F.J. Murphy & Son

Kitchen Plumbing

Serving Springfield IL Since 1947

Professional Plumbing

Expert Kitchen Plumbing in Springfield IL

Kitchen plumbing can often be overlooked, but we all depend on it heavily every day as it quietly ensures the functionality of our daily routines. From the moment we turn on the faucet to wash dishes or prepare a meal to the moment we dispose of food scraps down the sink, our kitchen plumbing system plays a central role in our lives. At F.J. Murphy & Son, Inc. in Springfield, IL, we understand the crucial role kitchen plumbing plays in your home. That’s why we offer a comprehensive range of services, from installing and repairing garbage disposals, sinks, and faucets, to maintaining and unclogging drains and even assisting with kitchen remodeling projects. Our goal is to ensure your kitchen is fully functional and ready to meet your needs. We want you to enjoy the kitchen of your dreams, so we’ll embrace any repair or remodeling project as long as you are happy with the results. Your convenience and satisfaction are our top priorities.

Don’t let plumbing issues disrupt your daily life; contact our team to take advantage of our excellent services and ensure your kitchen plumbing is in top condition.

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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.

Plumbing Services

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Drains & Water Lines

Kitchen drains and water lines contribute immensely to our daily kitchen activities, continually working to ensure a smoothly functioning space. The importance of a well-maintained plumbing system in your kitchen cannot be overstated. From draining dirty dishwater to providing fresh water for cooking, these components are integral to your daily routine. Properly functioning drains ensure that wastewater is efficiently removed, preventing clogs and foul odors. Meanwhile, reliable water lines guarantee a clean and safe water supply for drinking and cooking. A well-maintained plumbing system offers numerous benefits, including convenience, hygiene, and cost-efficiency. At F.J. Murphy & Son, Inc., our team of skilled technicians is dedicated to ensuring your drains and water lines operate effectively. If you encounter any issues, from slow drainage to leaks, don’t hesitate to contact us for professional assessments and dependable repairs.

Contact our team today to take advantage of our superior services and maintain smoothly functioning plumbing in your kitchen. Your satisfaction is important to us.

Garbage Disposals

A garbage disposal unit is a silent workhorse in our kitchens, effortlessly handling food scraps and waste and making kitchen cleanup easier and more convenient. At F.J. Murphy & Son, Inc., we understand the vital role a garbage disposal plays in your home’s kitchen plumbing system. It not only simplifies meal prep and cleanup but also reduces the risk of clogs in your pipes by breaking down food into smaller particles. We’re committed to ensuring that your garbage disposal operates safely and efficiently. If you encounter any issues, whether it’s unusual noises, slow grinding, or a complete stop in function, don’t hesitate to reach out to our experienced technicians. We offer professional assessments and reliable repair services to keep your garbage disposal running smoothly every day so it is ready to meet your needs.

Contact our team at F.J. Murphy & Son, Inc. to take advantage of our excellent services and ensure your kitchen garbage disposal continues to serve you effectively.

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The kitchen sink is a vital part of your home and the center of your kitchen, serving as a hub for various daily activities, from washing dishes to food preparation and even disposal of food scraps. At F.J. Murphy & Son, Inc., we recognize the central role a kitchen sink plays in your home’s plumbing system. It’s not just a fixture; it’s a cornerstone of your kitchen’s functionality. Ensuring your sink operates efficiently is vital for the smooth flow of your daily routines. Any issues, such as leaks, clogs, low water pressure, or drainage problems, can disrupt your kitchen’s operation as well as your daily life. That’s where our team of expert technicians comes in. We offer professional assessments and dependable repair services to address any sink-related problems promptly, ensuring that your kitchen continues to serve you effectively. As experts in our field, we advise you not to wait when you notice a problem with your kitchen sink. Why live with the inconvenience when you have professional help at your fingertips? F.J. Murphy & Son, Inc. is just a phone call away!

