Mike Holmes new show, Holmes Inspection is finally airing on HGTV in the U.S.
It’s similar to Holmes on Homes except Mike doesn’t do the work. He’s a big star now. Mike wastes the first 12 minutes of the show “inspecting” the house and having a fit over everything that doesn’t meet todays code.
Then, Damon and the crew come in and fix everything. I like the episodes where there are legitimate problems. Termites, massive leaks & mold, rotten wood etc.
Some of the episodes piss me off. Mike can be pretty anal about small stuff. He loves the sound of his own voice. A lot of the codes he preaches about didn’t exist when houses were built in the 1950’s and 60’s. He’s always changing stairway rails because they aren’t high enough or the spacing is too wide. A tiny hole in the garage leads to a 5 minute lecture on CO2. Spackle the damn hole and STFU Mike.
I got the most upset with an episode a couple weeks ago. The HO didn’t get an inspection. She had a shower drain clogged with hair and hadn’t even called a plumber. It was only a 15 min job to fix. Mike was pretty anal in this one. Takes down a front door awing and doesn’t replace it. He removes an outside central Vac outlet someone had been using to vacuum out their car. I’m pretty sure code doesn’t give a crap about vac plugs. I’d love having a vac plug in my carport. I hate dragging a full size vac out to the car.
My favorite episode was the termite house. :eek: That sucker was eaten up. They found a huge open area in the foundation that was letting them in. One weird thing was, Orkin didn’t tent the house. Around here, the cover the house in a tent and fog it. Then they inject poison in the ground around the foundation. On Holmes Inspection they only injected poison. They didn’t fog the inside.
Any episodes you loved or hated?