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Plumbing Pipes: From Lead to PEX and Beyond

June 27, 2017
Water is essential to life and so it’s no surprise that the history of water distribution is closely tied to the history of human development. In the modern world, the development of indoor plumbing had a significant impact on how we live our lives, and the materials used in those plumbing systems are an important part of that story that we often overlook. Over the last 150+ years, there have been six materials commonly used Keep Reading »

High Levels of Copper in California Condos Sheds Light on Common Water Quality Issue

June 19, 2017
Recently, dangerously high levels of copper were found in several luxury condos built within the last decade, prompting city officials to take action and caution residents against drinking and cooking with tap water. According to an article in the Santa Barbara Independent, water-quality tests performed by both city analysts and private consultants found copper levels in the private residences well in excess of what would be considered safe for a public distribution system. Shockingly though, Keep Reading »

Atlanta Bridge Collapse: Could the materials that brought down a bridge be in your homes?

April 25, 2017
  When the I-85 bridge in Atlanta, Georgia collapsed, there were many questions about what could have caused the fire to reach the point of bringing down a major interstate overpass. During the investigation, it became apparent that the area under the bridge was being used as storage for a common construction material – one that could be present in millions of American homes. According to media reports, the materials stored under the bridge included Keep Reading »

Frozen Pipes: What Builders & Plumbers Need to Know

February 14, 2017
  With the first deep freeze of the winter season, fear of frozen pipes and the associated water damage spikes. In the case of new homes and apartments, these concerns are echoed by builders, plumbing contractors and homeowner associations responsible for the performance and maintenance of these properties. For builders and contractors however, there are a few simple steps that can be taken during construction to help reduce the risk and ease the worry. Always Keep Reading »

Ensure the Integrity of Your Piping System Installation

December 20, 2016
Use a Complete FlowGuard Gold System Builders and contractors across America trust FlowGuard Gold to reliably deliver clean, safe drinking water. But on a recent tour of jobsites in Central Florida, we discovered that several installers were installing their FlowGuard Gold piping using non-FlowGuard Gold fittings. While this practice might help the plumber save a few pennies, this can be a dangerous practice for plumbers and builders who want to enjoy the reliability of a Keep Reading »

FBC Compatible Mobile App

July 8, 2015
While FlowGuard Gold® CPVC is immune to corrosion, pitting and scaling, installers need to be sure they are using ancillary construction products that are compatible with FlowGuard Gold CPVC. To ease the burden associated with researching and selecting accompanying construction products, Lubrizol developed the FBC™ System Compatible Program. This resource is made available to manufacturers of ancillary products to assist in determining their product’s chemical compatibility with FlowGuard Gold® CPVC piping systems. Get instant access FlowGuard Gold compatibility Keep Reading »

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