A home inspection is a non-invasive, visual examination of the accessible areas of a residential property, which is designed to identify defects within specific systems and components that are both observed and deemed material by the inspector. The home inspection is based on the observations made on the date of the inspection, and not a prediction of future conditions. The home inspection will not reveal every issue that exists or ever could exist, but only those material defects observed on the date of the inspection. Reliable Home Services LLC meets the State of Alabama Standards of Practice as well as InterNACHI Standards of Practice. You may view each of those standards by clicking here.

A Lateral Sewer Scope is a video inspection of the lateral sewer line leading from the house at/near the foundation and connecting to the city or HOA tap or septic tank. A lateral sewer line is the privately-owned pipeline connecting the property to the publicly-owned main sewer line, HOA tap, or septic tank. Defects or damages found in the lateral sewer could lead to costly repairs or replacement of the sewer lateral. Reliable Home Services LLC provides you with a video link to view your video sewer scope inspection and a report identifying any damages/defects that may have been found. Examples of the damages/defects the video scope may identify:                                               

  • Cracks or imperfections in the line.
  • Blockages or clogs.
  • Roots growing.
  • Low areas in the drain (bellying)
  • Separation or failure of the line.
  • Type of material used for the line (concrete, clay, etc.)

Reliable Home Services LLC conducts air quality testing measuring biological pollutants such as pet dander, bacteria, pollen, mold, and dust mites. A specialized pump is used to pump air through a canister containing a sticky slide that collects pollutants in the air. This canister is shipped to a certified lab for analysis of the slide for any pollutants. A report will be generated in which you will be able to see the actual pollutants in your indoor air. Reliable Home Services LLC has partnered with Sporecyte for industry leading AI (artificial intelligence) testing. For more information about Indoor Air Quality testing and Sporecyte visit our resources page here.

Mold is a common concern for home inspectors and homeowners alike. It can cause health issues, structural damage, and is often a sign of moisture problems in the home. Reliable Home Services LLC is able to mold test surface areas for identification of the type mold that may be growing. We generally conduct mold testing in addition to and conjunction with Indoor Air Quality testing because if mold growth is apparent, then it is likely producing spores in the home that are being inhaled.  For additional information on mold visit our resources page here

{Prices Effective 09-01-2023}

Square Footage Price
up to 2000 $350.00
2001 up to 2500 $375.00
2501 up to 3000 $400.00
3001 up to 3500 $425.00
3501 up to 4000 $450.00
4001 up to 4500 $475.00
4501 up to 5000 $500.00
5000 up to 6000 $600.00
6000 up to 7000 $700.00
7000 up to 8000 $800.00
8000 up to 9000 $900.00
9000 up to 10,000 $1000.00

The base pricing includes 3 air samples (1 must be outdoors) and will test up to 2000 sq. ft..

*Air samples are recommended for each additional 1000 Sq.Ft.

Standalone Testing (base) $275.00
Add-on to Any Inspection (base) $200.00
Additional Air Sampling $50.00/sample
Mold Surface Sampling $125.00/sample

Manufactured Home Engineering Certification
Certification Type Price
Permanent Foundation Certification $425.00
Permanent Foundation Certification with additions certification (submitted at same time) $575.00
1st Permanent Location Certification Provided in conjunction with any above certification at no additional charge.
Return Inspection $250
Additions Certification (if ordered after original submission) $250
Standalone $225.00
Add-on to Any Inspection $150.00

**Floor plans are included at no additional charges for all residential home inspections. **