Spring is here, but summer is just around the corner and it may time for old hot tub disposal if yours is ready to be replaced.
In fact, the spring weather in many places around the country make it very enticing to spend a warm evening relaxing in the jets of a hot backyard spa.
The downside of a spa or hot tub - or a Jacuzzi, which is actually a trade name like Marquis, Cal Spas, and ThermoSpas - is that it won't last forever. In fact, the average useful life of a backyard hot tub is about 10 years although cheaper models or those that are not well-maintained may need to be replaced after only five years.
So, if you must remove your old hot tub, how do you dispose of it?
We've put together a visual checklist to help with that question:
The truth is that getting rid of an old spa is difficult. Hot tubs are large, bulky, heavy and they have a variety of equipment and attachments. And, because of their size, weight and bulk, you need to have a vehicle capable of hauling one away once you've succeeded in getting to the driveway.
Hot Tub Disposal 101
You do have a couple of options for hot tub disposal, the first one being the DIY approach.
Doing it yourself is challenging right from the start since most homeowners are unlikely to have all of the proper cutting tools needed to safely break down and disassemble a hot tub or spa. For example, you'll need a reciprocating saw for cutting down the outer skirt and the tub itself.
In addition, you will want some heavy-duty tarps will come in handy along with safety goggles, dust masks, heavy duty work gloves, and ear protection.
If you do succeed in dismantling the hot tub you will need to load it onto a suitable vehicle so you can dispose of it properly. And if you have to rent a truck there's going to be the rental rate, mileage and fuel in addition to the fees you'll be paying once you arrive at the landfill or recycling facility.
However, even if you do decide to dismantle and break down that old hot tub yourself, you still don't have to be stuck with getting all the parts and debris to a landfill or recycling center. You can still call Junk King to quickly and efficiently take care of that part of the chore.
A Professional Team for Your Hot Tub Disposal
On the other hand, you can have a professional disposal firm come and take care of it all for you.
The upside of this option is the convenience and efficiency. No tools required. No rental truck. No risk of injury or damage to a deck or patio. And no labor involved.
So, if dismantling, cutting and hauling seems a bit daunting or more than you want to tackle, your other option is to have someone take the tub for you. You might be able to sell your old hot tub, but this can take a long time and quite a bit of effort. The easiest, safest and most cost-effective and safest approach is to call in a professional junk hauling firm.
We know you have other options, but Junk King provides an efficient, safe hot tub removal service with fair and transparent pricing. With Junk King at your service you no longer need to worry how you're going to remove that old tub. We do it all for you! Simply show us where the old hot tub is and our removal pros will break it down and carry it to our specialized truck.
Not only that, but we make sure that your old spa ends up in the right place; in some cases a recycling facility to ensure your tub is disposed of in an eco-friendly way.
Our professional and insured hot tub removal team will show up at your home or office; we call 15 minutes before we arrive on site and we’ll give you a free estimate based on how much room your junk takes up in our truck. You point and we haul those items into our junk removal trucks, with no hidden fees.
Whatever you call it: hot tub, spa or Jacuzzi, we’re the pros who will make sure you can relax while we do the hard work.
Ready to get rid of your hot tub? It’s as simple as 1, 2, 3. You make an appointment by booking online above or by calling 1.888.888.JUNK (5865).