Removing a hot tub from your backyard can be a daunting task. First you have to deal with the hundreds of gallons of water. Then, you have to navigate all of the electrical hookups and decide how to get your hot tub out.
Hot tub removal can be more of a Herculean challenge if your hot tub is embedded in your deck or backyard. Whether you decide to keep your hot tub intact or saw it to smithereens prior to hauling it away, you’ll have to unplug all of the electrical wiring before you have a go.
Your hot tub likely has three kinds of electrical hookups: one for the gas, one for the electricity, and one for the heater.
Cords and wires will be everywhere. In order to avoid the chance of electrical shock, you’ll have to unplug everything and flip the circuit off at the breaker before performing any major surgery.
Professional Hot Tub Removal
The average hot tub made with mid-grade materials will last about 10 years whereas hot tubs constructed from flimsier materials might only last about 5 years.
High-end hot tubs commanding higher prices can last 20 years or more, but those are definitely hte exception. Sooner or later, you’re going to need to remove your hot tub.
Hiring professionals to remove your hot tub is probably the way to go in light of the complexity of the task ahead.
Aside from disconnecting all of the electrical and sawing away the hot tub, you’ll have to worry about extracting your hot tub from your home and somehow hauling it away if you go it alone.
Hot tubs are designed from very hardy materials like plexiglass and fiberglass. These types of resilent plastics can be a pain in the neck to cleanly saw through.
You’ll have to have the right safety gear, a reciprocating saw, and a ton of patience to get started, which is all the more reason to hire a professional for hot tub removal.
Junk King can help with all kinds of hot tub removal, including but not limited to: unicast hot tub removal, vinyl liner hot tub removal, swim spa hot tub removal, and acrylic hot tub removal.
If you’ve owned one of these types of hot tubs, then you might well be thinking about having it professionally removed because your hot tub has gotten damaged.
In fact, one of the most common reasons that hot tubs need to be professionally removed is an upkeep or repair issue. Failing to winterize a hot tub can cause a lot of problems.
A lot of homeowners will drain their hot tub for winter then find that there’s still water in their pipes and pump housing.
Hot Tubs Weigh a Ton…Almost
Some hot tubs do approach two thousand pounds, which is a literal ton! Because hot tubs are made from durable and fairly lightweight materials like plexiglass, though, the average hot tub will weigh in at around 900 pounds.
But, guess what? A hot tub can weight three tons (6,000 pounds!) when filled with water.
Sawing asunder a hot tub that’s 80 inches by 80 inches is no easy feat. A tub that size may have over 100 jets and a series of PVC fittings, pipes, and valves that need to be disassembled before proceeding on to cutting away the hot tub.
The thing to also bear in mind is that many of these parts can be reused or recycled once they’re hauled away. Junk King is America’s greenest junk removal service and very experienced when it comes to all kinds of hot tub removal!