Filtrete Brand and Mike Holmes Launch National Healthy Home Contest

  Filtrete Brand and Mike Holmes Launch National Healthy Home Contest

Enter for the chance to win a $30,000 healthy home remodel from 3M

Business Wire

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- February 1, 2013

Families exposed to mold, irritants, toxins and other harmful elements in the
home are at risk for developing health conditions like asthma, allergies and
hypersensitivity pneumonitis^1. In fact, a survey^2 commissioned by Filtrete
Brand from 3M revealed that about one in four homeowners (24 percent)
currently or previously lived in a home that made them feel sick or unwell.

The Filtrete Ultimate Allergen Reduction Filter helps capture up to 93 percent
of large airborne par ...

The Filtrete Ultimate Allergen Reduction Filter helps capture up to 93 percent
of large airborne particles, such as household dust, pollen, mod spores and
dust mite debris, from the air passing through the filter. (Photo: 3M)

To help homeowners address indoor air concerns, Filtrete Brand, known for its
air and water filtration products, has partnered with Mike Holmes, renowned
HGTV contractor, on the Filtrete Healthy Home Remodel Contest. One grand-prize
winner, selected by Holmes, will receive $30,000 worth of home inspections,
repairs and renovations by a Holmes Group-approved contractor. Four
first-prize winners will be awarded $5,000 cash to put towards home repairs.

“Making sure your family home is healthy goes beyond cleaning and dusting,”
said Mike Holmes. “Homeowners can’t just focus on the problem areas they can
see in the home. It’s what you can’t see, like indoor air quality, that can be
harmful. That’s why I’m working with the best in air filtration—Filtrete
Brand—to educate homeowners on health hazards lurking in the home.”

To enter from January 31, 2013, through June 30, 2013:

  *Visit the Healthy Home Remodel Contest App on the Filtrete Brand Facebook

       *You will be prompted to “like” Filtrete Brand to enter the contest

  *Explain in 1,000 words or less why your home is deserving of a healthier
    home remodel
  *Submit up to two photos supporting your essay
  *For more details, view the official rules.

Twittercue: Enter to win $30k Healthy Home Remodel from @Filtrete +
@Make_It_Right: #healthyhome

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About The Holmes Group
The Holmes Group is an international brand with operations in independent
media production, new home building and inspection divisions and expansion
into product development. It is entirely owned by Mike Holmes and it is
responsible for developing and managing HOLMES branded entities, including
HOLMES Homes, HOLMES Inspections, HOLMES Workwear, Make It Right Releasing
Inc. and The Holmes Foundation.

3M and Filtrete are trademarks of 3M. © 3M 2013.

Related Links:
Filtrete Brand Website
Filtrete Brand Facebook Page
Filtrete Brand Twitter Page
Filtrete Brand YouTube Page
3M Website

^1 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Indoor Environmental Air

^2 Survey was conducted by an independent firm, Wakefield Research, among a
sample of respondents who have forced heat and/or central air conditioning in
their home. The study was conducted in May 2012. A total of 1,001 qualified
surveys were received. The margin of error for total responses is +/- 3.1

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Elizabeth Mitolo, 212-679-6600 x242
Robert Brittain, 651-733-7034
3M Public Relations and Corporate Communications
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