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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 17

To Mike, From Aggie: A woman Tracks Mike Down and Asks Him to Help Fix Her Daughter-in-Law's Home

Pam is a nurse who works countless hours at a brain injury center. When her family breaks apart she quickly finds a small home for herself and her kids. But as soon as they move in the problems start piling up. Everything from the sump pump and the venting to the kitchen and the yard needs fixing, but she's too busy supporting her family to do it herself. Her mother-in-law Aggie is so desperate to help she tracks down Mike Holmes, writes him a letter and delivers it straight to his mailbox. Mike agrees to do whatever he can to help and puts his son, Mike Holmes Jr. in charge of making it right for Pam.

Wednesday
Mar 11
12am | 11c
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.

Friday
Oct 9
10am | 9c
Season 2, Episode 4

Broken Record: A Con Artist Cheats Another Couple Leaving Them With a Half-Demoed Kitchen

Mike and his team come to the rescue of Sheila and Val, a couple scammed out of their money, their kitchen and their trust by a notorious contracting criminal who would occasionally do one good job to lure other unsuspecting clients. When Mike gets a closer look at the criminal's rap sheet he discovers he's still wanted by the law! It's a tough lesson and cautionary tale about how one good reference doesn't make a good contractor, and how one good deed deserves another, in classic Holmes style.

Saturday
Jan 30
6pm | 5c
Season 2, Episode 1

House Sandwich: Two Monster Homes Were Built on Either Side of a House That's Now Flooding

Nel and Tom have been living in their home for nearly 10 years without any issues. But when two big custom homes are built on either side, the problems start flooding in. Water is pouring into their basement and they don't know how to stop it. The homeowners are ready to blame the builders that built their neighbors' homes. But after taking a closer look, Mike notices that their 60-year-old house and property are in desperate need of some TLC. What starts as a simple foundation repair turns into damage control when Mike and his team uncover an electrical nightmare.

Tuesday
Mar 8
11am | 10c
Season 2, Episode 1

House Sandwich: Two Monster Homes Were Built on Either Side of a House That's Now Flooding

Nel and Tom have been living in their home for nearly 10 years without any issues. But when two big custom homes are built on either side, the problems start flooding in. Water is pouring into their basement and they don't know how to stop it. The homeowners are ready to blame the builders that built their neighbors' homes. But after taking a closer look, Mike notices that their 60-year-old house and property are in desperate need of some TLC. What starts as a simple foundation repair turns into damage control when Mike and his team uncover an electrical nightmare.

Saturday
Mar 19
4pm | 3c
Season 2, Episode 9

Five Alarm Chili - Part 1: After her home is set on fire, Chili fears she'll never be safe again.

After an arsonist sets fire to her house, Chili is stuck between a rock and a hard place when her insurance company pressures her to choose one of their preferred contractors. The alarm bells are ringing when the contractor's solution is to paint over all the soot and damage, ignoring all of Chili's concerns. Feeling that the insurance company is not working in her best interest, she sticks to her guns and does not sign the authorization form that would allow the contractor to work on her home, and as a result the job is left at a complete standstill. Chili contacts Mike for help and he's determined to make it right.

Thursday
Apr 21
5pm | 4c
Season 2, Episode 10

Five Alarm Chili - Part 2: Mike steps into the fire and repairs a home damaged by an arsonist.

After an arsonist sets fire to her home, Chili is stuck between a rock and a hard place when her insurance company pressures her to choose one of their preferred contractors. When the alarm bells keep going off in her head, Chili decides not to sign the authorization form that would allow the contractor to work on her home, and instead contacts Mike who assesses the damage and quickly decides that the entire house needs to be repaired. In order to fully understand what Chili went through and what she needs to make her home safe, Mike visits the Fire & Emergency Services Training Institute and steps into the fire. Mike restores Chili's home along with her hope of a safe and secure future for her growing family.

Thursday
Apr 21
6pm | 5c
Season 2, Episode 17

To Mike, From Aggie: A woman Tracks Mike Down and Asks Him to Help Fix Her Daughter-in-Law's Home

Pam is a nurse who works countless hours at a brain injury center. When her family breaks apart she quickly finds a small home for herself and her kids. But as soon as they move in the problems start piling up. Everything from the sump pump and the venting to the kitchen and the yard needs fixing, but she's too busy supporting her family to do it herself. Her mother-in-law Aggie is so desperate to help she tracks down Mike Holmes, writes him a letter and delivers it straight to his mailbox. Mike agrees to do whatever he can to help and puts his son, Mike Holmes Jr. in charge of making it right for Pam.

Thursday
Jul 14
9pm | 8c
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.

Saturday
Sep 3
5pm | 4c
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
Sep 6
7pm | 6c
Season 2, Episode 3

5 Years Old: Newer Is Not Necessarily Better

Randy and Carleen bought a brand new house to avoid the headaches and worries of an older home. But they soon discover that newer doesn't always mean better. Since Day 1 they have had nothing but problems, and after countless attempts to contact the builder, their warranties expire leaving them on their own. Bringing in his team of pros, Mike Holmes proves that building beyond the minimum leads to maximum results.

Saturday
Sep 17
11am | 10c
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
Sep 21
3am | 2c
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.

Wednesday
Oct 26
1am | 12c
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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