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Free Home & Well Water Testing in Certain Areas of Southwest Florida

Know what’s in your water immediately with fast & accurate results with our free basic water test – see if you qualify!

Certain Services, Inc. offers free basic water testing with fast, accurate results in most local areas. Enter your zip code to see if you qualify for free water testing!

We will perform a basic test on your water to determine your Total Dissolved Solids, Hardness, and Chlorine content and present you with a professional analysis of the results. We’ll also recommend water treatment solutions to fix the problems you have with your water. There’s no obligation to purchase anything and zero pressure. Our goal is to inform you of what’s in your water and how to fix it cost-effectively.

Hardness Minerals
What it is - hard water contains calcium and magnesium minerals which bond with everything they touch leaving "limescale" in their wake.

Treatment – Our guaranteed water softener provides the best option for soft water on the market. It improves the water throughout your entire home while protecting your appliances and fixtures.

Iron

What it is - Iron can come in a couple different forms including dissolved and non-dissolved. Both of which can leave red/orange stains on your sinks, tubs, and toilets and can be extremely hard to remove. Iron can also cause bacteria to grow and let off an unpleasant smell. Click here to learn more.

Chlorine
What it is - Chlorine is a chemical used by municipal & local water treatment plants to reduce harmful bacteria in the water supply. While this sounds good, chlorine and chloramines can cause a bacteria of their own to grow called trihalomethanes (TTHM) which is quite unsafe to drink or bathe in.

Treatment – The most efficient Chlorine reduction filter is Granular Activated Carbon (GAC) or Catalytic Carbon. Due to the high level of chlorine added to water by cities, you will really appreciate your water with chlorine reduction. See our Whole House Filtration page for more information.

Dirt & Sediment
What it is - dirt & sediment is just as it sounds. This is typically most common in well water or surface water that hasn't gone through a treatment facility.

Treatment – Dirt and sediment are found in almost all water supplies and will decrease the efficiency and lifespan of your appliances. For example, sediment in a water heater can prevent the heat from transferring to the water in the tank once sediment has built up in the bottom. Our whole house filtration system can help with this problem.

Smelly Water (Hydrogen Sulfide or Iron Bacteria)

There are typically two water contaminants that can cause your water to smell like sulfur or rotten eggs, one is Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S) and the other is iron or sulfates.

 H2S is a mineral that is released from the earth and finds its way into groundwater. It’s especially common in well water located near shale, sandstone, coal, peat, or oil.

 Occasionally, a rotten-egg smell in your water could also be caused by a water heater or by sewage pollution in your water. If you’re on city water, the most likely explanation is your water heater.

 The most important thing to note is that it is ALWAYS worthwhile to get your water tested as H2S poses a serious potential health risk including nausea, vomiting, and other serious health effects.

Learn more, here.

PFAS, Lead, & Cyst

Water in our area has frequently been positive for lead, cysts, and PFOA/PFOS. These chemicals have been found to exceed the levels set forth by health advisory organizations and may cause health problems.

The chemicals Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), also known as C8, and Perfluorooctane Sulfonic acid (PFOS) are bio-permanent, resistant to direct oxidation, and do not break down naturally in the environment or the human body. Studies suggest that exposure to these chemicals may lead to cancer. 

Learn more about our PFAS removal systems, by clicking here.

Chromium 6

A new study by the Environmental Working Group reports that local drinking water contains hexavalent chromium, a toxic metal that has been linked to cancer. While the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency does not require the testing for the metal, the survey found that levels in our local water were pushing the levels proposed as a safety limit by authorities. This contaminant has been proven to cause cancer. You can search your zip code to see the amount in your municipal water supply here: https://www.ewg.org/interactive-maps/2016-chromium6-lower-48.php#.WXYljtPyu-l

Arsenic

Arsenic is a common water issue in Florida, however, it can be easily and affordably removed with an under-sink filter from Certain Services, Inc..

According to the CDC, “Arsenic can enter the water supply from natural deposits in the earth or from industrial and agricultural pollution. It is widely believed that naturally occurring arsenic dissolves out of certain rock formations when ground water levels drop significantly. Some industries in the United States release thousands of pounds of arsenic into the environment every year. Once released, arsenic remains in the environment for a long time. Arsenic is removed from the air by rain, snow, and gradual settling. Once on the ground or in surface water, arsenic can slowly enter groundwater. High arsenic levels in private wells may come from certain arsenic-containing fertilizers used in the past or industrial waste.” Click here to learn more.

Other Contaminants
What they are - common contaminants in our area can include nitrates, lead, arsenic, pharmaceuticals, and more. These are not included in the free water test, however, we do offer full laboratory testing at an affordable price.

Treatment – Protecting the water in your home is important, however ensuring the purity of the water you are putting in your body is even more crucial. Our Reverse Osmosis drinking water system will give you a peace of mind that your drinking water is healthy, and you are going to fall in love with this drinking water system that can provide up to 50 gallons per day of delicious water.

