Full-service solutions for residential and commercial plumbing products
The residential and commercial plumbing product industry is growing steadily as home and building owners seek products that offer comfort, convenience and minimal upkeep in addition to being stylish. Manufacturers and retailers must balance these expectations against the need to consider water quality, safety, performance, conservation, sustainability, connectivity and cybersecurity when designing, modifying or sourcing products. UL can help you navigate both customer and regulatory needs with advisory services, product testing and certification.
Our expertise across the broader water and plumbing industry allows us to act as your guide as you move from product development to full production so that you can enter the market quickly and confidently. We understand that, with advancements in technology and an increasing focus on sustainability, the success of residential and commercial plumbing products involves more than traditional performance and safety considerations.
UL remains in lockstep with changes to national and local requirements and can help you work with code authorities, specifiers and your customers to meet necessary specifications. As a respected third-party testing facility, UL is globally recognized and can help you demonstrate compliance and a commitment to safety, performance and sustainability that will help you build trust with your customers.
Advisory and compliance solutions for residential and commercial plumbing products
Buyers expect residential and commercial plumbing products meet aesthetic demands and compliance requirements while delivering reliable performance. We help manufacturers and retailers manage these expectations by offering industry expertise and guidance throughout the entire testing and certification process.
The UL Mark for plumbing products is recognized throughout the industry and helps differentiate you from the competition while demonstrating compliance with the International Plumbing Code (IPC), the Uniform Plumbing Code (UPC) or local requirements. We can work with you to understand your products and customers' unique needs as you move through design and into market readiness. UL’s evaluations include materials, physical characteristics, performance testing and marking requirements. We can also help manufacturers pursue certification to NSF/ANSI water treatment device standards for residential- and commercial-level filtration products.
Our extensive expertise in adjacent industries allows us to take a more comprehensive look at your plumbing products with solutions to help you evaluate cybersecurity risks and interoperability performance. Manufacturers continue to innovate smart plumbing products that offer enhanced performance. Our services for connected products, combined with more traditional offerings make UL a single-source provider and partner.
Sustainability solutions for plumbing product compliance
Conservation and sustainability remain priorities for UL. From evaluating manufacturing processes across your supply chain to testing the products you produce and sell, UL can help you address both mandatory and voluntary environmental regulations, including EPA WaterSense, Energy Star 2.0, Department of Energy (DOE) regulations and California Energy Commission (CEC) Title 20. We also certify an array of rainwater catchment products against the requirements of NSF/ANSI/CAN 61 and NSF P151 standards.