Reverse Osmosis Systems

Unless you get all of your drinking water from a well, all the water that goes into your home is first treated by the city to remove harmful substances. This works pretty well, removing the vast majority of waterborne contaminants that could make you sick or harm your home. Unfortunately, the treatment process isn’t one hundred percent effective. There’s always a chance that some contaminants will make it into your home, some of which can be quite dangerous. We know how important it is that you have access to fresh water at all times, which is why Embrich Plumbing Co offers comprehensive reverse osmosis system services throughout Collinsville, IL. Call us today to schedule an appointment with one of our expert technicians.

Embrich Plumbing Co provides reverse osmosis services in Maryville, IL and the surrounding areas.


A reverse osmosis system is a form of water treatment system, designed to protect a home’s water supply against contamination by harmful substances. It works by forcing incoming water through a thin membrane, which is thin enough to allow water to flow through it but thick enough to stop anything else from entering the home. Some of the substances stopped by reverse osmosis systems include, but are not limited to, sodium, sulfate, calcium, iron, lead, arsenic, magnesium, and nickel. With a reverse osmosis system in your home, you can use fresh water without fear of what might be in it.


As you might imagine, a lot of the stuff that can be found in untreated water can be quite dangerous. The majority of the most dangerous materials are removed by the municipal water treatment process, but some can still make it through. For example:

  • Calcium/Magnesium: These are the two primary components that create hard water. Prolonged exposure to hard water can cause a buildup of lime scale, which restricts the flow of water through the pipes. High calcium and magnesium content is also bad for your skin and hair.
  • Arsenic: Arsenic is quite poisonous, and can cause extensive damage to the body in large amounts. Trace amounts found in water are typically not enough to prove fatal, but they can sicken you over time. You definitely don’t want this in your drinking water.
  • Mercury: A poisonous metal, mercury is another harmful substance that you may not notice at first, but which can cause extensive damage if consumed in small amounts over an extended period of time.


Installing a reverse osmosis system requires both access to your home’s water line and extensive training. It’s best not to attempt to do this yourself. Embrich Plumbing Co can handle your entire reverse osmosis system installation for you, from start to finish We’ll make sure the entire thing goes smoothly and correctly.

Though it is rare for these kinds of systems to break down, they do need maintenance on a regular basis in order to keep operating properly. That’s why we offer comprehensive reverse osmosis maintenance services. Call us today to set up an appointment.

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