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A Plumber’s Snake? What’s That?

DEAR HAMMER: One thing my uncle recommended when I moved into my recently purchased house is something called a plumber’s snake. Just what is that? I presume it’s for getting into pipes or something. — Tammy in Des Moines, Iowa DEAR TAMMY: You’re right, Tammy, it does have something to Continue reading →

Does Your Septic Tank Need Pumping Out?

DEAR HAMMER: How often do I need to have my septic tank pumped out? I keep getting calls and postcards from a local company saying I have to do it every year. — Jim S., via email DEAR JIM: How often your septic tank actually needs to be pumped out Continue reading →