F.J. Murphy & Son

Drain Cleaning

Serving Springfield IL Since 1947

Professional Sewer Solutions

Expert Drain Cleaning in Springfield IL

Effective drain cleaning service is a cornerstone of maintaining a healthy and smoothly functioning plumbing system in your home. At F.J. Murphy & Son, Inc. in Springfield, IL, we take pride in providing professional drain cleaning services tailored to the specific needs of homeowners. Our services encompass a comprehensive range of techniques and methods designed to tackle common issues like stubborn clogs, slow drains, and even more complex blockages. Our team of experts employs state-of-the-art equipment and techniques to deliver efficient and long-lasting results. We conduct thorough sewer camera inspections to precisely identify the root causes of drainage problems, ensuring that we address them effectively. Our eeling and jetting methods clear existing blockages while also preventing future clogs, promoting the longevity of your plumbing system. By choosing our professionals, you benefit from our extensive experience, advanced equipment, and commitment to providing effective solutions. Don’t let clogged drains disrupt your daily life.

Entrust F.J. Murphy & Son, Inc. for reliable and professional drain cleaning services that ensure your plumbing system runs smoothly and efficiently.

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If this is an emergency, please call 217.528.4081 for immediate assistance. We are available 24/7 through this number.

Sewer Services

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Common Causes of Blocked Drains

Blocked drains can be a frustrating and disruptive issue for homeowners, and understanding the common causes of these blockages is crucial. At F.J. Murphy & Son, Inc., we specialize in professional drain cleaning services and are well-equipped to handle any clog, whether big or small. The most frequent culprits behind blocked drains include foreign objects, grease and fat, tree roots, mineral buildup, and toilet paper and hygiene products. To break it down further, items like hair and soap scum accidentally washed down the drain can accumulate and obstruct the flow. Pouring grease or fat down the sink may seem harmless, but it can congeal in the pipes, creating a stubborn blockage. Intrusive tree roots seeking moisture and nutrients can infiltrate sewer lines, while hard water can leave mineral deposits in pipes, reducing water flow over time. Flushing excessive toilet paper or non-flushable hygiene products can also lead to toilet blockages. Our professionals are skilled at identifying and clearing these blockages efficiently.

Trust F.J. Murphy & Son, Inc. to keep your drains free from blockages and functioning smoothly. Contact us today!

Sewer Camera Service

Sewer camera service is a game-changer when it comes to diagnosing and resolving plumbing issues in your home, and at F.J. Murphy & Son, Inc., we offer this invaluable service to homeowners. Our sewer camera service involves the use of advanced technology to inspect the inside of your sewer lines and pinpoint the root causes of problems. This method offers several benefits, including precise problem identification, eliminating the need for extensive digging, and ensuring that repairs are both effective and cost-efficient. By choosing our professionals for sewer camera service, you gain access to our expertise, cutting-edge equipment, and a commitment to resolving your plumbing issues with the utmost precision. Whether you’re dealing with clogs, blockages, or structural issues, our sewer camera service helps us provide tailored solutions that save you time, money, and unnecessary disruption to your property.

Don’t guess the cause of your plumbing problems; trust F.J. Murphy & Son, Inc. for accurate and efficient sewer camera service to ensure your plumbing is in optimal condition.

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Eeling & Jetting

Eeling and jetting drain services are essential components of our professional drain cleaning offerings at F.J. Murphy & Son, Inc. These techniques are specifically designed to tackle stubborn clogs, blockages, and debris build-up in your plumbing system, ensuring it runs efficiently. Eeling involves the use of a specialized tool to break down and remove blockages within your pipes while jetting employs high-pressure water streams to clear out residues and obstructions. By choosing our professionals for eeling and jetting drain services, you benefit from the expertise of our skilled team and the state-of-the-art equipment we utilize. These methods are not only highly effective but also environmentally friendly, as they minimize the need for harsh chemicals. The advantages of clean and unobstructed drains are numerous, including preventing future clogs, maintaining optimal water flow, and extending the lifespan of your plumbing system.

