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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 18
1am | 12c
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.

Thursday
Jul 23
12am | 11c
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.

Friday
Sep 25
3pm | 2c
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.

Monday
Oct 26
12pm | 11c
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.

Wednesday
Dec 30
11am | 10c
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 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!

Saturday
Mar 5
1pm | 12c
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 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.

Tuesday
Mar 8
1pm | 12c
Season 2, Episode 11

Lawn and Order: A Couple Tries to Retain Their Composure When Their Deck and Retaining Walls Fail

Dan and Sarah bought their home 2 years ago with dreams of backyard bliss. They planned to extend the home's existing deck to create a more safe and usable space for their children to play. After admiring their neighbours' deck and receiving a quote that seemed too good to be true, they hired the same person for the job. By the time they realized the project was much bigger than anticipated, and vastly underquoted, it was too late to turn back. Dan and Sarah turn to Mike who arrives on deck just in time to make it right and avoid a major catastrophe.

Tuesday
Mar 8
3pm | 2c
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.

Thursday
Apr 14
10pm | 9c
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.

Friday
Apr 22
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'.

Friday
Apr 29
3am | 2c
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.

Thursday
May 26
7pm | 6c
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.

Thursday
May 26
8pm | 7c
Season 2, Episode 11

Lawn and Order: A Couple Tries to Retain Their Composure When Their Deck and Retaining Walls Fail

Dan and Sarah bought their home 2 years ago with dreams of backyard bliss. They planned to extend the home's existing deck to create a more safe and usable space for their children to play. After admiring their neighbours' deck and receiving a quote that seemed too good to be true, they hired the same person for the job. By the time they realized the project was much bigger than anticipated, and vastly underquoted, it was too late to turn back. Dan and Sarah turn to Mike who arrives on deck just in time to make it right and avoid a major catastrophe.

Thursday
May 26
9pm | 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.

Thursday
May 26
10pm | 9c
Season 2, Episode 18

Walk the Planks: A Second-Storey Deck is an Accident Waiting to Happen

Benny and Queenie bought a 9-year-old home for their growing family. Their home inspector said the second-storey deck had some moisture but it was nothing to worry about, all it needed was a fresh coat of paint. As soon as Benny begins working on the first piece of trim, the deck starts to fall apart. After receiving quotes between $35,000 and $50,000 to repair the damage they contact Mike Holmes to help save their home and their life savings. Mike and his team start taking it apart and discover that the builder did not build it to code. The structure is compromised with rotted wood and could collapse at any moment. Mike is beside himself and shows what happens when homes are built for looks and not for safety.

Thursday
May 26
11pm | 10c
Season 2, Episode 11

Lawn and Order: A Couple Tries to Retain Their Composure When Their Deck and Retaining Walls Fail

Dan and Sarah bought their home 2 years ago with dreams of backyard bliss. They planned to extend the home's existing deck to create a more safe and usable space for their children to play. After admiring their neighbours' deck and receiving a quote that seemed too good to be true, they hired the same person for the job. By the time they realized the project was much bigger than anticipated, and vastly underquoted, it was too late to turn back. Dan and Sarah turn to Mike who arrives on deck just in time to make it right and avoid a major catastrophe.

Friday
May 27
12am | 11c
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.

Friday
May 27
1am | 12c
Season 2, Episode 18

Walk the Planks: A Second-Storey Deck is an Accident Waiting to Happen

Benny and Queenie bought a 9-year-old home for their growing family. Their home inspector said the second-storey deck had some moisture but it was nothing to worry about, all it needed was a fresh coat of paint. As soon as Benny begins working on the first piece of trim, the deck starts to fall apart. After receiving quotes between $35,000 and $50,000 to repair the damage they contact Mike Holmes to help save their home and their life savings. Mike and his team start taking it apart and discover that the builder did not build it to code. The structure is compromised with rotted wood and could collapse at any moment. Mike is beside himself and shows what happens when homes are built for looks and not for safety.

Friday
May 27
2am | 1c
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

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