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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

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
Linda Lee
Linda Lee
17:02 14 Jan 21
Cody, one of the service technicians, is a true asset to your company. He is personable and very knowledgeable. He takes the time to answer questions and does a thorough job changing my reverse osmosis filters and checking my water softener each year. He treats my home as if it was his own.I also had bought a new shower head and hadn't installed it yet, so I asked him if he would be able to do it for me. He was willing to fit it into his schedule despite being at the last minute.I'm very pleased with the service I receive from you.
Jeanne Anderson
Jeanne Anderson
20:59 11 Jan 21
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.
Lori Clemons
Lori Clemons
17:31 11 Jan 21
We are very pleased with our service. The technician was polite, professional and well qualified. He was knowledgeable and completed the task in a timely fashion. We had an estimate from a different company that was much higher than you for less services provided. We are so happy to have been referred to your company. We will continue to recommend you to others.
Darwin Graham
Darwin Graham
20:52 23 Dec 20
I am so glad I called certain services inc. I have had 2 other companies come out to see why my aerator keeps over flowing. They kept changing the float switch which did not fix the problem. I’d wake up every other morning to a small lake in my yard. After calling certain services inc they come out one time and it’s been over a week and the problem has been repaired and only 1/3 of the cost of the other companies which did not find out the real reason it was overflowing. The tech ( CODY ) took the time to explain what the problem was as he was repairing it. HIGHLY RECOMMEND CERTAIN SERVICES INC.
Kevin Tevault
Kevin Tevault
21:47 22 Nov 20
We were completely happy with the sales and service experience with this company, and after having our new system in service for three weeks now, we are delighted with the benefits of soft, clean water. Everyone we dealt with was courteous, knowledgeable, and professional. We never felt pressured to buy more system than we needed, and I felt the cost of equipment and installation was fair and reasonable in comparison to other options I researched. At this point, we are very satisfied customers.
Gary Lofsten Jr.
Gary Lofsten Jr.
20:09 12 Nov 20
Bill came out and tested our water and answered all my questions. We decided on a water softener and a reverse osmosis. The softener already has made a huge difference in our whole home! The reverse osmosis water taste great, no more bottles of water! The whole team is great, they have also serviced a few family members of mine, and I am happy we decided on using Certain Services!
Jim Beard
Jim Beard
15:48 10 Nov 20
Job well done, on time, professional and cared about the job they were doing. Highly recommend!!!
Matthew Mattson
Matthew Mattson
14:10 22 Oct 20
We had a new sink installed as well as new plumbing underneath. Joe did a wonderful job and was very thorough. He explained everything in detail. We would definitely use Certain Services again in the future.
mckenzie lynk
mckenzie lynk
23:58 20 Oct 20
Cody came by to help out with the well pump issue and was a great help and gave helpful advice!
Patty Skeffington
Patty Skeffington
19:20 16 Oct 20
I recently called Certain Services to have my Outside water system inspected and cleaned. Amy was very professional, nice and helpful. Nick arrived well within the two hour window and is not only an excellent technician, but took the time to answer all my questions about the system, explaining everything he was doing along the way. I never realized the ‘chemistry’ behind the water system. Nick is extremely knowledgeable, and worked hard to clean the large tank. I am happy I have found a company I can rely on to inspect/clean in the future! I have had two other company’s in the past, and neither took everything apart to inspect. ⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
B F
B F
15:16 09 Oct 20
The technician showed up when scheduled, had good knowledge of the system, checked it out and replaced the filter. He took the time to explain the setup and maintenance to me.Bob
Beverly Asmutis
Beverly Asmutis
19:13 06 Oct 20
They came, they saw, they cleaned and inserted new water filters, exactly what they were hired to do; no fuss, no mess, no problems. They are on yearly call to continue their work at my house.
steve snelten
steve snelten
14:23 01 Oct 20
Bill Certain is the owner who is very knowledgeable on local water conditions for all your conditioning needs. His store and Shop are impeccably clean for a water treatment company. He frequently has classes for all of his employees so they are kept abreast of changing water conditions. The type of equipment he uses is top quality but that's what you want for getting good clean water!
Maygan Johnson
Maygan Johnson
20:57 28 Aug 20
I manage rental properties and really like the customer service and value at Certain Services. They are polite, professional and do what they say they will do. My tenants like them too! I enjoy supporting a small business over a big box shop!
Rebecca Rolli
Rebecca Rolli
21:43 27 Aug 20
Affordable, honest, and thorough service.
David Mason
David Mason
01:41 27 Aug 20
Knowledgeable and quick response. My "go to" for all things water.
Don Clarke
Don Clarke
16:36 21 Aug 20
In my dealings with Certain, it has been like asking a friend to help you. Their friendly and prompt service is exceptional.
Sam Li
Sam Li
01:44 01 Aug 20
Great customer service. Highly organized and efficient. Two thumbs up!
kurt h
kurt h
14:20 31 Jul 20
Very satisfied new customers here. Technician arrived early, was friendly, explained what was needed and what he was doing as he went along. Left everything neat and clean when he left. We expect to use Certain Services for a long time.
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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."