Trust F.J. Murphy & Son, Inc. for professional eeling and jetting services that ensure your drains are free from blockages and function seamlessly. Reach out to us today!

The Benefits of
Professional Drain Cleaning

Professional drain cleaning offers homeowners several significant benefits. By choosing professional drain cleaning services like those offered by F.J. Murphy & Son, Inc., homeowners can enjoy these essential advantages while ensuring their plumbing system runs efficiently and trouble-free.

Prevents of Clogs

Professional drain cleaning can remove built-up debris, hair, soap scum, and other materials that can cause clogs, reducing the chances of blockages in the future.

Enhances Efficiency

Hiring a professional plumber to clean your drains can improve water flow and pressure by removing blockages and buildup in your plumbing system.

Prevents Foul Odors

When debris and bacteria build up in your home’s drains, they can produce unpleasant odors. Professional drain cleaning can help to eliminate these odors.

Extends Lifespan

Hiring a plumbing professional to clean your drains regularly can lengthen the lifespan of your home’s plumbing fixtures, such as pipes, toilets, and showers.

Saves Money

Regular drain cleaning prevents clogs and damages, improving performance and lifespan. Hire an expert plumber to clear debris and save on costly repairs.


Blocked drains can pose health hazards, especially when wastewater backs up into your home. Drain cleaning can help to prevent such hazardous situations.

Improves Hygiene

Having your drains cleaned regularly prevents bacteria, mold, odors, and water damage. Hire a drain cleaning professional for healthy and efficient plumbing.

Professional Expertise

Drain cleaning professionals have the necessary expertise, experience, and equipment to effectively clean and maintain your drains, leaving you with peace of mind.

Your Questions Answered

Our General Information FAQ

After exploring our services, you might have some questions that need answers. That’s why we’ve put together a list of questions we are frequently asked to help provide you with information about our services at F.J. Murphy & Son, Inc. that may have gone unanswered. It is important to us that our clients have a clear understanding of what we offer. We’re dedicated to addressing your concerns because we believe that a clear understanding helps you make informed decisions when you require our services. Feel free to browse through the information, and if you happen to have any specific questions that are not answered below, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We’re here to provide you with the proper information you need.

Where are you located, and where do you work?

F.J. Murphy & Son, Inc. is located in West-Central Illinois at 1800 Factory Avenue, Springfield, Illinois 62702-2820. Springfield is about 190 miles southwest of Chicago, and 98 miles northeast of St. Louis along I-55. We are also located approximately 180 miles west of Indianapolis. While we’re focused on Springfield and Central Illinois, we provide some of our services throughout the rest of the state, and in portions of Missouri, Iowa and Indiana.

What are your business hours?

Our regular business hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM. Emergency services are available for customers 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, by calling our main phone number at 217.528.4081. If your call occurs after our regular hours, a call center representative will answer and relay your needs. 

What sort of guarantee do you give on your work?

It depends on the type of job performed. Our minimum guarantee on new construction is for one year. This applies to all materials and workmanship on the product(s) we install. We outline our guarantees in initial discussions, so you know from the outset what you are getting. Additionally, at the completion of the project, a formal, written guarantee is provided. Our repair service has a conditional guarantee on the workmanship, and various manufacturer guarantees on most repair parts.  

Are you legally licensed and if so, by whom?

We are licensed as follows:

  • Corporate Registration # F 2084-268-7 – IL Secretary of State, Corporations Div.
  • Plumbing Contractor License # 055-014-054 – IL Dept. of Public Health
  • Fire Sprinkler Contractor License # 26 – IL State Fire Marshall
  • Mechanical Contractor License – City of Springfield
  • IDHR Registration  # 99657-00 – Illinois Dept. of Human Resources
  • Numerous other licenses and registrations in states of IA, IL, IN, and MO counties, cities, and municipalities, as required.  
F.J. Murphy & Son

If this is an emergency, please call 217.528.4081 for immediate assistance. We are available 24/7 through this number.