Filtrete Brand Awards Michigan Family $30,000 for Healthy Home Remodel Makeover

  Filtrete Brand Awards Michigan Family $30,000 for Healthy Home Remodel

Business Wire

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- September 10, 2013

Holly Grant of Sterling Heights, Mich. was selected as the grand prize winner
of the Filtrete Healthy Home Remodel Contest. Grant’s winning submission
detailed concerns with mold and active water leaks in her house and described
her family’s wish to create a healthy home environment for their 18-month-old
son, who suffers from serious respiratory issues. Filtrete Brand, known for
its air and water filtration products, in partnership with America’s Most
Trusted Contractor Mike Holmes will be providing the Grant Family a home
inspection and $30,000 cash to put towards much needed repairs and

“We bought our house as a ‘fixer-upper’ knowing we would have our work cut out
for us,” said Holly Grant, winner of the national contest. “But when we
discovered hidden mold in our nursery-to-be – and welcomed our son three
months ahead of schedule – we entered the Filtrete Healthy Home Remodel
Contest as a plea for help – to tackle these urgent home repairs and minimize
any long-term health and safety risks for my family.”

To help improve the health and safety of her home, The Holmes Group, an
organization founded by Mike Holmes with divisions dedicated to providing
thorough, high quality residential inspections and building services, will
provide a Holmes approved home inspector and contractor to examine the home
and identify health and safety concerns, as well as help manage repairs to
make the home healthier for the family. For families with similar home
concerns, Holmes offers these ‘SAFETY’ tips:

  *S: Seek professional assistance if you suspect there are traces of lead in
    your home.
  *A: Address indoor air quality and change your air filter.
  *F: Fix leaks to prevent mold and mildew
  *E: Exercise caution around appliances
  *T: Test for dangerous gases and make sure smoke and monoxide detectors are
    working properly
  *Y: Yield healthier results with regular maintenance—fix small problems now
    to avoid big repairs later

“Many homeowners don’t realize that things like mold and water damage can lead
to big problems, like poor indoor air quality,” said Mike Holmes, contest
judge and trusted contractor who appears on HGTV. “Regular home maintenance is
key for a healthy home environment and keeping costs low.”

Filtrete Brand offers a full line of high efficiency filters that help support
a healthier home by capturing small particles, such as allergens, from the air
passing through a home’s forced-air heating, ventilation and air condition

About the Contest:
Entrants were required to submit a written essay and supporting photos to
explain why their homes were deserving of a healthier home remodel. Thousands
of entries were received and judged on the entry’s fit to the contest theme,
the quality of the essay and the quality of the accompanying images.

About the First-Prize Winners: The following first-prize winners received
$5,000 cash to put towards home repairs:

  *Wendy Brown of Palmetto, Fla.
  *Tristan Lee of Syracuse, N.Y.
  *Kristin Nichols of Saint George, S.C.
  *Paul Lindenberger of Grapevine, Texas

For more tips on creating a healthier home, visit

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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 home inspection, as well as expansion
into product development. The Holmes Group is entirely owned by Mike Holmes
and responsible for developing and managing all HOLMES branded entities,
including Make It Right Productions Inc., HOLMES Approved Homes, HOLMES
Communities, MIKE HOLMES Inspections, HOLMES Referred Contractors, HOLMES
Products, HOLMES Workwear and The Holmes Foundation.

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


Kim Ciocon (Agency)
Hunter Public Relations for 3M
p: 212-679-6600 x274
Robert Brittain (3M)
3M Public Relations and Corporate Communications
p: 651-733-7034
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