Concerned about the condition the home you're considering buying is in?

We have the experience the city of Philadelphia has trusted to inspect some of their most prestigious buildings. With our home inspections, you can rest assured that you'll know what you're getting into with your home purchase.

A Home Inspection You Can Trust.

We're a member of The American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI), North America’s oldest and most respected professional society of home inspectors.

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A detailed, easy to understand report.

Once your inspection is completed, you'll receive a full report describing the state of the home and our professional suggestions on what should be done within 24 hours.

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About FM Homecheck Inc.

FM Homecheck Inc. services the Greater Philadelphia area, bringing 25 years of construction and home inspection knowledge to every client we serve. With every one of our services you can expect the following:

  • Friendly and knowledgeable inspectors who take the time to walk you through the inspection process.
  • Complete inspection report within 24 hours.
  • Acceptance of all forms of payment.

We make it a point to ensure your satisfaction because we really do appreciate your business.

Our goal is to provide accurate information to buyers and sellers of Real Estate, residential or commercial, to help ensure that they are able to make an educated and informed decision regarding their Real Estate purchase.

Francis M. McGovern, Jr., Owner of FM Homecheck

Customer Testimonials

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Being a first time homeowner can be scary but Fran was great. He explained everything as he went along. He also educates you on things you should know as a homeowner. I would definitely refer Fran to others.

Cher T.

I agree with all these comments. Fran is great! Use him!

Shimon S.

Fran was Wonderful! He explained everything and made us feel at ease about the whole process. I highly recommend Fran.

Randy R.

Fran was excellent! I was nervous because I didn't have a friend's recommendation for an inspector yet Fran's professionalism and knowledge reassured me immediately. The report of his findings was detailed, thorough and I was amazed at how quickly he submitted it that same day. I recommend him highly.

Tom M.

fran was great he find things that i could see in the house i recommend him as a great home inspection thanks fran

Salwa M.

My wife and I were walked through the entire home inspection process and all of our concerns were answered each step of the way. Fran took his time with us and gave us a very detailed inspection report. Can't recommend this service enough.

Kevin M.

Fran was by far the greatest. He's a true Professional. The home inspection was very thorough and very informative. I am truly appreciative of his recommendations as well as his expertise.

Dana R.

This was the best crash course on what to look for in a home, Fran really made me understand to the fullest what and how to check for problems or things that may later cause problems. He also showed us things we would have never thought of.......I would look straight for him in any future home inspections for myself and friends/family

Edward E.

Was punctual,friendly,and explained everything for a beginner to understand. Will recommend and use again if need be.

Jerry B.

Fran was great. He explained everything if you were sure how something worked. He thoroughly checked the house over and gave great suggestions and made everything easy to understand. I would definitely use again. Thanks ks for the good inspection. Will recommend

Robert S.

I have always liked Fran as my inspector. He is thorough , prompt and courteous. Unfortunately through no fault of Fran, we could not complete the inspection because of HVAC and roof access issues but he offered to come back as soon as the seller gets these issues straightened out.

Conny C.

Fran was thorough, prompt and professional. He took the time to explain everything to us and what to expect, which was especially helpful as first time home buyers.

Chris S.

We got a recommendation from friends to use Fran. They said he was great, thorough and very knowledgeable. The definitely meet those expectations and I would recommend him to everyone I know.

Heather N.

Fran was excellent. He was prompt, extremely professional and thorough and yet took the time to explain what he was doing and why. Gave recommendations and even gave advice on how not to get scammed! I highly recommend Fran and home check for future house inspections!!

Steuart W.

Good morning, I am pleased of the work performed by your agency. I was educational and very instructive. I learned a lot and it has helped me make a rational and reasonable decision. I recommend Fran. He is a dedicated and conscientious professional.

Papa S.

I was happy with Fran's work during my home inspection. As a first time home buyer he explained everything he was doing and made sure I understand everything. I would recommend Fran to anyone who needs a home inspection

Mike A.

I have used his services multiple times and I am extremely happy with Fran services every single time. Very thorough while doing inspections and very well experienced.. I highly recommend him 100%!!!

Kathaleen R.

Fran did an excellent job and was extremely thorough and did a great job of explaining everything to me. As a first time homebuyer, this was much appreciated.

Rob H.

Having Fran as my inspector was fun, informative and very professional! Fran was polite, easy to talk to Extremely Knowledgeable and made me feel as though we knew each other for year. Fran was on time and talked me through everything he was doing as well as everything he saw as a problem or just to inform me as a soon to be homeowner. As a professional in the Pharmacuetical Industry and as a Certified Professional Teacher, I would highly Recommend Fran as a Home Inspector!

Russell W.

As a Real Estate professional having a good home Inspector is very important. He is knowledgeable, thorough and educational. From being on time, patient and making his reports easy to read makes Fran my go to home Inspector.

Margie K.

Fran was great!! The inspection was very thorough and educational. During the inspection, he pointed out things that that I could do to improve the efficiency and safety of the house. I highly recommend Fran.

Adrian G.

Fran was extremely thorough and professional. Fantastic home inspection. Worth every penny. Highly recommended!!!

Katie D.

Frequently Asked Questions

FM Homecheck was started in 1994 by Fran McGovern after spending 15 years in the commercial construction business. Since then, he’s completed over 4,000 fee paid commercial and residential inspections.

We use custom inspection software to produce easy to read reports that comply with all state regulations and exceed ASHI standards. You can expect to receive it by e-mail within 24 hours of your inspect. You can download a sample report here.

We inspect all types of properties! Row homes, twin homes, single-family homes, commercial buildings, condominiums, warehouses, hospitals, and any other sort of property inspection you might need. Feel free to contact us if you’re unsure.

We accept all forms of payment for your inspection, be it cash, check, money order, or even credit card. With our smart phone we can process or swipe your credit card at the inspection!

Contact Us

If you have any questions or concerns, don't hesitate to reach out to us for help. Either give us a call, send us an e-mail, or just fill out the form below, and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.

Contact Information

  • Office is open Monday through Saturday, 7:00 AM-7:00 PM
  • PO Box 28363, Philadelphia, PA 19149
  • 215-333-9075