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Mike Holmes

Mike Holmes advises homeowners around the world on how to manage renovations, home repairs and maintenance. 

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About the show

Mike Holmes is making it right for homeowners who were the ultimate victims of renovations gone wrong. He’s picking up where he left off with his hit series Holmes on Holmes and Holmes Inspection and taking on the biggest disasters yet. But this time, he’s not just helping unhappy homeowners, he’s making a difference in entire communities where they just don’t need a contractor, they need a miracle.
Season 2, Episode 14

Another Storey - Part 1: A Second-Floor Addition Threatens a Family's Safety and Their Entire Home

Jill and Mel hired a contractor who promised a second storey addition in 10 weeks for $125,000 dollars. A year and a half later, the addition is nowhere near complete and the contractor has disappeared, but not before taking $170,000 of their money. Mike Holmes is called in and quickly discovers that he's dealing with one of the worst homes he's ever seen! Not only is it unfinished, it's totally unsafe. For every step forward, Mike and his team have to take two steps back in order to uncover what exactly was done and what it will take to salvage this home. And for the first time in Holmes history, Mike offers them a way out and Jill and Mel are forced to make a decision that no homeowner ever wants to make.

Wednesday
Mar 11
1am | 12c
Season 1, Episode 18

Log Jam: Building a log house crosses enemy lines.

Mark's been a pilot in the Canadian military for over 20 years and for the past 8, he and his wife Carol have been planning and designing their dream home to retire in ? a custom log house for their family. Unfortunately they hired a 'friend' of the family to build it. He said it could be done for their $600,000 budget, but after 2 years of building and an extra quarter of a million dollars, their home isn't done and their contractor is long gone. Mark is forced to go back to work teaching fighter pilots on the other side of the world, while Carol faces her own battles at home. Mike Holmes and his team step in with reinforcements, and get a taste of 'Boot Camp'.

Tuesday
Aug 25
7pm | 6c
Season 1, Episode 17

Ain't Seen Nothing Yet: A kitchen reno for a homeowner double-crossed by her own neighbor.

Lali put her trust in the wrong hands. She paid $11,000 for $200 worth of work and has been living in chaos for the last 13 months. Her neighbor promised a kitchen reno but left it as a demo and has been delivering nothing but excuses for over a year. Mike retraces the Contractor's steps as he tears down the work and discovers that this guy is one of the ugly contractors he warns homeowners about -- and he's got the poor track record to prove it. Not only is the work unfinished, it's dangerous. The contractor has robbed Lali threefold: First of her money, then her trust and finally her safety. But Mike restores her trust as he restores her home, and helps mend a relationship that should have never been broken. In the end, Mike gets what he gives when Lali and her daughter deliver the best reaction he's ever received -- and fans will ever hear!

Friday
Sep 25
5pm | 4c
Season 1, Episode 7

If the Shoe Fits

A high school teacher is run down by a van after his home is vandalized. Tragically, his recovery means learning how to walk. The crew rally behind Mike and go the extra mile by building a fully accessible backyard oasis, complete with hot tub, and then topping it off with a display shelf for the prized running shoe collection. Mike even brings in boxing legend George Chuvalo to deliver this knockout performance and to remind the victim that you've got to keep rolling with the punches.

Sunday
Sep 27
12pm | 11c
Season 1, Episode 14

Mystery Staircase: Discovering a third floor that's been sealed off for decades.

Homeowners Charmaine and Zephie bought a century home. It was love at first sight but the romance didn't last long. For the past three years they have been coping with leaks in the kitchen and bathroom, electrical problems, collapsed drainpipes and a bad roof. But that's not even the worst part. On top of everything else, there's one secret that will give them no rest: a mysterious third floor that was sealed off by previous homeowners decades before, and which they have no access to. Plagued by visions of black mold lurking in their attic, they call the only Holmes that can solve this mystery . . . and throw in a little extra space.

