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Health and Safety

Frequently Asked Safety Questions About FlowGuard® CPVC Pipe and Fittings

By: Antonino Cantone

The safety and reliability of any material used within the home should be the most important consideration for any homeowner. The material used to distribute drinking and bathing water throughout...

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Health and Safety

How CPVC Better Resists Biofilm Formation than Other Piping Materials [Infographic]

By: Antonino Cantone

Assessing resistance to biofilm growth in plumbing pipe is one of the most important specification considerations an engineer can make. That resistance is essential to keeping potable water safe...

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Material Comparison, Health and Safety

The Effects of Hot Water on CPVC and PPR Piping

By: Antonino Cantone

Heat is used to shape and mold plastics, including CPVC and PPR, into the pipes and fitting used throughout a home or villa’s plumbing system. After processing, how a plastic material reacts to...

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Material Comparison, Health and Safety

Debunking the Myths About CPVC

By: Antonino Cantone

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.

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Health and Safety

How CPVC Piping Limits Environmental Impact

By: Antonino Cantone

All piping materials and products have an effect on the environment. These environmental impacts range from securing raw materials needed to make different piping, to the energy required to...

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Installation, Health and Safety

How CPVC Improves Job Site Safety by Eliminating Hazards

By: Antonino Cantone

With any construction project, there are inherent risks and liabilities. For example, falling objects, powerful machinery, and heat used near flammable materials all create opportunities for...

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Health and Safety

The Importance of Fire Resistant Pipes

By: Antonino Cantone

As a homeowner, your plumbing system probably doesn’t come to mind when you think about fire hazards. However, the material of your pipes plays a critical role in flammability.

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Health and Safety

How Chlorine and FlowGuard® CPVC Work Together To Provide Clean, Safe Water

By: Antonino Cantone

The most important chemical in creating clean, potable water? Chlorine.

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System Design, Health and Safety

Why FlowGuard® CPVC For Hot and Cold Residential Plumbing Systems [Infographic]

By: Antonino Cantone

FlowGuard® CPVC is a thermoplastic material specially designed for plumbing system piping and fittings. It has been successfully installed in residential homes, apartment complexes, commercial...

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Health and Safety

How FlowGuard® CPVC Prevents Microbial Water Contamination

By: Antonino Cantone

Clean, potable water is arguably the most critical element for human well-being, and the adverse effects of contaminated water can be seen across the globe.

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