Shawn and Francesca thought they had found their dream home on a quiet street, just perfect for large family gatherings. Even though the house was only seven years old, they played it smart and hired a home inspector. Soon after they moved in, they started to notice a few things that were not in their report. Now this family is worried about a lot of heating and venting issues that are smothering their love for their new home. What they need is a Holmes Inspection, so that Mike Holmes, Damon and the crew can help everyone breathe easier.
Dan, a young single man, bought a townhouse because he could picture his buddies all enjoying the finished basement. That dream died when sewage backed up all over the new basement carpet. The home inspector told him to paint and caulk the windows and that it would be a better return on his investment than all new windows. Mike Holmes disagrees. A Holmes Inspection also finds evidence that the roof is suffering from ice dams, the drains are cracked and the bedroom and closet are boiling hot in the summer, and freezing cold in the winter.
New parents Kelly and Brian chose a townhouse so they could shorten their commute and spend more time with baby Hayden. They were thrilled with the fenced-in backyard and the clean bill of health the house got from the home inspector. Imagine their surprise when the very first rainfall flooded their backyard six inches deep. Then, when the cold weather began, they discovered they needed a combination of booster fans and space heaters to bring enough heat to their bedrooms. Now they're wondering if the home inspector should have told them more about their strange laundry set up. This young family needs Mike Holmes to do a thorough Holmes Inspection and help them keep their heads above water.
Izabela and Waldemar worked hard all their lives to establish themselves in a new country, raise their kids and buy a nice house that they could call their final home. They were thrilled to find one with geothermal heating, thinking they would have reduced heating costs while also being friendly to the environment. A bidding war made it impossible to get a home inspection in time and they found, with regret, that there were lots of issues that they might have been warned about. After a winter spent shivering in their new home, where all their money went on replacement windows and leaky plumbing, this couple is feeling tired of this house and older than their years. They need a Holmes Inspection, and Mike and his team to make their green dream come true.
Stuart and Kim hired a home inspector before they purchased a home, just to be safe. But the inspector seemed reluctant to go up on the roof and they later discovered he had declined to do a full roof inspection due to the presence of snow and ice. The only problem is, he did their inspection in July! The inspector missed all sorts of entry holes for critters and cold drafts. Sure enough, their bathroom is almost too cold to use in winter weather. What else did this home inspector miss? Mike Holmes finds out.
When Laura and Robert adopted their child from China, they knew they were going to need a bigger house. Their starter home sold so fast that they felt a little rushed. The first home they liked got such a bad home inspection report, they decided against it. Then they found a different house. Only nine years old with a big deck and backyard, it had a positive home inspection already commissioned by the previous owners. Thrilled, they went ahead with the deal. Right from the start, none of the toilets flushed properly. Then, one rainy day, Laura slipped on the back deck and the railing broke off in her hands. Now the deck, that was a major selling feature, is off limits. They need help from Mike Holmes and the rest of the crew to make the house safe for their little family.
Elena and Guilia are a terrific mother-daughter team. They chose a home as close to the city center as they could afford, so that Guilia would have an easier commute to school. Their home inspector reported some issues and they did their best to take care of those, with limited resources. Now they are noticing water coming into the basement, some spreading rot in the garage, a few fire hazards and some scary looking wiring, but they have not yet lost their sense of humor about all the trials they have to face with this house.
When Deb and Scott relocated from Boston, it was Scott who picked this newer townhouse before Deb and baby Liam came to join him. The home inspector told him it was a well-kept townhome with very few issues. Once they moved in, Deb immediately noticed a bad smell coming from the bathroom, and avoided using the shower. Now they are noticing that the laundry closet stinks as well. This couple is wondering what else their home inspector might have missed. They need the expertise of Mike Holmes to tell them for sure, and the help of Damon and the crew, to give their house a clean slate.
When Andrew and Melissa had a little girl, they needed to buy a house with more space in a family friendly neighborhood ? they did not expect more problems. They had a home inspection before they bought the house, but the inspector missed signs of obvious neglect that could lead directly to much bigger issues. Mike gives this house a proper Holmes Inspection, and with the help of his crew, they will set this family on the right path.
James and Doreen were thrilled to be able to afford a house for their growing family. Unfortunately the deal closed before they could even read their home inspection report. Soon after moving in, they discovered electrical issues that made them fear for their kids' safety and mold that kept much of their new home off limits. Mike gives this house a Holmes Inspection, and he and Damon and the crew will have to work very hard to make this house safe.
Steven and Jennifer had been burned by a bad home inspection before, and decided to upgrade to a new house, confident that it would have fewer problems. Once again, the home inspection report made note of only minor issues, nothing that would scare them away. Unfortunately they now need Mike to step in and do a proper Holmes Inspection, in order to bring the rest of their problems to light.
Scott and Erin wanted to minimize their commute and maximize the backyard they would have for their lively dog, Uma. The home inspector pointed out a few things that needed doing, but downplayed their concerns. Once they moved in and had to live with his mistakes firsthand, they started to worry about all the things he did not think were important. They now need Mike to give them a real Holmes Inspection.
Virginia needed a small home that would be a safe haven for her and her son, Luca. When she saw the beautiful trim, the updated kitchen and the big backyard in this cute one-and-a-half storey home, she decided it was nice enough to buy without a home inspection. Now she has toilets that do not flush, a shower that takes days to drain, some odd wiring, and no heat in the so-called updated kitchen. Mike Homes steps in to do a proper Holmes Inspection, and his crew helps make this house the home Virginia and Luca were counting on.