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FlowGuard Gold CPVC Lawsuit Investigation: Pipe and Fitting Problems

PRACTICE AREAS: Defective Products
PRODUCT: FlowGuard Gold's chlorinated polyvinyl chloride (CPVC) plumbing tubes and fittings
CASE STATUS: Under Investigation

Attention: Anyone who has experienced leaking or other problems with their FlowGuard Gold Pipe & Fittings plumbing system.

Berger Montague is asking to hear from home and property owners who have experienced problems with their FlowGuard Gold CPVC pipes and fittings. We are working to determine whether a class action lawsuit should be filed, but first we need to hear from people like you to gather more information about FlowGuard Gold plumbing system problems.

About the investigation

Berger Montague is investigating the possibility that FlowGuard Gold’s chlorinated polyvinyl chloride (CPVC) plumbing tubes and fittings are defective and fail earlier than expected.

FlowGuard Gold systems can be installed in residential or commercial buildings. Some examples include:

  • Single-family homes
  • Apartments, townhomes, and condos
  • Assisted-living facilities
  • College dorms
  • High-rise hotels
  • Hospitals and healthcare facilities
  • Retail stores

If you own or operate a property that uses this plumbing system, we are interested in hearing from you. You may be able to participate in a class action to recover compensation for repair and replacement costs. Contact us today to learn more.

What’s wrong with the FlowGuard Gold CPVC Pipe and Fittings plumbing system?

It is believed that FlowGuard Gold CPVC pipes and fittings suffer from design defects that can lead to leaks and overall failure of the products.

What is CPVC?

Chlorinated polyvinyl chloride (“CPVC”) is a thermoplastic produced by the chlorination of polyvinyl chloride resin. In general, pipes and tubes made with CPVC are significantly more flexible and can withstand higher temperatures than pipes and tubes made with standard, non-chlorinated polyvinyl chloride (PVC).

Why isn’t the FlowGuard Gold CPVC plumbing system working properly?

Consumers have reported that their FlowGuard Gold CPVC pipes and fittings are breaking and leaking, leading to general failure of the products as well as property damage.

Some customers are voicing their concerns online. Their comments include:

“My FlowGuard Gold ½ inch pipe broke at the cut off valve last week. It was behind a laundry tub and very hard to get to. Should have had nothing to cause it to fail. Very concerned about the rest of the house as it was used everywhere.”

“Our FlowGuard pipe sprung a tiny leak within a wall behind the shower head. Soaked the wall and had to break in and get plumber to replace section of defective pipe. Home built in 1997 in Scottsdale, AZ. I too am concerned about how much pipe we have within the walls and what a disaster it would be to have similar leaks.”

“The line that leads to the refrigerator had cracked for the second time. The first time a patch was put into the line and now it is leaking a foot above that section. The pipe is FlowGuard Gold and you can feel the crack in the pipe.”

FlowGuard Gold CPVC plumbing tubes

Do I have to pay to consult with an attorney?

We are happy to talk with you about your potential claims free of charge. If we decide to represent you in a lawsuit, we will enter into a written contingent fee agreement with you. A contingent fee agreement means we only get paid if we reach a favorable result and that we would receive our fees from the amount paid by the defendant in the case.


Please contact us to discuss the details of your case. You may:

  1. Use the contact form on this page
  2. Email
  3. Call (877) 205-2939

Your information will remain confidential and we will work to protect your rights.

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