ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--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 renovations.
“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
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
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 system.
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 www.Filtrete.com
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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.
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