RHS Home Inspections

RHS Home Inspections



Founded in 1992 and located in Gaithersburg, MD, Reliable Home Services, Inc (/RHS Home Inspections) provides premier home inspections, environmental testing and building consultation services to the Washington DC metro area. Our highly trained inspectors are ASHI-certified and state licensed. We regularly attend monthly seminars, technical training and continuing education classes to ensure that we meet the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) 20 hours of continuing education and the State of Maryland's 15 hours of continuing education each year, as well as to ensure we stay abreast of all current housing components. Our inspectors' professional insight will identify problems, offer solutions and provide maintenance suggestions to help you avoid major repairs and replacements. The more thorough we are, the more defects we find, the more money you save! Reliable Home Services (/RHS) has been providing home inspections, building consulting services, and environmental testing since 1992. We offer a motivated group of successful home inspection professionals who are dedicated to putting the DC metro area's client's needs first. We provide a comprehensive examination and the expert information you need to thoroughly understand the importance of your real estate decisions. Using the most cutting-edge technology and invoking constant education and training, RHS's inspectors are always prepared and ahead of the market. These efforts have paid off because we are among the area's top home inspection firms, and we are an award-winning company! David Goldberg has over 33 years of experience as a certified ASHI home inspector and over 45 years of construction experience. David is President of the Maryland ASHI chapter, Mac-ASHI, and he is instrumental in orchestrating education and technical seminars for ASHI inspectors. David provides testimony in court cases, and he has been flown to other states by clients who will work with no other home inspector. We offer a full-service office staff to meet your immediate needs. As many clients have stated, "David Goldberg's inspection was the best use of my money when buying my home; I learned so much and feel confident in my purchase", and "hiring David Goldberg of RHS Home Inspections was the best $3,000 I ever spent", as well as real estate agents have stated, "David Goldberg offers an exceptional home inspection, he is easy to work with, he provides a great finished product and he relays the inspection information in a non-threatening manner. Give us a call for your home inspection, walk and talk, construction consult, new construction inspections, pre-drywall inspections, commercial inspections, cursory inspections, single-item inspections, mold evaluations, radon testing, termite inspections, sewer scans, water testing, pool inspections, and other environmental tests, as well as we are happy to tailor an inspection to you needs. We service DC, MD, and VA and will entertain traveling outside of the metro area.


2 employees
32 years in business
Serves Laytonsville , MD

Payment methods

Cash, Check, Venmo, Paypal, Square, Apple Pay, Zelle


Specific air testing required

Mold, Radon, I can work with customers who do not need to test for any of these issues

Type of heating and cooling system

Central A/C, Window, Portable, or Wall A/C, Furnace, Boiler and radiator, Heat Pump, Other systems

Property type

Residential, Commercial

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    Frequently asked questions

    Please send an email to [email protected], call or text the office at 301-913-9213 and Kris will be happy to assist you.  In order to schedule, we will need your full name, email and cell, your agent's contact info, the property address and what specifically you need:  home inspection and/or ancillary service.

    ASHI certified

    MD and VA licensed

    Construction background

    Trained by the National Institute of Building Inspectors

    The cost of each home inspection is dependent on several factors:  type of home, location, # bedrooms, # bathrooms, # total square footage, # age, # detachings structures to be inspected (ie garage/shed/guest & pool house), # HVAC systems/zones, # kitchens, $ sales price, and what, if any, ancillary services needed.

    Depending on who you contact, you may find that we are on the mid to higher end of the price spectrum for local inspectors, but the service we provide goes beyond the standard and in turn is more beneficial to our clients. We bring a lot of knowledge and experience to the inspection. We like to give the example that recently a client hired David and another inspector to do his home inspection. Both inspectors did their inspections at the same time and the client followed each around separately. There was a $550 difference in our fees and the client was hesitant to hire David Goldberg but with David’s stellar reviews he decided to give us a chance.  Afterwards, the client stated we were more thorough and we had found many items the other inspector did not, our report was more in-depth and David was able to offer direction and explanations for defects more than the other inspector, which saved him in repairs much more than the $550 inspection price difference.  We have since inspected 2 other homes, alone, for this client in his quest to find the perfect home for his family and we have received several referrals to his family and colleagues. 

    I have always had a love of construction.  I decided I wanted to take it a step further and help others know what they were buying.  30 years later, I still Love what I do!

    visit Yelp, Google, Redfin, Angies List, ASHI, www.rhsinspections.com, Home Advisor and Porch for previous client's reviews

    I know my job and when a contractor says I'm wrong and I'm able to show him why I'm not, It shows my clients that they hired one of the best and they can now make a well informed decision to purchase the home or walk away. It's a win-win for my expertise and the clients knowledge of the home.

    You should never forgo a home inspection. We truly believe in the value we are providing to homeowners. Our mission is to help families live in a safe, healthy, and comfortable home, and we believe our home inspections help complete this mission.  We suggest you do not let cost be a factor in deciding whether or not to have a home inspection or in the selection of your home inspector. The sense of security and knowledge gained from an inspection is well worth the cost, and the lowest-priced inspection is not necessarily a bargain. Since all inspectors are not equal, you need to review the inspector’s qualifications, including experience, training, certifications and professional affiliations, what the inspector is providing you during and after the inspection, the type of report he is offering and review prior client's comments on-line as a guide. The more thorough we are, the more defects we find, the more money you save!  Our inspectors do a thorough inspection of the home and the end result is that you save more money.  A home inspection by a licensed, certified, experienced professional is well worth the time and cost. David Goldberg is the home inspector often referred to as being too picky and thorough by many real estate agents, however, these same agents call David for their personal or a family member's inspection.  We are certain that we can help you accomplish your goals regarding the purchase of this property. We have your back!  


    how long with the inspection take, what type of report will they receive (we offer a 20 pg computer written report), will the report include photos (our report includes color photos), how will they receive the report and when (we send our report via email within 24 hrs), should they follow along with the inspector or just let him do his thing (we like to make the inspection interactive to we want you to follow around with us), does the inspector offer anything extra (we offer free phone and email consults for as long as you own the home)

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