At only 25-years-old, Jessica landed a great job and found an affordable bungalow all at the same time. It had a big backyard with a shed, perfect to store her beloved dirt bike. Keen to succeed against several other bidders, she offered the maximum she could afford and dropped the requirement for a home inspection. Thrilled that her strategy succeeded, she soon found that her small home needed a lot more work than she had ever imagined. Where is that leak coming from? Could that be dangerous material? What kind of insulation is that? Mike Holmes does a Holmes Inspection and once he, Damon and the crew are finished, Jessica will hardly recognize her little house.
Simon and Nancy are newlyweds, who spent a lot of time and money fixing the bathrooms that their home inspector found leaking. Then they tackled the filthy old kitchen, wanting their first home to look great. Rapidly running out of money and energy, this young couple thought they were just going to have to live with the back deck that was slowly sinking into the grass. Then they discovered that the supposedly repaired crack in their foundation was actually leaking. To make matters worse, they couldn't even use their family room because it was so cold in the basement. What else did their inspector miss? Mike Holmes does a Holmes Inspection to find out.
Anita and Daniel discovered new issues with their home that threatened their family's safety before they'd even finished fixing all the things the home inspector found. Their front hallway was freezing in the winter. The cold room below vented dangerously into the garage and that sunken tub was beginning to look like a real safety hazard with two active little kids running around. They definitely need Mike Holmes to do a thorough Holmes Inspection and Damon and the crew to help make their home safe and ensure that everyone who arrives receives a warm welcome.
Single mom Debbie was excited to find an affordable semi-detached house that meant her teenager, Dylan, would not even have to change schools. Despite the home inspector's assurance that the grading around the yard was neutral, she found herself dealing with a leaky basement within days of moving in. Then the roof she had been told was satisfactory, leaked into her dining room. To make matters worse, as the weather got colder, so did her living room. Debbie gets Mike to come and do a thorough Holmes Inspection, and Damon and the crew to help make the home watertight.
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.
Dominic and Chantelle have four children between them and desperately needed more space than they had in their rental apartment. Although small, this semi-detached house would be a big improvement for the whole blended family. Thrilled that it passed the home inspection with very few comments, they bought the house. Now they are wondering how thorough the home inspection actually was. There is water leaking into one son's bedroom and they keep blowing fuses in the kitchen. The living room is freezing and a quick look at the heat vents has turned up a serious health hazard. This was supposed to be the home where they could safely raise their four kids. They need Mike to do a Holmes Inspection, and the whole crew to help to make it home sweet home.