Reach out to our dedicated team to take advantage of our excellent services and restore the heart of your kitchen to its optimal condition.


Kitchen faucets serve as the gateway to essential activities like washing produce, cleaning hands, and rinsing dishes. In our homes, the efficiency and reliability of these faucets are paramount. At F.J. Murphy & Son, Inc., we understand the pivotal role kitchen faucets play in your home’s plumbing system and how difficult it would be to do your daily activities without a reliable water supply in your kitchen. A smoothly operating faucet is more than a convenience; it’s a necessity for most homeowners. Any issues, whether they’re persistent drips, reduced water pressure, or leaks, can disrupt your kitchen routines and lead to water wastage and increased bills. Our team of skilled technicians is here to ensure your faucets function as efficiently as possible. If you encounter any problems, don’t hesitate to reach out to us for professional assessments and reliable repairs. Your satisfaction and the functionality of your kitchen is our top priority.

Contact our dedicated team at F.J. Murphy & Son, Inc. today to take advantage of our superior services and restore your kitchen faucets to their optimal condition.

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The Benefits of Hiring A
Professional Kitchen Plumber

Bringing in a skilled kitchen plumber is a prudent decision for homeowners dealing with plumbing troubles. At F.J. Murphy & Son, Inc., we recognize the significance of turning to experts, regardless of the issue’s scale. Here, we outline eight compelling advantages of enlisting a professional kitchen plumber:


Kitchen plumbers are skilled professionals who can accurately identify and solve even the most complex plumbing issues.

Quality Work

Professional kitchen plumbers provide high-quality work that minimizes the chances of future issues and costly repairs.


It’s wise to hire professional kitchen plumbers because they’re efficient and can save you time while avoiding potential trouble.


Our kitchen plumbers follow strict safety standards to minimize accidents and potential hazards, ensuring safety is a top priority.

Access to Tools

Professional kitchen plumbers use state-of-the-art equipment and tools to perform repairs efficiently and properly.

Guaranteed Results

F.J. Murphy & Son, Inc. guarantees reliable kitchen plumbing services and has a proven track record for successful solutions.

Comprehensive Services

Professional kitchen plumbers provide a wide variety of plumbing services to cover all your repair and installation needs.

Emergency Availability

Our kitchen plumbers are available at all times to tackle plumbing emergencies and help homeowners feel at ease.

By enjoying these advantages, entrusting your kitchen plumbing to a professional ensures that your home and investment are safeguarded with precision and care. At F.J. Murphy & Son, Inc., our commitment to offering top-quality service whenever you need it remains unwavering.

Kitchen Plumbing Remodeling

If you’re planning a kitchen remodeling project, it’s essential to remember that your plumbing system should evolve with your space. The plumbing in your kitchen impacts everything from the sink and faucet to the dishwasher and ice maker. At F.J. Murphy & Son, Inc., we understand the importance of maintaining a well-designed plumbing system that aligns with your new kitchen layout and requirements. Our team of experts specializes in kitchen plumbing remodeling. We offer professional assessments and remodeling services to ensure that your plumbing is not only functional but also perfectly suited to your new space. Remodeling your kitchen is an exciting endeavor, and with our expertise, you can enjoy a modern and fully operational kitchen that meets your needs. Kitchen plumbing is the often-overlooked backbone of an efficient kitchen. Let us make sure that backbone is strong and functional so your kitchen continues to serve you well.

Contact our team at F.J. Murphy & Son, Inc. today to take advantage of our superior services and make your kitchen remodeling dreams a reality.

Your Questions Answered

Our Plumbing FAQ

The plumbing systems within our homes are intricate and play a vital role in our daily lives, responsible for providing clean water, managing wastewater and much more. However, plumbing issues can lead to frustration and disruptions in your daily routines. At F.J. Murphy & Son, Inc., our team has put together a comprehensive list of frequently asked questions to address the common questions and concerns homeowners may have about their plumbing systems. This resource aims to shed light on these unanswered questions as well as their solutions, helping you maintain an efficiently functioning plumbing system and allowing timely repairs. This is a proactive approach that minimizes potential damage and ultimately saves you money in the future.