Monday
Oct 26
11am | 10c
Season 2, Episode 8

Here In Spirit: A homeowner tragically dies weeks after working up in her attic.

Kelly and Cara thought they'd found the perfect home with enough space for their son, Ben. The home inspector mentioned there was mold in the attic, and being a natural Ms. Fix-it, Cara figured she could do the work herself. After living in the home for a year, Cara decided it was finally time to deal with the problem. Two days later she started having trouble breathing, and after two weeks she passed away due to mold in her lungs. Mike Holmes steps in to investigate the attic and to finish the work that Cara started, making this home safe for Kelly and Ben.

Monday
Oct 26
7pm | 6c
Season 1, Episode 3

Ventilation Blues

When Mike Holmes and his crew start pulling up floors and tearing down walls they uncover disaster after disaster, and nothing is leveling out. Sledgehammers to the kitchen floor compromised structure; cutting corners in the bathroom led to mold; and there's asbestos in the basement. These are just some of the problems Mike and his crew have to fix after he sets his sights on making this wrong situation right.

Monday
Nov 30
10am | 9c
Season 2, Episode 15

Another Storey - Part 2: Mike And His Team Are Called In To One Of The Worst Jobs He's Ever Had To Fix

Jill and Mel hired a contractor who promised a second storey addition in 10 weeks for $125,000. Unfortunately they had to learn the hard way that a professional-looking contract doesn't equal professional work and when you don't spot the red flags, you get burned. Mike is called in but the news isn't good. This is one of the worst houses he has ever worked on. Not only is the addition completely unsafe, but their entire home has also been compromised and it's going to take a lot to make it right. After sinking $170,000 into their renovation it's decision time for Jill and Mel.

Saturday
Jan 30
3pm | 2c
Season 2, Episode 6

High Water: A Calgary Home Nearly Destroyed by Floods Gets Completely Repaired

In the aftermath of the worst flood in Alberta's history, Mike Holmes travels to the town of High River to help one family pick up the pieces of their flood-damaged home. But what he discovers he never expected. As Mike takes a tour of the area ravaged by the flood he realizes that most of the homes need to be completely torn down and rebuilt. But when Mike and a team of volunteers start working on John and Gillian's home, they are all surprised by what they find: their home can be saved thanks to the mold-resistant products used in its construction.

Saturday
Mar 5
11am | 10c
Season 2, Episode 2

Below Board: A House That Looks Good on the Outside Hides a Rotten Secret

Mel and Lisa bought their house 3 years ago, which at the time was only 5 years old. A jack of most trades, Mel did the home inspection himself and concluded the house just needed a fresh coat of paint. But the truth starts to seep through after a heavy storm and they discover that their exterior walls have turned to mush. The Holmes team has its hands full when they start to peel back the layers are shocked by what they find, a problem that threatens an entire neighborhood!

Thursday
Apr 14
8pm | 7c
Season 2, Episode 12

Great Wall of Crap: A Retaining Wall Faces Complete Failure When a Contractor Doesn't Measure Up

The retaining wall on Elaine and Bert's property was starting to fail when a contractor working next door offers to help. As the work gets underway, it quickly becomes clear that the construction isn't up to par, and finally an engineer confirms what they already suspect: their wall is the worst job they have ever seen. Their contractor completely gives up, and literally picks up his tools and goes home. Mike Holmes takes over the job and shows exactly what can go wrong when you don't do the homework that leads you to the right professional.

Friday
Apr 22
2am | 1c
Season 2, Episode 7

A Tear in the Fabric: A Waterproof Membrane That Was Accidentally Cut Causes Water Damage in a Home

Lynn moved into her 3-storey townhouse just over a year ago when she noticed water pooling on her rooftop deck. She hired a reputable contractor to fix the problem but all it took was just one rainfall and the water started to pour in. Her insurance company takes care of the cosmetic damages but never fixes the problem. Fearing it could all happen again, Lynn contacts Mike Holmes who discovers a hole in the waterproof membrane. Unfortunately, it's just the tip of the iceberg and Mike and his crew have to peel back a number of layers to make this job right and watertight.

