of the home.

– Tyra W.
Philadelphia, PA.

I have recommended House Masters for numerous inspections within the past several months for my buyers. My clients and I are always pleased with his expertise and friendly professionalism. I will continue to recommend your company in the future!

– Christine S.
Philadelphia, PA.

INSPECTION SERVICES

ROOFING
EXTERIOR ELEMENTS
INTERIOR ELEMENTS
FOUNDATION AND SUBSTRUCTURE
KITCHEN
HEATING SYSTEM
COOLING SYSTEM
ELECTRICAL
PLUMBING
ROOFING

What we inspect: Visible roof covering materials, (shingles), flashings at roof penetrations and valleys, skylights, chimneys, gutters and downspouts. We assess the condition of these elements for proper function; looking for evidence of leakage or worn, damaged, or missing components. Watch us in action!

EXTERIOR ELEMENTS

Here is what we inspect: Visible siding and trim, windows, doors, garages, porches, decks, stairs, and railings. We assess the elements for proper construction and function; looking for damage, missing components or other conditions that might lead to infiltration or functional concerns. Watch us in action!

INTERIOR ELEMENTS

What we inspect: visible areas of all walls, ceilings, stairways, representative windows and doors, and attic areas for signs of leakage and damage, sagging or other structural concerns. Windows will be operated to determine function. In accessible attics, besides assessing structural components, we will note insulation and ventilation conditions. Watch us in action!

FOUNDATION AND SUBSTRUCTURE

What we inspect: Visible load-bearing framing components, foundation walls, slabs, piers and columns and major structural components. Visible, accessible structural components will be assessed for function and presence of damage, decay or defects. We look for water penetration at below grade areas. Watch us in action!

KITCHEN

What we inspect: Plumbing fixtures and built-in appliances. We check plumbing fixtures looking for water pressure or drainage issues and visible signs of leaks. We check basic operational modes of the appliances and ventilators and look at cabinets and countertops for significant deficiencies.  Watch us in action!

HEATING SYSTEM

What we inspect: Visible components of the central AC or heat pump system including condensers and air handlers, and the distribution ductwork. We operate the systemto assess function and condition of the accessible indoor/ outdoor components. The distribution system will also be assessed. Watch us in action!

COOLING SYSTEM

What we inspect: Visible components of the central AC or heat pump system including condensers and air handlers, and the distribution ductwork. We operate the systemto assess function and condition of the accessible indoor/ outdoor components. The distribution system will also be assessed. Watch us in action!

ELECTRICAL

What we inspect: Visible service panels components and household wiring and devices. We assess the condition of readily accessible panel components, note the presence of GFCIs, AFCIs, smoke alarms and check the operation of representative outlets, switches, fixtures and other devices. Watch us in action!

PLUMBING

What we inspect: Visible water supply piping, distribution piping, waste system piping, water heaters and plumbing fixtures. Also includes inspection of the physical condition of piping, kitchen and bathroom fixtures; tubs, showers, toilets, and operation to assess flow, drainage and leakage. Water heating components will also be assessed. Watch us in action!

ADDITIONAL SERVICES

RADON SCREENING
WOOD DESTROYING INSECTS
MOLD SCREENING
NEW CONSTRUCTION
COMMERCIAL /MULTIPLE DWELLING PROPERTY
PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE INSPECTION
RADON SCREENING

A short-term test is performed to determine the possible presence of elevated levels of radon gas pursuant to local regulations or practices for real estate transactions. Radon is an odorless, colorless and radioactive byproduct of natural soil decay known to increase the risk of cancer in those exposed.

WOOD DESTROYING INSECTS

A Termite Inspection (also referred to as a Wood Destroying Inspection or Wood Destroying Organism Inspection) includes a visual examination of the readily accessible areas of the home for evidence of wood-destroying insect activity such as termites, or carpenter ants or the visible damage caused by infestations.

MOLD SCREENING

Screening includes: air and/or surface (bulk) sampling to determine presence of elevated levels of mold spores or verify presence of a mold growth.  Includes one air sample in one interior area and one outdoor control sample, with surface sampling of random or requested suspect mold growths. Processed by a qualified lab to determine results.

NEW CONSTRUCTION

Inspections include: draw inspection (verification of installed elements for lender release of funds); phase inspections (conducted at several stages of the construction process); and inspections of new homes ready for occupancy and assessment of the condition of installed components to supplement code compliance inspection provided by local authorities.

COMMERCIAL /MULTIPLE DWELLING PROPERTY

Inspections include: inspection of the visible and readily accessible areas of the roof, structure, mechanical and electric components of the public areas of a building, as well as all or representative individual dwelling or office/store units, as requested by the client.

PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE INSPECTION

This inspection involves: a review of the condition of the exterior and interior components of a home and the systems. Includes review of the roof, flashings, insulation issues, heating and air conditioning units, grading, the proper function of appliances and plumbing, electric components, smoke alarms for deferred maintenance and recommended action.