Aren’t the faucets sold in hardware stores the same faucets that plumbers supply?

That depends. Many of the plumbing parts & other equipment sold at retail warehouse stores are not the same grade. Even the better-known name brands make lower end “builders-grade” or “consumer-grade” products, some with internal parts that most professional plumbers would never use. For example, there is a genuine value difference between a $89 faucet and one that costs $159 even if they look identical. The same is true of equipment, such as water heaters. Rest assured, you can reply on our professional staff to make the right choices for you. 

How can I determine the quality of plumbing products I buy in retail stores?

More than likely, you won’t be able to because you haven’t had a professional plumber’s experience from working on hundreds of systems a year, finding which products work best, last longest, and give you the least problems. Remember, cheap work is not good and good work is not cheap. When you hire a trained professional to do a job, part of what you are paying for is this expertise. This is true with other trades as well: electricians can’t provide a warranty for fans and fixtures you buy at a retail store; tile setters know from experience that they can waste a lot of valuable time struggling to set tile that an owner bought on sale from a discount store because such tiles are often “seconds” which cannot be set straight; a carpenter can’t properly hang an odd-ball door. Bottom line: It usually takes more time to try to make an inferior product fit or work properly than to use the right materials the first time.  

I have a sump pump in my basement. Is it really necessary to have a secondary pump installed?

Well, we think it’s very important to have a back-up pump of some type. If you have an electric primary pump (likely) you have 3 pump options for back-up redundancy: 1) an additional electric; 2) a battery-powered; or 3) a water-driven. After all, if you didn’t care about water in your basement, you probably wouldn’t care about having a primary sump pump in the first place! It’s sort of like wanting to get to your destination in a car with no spare tire…you’re “rolling the dice” without a back-up. Unfortunately electric pumps themselves have limited service-lives, often fail, and leave many basements flooded. Not pretty. A properly installed secondary electric is a good choice as long as your city power is on. Under certain conditions, a better choice might be a battery-powered. As a matter of fact, many backup pumps installed in the past were battery-powered. Of course they only work if the battery has been maintained, and is fully charged and fresh. Once the battery wears down after a few hours, if your city power isn’t back in service, you’re back to “square one” with no way to keep the basement dry. The battery-powered was certainly better than nothing at all. But the best is yet to come:

Nowadays, we highly recommend installing a high quality water-powered back-up sump pump. It’s clearly the best choice.  It has very few moving parts, and requires no battery and no electricity. The big reasons a water-driven pump is best: 1) It requires virtually no maintenance and it will just about last forever; 2) Groundwater typically becomes a problem when there are storms and the odds of power outages always increase with storms. Unless you have your own standby generator, the water-driven pump will be there to pump day and night without missing a beat no matter how long it rains…when the primary sump pump stops due to lack of electricity, and the battery back-up stops due to an exhausted battery; 3) Importantly, the water-driven will pump more water out of your basement faster than the typical battery sump pump and often as much or more than the electric primary pumps. Water-driven…the best choice for peace-of-mind and proper groundwater removal. Our choice.

Why do I need a backflow device and why does it require annual testing?

Backflow Prevention Devices (often called RPZ’s or Cross Connection Devices (CCDs)) are an important part of many plumbing systems. Basically they help prevent the possibility of contaminants getting into your drinking water. The were mandated by the IL EPA a number of years ago in many applications involving potable (drinking) water. Accordingly, the EPA required that special training (approx. 32 hours) and subsequent licensing was required for both Backflow Installation and Servicing. Only Journeyman Plumbers already licensed by the IL Dept. of Public Health are allowed to undertake the training and be issued a Certified Backflow license on successful completion. Our Backflow crews are of course fully licensed.

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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.