Sunday
May 22
4pm | 3c
Season 2, Episode 15

Another Storey - Part 2: Mike And His Team Are Called In To One Of The Worst Jobs He's Ever Had To Fix

Jill and Mel hired a contractor who promised a second storey addition in 10 weeks for $125,000. Unfortunately they had to learn the hard way that a professional-looking contract doesn't equal professional work and when you don't spot the red flags, you get burned. Mike is called in but the news isn't good. This is one of the worst houses he has ever worked on. Not only is the addition completely unsafe, but their entire home has also been compromised and it's going to take a lot to make it right. After sinking $170,000 into their renovation it's decision time for Jill and Mel.

Friday
May 27
3am | 2c
Season 1, Episode 1

A Case of Shingles

Mike Holmes and his crew get on top of a bad roof that has plagued a family for nearly half a century. Living on both sides of their semi-detatched home, this family has been coping with leaks for over 40 years – and Mike's got the evidence to prove it. There's mold in the attic, barely any insulation, and as a result, heat loss like Mike has never seen. Mike and his team conquer the scorching heat and accomplish their mission, demonstrating that a roof built right protects everything underneath it.

Thursday
Jun 2
12pm | 11c
Season 1, Episode 2

Building Castles

When an arsonist burns down the beloved castle playground in High Park, Mike Holmes is fuming. He leads a legion of crew members, engineers, architects and firefighters into battle against extreme heat and construction challenges. With help from the community, Mike and his team overcome major setbacks to rebuild a brand new castle that's fit for any King or Queen, teaching kids they can rise above any obstacle and build their own kingdoms.

Thursday
Jun 2
1pm | 12c
Season 1, Episode 3

Ventilation Blues

When Mike Holmes and his crew start pulling up floors and tearing down walls they uncover disaster after disaster, and nothing is leveling out. Sledgehammers to the kitchen floor compromised structure; cutting corners in the bathroom led to mold; and there's asbestos in the basement. These are just some of the problems Mike and his crew have to fix after he sets his sights on making this wrong situation right.

Thursday
Jun 2
2pm | 1c
Season 1, Episode 4

Caught in a Trap - Part 1

After paying a contractor to build a second story addition on their home, homeowners Don and Peggy are left with nothing but a bad shell. The contractor ripped off their roof and took off to Europe, leaving the inside of their home exposed to heavy rains for six days. The basement is destroyed and has become a breeding ground for mold, dry rot, and is now home to the biggest nest of ants Mike has ever seen. When things seemed like they couldn't get any worse, Mike is forced to deliver more bad new to the family: everything needs to go, including all of their belongings. The entire layout is re-designed, structure must be reinforced, and Mike closes in on making it right for this family.

Thursday
Jun 2
3pm | 2c
Season 1, Episode 5

Caught in a Trap - Part 2

Mike and his crew continue to take on the challenge of rebuilding a home that was only inches away from being a complete demo. With the house still needing insulation, drywall, four bathrooms, a kitchen, two fireplaces, plus all the electrical, plumbing and HVAC ... Mike sends for reinforcements and brings in pro after pro to make sure he delivers a house that not only looks good on the surface but is built right from the ground up. Together they transform what was once an open wound, into an open-concept home.

Thursday
Jun 2
4pm | 3c
Season 1, Episode 6

Urea Got Me

Louise and Steve had RetroFoam installed in the walls of their home, but later find out it's banned in Canada due to the Urea Formaldehyde it contains. The family now suspects that the insulation is the culprit behind their son's respiratory problems. But when Mike and his crew start tearing things down, he discovers the issues go way beyond their walls. The house is littered with health and safety hazards, from mold infestation and animal carcasses, to rotted floor joists and illegal plumbing. Mike takes it all on to give this family a fresh start.

