There are few backyard projects as challenging as getting rid of an old hot tub. If you're replacing yours, then it helps to know how to remove a hot tub easily.
A large number of homeowners enjoy taking on DIY projects, but some are a bit more difficult than others. Removing an old hot tub, for example, can be a do-it-yourself task but it takes some planning an proper preparation.
Yet, even if you do decide to dismantle and break down that old tub yourself, you still don't have to be stuck with getting all the parts and debris to a landfill or recycling center. The folks here at Junk King are standing by to ably assist you with that part of the chore.
Old Hot Tub Removal: Tips and Tools
The good news is that most homeowners already have the tools and equipment needed for easily removing old hot tubs and spas. If this is something you think you want to tackle on your own (or, better yet, with some help!) here are some basic tips for getting that job done.
NOTE: Stay Safe – Gloves and safety goggles should always be worn.
- Safety eye wear and work gloves
- Protective clothing
- Reciprocating saw
- Large tarps
- Turn off all electrical circuits to the hot tub
Remove any water and ensure the tub and its components are drained and dry.
Make sure the power is shut off to the hot tub. Before starting the process, be certain that the tub is disconnected from all water, electrical, or gas lines.
Refer to your owner’s manual to determine where any special wiring or gas lines are in the spa. All possible removable elements should be taken out (lights, jets, etc.)
- Remove the spa skirt
If the outside of your hot tub is made from tongue-and-groove parts. you can easily remove those parts without sawing.
Otherwise, be sure to refer to your owner’s manual to locate parts have been screwed in, which can be removed first to avoid sawing through them.
- Disassemble the hot tub
Remove all motors first and all the wiring and piping underneath your hot tub.
The shell, or tub, is often the hardest part to haul away because of its size. Therefore it’s easier to simply cut it into smaller, manageable portions. However, it may also contain nozzles and jets, so you need to be careful to cut it without hitting these.
Breaking down the cover is usually far easier. You can often simply remove the foam from inside of the vinyl covering and cut into sections.
- Loading and hauling the debris
Once you have all your parts and components removed from the yard and loaded into your truck or trailer, make sure it is secured and tarped well before transporting.
Bonus tip: Consider taking all the electrical and metal components to the nearest recycling center and make some cash!
Hot Tub Removal With Peace of Mind
What if you don't have any way to get your old hot tub off your property?
One of the common mistakes homeowners often make is to hire the cheapest local guy with a big truck willing to do the job. More often than not, this approach won't really save you money and may end up costing you far more.
Properly removing and disposing of old hot tub debris is not a simple matter of just dumping it somewhere. The added risks of liability with a non-professional are more reasons to contract with an established company that specializes in what you need.
Junk King provides an efficient, safe and eco-friendly debris disposal service so you don’t need to worry about the pick up or disposal of the up of you old hot tube pieces after your removal project is complete. Our hauling professionals will ensure that the hot tub debris is quickly out of your yard so that you can get on with installing your new one.
We can be at your home in mere minutes, so call us today! Our crew is fully insured and well-trained, so you can trust them to get rid of any of your unwanted items in a professional and courteous fashion.
One of the best things about hiring Junk King is that we recycle a much of the material we pick up. This is proof of our commitment to being an eco-friendly removal service. If you have questions about what we do or what we believe, give us a call at 1-888-8888 (5865).