And sorry to bear bad news...but it likely too late for you to make a claim against Quest...mostly since you did not purchase or contract
to purchase these pipes (one of the piror owners did), the concept of "privity of contract
" will prevent your direct suit against Quest.
Also, there was a window for claims for this defect...but this closed last May...so its likely to late to pursue that. More info here
At this point your only recourse would be to sue the person who sold you the home...but that, frankly, may also been too late....under CA law, you have 4 years to file a contract suit (that is the statute of limitations
...more info here
) ...its possible you can have that extended if you can show you had no way to reasonably discover this prior to the 4 yers...but that will be an uphill fight.
Sorry I can not give you better news.
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