Plus One Inspections

Owner Shawn Troughton

Certified Home Inspection in Hoover and Surrounding Areas

About Us

Matthew 5:41

This verse describes how someone needs to walk an additional mile when asked to walk one mile. We have modeled our Home Inspection company after this idea. Hence the name... Plus One Inspections.

Home Inspector, Home Inspection in Hoover

Moisture Intrusion Expert

Proven Proficiency in Identifying Areas of Concern for Potential Water Damage as wells as Active Water Intrusion.

Certified State Licensed Home Inspector

Home Inspection Reports Delivered in 24 Hours

Standard Home Inspection

Standard Home Inspection $355

The Standard Home Inspection provides you with an objective visual examination of the physical structure and systems of a house from the roof to the foundation. The price starts at $355 for a home up to 3000 square feet and increases $50 for every additional 1000 square feet. Plus One Inspections strictly adheres to the Alabama State Standards of Practice and InterNACHI Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics, which includes inspecting the following structures, systems, and components:


Crawl Space/Basement

Electrical System



Heating and Air Conditioning System


Insulation and Ventilation

Plumbing system

Structural system

Fireplaces and Stoves

Attached Garages and Carports

Additional Home Inspection Services

Pre-Offer Home Inspection


A new industry tool, this home inspection is designed to help you determine if a house is worthy of an offer. With this home inspection, we conduct a simple walkthrough to identify any problems and provide a verbal assessment of the property.

Pre-Listing Home Inspection

Priced as Standard Home Inspection

Before you put your home on the market, this home inspection allows you to detect possible defects in particular structures and components that might be found in a buyer’s home inspection and address it before it compromises the sale.  

New Construction Home Inspection

Priced as Standard Home Inspection

Many things can go wrong during new construction that could go undetected for years. This  home inspection takes place before your final walk-through with your builder so that any problem areas can be addressed before you move in.

Warranty Home Inspection

Priced as Standard Home Inspection

Typically, a homebuilder will provide a one-year warranty that covers certain work and material defects. A warranty home inspection is usually conducted in the 11th month in order to make sure that your builder takes responsibility for addressing the problems before the warranty runs out.

Maintenance Home Inspection

Priced as Standard Home Inspection

A yearly Maintenance Home Inspection helps you detect problems early so you can make immediate repairs where needed and identify items to fix in the future.

Discounted Home Inspection

If you have previously used our services for a standard home inspection, Plus One Inspections will discount your next home inspection by 10%.

First responders, active and retired military receive a 10% discount for any home inspection.

Home Inspector Service Area

Birmingham, Hoover, Vestavia Hills, Homewood, Mountain Brook, Pelham, Helena, Cheslea, McCalla, Gardendale, Trussville, Leeds, Calera, Montevallo, Tuscaloosa


Why do I need a home inspection?

If you are buying a home, a home inspection allows you to learn about and address problem areas

before you make the purchase. If you recently purchased a new home and your one year

warranty is about to expire, a professional home inspection lets you know whether there are

areas to address before the expiration date. If you are selling a home, our home inspection

services help you save time and money by identifying and fixing items before they’re identified

by a potential buyer.

What happens if issues are found by the home inspector?

There will be potential problems that come up during the home inspection. No home is perfect. Most areas of concern can be corrected with little effort. Some items will be recommendations by the home inspector only and not necessary to correct. The seller of the home is not automatically required to repair any problems that the home inspector finds. As the buyer, you can negotiate for the repairs to be made before you buy the home. If the seller is not willing to do the repairs for you, you will need to make other arrangements or terminate the contract. If you still want to purchase the house but are unable to get the financial lender to approve the loan until the repairs are made, you may have to make the repairs at your own expense.

Can a house fail an home inspection?

The home inspection is designed to explain what needs to be repaired on the home. There may be some requirements that the home needs to meet in order for your financial lender to lend you the money for the home. This does not mean that the house has “failed” the home inspection and will not be able to be sold.

How long will the home inspection take?

A typical home inspection will last from 3-5 hours. Knowing the length of time for an home inspection is important because you usually have to arrange a time with the realtor and the current owner for the home inspector to examine the house. Since a home inspection usually involves looking at plumbing pipes, wiring, roofing, and areas that may be hard to reach, it may require hours to complete. Please contact us for a time estimate for your particular home inspection. 

Can I attend the inspection home with the home inspector?

Yes! Clients are always encouraged to attend the home inspection so questions can be asked and see how your new home works. The home inspector provides a thorough detailed home inspection as well as knowledge about the various systems and components.

Is the Home Inspector availible for questions after the home inspection?

Yes, the home inspector make themselves as available as possible to provide you with answers to your questions about your home inspection. Simply contact us via email, phone, or even text!

Contact The Home Inspector

Drop us a line!

We would love to hear from you.

Thank you for considering Plus One Inspections for your Home Inspection. Shawn Troughton

Plus One Inspections

5606 Double Oak LN, Birmingham, AL 35242, us

(205) 677-5134


Monday - Friday: 8am - 6pm

Saturday: By appointment

Sunday: Closed