At Red Hed Manufacturing, we always try to answer our customer's questions before they're asked, but on occasion, we're able to go into great depth and detail about one of our high quality lead free water utility products. Because our lead-free flange adapters have received a great deal of interest and attention recently, we've produced a guide to help you discover more about these versatile adapters and their construction. Here's a little bit of the information you'll find available in this guide.
With the concern over the past few decades about the content of lead in household materials and how it can leach into our drinking water, the passage of laws that limit the amount of lead in potable water pipes, fittings and fixtures have become common. Though this is a great general change in policy, the devil is in the details - specifically, the term "lead-free". Though many consumers expect that to mean that the material used to create the piece contains no lead, this isn't always the case. In this post, we'll take a look at current lead-free requirements as compared to 100% lead-free components.
There's no doubt that there have been many changes in the definition of lead-free over the years, with a dizzying number of changes, definitions and standards. As these changes move forward, the continued reduction of lead in waterworks and plumbing fixtures is a concern for the continued operation of many waterworks and utilities companies. How do you stay ahead of the continuous changes of lead-free definitions and requirements that can cost your organization serious money, time and labor down the road? By starting with lead-free brass in the first place.