Owning a hot tub is great until you have to get rid of it. Whether you are swapping it for a newer model or doing away with it for good, getting it out of your yard will be difficult. You can’t just throw your hot tub in the trash; you have to dismantle large pieces of it and dispose them in the right manner. It is a labor-intensive process. There’s a lot to consider but first, you must know these four things about hot tub removal.
You have to prepare your hot tub for removal
Your tub should be disconnected from the power supply. Turn off the heater, switch off the main supply and turn off the circuit breaker. This sounds simple but may not be easy to do. You can ask a plumber to assist you.
Drain all the water from your hot tub. Don’t know how? Its simple; use a garden hose attached the drain sprout at the bottom of the tub. When the hose is firmly connected, open the spigot to drain the water.
Finally, create a clear path from your hot tub to the exit. There should be nothing that gets in your way once you start moving the tub.
Hot tub covers can be recycled
Throwing away your hot tub cover is the least environmentally friendly method of disposal you can opt for. Reusing the foam for insulation or cutting a boogie board from it are great ecofriendly options. However, its best to take the cover for recycling.
Your local landfill probably recycles the metal pieces of your hot tub cover. The vinyl and foam components may also qualify for the same treatment. If DIY projects are not your cup of tea, find out more about recycling hot tub covers from your municipality.
Some hot tub parts are categorized as hazardous waste
A few components of your hot tub fall under hazardous waste. Not only is it irresponsible but also illegal for you to dispose of these parts in the trash. Furthermore, you will have a hard time identifying the parts that can go to your local landfill and those that are hazardous.
Your hot tub is probably made of fiberglass or some other durable material. To break this up you will have to use a saw which will produce lots of dust. Obviously, you have to wear protective material. Once done, you have to ensure none of the debris left can harm your family or pets.
You need professional help to remove your hot tub
One thing is clear about hot tub removal – it is a hectic labor and time intensive process. Assuming you manage to break up your tub into smaller pieces, there is still the challenge of hauling the pieces to your truck and taking them to the landfill. What if you do not have a truck? Even worse, what if you do not have enough people to help you carry the pieces?
Do not even think of doing the hauling on your own. You risk getting serious injuries. The rational thing to do is get professional help. Professional hot tub removers have the right tools for the job. They also know how to maneuver the bulky pieces and transport them for disposal.
Removing your hot tub is a labor-intensive process that should be done carefully. If dismantling, carrying, packing and transporting your hot tub is too much for you to handle on your own, you should seek the help of professionals. Although these services cost money, they save you time and ensure your hot tub removal is done safely. Contact us for ore information.