Debunking the Myths About CPVC
FlowGuard® Pipe and Fittings are made of chlorinated polyvinyl chloride (CPVC). CPVC is a long-lasting thermoplastic with a history of reliable performance in residential plumbing applications.
However, there are some misconceptions about CPVC related to its safety and durability. One such myth is that CPVC is not safe because it can leach chemicals into drinking water.
In reality, FlowGuard CPVC is one of the safest piping material in the KSA region.
FlowGuard® CPVC is One of the Safest Piping Materials Available
CPVC is actually one of the safest piping materials on the market, as proven by approval from international public health organizations.
FlowGuard CPVC is also free of the following materials, which can be harmful when they exist in pipes and fittings:
- Flame retardants
- Anti-static agents
Additionally, FlowGuard CPVC has the NSF-61 Annex G certification. This certification applies to any pipe, pipe or plumbing fitting, or fixture intended to dispense water for human consumption. Products that hold this certification have met the 0.25% weighted average lead content as well as all health effects and leachate requirements.
PPR (green pipe) is another popular residential plumbing material option, but does not carry this distinction.
Interested in Learning More About CPVC Plumbing Systems?
Before your next plumbing project, arm yourself with knowledge about the various piping materials on the market.
There is more information in the latest free download from FlowGuard, “Debunking the Myths Surrounding FlowGuard® CPVC Pipe and Fittings,” including myths about the following:
- Safety and durability
- Comparison to PPR (green pipe)
- Service life and piping system longevity