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Well Water Treatment and Solutions in Southwest Florida

Know what’s in your well water and how to treat it for safe, clean water throughout your entire home. Certain Services, Inc. offers affordable and effective solutions for iron, nitrates, arsenic, hard water, hydrogen sulfide (smelly water), and more.

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

Marsha Bennett
Marsha Bennett
18:16 21 Oct 21
The technician was efficient and thorough. He was polite. I was very impressed at how quickly he completed the job. He also cleaned up after himself. Left the area better than he found it.
Debbie Mcphee
Debbie Mcphee
20:04 30 Sep 21
Certain Well Services gave us fantastic service. They were prompt, friendly and knowledgeable. Would definitely use them again.
Stew Rowles
Stew Rowles
14:59 29 Sep 21
I was extremely pleased with the Certain Services technician and his approach and knowledge. He took the time to explain to me how the water treatment system operated and what needed to be done as regular maintenance. It is never a good experience to learn you are in need of a major component replacement, but the technician fully explained our options and the impact of our non-functioning water softener.We will be making a decision very soon on replacing the water softener and based upon our initial exposure, it will Certain Services who does the work.
Edward Faiola
Edward Faiola
18:53 13 Sep 21
Very professional from the call to make the appointment to service personnel coming out..
Lisa Baird
Lisa Baird
00:49 31 Aug 21
These guys are great! Our well pump went down and they replaced and it had it up and running within a few hours. I would highly recommend them.
P SWASEY
P SWASEY
16:47 30 Aug 21
Class act company! So glad that we took the time to investigate a few companies and RO Systems. That being said Certain is definitely the #1 choice. From the 1st day when calling the office (Kellie) answered the phone set an appointment and kept the appointment showed up on time!Bill (Owner) came out tested our water and sat down and explained the findings and what was the only choice obviously with such high TDS also broke everything down so WE could understand exactly what we were getting. (Other companies just throw prices at you) He showed us the products and what it would look like outside also. (NO PRESSURE) You have a choice to maintain the system on your own or sign up for the monthly warranty & service program. Which for us was a no brainer to have them do it & very reasonable monthly price. (For what we are saving to eliminate bottle water alone covers the cost)After deciding YES we are going with this system, it was a little after 5pm (Kellie) answered again put us on the schedule right away told us guys will be here at 8:30am and that they were! Ready to work! Had the entire system up and making water by 5:30pm DONE! Gave me instructions on flushing the inside the next day and said 3 days you will have perfect water. Well yes we have perfect water AT EVERY FAUCET!!!I was outside saw a small leak coming from a pipe called office AGAIN (Kellie) answered my call said no problem ! Today showed up to fix it!!So if you are looking for PERFECT WATER definitely give CERTAIN SERVICES A CALL you will not be disappointed!
Janis Hartman
Janis Hartman
13:23 17 Aug 21
We have used Certain Services since moving to North Port 5 1/2 years ago. The company is very reliable and technician are courteous and knowledgeable. We recently found ourselves without water due to pressure valve. They were very prompt responding and had us up and running. I would highly recommend Certain Services for all of your water and pluming needs.
Rachel Jorgensen
Rachel Jorgensen
18:14 14 Aug 21
I have had several companies come out to service my well over the years and every one has recommended expensive repairs/upgrades that were unnecessary. The technician from Certain services was willing to spend time to educate me on how to maintain the equipment I have. Some of it is very old but he did not try to push expensive replacement, he was very honest and did an amazing job! I will be using and recommending Certain for all my well and plumbing needs!
Dawn Sturm
Dawn Sturm
14:06 05 Aug 21
Joe was the hero of the day for me. He was pleasant, professional, helpful, friendly, and he got everything done very quickly. I asked him for his card in case I have an issue somewhere down the road. I would recommend your service and say a 5 star rating.
Lisa Lanham
Lisa Lanham
14:18 03 Aug 21
I’ve been using Certain Water Service for years and they are excellent. I’ve had them install an entire new system and complete scheduled maintenance and am very happy with their service. There customer service is quick & responsive to my requests and keeps me up to date on any issues.
Helen Lima
Helen Lima
12:23 24 Jul 21
Very professional company and their people are amazing. I would recommend them to anyone who needs service for their water system. In this extreme heat Cody the tech did not try to take shortcuts, he stood out there completing everything that needed to be done. Kelly who answered the phone explained in detail what was needed to be done and answered all my questions extremely professionally. Great Company.
Dennis Diamond
Dennis Diamond
13:18 12 Jul 21
Very pleased with Nick's work on our R/O system recently. He rebed the post carbon/calcite filter checked the system over and gave quotes on a constant pressure house pump!Thanks for the excellent service.D Diamond
Cyndi Gottschalk
Cyndi Gottschalk
19:32 07 Jul 21
Certain did a good, and fast job installing our new water softener. Hopefully it will continue working for years to come. I would give it 5 stars, but I’ve only had it a few days. So far so good.
James Smith
James Smith
18:19 28 Jun 21
Great service, great product. I am very happy with my new water softener and reverse osmosis drinking system!
Sue Stang
Sue Stang
16:11 22 Jun 21
Can not say enough about the tremendous service we received. What started as a estimate on our system turned out to be a save as pipes in the aerator had broke and our time with having water at all was near the end. Mark immediately put a plan into action and our system is in and working great. In comparing with other systems we received a tremendous value at a reasonable price. I can certainly see why they have such high reviews.Thank you Mark and crew!
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.
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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."