Certified Home Inspections in Bergen County NJ
Villa Home Inspections offers ‘Certified Master Inspection’ services in Bergen County NJ.
We have been conducting home inspections and building inspections for over 20 years. This includes specialized oil tank sweeps, mold, termite, and radon inspections. Our extensive commercial building inspections are supported by a unique set of experience and education.
Villa Home Inspections is based in Hudson County but has been serving the great towns of Bergen County NJ for over 20 years.
Bergen County NJ Local Information
Bergen County is located in northeastern New Jersey. It is the largest county in New Jersey. It is divided into 70 municipalities, but does not have large cities. Hackensack, the county seat, is home to the largest Bergen County population. It is not clear where the name of the county came from. Sources have suggested that the name is derived from Bergen, Norway. Some sources claim it is from Bergen, North Holland. Bergen County, as it is now called, was settled as early as 17th century.
A home inspection might be necessary for a few reasons. You will want to inspect the property before you purchase it. This will ensure that you are fully informed about what you’re buying. You can purchase a property that is in good condition without any hesitation. You can negotiate for repairs or a lower price or you could look for another home to purchase.
A home inspection is a preparation measure for a seller. This will allow you to make any necessary repairs or prepare for disclosures before you sell your home. A home inspection may be required if you are looking to refinance your mortgage.
What happens during a home inspector’s visit? What does a qualified home inspector do? And what are the benefits for you? Our professional inspectors are trained and experienced to assess a home to determine if it is in good condition or needing repairs. You can expect the following from our home inspectors.
INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR
To ensure your home is in safe, stable, and good condition, a home inspection will inspect your entire house. The first step is to inspect the visible parts of your home, such as floors, ceilings, walls, windows, doors and other entryways.
Our inspectors will inspect the brick, stucco, and siding on your exterior. They also check interior finishes to make sure there are no cracks or misalignments that could indicate instability. We will inspect the sinks and fireplaces, as well as smoke detectors and any other safety devices in the house. We will inspect your home from the roof up to the foundations to find any problems that might impede escrow, or pose a threat to residents.
ROOF AND ATTIC
Although homeowners often expect their roof to last for 20 years, this is an area that needs regular inspections and maintenance. We pay particular attention to roofs. We inspect flashing, vents and chimneys, gutters downspouts, skylights, flashings, and other areas for any damage or deterioration. The attic is also examined for potential structural or functional problems. We check joists and ventilation. Insulation is also checked.
PLUMBING & ELECTRICAL
After inspecting all visible parts of the house, we then move onto the components that make up the interior of the home, such as plumbing and electrical systems. Qualified home inspectors will inspect and test the plumbing fixtures (toilets and sinks), drainage, and water pressure. To ensure there are no dangers, electrical switches and outlets will all be tested. Service panels, visible wiring, junctions, grounding systems and other components will also be checked.
We also inspect the electrical and plumbing systems. In this case, we examine both the heating and cooling parts of your HVAC system. This might include an inspection of a furnace, boiler, air conditioning unit, or ductwork. A performance test is also performed to make sure that the system works as it should.
Although some services may require an additional fee, we are happy to provide additional inspections and tests. It is necessary to inspect a swimming pool in your home. However, this feature is not part of the home inspection checklist.
We can also inspect existing sprinkler systems, detached garages, outbuildings, private wells, sewage systems, etc. If hired by a lender, we can also conduct termite testing. We understand that not all clients will need this testing. However, we are happy to do whatever it takes to inspect every inch of your property.
We will give you a report the same day as your home inspection detailing everything our inspector found, along with photos and notes. If all is well, you can proceed with your home purchase, sale or refinance. If there are any problems, the homeowner might have to fix them or disclose them to potential buyers before a sale can proceed.
Areas Served | Bergen County NJ
Ho Ho Kus
Upper Saddle River