Quality Home Inspections In Sheboygan, Manitowoc and surrounding Counties

About Us

Licensed Master Home Inspector and State Building Code Inspector Daniel Goodine

 Choosing an experienced and qualified home inspector you can trust for your home inspection is one of the most important decisions you make when buying a home. A home inspection is about more than just helping to protect your financial investment. Your home inspection is also about educating you and your family. 

Essential Inspections lead inspector Daniel Goodine is not only licensed as a Home Inspector but also maintains State Code Inspection licenses for Construction and HVAC using these additional skills as a Building Inspector for local townships.

What To Expect From A Home Inspection

During a home inspection, the home inspector will concentrate on the condition and structure of your home and point out observed safety and building concerns. A home inspection is a visual inspection of the home; home inspectors do not do any destructive testing.  

We Use Thermal Imaging In Addition To The Latest Equipment And Technology

It’s important for a home inspector to stay current with today’s building practices and utilize cutting edge tools to help aid in the inspection process.

Our Services

Sellers Inspection

At Essential Inspections, LLC., we want to help improve your chances of a fast and problem-free sale of your home. By having a sellers inspection, you can have insight into potential hang-up’s in the selling process as well as having the opportunity to remedy any issues found before a potential buyer may consider them a deal breaker. 

Buyers Inspection

In a buyer’s inspection the inspector is hired by the buyer, not the realtor or the seller, thus insuring the buyer’s peace of mind toward their potential investment. The Inspector not only brings all of their knowledge, experience, and specialty tools to the inspection, but most importantly, objectivity and the assurance that they will not benefit financially or emotionally from the sale of the property.

New Construction Inspections

A new construction phased inspection follows the building of your new home step by step throughout the entire building process. The inspector makes no less than seven trips to the property during its construction. Each trip is planned to coincide with the different phases of construction to help ensure proper standards and materials are being used in your new house. 

Radon Testing

Short term Radon testing is recommended for all real-estate transactions. This test is performed by placing a very sophisticated electronic Continuous Radon Monitoring (CRM) device in the lowest level of the home for 48 hours; the device is picked up and the data is analyzed before being emailed to the customer.

Anniversary Inspection

Many home owners have come to value the anniversary inspection, for good reason! Each year your home goes through four very different seasons in Wisconsin, each one takes its toll on your home in a different way. By having a home inspection every five years you can help save time and money in costly repairs that may have been avoided completely or at least caught in the early stages. 

Inspection Charges


At Essential Inspections, LLC., we know that pricing is important to everyone and we don’t try to hide our fees or make you call us to get them. We will be the first to admit that we are not the least expensive option, but we have all learned that you get what you pay for! 

Home Inspection Fees

$300. for homes up to 999 sq ft
$350. for homes between 1,000 & 1,499 sq ft

$375. for homes between 1,500 & 1,999 sq ft

$400. for homes between 2,000 & 2,499 sq ft

$450. for homes between 2,500 & 2,999 sq ft 

$500. for homes between 3,000 & 3,499 sq ft 

$550. for homes between 3,500 & 3,999 sq ft
For homes above 4,000 sq ft please call for a quote.

Duplexes and multi-unit homes please add $50. per additional unit.

Commercial building inspections start at $500. please call for a quote.

New Home Construction Inspections

New construction phased inspections are priced at $1 per sq ft.

Radon Testing

Short Term 48 Hour Testing
$100.00 with a home inspection On Sale 
$150.00 without a home inspection

Accepted Forms of Payment

Cash, Check, Visa, Master Card, Discover, American Express & PayPal 

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Popular Questions



Q: How long will the inspection take?
A: A typical inspection takes around three hours, older and larger homes will take longer.

Q: Do I need to be present for the inspection?

A: Attendance is not required but we encourage your participation during the last hour for a review of the property.

Q: Will you give me a straight answer whether I should buy the home?

A: No; our goal is to  give you an accurate understanding of the current condition of the home so you can make an educated decision whether or not to purchase the home.

Q: When is payment due?

A: Payment is due at the time of the inspection.

Q: Who will you send the completed report to?

A: The report is sent to the client only, unless you request a copy to be sent to the realtor, bank, etc.

Q: Do you perform any work on the house?

A: No; in fact, this is why you can trust that you will receive an accurate and impartial review of the home’s condition. As an independent party, we don’t perform any repairs to the house, which eliminates any conflict of interest.

Q: What if I have additional questions after the inspection?

A: Please feel free to contact us at any time if you find that you have questions that were not addressed at the time of the inspection or in your comprehensive report. We will have your inspector review the report and contact you immediately.

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Essential Inspections llc

N9334 County Road M, Elkhart Lake, WI 53020

(920) 254-6888


Monday - Saturday: 8:00am - 8:00pm
Sunday: Closed