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A home Inspection is not only a vital step in buying and owning a home, but also a great way to save money down the road and ensure your family's health and safety for years to come. In today's market, home inspections can be performed before settlement or after settlement.

A reliable home inspection is a crucial step in buying a house. Whether you had to waive your inspection to have your offer accepted or the sellers didn't allow you to have an inspection before buying the home, it's not too late to have your home inspected. An inspection can help you discover any defects present and prioritize repairs to address first.


Looking to buy a new home? Our thorough inspection service can help you make an informed decision. We'll answer all your questions about the property from the foundation to the roof and everything in between. Plus we never charge extra for Saturday inspections. Trust us to give you the information you need to make the right home buying decision. 

OUR thorough home inspection will answer all these questions and more.

And unlike some other inspection companies, we will NEVER upcharge or add on additional fees for Saturday Home Inspections.

A Home Inspection is an Objective Visual Examination of a House’s Physical & Mechanical Structures & Systems.



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Our ASHI Certified Inspectors will Examine and Inspect:

  • Framing (structure)

  • Roof : The inspector will WALK the roof.

  • Attic

  • Foundation

  • Walls, windows, and doors

  • Electrical system

  • Plumbing system

  • Heating and air conditioning systems

  • Kitchen

  • Bathrooms

  • Exterior

  • Attached structures (decks, etc.)

  • All mechanical systems

  • Crawlspace: The inspector will go INTO the crawlspace

  • Grounds, Drainage & Grading

  • Inspect and report the quality & life expectancy of all major systems

  • General Interior of the home

  • For mobile homes and trailers, inspections will go UNDER the home

  • Additional Permanent Structures can also be inspected: Please contact the office for information & cost

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Why is walking the roof important?

The roof protects the rest of the home from water damage, insects, mold, and more. Keeping the roof in good repair prevents other repairs entirely.

Boots on the roof are more likely to find soft spots than a drone is.

The roof is one of the most expensive home repairs. A new roof can cost between $10,000 and $15,000.

​ It's always a good idea to walk with your inspector the inspection and ask any questions you may have about the components of your. This is also an excellent opportunity to learn about the operation of your home. Your inspector will go over essential home operation items such as how to shut off water, the location of plumbing shutoff valves, how to shut off power and gas, how to change the filters on your HVAC system, and more.

Our professional inspector will conduct a thorough inspection of your home, taking pictures of any areas of concern and creating a detailed report on the conditions of the property. The inspection process usually takes around three hours, and we deliver your digital report on the same day. We'll also discuss our findings with you, as well as provide advice on the care and maintenance of your home. If you can't attend the inspection, we'll be happy to review the report and go over the findings with you at your convenience.

Why Choose a Reliable Home Inspection?

  • Reliable Home Inspections has been providing inspection services for over 30 years in Delaware, Maryland, and Pennsylvania. With over 10,000 homes and commercial properties inspected, our team has the experience and to ensure a thorough reliable inspection. Trust us to provide you with the information you need to make informed decisions about your property.

  • As ASHI Certified Inspectors, we hold the highest membership level in the American Society of Home Inspectors Our qualifications ensure that we provide top-notch inspection services for your home.

  • We understand the importance of detailed reports and we will provide you with a report that includes all the necessary information about the repairs needed today, tomorrow, and in the future. Our team is dedicated to ensuring that your property is in top condition and we will provide you with all the information you need to make informed decisions.

  • We pride ourselves on being your unbiased partner in the real estate industry. Our team coordinates with agents and builders to ensure that your needs are met, and we work solely for you. Trust us to provide you with the best possible service.

  • We understand how important your home is to you. That's why we conduct every home inspection with the utmost care and consideration, treating your house like it's our own. You can rely on us to provide reliable and trustworthy service.

  • Thorough inspections from roof to crawlspace. We go everywhere so you don't have to.

What You Need to Know Before Your Home Inspection


  • We recommend allowing three hours for the process. You can expect to receive a detailed report with photographs on the same day as the inspection. We also offer inspections on Saturdays for your convenience.


