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By: FlowGuard EMEA on 09-nov-2021 11:07:38
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World Class Water Safety At A Glance

FlowGuard CPVC has been protecting homes and families with exceptional plumbing for six decades. What does this mean?


When we talk about water safety and quality, how is this achieved? How can piping material have such an impact on what passes through it and for a homeowner who wants to provide the best possible water for their family, where do you start?


Read on for a few useful facts about water safety and how FlowGuard CPVC can show you more about the difference world class pipe and fittings truly makes. 


Fact - Biofilm can seriously threaten water safety. 

In as little as 20 minutes, biofilm can form in the inner walls of water pipes and can form breeding grounds for bacteria. When the bacteria are released into the water, it has only one place to go. 

Reduce biofilm build-up with a plumbing pipe material that is tough and maintains a smoothness that bacteria struggles to stick to and grow. In other words, help keep your clean water clean. Watch our short film on water safety to find out more.


Fact - CPVC isn’t necessarily the answer to your problems.

Not all CPVC does the same job of corrosion caused by high temperatures and pressures. Not all CPVC piping material outshines PPR and other alternatives. 

FlowGuard CPVC is proven to withstand hot and cold temperatures as well as varying pressures in residential and commercial properties. It also has industry leading performance when it comes to resisting corrosion.

We are constantly researching and developing new ways to improve water distribution using CPVC pipe and fittings. The quickest and easiest way to keep up with developments is subscribing to the FlowGuard Podcast


Fact - A properly installed plumbing system should last generations.

FlowGuard CPVC pipe is designed for a 50 year service life. It has been in development since 1959 and since 1960, it has been used in plumbing applications around the world. 

Some of those plumbing systems are still in operation today. In recognition of FlowGuard’s longevity in hot and cold water applications, it has been approved by the highest regulatory standards for both homes and businesses.

To see how this is achieved, it is important to understand the impact of pipe material on water supplies. Watch our free webinar to see how it works.


Fact: We depend on water safety much more than you think.

In fact, up to 60% of the human body is made of water. Drinking water and water for hygiene and sanitation is a fundamental part of life; the water you use has a direct effect on your health, wellbeing and community. 

FlowGuard CPVC is certified as safe for use at home by NSF International, the leading authority on water safety.

To hear more from NSF international, watch our interview series


Take this information with you everywhere you go and share it quickly and easily with your communities, so that everyone is more informed about getting long term safety into their plumbing and premium quality water into their homes for the next generation. Do this with our handy downloadable infographic, A Snapshot of Water Safety.