Monthly Archives: March 2011

Make Your Sacramento Hot Tub or Jacuzzi History

If you live in California, you’re familiar with the hot tub or jacuzzi.  Whether you’ve been to the cold weather spas up in Tahoe or you own a hot tub in your Sacramento home, you have surely had days of relaxation in those warm waters.  Have you ever thought about the history of the hot tub or jacuzzi though?  And even more importantly, how can make your old hot tub history so you can get a brand new one?
Although hot tubs have been around the world in some form since 400 B.C. they really didn’t make it to America until the 1940s. Back then, you could find early versions of the hot tub in California that were inspired by the Japanese ofuro oak tubs. The early American versions simple adapted old wine tanks or olive vats by pouring hot water into them and voila! Hot tub. Unfortunately, these “primitive” models often sprung leaks and weren’t the most hygienic of situations.
In 1956, there was a family of inventors who came up with the idea of a portable hydrotherapy pump. You could put this device into any tub and instantly created a perfect situation of soothing massaging bubbles. Folks suffering from arthritis flocked to this idea. However, the pump was primarily just sold to hospitals for use as patient therapy. Some colleges got a hold the pumps to help relieve the soreness of that there athletes felt after a tough game or practice. The pump was called the J-300. The “J” in this case stood for Jacuzzi. Yes, that was the actual name of the makers of the pump.
The third-generation member of the Jacuzzi clan was Roy Jacuzzi. He grew up around the portable pump business, but took it up to the next level. Roy keyed into the idea that folks were becoming increasingly interested in health, fitness and leisure. What he did was take his family’s pump idea and integrated it into a self-contained whirlpool bath that incorporated jets on all sides of the tub. He called it the Jacuzzi and a new industry was born.
Jacuzzis and hot tubs are considered by many folks to be the same thing. Actually, a Jacuzzi can be a hot tub, but a hot tub can’t be a Jacuzzi. The difference comes down to a question of bubbles. With bubbles: Jacuzzi. No bubbles: hot tub. By the 70s, the stand alone hot tubs evolved into fiberglass shells surrounded by a decorative wood frame. Jacuzzi got into the act by adding heating and filtration systems to their tubs. The rest, as they say, is history.
Today, you’ll find many versions of hot tubs and Jacuzzis scattered in Sacramento back yards, health clubs and spas all around the world. That doesn’t mean that every one of these supersized bathtubs are up to code. You might have moved into a new home that had a hot tub in the back yard that sat unused for years. Because of that, the hot tub is just a big piece of useless junk. Time for it to go, right?
A local Sacramento hot tub disposal company like Junk King is your best bet when it comes to getting rid of that behemoth. The tub shell alone is enough to warrant the hiring of a crew. That is not something you can chop up into little pieces and stuff into the garbage can. You’re going to need several movers and a big truck. As the old tub is taken away, start looking for a new one. You don’t want to miss out on the best  hot tub experience possible.
For the best in Sacramento hot tub disposal, or any type of hauling job, simply call Junk King Sacramento at 1-888-888-JUNK or book a free on site estimate.

Sacramento Basement Clean Out

When you get right down to it, there are really two reasons for using a basement: for hoarding or for fun. On the fun side, many folks in Sacramento have turned their basement into their family room. This is where the big screen TV goes. It’s where you can cuddle up and get cozy watching a movie or your favorite game. Basements are a place for pool tables or a kid’s craft corner. It’s where your teens go to hang out where you can keep an eye on them. With everything else going on in your home, the right basement set up could become the perfect little oasis.
Then there is the hoarding side of this picture. This is when the basement has become the dumping ground for everything else in the house that is no longer in use. Cribs from a baby who has long since grown up? Down in the basement. Christmas decorations that are busted or faded and never used? Down in the basement. Beat up furniture that nobody wants to sit on anymore? Down in the basement. Pretty much any box of papers, bag of clothes or stack of books ends up down in the basement. Before you know it, what was once a wide open space is now so cluttered you can’t even more around down there anymore. Are you ready to clean it up? Then hire a professional Sacramento basement clean out crew – Junk King.
If you’re lucky, that basement of yours is completely waterproof. Unfortunately, some folks haven’t been so lucky and their basements have gotten flooded, especially in this most recent round of storms. If that happens then you’re dealing with lots of damaged stuff, not to mention the potential for mold growing. All of that has to get out of your house right away. Do you have the time do that? Do you want to make dozens of trips up and down your basement stairs lugging all that junk? Probably not. That’s why you should bring in a team of experienced haulers.
Just because you’re hiring a crew to come in and clean out your basement doesn’t mean you won’t be involved. Of course, the extent of your involvement comes down to merely pointing to everything you want carried away. If you’ve already gone through the basement and done you own survey you could simply say, “Take it all away!” Then you can kick back and relax with a cup of coffee while you watch your junk disappear.
Once it is all gone, you can finally reclaim your basement. Maybe you’d like to set up a home office for a new Sacramento business. Or perhaps you’d like to set up a guest room for a visiting relative. And don’t discount the benefits of creating your own private “happy place.” Could be that all you need is a decent chair, a lamp and your favorite book. At least with all that junk gone, you’ll be able to enjoy your surroundings.
For the best in Sacramento Basement Clean Outs, simply call 1-888-888-JUNK or book a free on site estimate.