  • Attending a property inspection can be beneficial as it allows you to ask questions and get an understanding of the property's condition. If you can only part of the inspection, we recommend being there at the end so the inspector can go over their findings with you. However, if you can't attend at all, the inspector can discuss the results with you over the phone. Additionally, your agent can attend the inspection on your behalf.


  • Expect a professional reliable service from our team at Reliable Home Inspection. Our inspectors will arrive on time and in uniform ready to begin the inspection with the exterior areas of your home. Trust us to provide a thorough and detailed report of your property's condition.


  • Looking for a reliable home inspection service? Look no further! Our team inspects all types of homes, from single-family houses to luxury condos.

  • We leave no stone unturned, walking the roof* and crawling the crawlspace to ensure a thorough inspection. Contact us today to schedule your inspection!


  • We conduct home inspections in Pennsylvania; Philadelphia, Delaware Valley, and Chester Counties.

  • Delaware - All counties

  • Maryland - Cecil county


  • Looking for a reliable home service that won't let the weather get in the way? Look no further than us! We'll inspect your home rain or shine, and if the weather prevents us from inspecting your roof during the original appointment, we'll make a second trip at no extra charge. Trust us to get the job done right, no matter what the weather brings.


  • We offer these separately or with a Reliable Home Inspection for a significant discount. Please contact our office for more information on which additional service(s) and environmental testing may be right for you.

  • Radon

  • WDI

  • Mold

  • Lead 

  • Well Water Testing


  •  Your comprehensive home inspection report will be delivered to your email on the same day as the inspection. If you prefer a printed copy, please let us know and we will be happy to send one for you. 

  • Our ASHI-certified Home Inspector will provide you with a report that is organized by categories. Each defect will be accompanied by a detailed description and a photograph for your convenience. We strive to provide you with the most accurate and reliable information to help you make informed decisions about your home.

    1. Major Defects -  Significant issues that require the seller to fix before closing. These defects are typically broken items that will have a substantial monetary value to repair or require evaluation to determine the cost of a likely expensive repair. It's important to address these issues before finalizing the sale to ensure a smooth transaction. ASHI definition: An item that is broken and will have a substantial monetary value to repair, or needs evaluation to determine the cost of a likely expensive repair.​

    2. Safety Concerns - May or may not be expensive to fix, but they could be the cause of injury or harm. The seller is also required to fix these . ASHI definitions: An item that affects the safety of the occupants of the home and is in need of immediate repair.

    3. Service and Repair Items - These are smaller ticket items in need of repair. The seller does not fix these. ASHI definition: An item in need of repair or maintenance, the expected cost of which should be at a level less than that of a major defect, at the time of inspection. Also noted, may be some inaccessible items or items not working.

    4. Monitor and Maintain Items- Keep an eye on these, they're not broken yet, but they could use a little TLC. The seller is not required to fix these, ASHI definition: An item that will require immediate maintenance and should be carefully monitored to avoid larger problems.


  • Thank you for considering our home inspection services. In order to ensure a thorough inspection of all systems in your home, including electrical, plumbing, heating, and cooling, it is necessary for the utilities to be turned on during the inspection.

  • If the utilities are not on at the time of the original, we offer a re inspection service for an additional fee. Please contact our office to schedule a reinspection if needed.

    • Please note that reinspections are subject to an additional fee and are ONLY for items that were not able to be inspected at the original inspection.​

*Not all roofs can be walked, although most can. Clay and slate shingles are too fragile to be walked. Additionally, 12-pitch/metal roofs may be unsafe to walk. ​If we can't walk your roof then one of our licensed drone pilots will do a high-resolution drone roof inspection for no additional cost.


Interested in Learning More about a Reliable Home Inspection?
Contact our Office Today for Additional Information and Quotes:

Thank you for your interest in Reliable Home Inspection Service, for all your Inspection needs.

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