F.J. Murphy & Son

New Construction & Remodeling Plumbing

Serving Springfield IL Since 1947

Professional Plumbing

New Construction & Remodeling in Springfield IL

When embarking on the exciting journey of new construction or remodeling projects, it’s crucial not to overlook the plumbing aspect. Whether you’re a homeowner seeking to transform your kitchen or bathroom or a business owner renovating a commercial space, professional plumbing services are essential. At F.J. Murphy & Son, Inc., our team of expert technicians is well-equipped to assist with these endeavors. We understand that the success of any construction or remodeling project hinges on having plumbing that is not only functional but also strategically placed. Our services will ensure that the plumbing in your newly constructed or remodeled space aligns seamlessly with your vision. From relocating fixtures to installing state-of-the-art plumbing systems, we have the experience and expertise to deliver superior results. We’re available to assist at every stage of your project.

Contact us to benefit from our professional services, and we’ll ensure your new plumbing construction or remodeling will meet your functional and aesthetic needs.

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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.

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New Construction Plumbing

When it comes to building new living or commercial spaces, one necessary aspect that home and business owners often overlook is new construction plumbing. It’s not just about installing pipes and fixtures; it’s about ensuring that your plumbing functions flawlessly for years to come. The kitchen and bathrooms, being the heart of daily life, heavily rely on plumbing. A minor error during installation can lead to major inconveniences down the line. That’s why it’s imperative to entrust this task to professionals who possess the expertise to do it right the first time. At F.J. Murphy & Son, Inc., we understand the significance of new construction plumbing. With our seasoned experts, we guarantee that your plumbing system will operate seamlessly, leaving you satisfied and stress-free. From ensuring proper water pressure to preventing leaks, we handle it all with precision and care.

So, if you’re embarking on building a new home, reach out to our team. We’re here to make your plumbing system function properly and support your everyday life.

Remodeling Plumbing

When it comes to home remodeling, plumbing is a fundamental aspect that homeowners should prioritize. Whether you’re revamping your kitchen or giving your bathrooms a fresh new look, ensuring your plumbing works flawlessly in the renovated space is incredibly important. These are the rooms where plumbing plays a pivotal role in your daily life. Imagine a newly remodeled kitchen with a stunning sink and fixtures but plagued by low water pressure or constant leaks. It can quickly turn your dream project into a nightmare. That’s why it’s vital to rely on professional plumbing services during your home remodeling project. At F.J. Murphy & Son, Inc., we understand the significance of remodeling plumbing. Our team of experts is well-versed in adapting your plumbing to the changes in your home. From ensuring efficient water flow to preventing any potential issues, we’ve got you covered.

Don’t compromise on the quality of your home – contact us for superior service and let our expert hands handle your remodeling plumbing needs.

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Bathroom Renovations

Bathroom remodeling is a comprehensive job, where the plumbing aspect plays a pivotal role in ensuring both functionality and aesthetics. When revamping your bathroom, it’s essential to pay close attention to plumbing details, as they can significantly impact the overall experience.

Shower & Bathtub Options

Selecting the right shower and bathtub options is key in bathroom remodeling. You have a choice between a classic bathtub, a luxurious spa tub, or a contemporary walk-in shower. You’ll need to know the plumbing requirements for each, such as drain installation, water supply, and fixtures like showerheads and faucets.


The sink is a focal point of any bathroom. Explore the various sink styles, from pedestal sinks to under-mount or vessel sinks. Discuss your plumbing considerations such as drainage, water supply lines, and choosing fixtures that complement the sink’s design.

Layout Considerations

Plumbing layout is fundamental, and you can learn how to optimize the layout for efficiency and aesthetics. This includes the placement of fixtures, ensuring adequate spacing, and considerations for venting to prevent issues like drainage problems or odors.

Bathroom remodeling is a comprehensive job where the plumbing aspect plays a pivotal role in ensuring both functionality and aesthetics. When revamping your bathroom, it’s essential to pay close attention to plumbing details, as they can significantly impact the overall experience.

Kitchen Upgrades

Kitchen remodeling offers a unique opportunity to enhance both the aesthetics and functionality of this central space in your home. Plumbing plays a vital role in these upgrades, ensuring that your kitchen looks great and also operates smoothly.

Modern Sinks

When discussing kitchen plumbing, we understand the importance of choosing modern sinks that complement the design and cater to your needs. Touchless faucets, deep under-mount sinks, or farmhouse-style sinks are popular choices. Our team emphasizes the need for proper installation to prevent leaks and ensure efficient water flow.

Garbage Disposals

The addition of a garbage disposal unit is a game-changer in kitchen functionality. It reduces food waste, promotes hygiene, and prevents clogs in the plumbing system. Consult with our experts to learn about the installation process and maintenance tips for these units.


Dishwashers make kitchen chores more manageable. Our team can explain their installation, the plumbing connections required, and the benefits of having one in terms of water and energy efficiency. We can also provide tips on choosing the right dishwasher for your kitchen layout.

Plumbing in kitchen remodeling is all about maximizing convenience and efficiency. Upgrading your sink, incorporating a garbage disposal, and installing a dishwasher not only enhance the functionality of your kitchen but also contribute to a more enjoyable and productive cooking and cleaning experience.

The Benefits of Hiring A
Professional New Construction & REmodeling Plumber

Opting for expert plumbing services for new constructions and remodeling projects can bring several advantages for businesses. At F.J. Murphy & Son, Inc., we offer a range of beneficial services that can transform your business operations and alleviate your stress while saving you money. Here are six essential benefits that you can gain by hiring our professional team to enhance your business’s plumbing system:


Experienced new construction & remodeling plumbers ensure proper installation and repair in new construction and remodeling projects.

Code Compliance

These plumbers are well-versed in local building codes and regulations, guaranteeing that your plumbing work meets all legal requirements.

Efficient Installations

Our expert plumbers use advanced techniques to save time and money on new construction and remodeling plumbing installations.

Preventing Issues

Our expertise helps identify and rectify potential plumbing problems before they become costly disasters.

Quality Materials

Professional plumbers use high-quality materials and fixtures to ensure the longevity of your plumbing systems.


Our experienced plumbers provide tailored solutions for your plumbing needs, whether it’s new construction or remodeling.

Timely Completion

Professional new construction & remodeling plumbers can work within set timelines, ensuring that your project stays on schedule.


Professional plumbing services often offer warranties on their work to assure customers of the quality of service they receive.

Investing in professional new construction and remodeling plumbing services is necessary to guarantee the seamless and effective operation of your home or business, as evidenced by the benefits it provides. At F.J. Murphy & Son, Inc., we prioritize your satisfaction by delivering top-notch services that improve your plumbing infrastructure and enhance your operations. We urge you to contact our team today to experience exceptional service that caters to your needs.

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.