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Local Florida Reviews

Kimberly Soden
Kimberly Soden
17:42 17 Jun 21
Called that morning after my usual (3+ years!) company did not return my phone calls after more than 24 hours since I noticed the issue. Was told someone could come out Friday morning, at the latest, unless a tech became available before then. I was unsure what to do, so I agreed. To my surprise, I got a call at 3pm that a tech was available. I was relieved that, at last, someone was on their way to help! Cody arrived and went right to work. He was professional, knowledgeable and respectful of the property and most importantly, fixed my well leak. It started raining (of course), and he kept plugging along, making progress. He kept me in the know with what he was doing. After an hour, the parts were replaced, and an invoice was produced which was more than fair. I am overjoyed that I found a company (and a tech) that surprised me in a good way. I will be calling Certain Services if I need help again. I much appreciated their responsiveness. Thank you!
Isabel Soto
Isabel Soto
15:41 17 Jun 21
response on time and efficient. Cody is excellent! Kelly is super diligent
Robert Kelly
Robert Kelly
18:42 14 Jun 21
Certain Services installed our water system seven years ago. During those seven years we have had no major problems. We have had a few minor, normal wear and tear, issues that, with a phone call were dealt with at a very reasonable cost, usually the same day or the next. The technicians are great and are more than willing to answer any questions that you might have in language that you will understand no matter your skill level. I would advise anyone with a plumbing or water problem to call this company.
randy cisne
randy cisne
22:34 25 May 21
Joe came out to repair my well Saturday afternoon! If he hadn’t I would have had to move my horses to another location for access to water! Certain Services is the best monthly maintenance servicer I have found in Charlotte County, and the fact that they are available on weekends for emergencies seals the deal for me. I give them the highest ratings across the board.
Jeanne Anderson
Jeanne Anderson
22:27 20 May 21
A follow up to my previous review...Absolutely wonderful!I have lived in this house for almost 13 years. This was my first experience with a well water system. Up until recently I've never had any problems, but I've always had that fear. The first problem we had was a few months ago and I didn't know who to call. Luckily, I called Certain Services. It was almost 5pm on a Friday, but you sent someone out within an hour and we were back up and running within an hour after that. What a relief. This time, I knew who to call, but didn't know if I could count on having as good an experience the second time around. I did! It was around 7:30AM when I discovered we had no water. Your answering service picked up my call. A few minutes after that a technician called me back. He assured me someone would be out to my house that day, but since he was going into a meeting, he asked me to call the office at 8:00 when it opened. I did that, and again was assured someone would be at my house that day. By early afternoon the problem was solved very quickly. The technician, Nick, knew the exact cause of our problem and fixed it right away.I can't tell you how stressful it is to not have water, but I also have peace of mind now knowing who to call when a problem arises. I can't thank you all at Certain Services enough.******I can't thank you enough for the quick and expert service we received from your staff on Friday.My husband called me at work around 4:30pm on Friday and told me we had no water from any of our faucets. We had been having water pressure issues and our dishwasher wasn't working, but I was shocked to hear him say "NO water". And it was close to 5pm on a Friday. I was in a panic. We have a "home warranty", so I called them first, but, I was told that wells weren't covered. I did a quick Facebook and internet search for recommended well contractors, but nothing looked right to me until I saw your website. It seemed to cover everything and didn't require me to make a diagnosis before calling.It was 4:45pm when I called and I was hoping you were still open. Amy was an angel on the phone and I soon stopped panicking. I packed up at work and headed for home. I was so surprised to see your truck already parked in front of my house when I got home! An hour later and a few good tips from Cody and our water was restored. We didn't have to cancel our weekend plans or board our dog and check into a hotel. And I didn't feel "ripped off". I felt taken care of and valued.Thank you and thank you to your staff for being so professional and caring.
Michael Kurek
Michael Kurek
20:08 20 May 21
I was having trouble with my well system, the pump motor cycled several times after the water was turned on in the house. I called Certain plumbing as I have used them before but didn't expect a repairman until next week, not only did they send a repairman out right away but they sent the boss. Needless to say he knew what he was doing and repaired the system and did a few extra things to. The bill was very reasonable too.
Rusty Newman
Rusty Newman
16:38 19 May 21
We awoke one morning to no water. I called Certain Service. They responded quickly. They had a tech in the area. After completing that job,Nick responded to our call. He immediately identified the problem and made the repair. He then checked all the equipment and found our softener was not working. Another quick fix. He answered my questions and was very explanatory on what he was doing. I will “Certainly” use this company without hesitation. We awakened to water this morning! Thanks Nick and Certain Service.
Ardath Hunter
Ardath Hunter
21:38 26 Apr 21
Very professional service, great plumber, solved our problem efficiently.They deserve 5 Stars, without a doubt. Joe is a remarkably professional guy ,the best plumber in Venice, by far. Thanks.
Charlie Thornburg
Charlie Thornburg
21:17 22 Apr 21
Great company to work with, definitely use them again
Elena Porchneva
Elena Porchneva
23:49 06 Apr 21
Cody is very professional efficient and knowledgeable technician. We'll definitely use this company in future and recommend it to our friends.
Wayne Sjostedt
Wayne Sjostedt
17:42 24 Mar 21
Fast service- Honest people-Good products
J Synonymous
J Synonymous
17:15 23 Mar 21
We had just bought our home and the second week our well pump failed. We were also interested in treating the water. We called Certain Services and they came out the next day. Jeremy came out amd was very informative and helpful. Being new to Florida we had no idea how bad the water can be. After a thorough water test we discovered that our well high has a very high salt content (which explained the white build up on the faucets). Jeremy gave us our options for fixing the water and we decided to go with a whole house R.O. system. 2 days later, Joe, Nick, and Cody arrived to install the system. All three guys were great! Very friendly, knowledgeable, clean and efficient! We LOVE our water! wonderful experience from start to finish!
Jeffrey Mueller
Jeffrey Mueller
14:21 16 Mar 21
Needed a new water system to replace the old one. Didn't know exactly what I needed and so many I got a quote from said I needed a whole house RO system around $7500-10,000.Called Certain. Salesman came out, took water sample and analyzed it and I got a system that has no aerator tank to get moldy. Mys system is the newest technology installed by friendly, knowledgeable tech. My system went offline and I didn't know it until they called and sent a tech out the next day to get it back online...no charge.Quality equipment and quality company!They have earned my trust and business!
James Hartshorne
James Hartshorne
00:04 09 Mar 21
Fantastic customer service and very reasonable. Plan to stay with them for a long time. Thank you.
Chandler Wilhoit
Chandler Wilhoit
20:55 24 Feb 21
Certain Services was great! Nick took care of our issue & answered all our questions thoroughly and professionally. Will definitely be using them again!
S Stone
S Stone
13:28 20 Feb 21
Our water suddenly went out late in the evening. We left a message with the phone service and Cody called us back within minutes. After having my husband try a few things, he came out quickly. Cody changed out the faulty switch and we had our water back in no time! He was professional, courteous, and prompt. The after hours call fee was the most reasonable fee I have encountered in years. You can bet we put their number in our phones as we won't even consider anyone else should the need arise for more service.
Steve Lugar
Steve Lugar
02:33 13 Feb 21
Quick response to our problem of no water. Technician arrived quickly and explained step by step of what he was finding. The corrected the problem and did not get done to well after quitting time. We truly appreciated the services provided by Certain Services.
Michelle Kulas
Michelle Kulas
22:01 10 Feb 21
The employees at Certain Water Services always come right out when we have a problem and fix it as quickly as possible. A couple of times they were able to just walk us through what to do over the phone, saving us the cost of a visit. They recently installed a new water softener for us and they came on time, got it installed correctly, and took away our old equipment. This is the company we use for all of our water needs.
Connie Siekierski
Connie Siekierski
14:05 28 Jan 21
We are extremely happy with the service provided by Nick to get our system back up and running. He was knowledgeable, thorough, and explained what different parts of the system were and how they ran. This was especially useful as we do not have much experience with using a well as our primary water supply. He fixed the problem we had in a timely and cost-effective way, and was very professional and helpful. We will definitely be utilizing Certain Services for our future water needs!
Terry Thomas
Terry Thomas
18:17 14 Jan 21
Certain Services, Inc.My experience with Nick Swartz was wonderful he walked us through all the ins and outs he answered all the questions and discuss what we could do about upgrading I would definitely recommend him to all my friends
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More Customer Reviews

