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We allow three to four hours for the typical home inspection, so that we are not rushed, and can provide the most thorough inspection possible. At FBD, we encourage clients to participate in the inspection and we take time for client consultation, so that we can answer all of your questions, and walk you through all of the systems of your new home.

FBD reports are known for being detailed, yet easy-to-understand, and are delivered within 24 hours of the inspection. We maintain the highest standards of technical writing, and take time to fully annotate photos and thermal images so that you are never left wondering, "OK, what am I looking at here?" 

Beware of Home Inspectors that promise same-day report turn-around. FBD inspectors never write reports on-site; a thorough Home Inspection cannot be done with the inspector's nose in a phone or tablet. Detailed report-writing takes time, and same-day reporting suggests that the inspector may be rushing through your job, or using general, boilerplate disclosures that may not provide the thoroughness and detail you need to make an informed home-buying decision. 

We also use FLIR infrared inspection cameras to detect leaks and insulation problems you can’t see with the naked eye. To see a some of our other tools and equipment, 

Finally, our standards-compliant reports follow the Standards of Practice set forth by InterNACHI, and accepted by the state of Florida. It is important to realize, however, that these are minimum standards. Our reporting is more in-depth and our inspections broader in scope than is required, because our clients, realtors, and building professionals have come to expect nothing but the best from Fryer Building Diagnostics.

*General safety and security

*All rooms in the interior living space

*Building design, framing and structure

*Foundations, basements and crawl spaces

*Attics, garages, stairs, steps

*Exterior walls, siding, trim, windows, doors

*Previous repairs

*Roof coverings, drainage systems, skylights, vents and ventilation

*Chimneys, fireplaces

*Walkways, patios, decks and driveways

*Perimeter drainage

*Electrical service

*Water piping & valves, gas piping & valves

*Hot water supply

*Sinks, toilets, tubs, showers

*Heating systems, cooling systems,
  humidifiers, air filters

*Custom installations, such as saunas
  or hot tubs

*Electrical panels, wires, wiring, outlets, switches, lighting fixtures, and ceiling fans

Here is a general list of the topics we report on:

For a complete list of the Standards of Practice of Home Inspection