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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
Jul 29
8pm | 7c
Season 1, Episode 16

Starting Again: Building a solarium to let in the light for a heart-broken widow.

Manuel and his wife were like two peas in a pod, but now it's just one, and the pod is in desperate need of some TLC. After his wife passed away, Manuel couldn't sleep in their bedroom, which was part of an old addition previous homeowners had built. So he closed off the space which opened it up to critters for the last 4 years. There's no foundation, no permits, and no way Mike is leaving without giving Manuel a warm space to fill with new memories. Mike takes it all down to the ground, and for the first time in Holmes history he let's the family play a big role in the rebuild. But before the job's done they'll need to redo a retaining wall, deal with asbestos and Manuel's son, Ben will feel the real pain of a bathroom demo.

Tuesday
Aug 25
5pm | 4c
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'.

Friday
Sep 25
6pm | 5c
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.

Saturday
Nov 7
8am | 7c
Season 2, Episode 5

Hoofed Roof: A Botched Barn Roof Threatens The Life of a Group of Rescued Horses

A barn with a botched roof is home to a group of rescued horses, but the recently shingled roof starts to fall apart, leaving dangerous nails on the ground the horses could step on. Mike arrives onsite with his team ready to install a new roof but discovers that every part of the barn needs work, and without the needed repairs the horses could be sent to pasture. Mike and his crew renovate the stable from top to bottom, adding improvements like a water supply that doesn't freeze in the winter and a new flooring treatment that is also hoof-friendly.

Sunday
Feb 21
4pm | 3c
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.

Thursday
Apr 21
10pm | 9c
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.

Saturday
Jun 11
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.

Monday
Aug 29
1pm | 12c
Season 2, Episode 16

Investment Gate: A Couple Is Conned Out Of $300,000 And They Are Left With a Destroyed Basement

Janice and George are offered a percentage of their contractor-friend's business for $300,000, with $100,000 going towards renovations on their home. They take the opportunity but realize something is seriously wrong after weeks of shoddy work and a few red flags. Eventually, they discover that they are one of over 40 families that have fallen victim to an elaborate $15 million fraud. Their basement is destroyed, their savings are gone and their family's future hangs in the balance. Mike and his team are called in to make it right and help restore their trust and self-esteem.

Tuesday
Sep 20
8pm | 7c
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.

Wednesday
Sep 28
3am | 2c
Season 1, Episode 13

Over their Heads: Cleaning up the contamination and grief caused by bad contracting.

Homeowners Catherine and Cameron wanted to give their fifty-year-old home an update. They paid $100,000 out of pocket for what was supposed to be their dream renovation. But unfortunately, the contractor they hired didn't have the right skills to deliver the goods, and made a mess of their home in the process. He cut corners by not hiring a licensed electrician and did all of the electrical himself. He moved doors and compromised structure, and the sub trades he hired caused $10,000 in roof damages using $10 worth of staples! Completely disheveled, Catherine and Cameron turn to Mike for help, who gives them a Valentine they'll never forget.

Tuesday
Oct 4
10pm | 9c
Season 1, Episode 15

Building Hope: Finishing a second floor addition to help a family overcome health and reno mishaps.

Natalie is overwhelmed by a second floor addition her mother Ingrid started, but couldn't finish. Ingrid poured her life savings into a small cottage in the hope of turning it into her modern dream home. But after spending hundreds of thousands of dollars, the job's not done and the work's all wrong. Tragedy strikes after Ingrid suffers an aneurysm, followed by two strokes. Her daughter Natalie tries to balance taking over the renovation with taking care of her mom, but soon realizes she's in way over head. She turns to Mike to finish the house. Mike and his team will need to fix the HVAC, redo plumbing, replace windows and properly seal the home to finish the job in the best way under the worst circumstances.

Wednesday
Oct 5
2am | 1c
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.

Wednesday
Nov 30
3pm | 2c
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.

Saturday
Dec 10
9am | 8c
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.

Saturday
Dec 10
10am | 9c
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.

Saturday
Dec 10
11am | 10c
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.

Saturday
Dec 10
12pm | 11c
Season 2, Episode 16

Investment Gate: A Couple Is Conned Out Of $300,000 And They Are Left With a Destroyed Basement

Janice and George are offered a percentage of their contractor-friend's business for $300,000, with $100,000 going towards renovations on their home. They take the opportunity but realize something is seriously wrong after weeks of shoddy work and a few red flags. Eventually, they discover that they are one of over 40 families that have fallen victim to an elaborate $15 million fraud. Their basement is destroyed, their savings are gone and their family's future hangs in the balance. Mike and his team are called in to make it right and help restore their trust and self-esteem.

Wednesday
Dec 14
9am | 8c
Season 2, Episode 13

Flood Suckers: A Basement is Damaged When Flood Waters Cause Sewage to Back Up Into the Home

When the City of Toronto faces a historic downpour, Gina's basement floods with water backing up from the City's sewage system. The remediation company hired by her insurance fails to follow the right protocols, putting Gina's son Joey at risk when he tries to clean up the mess himself. Mike arrives on site and discovers that Joey's grandfather was a self-taught carpenter, whose workshop was in the now damaged basement. Mike does double duty when he restores this family's home, as well as the fond memories of a grandfather's love and true craftsmanship.

Wednesday
Dec 14
10am | 9c
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.

Wednesday
Dec 14
11am | 10c
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!

Wednesday
Dec 14
12pm | 11c
Season 1, Episode 16

Starting Again: Building a solarium to let in the light for a heart-broken widow.

Manuel and his wife were like two peas in a pod, but now it's just one, and the pod is in desperate need of some TLC. After his wife passed away, Manuel couldn't sleep in their bedroom, which was part of an old addition previous homeowners had built. So he closed off the space which opened it up to critters for the last 4 years. There's no foundation, no permits, and no way Mike is leaving without giving Manuel a warm space to fill with new memories. Mike takes it all down to the ground, and for the first time in Holmes history he let's the family play a big role in the rebuild. But before the job's done they'll need to redo a retaining wall, deal with asbestos and Manuel's son, Ben will feel the real pain of a bathroom demo.

Wednesday
Dec 14
1pm | 12c
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.

Wednesday
Dec 14
2pm | 1c
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.

Wednesday
Dec 14
3pm | 2c
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.

Wednesday
Dec 14
4pm | 3c
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.

Tuesday
Dec 20
12pm | 11c

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