Qest, or polybutylene, plumbing was a popular water supply system in the 1970’s and 1980’s. Polybutylene pipe is sometimes called PB or Poly-B pipe, and is easily identifiable. It is non-rigid, usually grey but sometimes silver or black, plastic pipe. It is not PVC or CPVC, which is a rigid white or off-white plastic pipe. Sold under the popular names Qest, Thermogaurd, and Flex-Temp, it has been used in approximately six million mobile homes, apartments, houses and other structures throughout the United States. We’ve found it to be especially common in the coastal areas of San Diego like Pacific Beach, Mission Beach and Del Mar.
By the late 1980’s, a significant number of PB plumbing systems began to experience problems with leaky fittings. The system was therefore discontinued, and although this type of plumbing is no longer available for new installations, Emory Plumbing carries the materials needed to repair this type of plumbing. We also have the experience needed to perform a total re-pipe or replacement of Qest systems if you would like to update your plumbing at a fair price.
Our carefully selected technicians are not only highly qualified, but also uphold the same standards and business ethics that we value and expect here at Emory Plumbing. We are a family owned and operated company that takes pride in our services. San Diegans know that when they choose Emory Plumbing the job will get done right the first time, ensuring the best overall experience for our customers. For more information about PB plumbing systems or to request an appointment, please contact us at (858) 483-6880.
If you’re in need of a plumbing inspection, call your trusted San Diego experts at Emory Plumbing. Our experienced inspection technicians will perform a full inspection of your home’s plumbing and heating systems and not only determine if there are any repairs that need to be made, but also give you an accurate estimate for the cost of the repairs.Plumbing Inspection
A drain snake or plumbing auger is a metal tube that is long and flexible. It is used to push through a drain until it reaches a clog, and then pushes through whatever is stopping up the pipe. It can be used to go through all types of drains such as cleanouts, toilets, tubs and sinks of every kind.Drain Snaking