Your septic tank and septic field are some of the most important and heavily used parts of your home. Keeping your residential septic system running smoothly is essential to keeping your property values high and your family healthy. Homeowners across New England have trusted Nest and Sons for septic system maintenance, inspections, emergency repair and replacement for over 50 years. We’re a family-owned company dedicated to taking care of your family’s wastewater system. And because we have our own sewage treatment plant, we can provide our services at a lower cost than our competitors.

What are the parts of a residential septic system?
A typical septic system has four main components: a pipe from your home, a septic tank, a drain field, and the soil. Microbes in the soil digest or remove contaminants from wastewater before it eventually reaches groundwater.

Nest and Sons are the only full service septic system company in southern Maine, and we can install and service all the components of your residential septic system.

What is a septic tank?
A residential septic tank is a buried, watertight container typically made of concrete, fiberglass, or polyethylene. It holds the wastewater long enough to allow solids to settle out forming sludge, oil, and grease. This then floats to the surface as scum.

Nest and Sons septic tank design experts install, pump out and repair thousands of septic tanks every single year. If you need pump service or a septic tank cleaning, call us today.

How does a residential sewage system work?
The septic tank allows partial decomposition of the solid materials. Compartments and a T-shaped outlet in the septic tank prevent the sludge and scum from leaving the tank and traveling into the leach field. Screens are also recommended to keeps solids from entering the drain field. The wastewater exits the septic tank and is discharged into the drain field for further treatment by the soil. Microorganisms in the soil provide final treatment by removing harmful bacteria, viruses, and nutrients.

Nest and Sons can evaluate your leach field and recommend repairs or enhancements like Aftershock™ to save you money.

How can my septic system service better conserve water?
Efficiency is important in a healthy residential septic system. Average indoor water use in the typical single-family home is almost 70 gallons per person per day. Dripping faucets can waste about 2,000 gallons of water each year. Leaky toilets can waste as much as 200 gallons each day. The more water a household conserves, the less water enters the septic system.

Conserving water can save you money. Nest and Sons sewer system inspectors can recommend ways for your family to reduce the environmental impact of your septic system. Just ask us!

Nest and Sons can service it all, so make us your first septic system call. Our customers have counted on us for swift septic solutions and superior customer service since 1967. Call (207) 985-2581 today.