Kurt Tellschow

"We are very pleased with the water treatment system you installed for us. From the beginning, Kelly arranged an appointment for Mark to visit our home and assist us with our water quality concerns. First, Mark analyzed our water quality and in a very simply and thorough way, described the problems in detail along with the options we had.  From there we made an informed decision on what model fit our water needs and finances. The actual installation took place a few days later and was done very professionally and tidy. The technician explained how the equipment worked and answered all of my questions. The equipment has worked flawlessly, just as Mark said it would. Mark is due back in a few days to test our water again, to be sure it is calibrated perfectly. End of story. Thank you Certain Services for an outstanding experience and great water!"

Terry Tullman

"I was very happy with my experience from the initial call to and including writing the check. I was impressed with the accuracy of the time given for the arrival of the technician and his knowledge and efficiency in diagnosing the problem once he arrived. I was very pleased when he said he had a replacement pump on the truck and got to work immediately. I have worked in the plumbing supply business for over 40 years and am no stranger to actual plumbing installations. Cody was the consummate professional. He went about the pump replacement in an organized and expert manner. The bill was well within the range that I had surmised it would be. I will definitely call Certain for all my plumbing and water works needs with confidence."

Steve Howell

"Our experience was excellent. First of all, we got same day service! Nick was very professional. He was timely and got our system up and running correctly in no time. Most importantly to us during the pandemic, he respected our request to communicate via our cellphone. He did a great job explaining what the problem was, what he did to fix it, and the charges for the repair. Once again, Certain Services, Inc. has proven why they are our “go to” company for all things water related. Thanks for the great experience!"

Debbie Ruhstorfer

"You guys are tops in my book. Techs are knowledgeable and even take the time to explain what they are doing.  I like the fact that your techs have experience with your company, not always someone new. There is value in longevity in business."