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By: FlowGuard EMEA on 25-ene-2021 1:00:00
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Washing Away Misconceptions About CPVC

FlowGuard® CPVC represents communities all over the world who enjoy safe, clean water. We work hard to stay true to the communities we serve through our expertise in water distribution. Like us, as a homeowner, you work hard to stay true to your community, i.e. your family, your friends and the traditions that define your life.


To protect your community and stay true to your way of life, it’s important to understand the truth about the systems you have in place. Your water distribution system is no different.


Let’s separate the misconceptions about FlowGuard CPVC from the truth.


“CPVC and PPR last just as long as each other” - Misconception


While metallic and non-metallic plumbing is often unfairly compared to each other, so too is CPVC and other plastics. 


CPVC’s service life, and performance during that service life have been proven over the past 55 years. Thanks to its inherent resistance to natural corrosive properties of chlorine, the pipe material does not degrade like PPR. In a study conducted in accordance with NSF P-171 (Protocol for Chlorine Resistance of Plastic Piping Materials), PPR showed signs of corrosion after only 9 and a half months, while CPVC continued to operate with no signs of degradation.


Your home must be protected for generations. If healthy water is part of your routine, choose a plumbing system that is with you for the long term.


“Only heat welding secures pipes and fittings together properly” - Misconception


This is really two misconceptions - one being the assumption that heat welding can only be the strongest type of welding, and the theory that joints in plumbing systems are the weakest and therefore, the most problematic sections of the system.


Neither theory applies to FlowGuard CPVC. Solvent cement is used instead of heat welding, but it is far from being a simple glue. A cohesive molecular bond is formed, resulting in not two but one continuous section of pipe. 


To you and your family, this means a continuous and consistent delivery of clean water, however many times you may use it.  


“CPVC is only available with big budgets” - Misconception


FlowGuard CPVC is approved for installation in schools, hospitals and places of worship, where vulnerable people come into contact with water frequently. That same quality is affordable for your home.


FlowGuard CPVC is not reserved for hazardous, industrial work. Thanks to its material, it can be manufactured in a cost-effective manner, creating affordability for homes and small businesses around the world. 


“CPVC is safe for drinking water” - Truth


In fact, FlowGuard CPVC is certified as safe for delivering clean drinking water by leading global agencies such as KIWA, NSF International and the Water Regulations Advisory Scheme.


The truth is clear; whether you are preparing food, showering or cleaning the home, you can have peace of mind, accessing clean, safe water every day in your home with FlowGuard CPVC.


To find out more about water safety and the healthy benefits of FlowGuard CPVC, read our eBook, Clean Water At Home.


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