Hot Tub Removal
It’s not as easy as it sounds. In fact, it’s quite challenging, especially to those who haven’t done this type of work before. Not that it requires a lot of specialized skills or even tools. But, it’s more about weight, awkwardness, and logistics. It takes a few helping hands to pull it off. Plus, you can’t just throw the debris out anywhere.
So, let’s take a quick look at the top hot tub removal tips. Hot Tub Disposal Options Before you drain it out and starting ripping apart pieces, you’ll need a plan for what to do with the unit.
As stated, you can’t just put it anywhere. And, the local trash collection agency certainly won’t be of any help. That means you need to dispose of it responsibly.
Which in turn means having to know where to take it. To avoid the hassle, just have a junk hauling service take care of it for you.
When A Spa Is No Longer Wanted
Here are a couple of different options to get rid of it.
- A used hot tub that is in good condition can be sold to someone else who can come and get it from you.
- One that doesn’t work well can be removed for disposal, which usually requires time, tools, and the ability to take the parts to a trash disposal area.
This way, you can continue to work, either to replace it or repurpose the space where it was previously installed. Speaking of which, you might take this opportunity to create more outdoor living space. But, as for the unit itself, you’ll need to have it picked up and hauled off for you.
Top Hot Tub Removal Tips:
- If you want to do the dismantling work yourself, you’ll need a few tools to get started. (Safety goggles, a dust mask, heavy leather gloves, reciprocating saw, jigsaw, pliers, screwdriver or drill-driver, diagonal cutters, and a garden hose.) Then, do the following:
- Disconnect the power. Turn off the power supply to the unit. Test it to ensure no electricity is flowing to the hot tub before you proceed. Then, disconnect the electrical wiring.
- Disconnect the water. Next, you’ll have to shut off the water supply and use a garden hose to drain it (if there’s water inside). After the tub basin is empty, disconnect the water supply line.
- Take the skirt off. It’s common for a hot tub to have a decorative skirt around it for aesthetics. Determine how it’s fastened to the base and then pull it off and set it aside, out-of-the-way.
- Disassemble the base. To finish, you’ll have to disassemble the base unit, if possible, to make it easier to move. If you’re unsure, bring in experienced help to do this for you.
If this seems like more than you want to deal with, Junk Holler is Boise’s best and most affordable Hot Tub Removal Company in Ada County and Canyon County. We service Boise, Meridian, Nampa, and Caldwell. Call today at 208-899-4000