You've chosen a new home and it's time to have it inspected!

You have chosen an experienced company - Since 1993, Reliable Home Inspection Service, Inc. has earned the reputation of consistently providing thorough, easy-to-understand, professional, high-quality inspection reports.  Click on the SAMPLE REPORT to see what you can expect.  Your experienced, professional inspector will put his findings into perspective so you can move forward with your transaction with confidence.  We encourage you to attend your inspection if possible.  This is a great time to learn and ask questions when possible. Your report will be completed on-site and the inspector will email it to you on site!  Any additional services that you have ordered will also be electronically delivered to you! 

There is no safe level of radon

                                         In two 1999 reports, the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) concluded after an exhaustive review that radon in indoor air is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the U.S. after cigarette smoking. The NAS estimated that 15,000 - 22,000 Americans die every year from radon-related lung cancer. You cannot; see, feel, smell, or taste radon. Testing your home is the only way to know if you and your family are at risk from radon. 



                                         If high concentrations of radon are found in your home, you have several options. Since radon is only a problem when it is concentrated in high volume, improving the ventilation in an area is often sufficient to solve the problem. In other cases, it may be necessary to limit the amount of radon seeping into the home by sealing or otherwise obstructing the access points. Once again, a professional should be engaged to ensure the radon is effectively blocked. Typical radon mitigation systems can cost between $800 and $2500, according to the EPA. 


Any exposure poses some risk of cancer

Termite/ WDI

Termites & Wood Destroying Insects

                                         Wood destroying inspection reports encompass 5 insects, subterranean termite, carpenter bees, carpenter ants, old house borer, and powder post beetle.  This is an inspection often required by banks, regardless if it is required by your bank this inspection should be considered imperative for a home purchase. 


Mold Inspections

                                         We offer Air Quality Testing with full laboratory analysis of mold and other biological particles. Indoor Air Quality Testing is very important for families with children with asthma or people with mold allergies or a history of mold-related illnesses.


As an independent third-party inspection firm, you can rest assured knowing that your inspection will be performed by a non-biased Certified Mold Inspector.      

We Have Ladders, and Aren't Afraid to Use Them!

                                         Lead is a highly toxic metal used for many years in products in and around homes. Lead’s adverse health effects range from behavioral problems and learning disabilities to seizures and death. Because their bodies are growing quickly, children age 6 and under are at greatest risk. Primary sources of lead exposure for children are deteriorating lead-based paint, lead-contaminated dust, lead, and lead contaminated residential soil. The lead might be present in any home built up until the 1940s. Homes built before 1986 are more likely to have lead pipes, joints, and solder.


Since the 1980s, EPA and its federal partners have banned or limited lead used in consumer products, including residential paint. Federal regulations limiting the amount of lead in paint sold for residential use started in 1978. If your property was built before 1978 or you are considering remodeling, renovating, or repair, you may wish to think about the lead inspection.


We have 2 Lead Risk Assessors on staff.


Paint Testing

Toxic Metal

                                         The answer to this question depends on several factors. It concerns your health and the health of your family, so you need to know some basic facts. The only way to tell if your drinking water is safe is to have it tested by a certified lab. Bacteria, parasites, and viruses are invisible to the naked eye so water which looks and tastes good may not necessarily be safe to drink.

In addition to illness, a variety of less serious problems such as taste, color, odor, and staining of clothes or fixtures are signs of possible water quality problems. Other things to think about include the nearness of your water well to septic systems and the composition of your home’s plumbing materials.   


For a list of tests that we offer please                

Should I Have My Water Tested?


The Company You Can Trust

Reliable Home Inspection Service

Inspecting homes in  DE, PA & MD since 1993!


DE: (302) 993-9100

PA : (610) 388-7911

MD: (410) 392-2200

TOLL FREE: (877) 993-9100

TEXT:  (302) 232-5434

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