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FlowGuard Gold® CPVC

Discover why FlowGuard Gold Pipe and Fittings is the most well-established non-metallic piping product in the market.

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CPVC  |  FlowGuard Gold® CPVC  |  Homebuilders  |  Residential

3 Plumbing Challenges in a Booming Housing Market

All signs indicate that the housing market will continue to surge in 2021. Unfortunately, with this rapid growth comes challenges, some of which we’ve experienced before. With careful planning, however, you can avoid many costly problems and take full advantage of an environment that should be ripe for building your business. To help ensure your success, consider the unique features of FlowGuard Gold® plumbing systems for maintaining your momentum and sidestepping three issues lurking on the horizon.

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Copper  |  Homebuilders  |  PEX

Home Building 2020: How Builders Can Take Advantage of the Changing Market

Housing starts and home prices have been rising steadily for a number of years; however, that may be changing. There are signs this growth may be plateauing, or even reversing, in some locations:

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CPVC vs. PEX: Making the Switch

CPVC vs. PEX: Making the Switch

Discover why you should make the switch to FlowGuard Gold® CPVC

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Copper  |  Homebuilders  |  PEX  |  Water Chemistry  |  Water Quality

When Water Treatment Chemistry Changes, How Will Residential Piping Respond?

It’s natural to think of water as an inert, harmless liquid. But for the water running through municipal distribution systems, great care is taken, and extensive treatment is required to ensure clean, safe drinking water. The source water, whether it comes from a lake, river, reservoir or aquifer, inherently contains contaminants in the form of both dissolved solids and bacteria that requires treatment.  

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CPVC  |  Copper  |  Homebuilders  |  PEX  |  R&D

Why Paul Hasty and Sons Plumbing Chose FlowGuard Gold CPVC

Grove Harris is a vice president of Paul Hasty and Sons Plumbing, a residential and light commercial plumbing service in Brentwood, Tennessee. Grove has been in the business since 1992 and today manages a team of 30 plumbers. His company made the switch to FlowGuard Gold® CPVC in 2004 and continues to use FlowGuard Gold CPVC today. We spoke with him about why they made the change and what it has meant to his business.

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Homebuilders  |  PEX  |  Plastic Piping

Types of Plastic Piping: Choosing the Right Material

It can be easy to think that all types of plastic are the same, but the reality couldn’t be further from the truth, especially when it comes to plastic plumbing systems. There are thousands of different types of plastics, each with their own physical and chemical properties. When it comes to hot- and cold-water plumbing distribution systems, there are five different plastics which have been used, each with their own properties.

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Homebuilders  |  PEX  |  Water Quality

How Choosing the Right Piping Material Can Help Protect Your Homebuilder’s Brand

Risk of pipe failure and water quality issues are things that few builders can afford. Yet, many expose themselves to this vulnerability by delegating plumbing material selection to their plumbing contractors.   It’s important to trust your contractors, but not at the expense of your business.

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CPVC  |  Homebuilders

What Class-Action Lawsuits Say About Residential Plumbing Material Quality

Class-action lawsuits are not uncommon in the residential plumbing industry; in fact, since 2001, there have been at least 22 class-action lawsuits involving plumbing pipes and fittings and at least 39 builders have been named as co-defendants in these class actions.

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Homebuilders  |  PEX  |  Water Quality

How Plumbing Materials Can Influence Water Quality

The first post in our Healthy Home series reviewed the difference in the biofilm growth potential of PEX and CPVC piping while the second outlined the dangers that can occur if chemicals such as pesticides permeate PEX piping.

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Homebuilders  |  PEX  |  Water Quality

Understanding the Risks of Chemical Permeation in Residential Water Systems

In the first post in our Healthy Home series, we reviewed the important issue of biofilm formation in residential piping and the difference in the biofilm growth potential of PEX and CPVC piping. For this post, we’ll examine another issue that can impact residential water quality: chemical permeation.

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Homebuilders  |  PEX  |  Water Quality

Building Healthy Homes Requires Paying Attention to Water Quality

Residential home builders have made significant progress in improving the air quality issues that can arise in today’s tightly built, energy efficient homes. Turning to materials with lower air quality impacts and increasing mechanical ventilation in accordance with ASHRAE IAQ standards has allowed builders to achieve both the efficiency and indoor air quality today’s health and energy conscious consumers are seeking. 

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