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How to Make the Switch to FlowGuard Gold Plumbing Systems: A Guide for Plumbers

By: Jonathan Simon on June 26th, 2018

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How to Make the Switch to FlowGuard Gold Plumbing Systems: A Guide for Plumbers

Contractors  |  FlowGuard Gold® CPVC  |  Plumbing

Starting in 2005, a rise in material costs and changes in labor availability caused plumbers to make the switch from copper to plastic pipes. With a reliable history, FlowGuard Gold CPVC was there to meet the increased demand.

While PEX may be a popular choice for some contractors, documented issues with chemical leaching, system failures and more may cause some to re-evaluate their choice.

Once plumbers make the switch to FlowGuard Gold CPVC piping, the benefits – ranging from lower installed costs to using a more robust and chlorine-resistant system – leave contractors wondering why they hadn’t made switch a long time ago.


Why Make the Switch: Get the Facts

FlowGuard Gold CPVC offers many benefits over PEX plumbing systems including superior water quality, low fire risk, world-class environmental performance, and more.

One of the most significant advantages of CPVC piping is that it is immune to corrosion and degradation caused by normal drinking water. Since 2001, there have been at least 22 class actions lawsuits related to material failures in galvanized, copper and PEX plumbing systems that were caused by a fundamental incompatibility between the system and the drinking water.


How to Make the Switch

Switching to FlowGuard Gold CPVC is fast and easy since it requires no special, costly tools. If your labor is familiar with running PVC or ABS for drainage systems, they have a head start in learning FlowGuard Gold CPVC. While the processes are not identical, many of the skills used to install plastic drainage systems translate well to FlowGuard Gold CPVC.

The FlowGuard Gold team offers comprehensive training programs with hands-on experience to help ensure successful installations. Plumbers can access educational resources as well as online training webinars to aid in installation. Follow the 5-step easy installation guide or refer to our quick installation checklist.

In many cases installers may need to receive their training materials in Spanish – and we’ve got you covered with critical resources for bilingual installers including both online information and printable documents.

Your current distributor likely stocks and sells FlowGuard Gold plumbing systems, but if they don’t, simply contact us and we’ll work with you and your distributor to ensure that it’s easy for you to purchase FlowGuard Gold CPVC.


See the Results

Numerous case studies demonstrate the versatility and dependability of FlowGuard Gold CPVC piping. With nearly 60 years of proven success, FlowGuard Gold plumbing systems have earned a strong reputation for its quality and reliability.

Interested in making the switch?

Learn more about making the switch to FlowGuard Gold CPVC or contact us to speak to a representative.


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