By Mike Holmes

For me, being on TV was always about educating people on how to do it right when it came to their homes. How to Build it Right, Own it Right, Protect it Right, and Sell it Right. From teaching you what’s behind your walls to picking the right materials, I want to improve people’s homeownership experience from the minute they step foot in it or decide to take on a new build or renovation project.

That’s why I love working with builders like Miller Contracting who are dedicated to the highest quality, open communication, and reliability when it comes to customer service, building you the home of your dreams.

Mike Holmes with Dan Yungwirth from Miller Contracting.

Healthy Homes

Why do I think Healthy Homes are an important topic to discuss? Because there is a lot in your home that can affect your health without us even knowing, from the air in your home to the water you drink. That’s why it’s important to take the right steps to improve your indoor air quality. 

The Dangers of Radon Gas

Did you know that radon is one of the most toxic gases that has been discovered to be the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers? And did you know that radon can make its way into your water if you rely on well water?

The fact is, all homes will contain some amount of radon. The question is: how much, and do you need to perform some mitigation strategies? 

Mike Holmes

The first step is to get your house tested, and while there’s no bad time to test your home for radon, the winter months offer a prime opportunity as we tend to keep our homes more tightly sealed. Once you have your results back it is then important to invest in the right products to help mitigate the problem, whether it’s smart monitoring devices from Radon Environmental Corp. or an Airwell in the case that you have radon in your well water.

This is a good article about mitigating radon in your home.

If you suspect that you have Radon in your home, then it’s best to call the pros and get your home tested. Here are some of the other jobs best left to the pros.

The Holmes On Homes Podcast

For me, launching a podcast was a natural next step in my career. This is a chance for YOU to listen to in-depth, unfiltered conversations that I have with the subject matter and industry experts.

Why is indoor air quality important? Why should you care about scale in your water?
Are swimming pools a good investment? I get into all that and more on my Holmes On Homes podcast.

You can watch the podcast episodes on my YouTube channel, or listen to them on any major podcast platform. Hope you enjoy it and learn something!


About Holmes Approved Homes and Miller Contracting

Homes are a big investment —so it is only natural that you lay the right foundations to save you time and money down the road. The Holmes Approved Homes program is designed to give homebuyers a home that’s built right the first time.  This program is about integrating the right building products with the right technology and practices to build you a home that goes beyond residential standards, from construction to final inspection.

Miller Contracting is a top custom home builder that has built a reputation based on honesty, open communication, reliability, customer service, and completing every job on time and on budget. Quality, integrity, and attention to craftsmanship go into every Miller custom home; but only one is built with your future in mind.

Being a Holmes Approved Home Builder means that each custom home and renovation completed by Miller Contracting goes through 3rd party, unbiased inspections during various stages of construction. The result? Simply a better-built home.