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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.

Episodes

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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 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
Jul 22

10pm | 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.

Thursday
Jul 23

12am | 11c

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 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
Aug 25

2pm | 1c

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 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 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.

Saturday
Nov 7

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.

Wednesday
Dec 30

11am | 10c

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'.

Wednesday
Dec 30

1pm | 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.

Saturday
Jan 30

1pm | 12c

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 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 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.

Saturday
Mar 5

7am | 6c

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.

Saturday
Mar 5

8am | 7c

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
Mar 5

9am | 8c

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.

Saturday
Mar 5

10am | 9c

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 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 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.

Tuesday
Mar 8

12pm | 11c

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 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.

Tuesday
Mar 8

2pm | 1c

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 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.

Tuesday
Mar 8

4pm | 3c

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.

Tuesday
Mar 8

5pm | 4c

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.

Tuesday
Mar 8

6pm | 5c

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