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By: FlowGuard EMEA on 08-jun-2020 7:57:23
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The Bitter End: Why Water Quality Is About More Than Taste

Good Clean Water is Good Clean Business

Water quality in the home is crucial to good health, stronger immune systems and cleaner communities. So it’s important to help your clients and their communities invest in plumbing products and services that serve them well, with a clean, healthy end result. For service users, that looks like safe, enjoyable drinking water. To you, it’s healthy business and increased trust.

The way FlowGuard pipe and fittings approaches quality is with an understanding of good clean water and knowing how CPVC delivers it to homes using timely, efficient and safe methods. Quality water, delivered by quality plumbing.


CPVC: Quality Delivered

To explain how customers benefit most from CPVC, you need to look inside the pipe. There are physical and chemical forces at work that are keeping the water that flows through it as pure as possible. CPVC resists biofilm formation better than alternatives. This means your customers have a reduced risk of consuming potentially dangerous microorganisms and bacteria, including Legionella, Pseudomonas and Coliform bacteria.

Water that has been treated and processed for safe consumption is under threat of being tainted by insufficient safeguards against these bacterial substances. It doesn’t always survive the final hurdle. In order to promote CPVC as the great last defence for water quality in the home, it’s worth knowing that FlowGuard goes the extra mile.


FlowGuard CPVC: The Extra Mile

CPVC resists bacterial growth due to the smoothness of the inner surface of the pipe itself. Chlorine contained within the pipe’s walls defends against chemical corrosion, preventing plastic particles from surfacing and entering the water supply as it travels through. It is naturally resistant to the chlorine and chlorine dioxide commonly found in drinking water. There’s little to no effect on the piping as chlorinated water flows through, which means the water that passes through the plumbing system and into the home, stays exactly the way it is.


Putting It All Together: Installing FlowGuard CPVC

There’s no benefit to the chemical resistance of FlowGuard CPVC unless you protect the very important job that’s happening inside that pipe, when putting the plumbing system together. That’s why it’s important to tell your customers about solvent cement welding.

This installation process makes for quick and easy fusion of CPVC pipes, without the need for heat welding. solvent cement fuses the pipe and the fitting together at the molecular level, maintaining that all-important pipe smoothness within.

What this means for your customers is a faster, more cost-effective process at the installation stage, with no need for heat welding tools. This also means a safer working environment for labourers and residents, with absolutely no fire or burn risk. Practically, this process allows your customers to manipulate FlowGuard CPVC systems in more confined or hard-to-reach places, which presents better aesthetic options to homeowners.


Quality Water for the Future Begins Now

FlowGuard CPVC allows for a safer, quicker and much less disruptive installation process than traditional PPR piping. You can therefore offer a better quality service, that delivers safe, clean drinking water for families, and a strong feeling of trust towards the plumbing trade that will last generations. Experiments in bacterial growth show that CPVC significantly outperforms PPR after months of exposure to water. Tests in chlorine resistance have shown that resistance in FlowGuard CPVC outlasts PPR by decades.

If FlowGuard CPVC demonstrates anything, it’s that quality always leads to quality, from specification to the end result. All you have to do is decide when you want that process to begin.

Need to know more to answer your client's questions? Download the Water Safety Guide for Homeowners and share it with your clients today. 


To find out more about this subject, listen to this episode of the FlowGuard podcast.