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Reliable Home Inspection Service 

Experience. Stability. Professionalism.

Delivering piece of mind since 1993

*Our inspections are performed by credentialed ASHI Inspectors*

Other credentials should be questioned.
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Choose a Reliable Property Inspector

As the area's largest home inspection company inspecting homes in Delaware, Pennsylvania and Maryland, we know the local housing stock well. We are a leader in the field of home inspection by also providing radon testing & mitigationseptic system inspection and testingwell water testing; mold testing and lead testing

Through our sister company, Affordable Pest Control Service, we are able to provide termite inspections, wood destroying insect (WDI) reports and treatments. Have the largest home inspection company in the area on your team!

Schedule your inspection today (877) 993-9100

Does your home have a roof?  Do you want it walked if possible?

Does your home inspector own ladders tall enough to get on the roof?
Is he or she even qualified to inspect your home? unlined chimney

Before you schedule your inspection based on price alone, you should know what they are going to inspect and not inspect.  Also, make sure that your inspector is qualified.(some certifications should be questioned)

Could this old unlined chimney have been seen if the roof was not walked?

If your inspector shows up without ladders, chances are he did not plan on inspecting from the roof top.

Reliable home inspectors are selected, trained, and monitored--not self appointed.

Home Inspections

In both new and older homes, the best way to ensure that you are well informed about the strenghts and weaknesses of a property is with a Reliable Home Inspection Service, Inc. professional home inspection.

The purpose of a home inspection is to determine if there are any Major Problems with any of the structural or mechanical systems of the home, which could significantly affect the value of the property.  As your inspector goes through his procedure he will uncover many minor problems as well.  After the actual inspection portion of the work is complete, your inspector will review the inspection report with you and point out the singificance of each item he reports.

A home inspeciton is an educaitonal experience for our cusomers.  If you do not attend and participate, you are missing out on the full benefit of our service.  Therefore, we highly recommend you attend the inspeciton so you can get the most value from our work.

There are many benefits to attending and participating in the home inspection.  First, you're more able to appreciate what a through and detailed job your inspector does.  You can learn about the maintenance that your property might require.  You will learn how to shut the water off and where other major plumbing shutoff valves and system controls are located. Your inspector can demonstate how to shut off the power and gas.  You'll also learn how to change the filters on your HVAC system, etc. If the inspector observes any problems, you can see them first hand.  This can make the answers to your questions easier to understand.

Unfortunatley, it isn't always possible for the customer to attend the inspection. If you can't be at the property for the entire inspection (1 1/2 - 3 hours), try to arrive at the end of the inspection so the inspector can review the findings with you and you can ask questions. If you can't attend at all, after you get a copy of the report, call the inspector and they will be happy to review the report with you.

Once more, we encourage you to attend the inspection if at all possible. 

We do offer a variety of discounts, so be sure to call our office for pricing!

Check out our radon section to see if your radon reduction system is reducing radon in your basement and adding it to your bedroom. 

  • Wilmington, Delaware                                      302-993-9100
  • Bear,Delaware                                                302-834-1393
  • Newark, Delaware                                           302-455-1200
  • Dover, Delaware (Kent County)                         302-734-4244
  • Rehoboth, Delaware (Sussex County)                 302-227-5885
  • Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania                               610-388-7911

(Chester & Delaware counties, city of Philadelphia and portions of the counties of Lancaster, Berks, Montgomery and Bucks)

  • Elkton, Maryland (Cecil County)                          410-392-2200