Thursday
Jun 2
5pm | 4c
Season 1, Episode 7

If the Shoe Fits

A high school teacher is run down by a van after his home is vandalized. Tragically, his recovery means learning how to walk. The crew rally behind Mike and go the extra mile by building a fully accessible backyard oasis, complete with hot tub, and then topping it off with a display shelf for the prized running shoe collection. Mike even brings in boxing legend George Chuvalo to deliver this knockout performance and to remind the victim that you've got to keep rolling with the punches.

Thursday
Jun 2
6pm | 5c
Season 1, Episode 8

Title Fight

Rocco and Stephanie thought they had bought the house of their dreams, they thought. City inspectors approved the renovations made to their home, and now they have to live with the damage unless the inspectors admit they didn't do their job. There's a baby on the way and no one's budging, so Mike steps forward to do what no one else will. Mike is speechless when he discovers that the basement was finished over a crumbling foundation, and the problems just keep piling up! With the help of his crew and trusted pros, Mike settles scores and brings some much needed stability to this family's home ? just in time for their new addition.

Thursday
Jun 2
7pm | 6c
Season 1, Episode 9

Money For Nothing

When the police arrest a kitchen contractor responsible for ripping off over 70 families, Mike finally faces the biggest 'bull' he's ever seen and reminds us that if something seems too good to be true, it probably is. After holding Laura and Greg's new kitchen hostage for 4 months, even threatening to put a lien on their home, the desperate couple turn to the one contractor they can trust. Mike steps in to make it right and gives this family the kitchen that was stolen from them.

Thursday
Jun 2
8pm | 7c
Season 1, Episode 10

Labor of Love

When a high school student suddenly passes away after a football game, his shop teacher and classmates decide to help his family by renovating their basement as part of a school project. But the job gets too big for them to handle on their own and they send for help. Mike Holmes answers the call, on the condition that they help him finish what they started. Working together towards the same goal, Mike teaches the boys valuable lessons in construction, and how rebuilding can sometimes help heal wounds.

Thursday
Jun 2
9pm | 8c
Season 1, Episode 11

Breaking Through: Repairing a bathroom DIY mishap and creating a 'Sign Language' friendly home.

Cheryl decides to handle a bathroom renovation on her own after searching for the right contractor proves harder than it looks. Her family and friends pitch in to help, but even the best intentions can't substitute real expertise. When the truth comes crashing through her ceiling, Cheryl puts a stop to her DIY reno and is left without a working shower for 5 months. Mike comes to her rescue but soon realizes that she needs a lot more than just a shower. Cheryl is Deaf but doesn't have a 'Sign Language' friendly home, which turns this standard bathroom reno into a breakthrough project for Mike and his team.

Thursday
Jun 2
10pm | 9c
Season 1, Episode 12

A Lift Up: Installing a lift to support a family's need for more mobility throughout their home.

Gill and Julie installed a one-of-a-kind wheelchair lift for their daughter Maya, who has Cerebral Palsy, only to discover that the $17,500 prototype doesn't work. Despite all of the major renovations they have already invested in their home, Gill has no choice but to continue carrying Maya up and down the stairs, which is only getting harder. Mike arrives on site to help give Maya her independence, but the goal proves to be more than a challenge. The trouble starts with just getting the old lift out, and Mike is forced to rethink his approach, redesign the layout and revise his plan to make it right.

Thursday
Jun 2
11pm | 10c
Season 1, Episode 10

Labor of Love

When a high school student suddenly passes away after a football game, his shop teacher and classmates decide to help his family by renovating their basement as part of a school project. But the job gets too big for them to handle on their own and they send for help. Mike Holmes answers the call, on the condition that they help him finish what they started. Working together towards the same goal, Mike teaches the boys valuable lessons in construction, and how rebuilding can sometimes help heal wounds.

Friday
Jun 3
12am | 11c

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