Hot Tub Removal
Are You Stuck with an Old or Broken Hot Tub?
A hot tub can be a fun addition to any home. They can provide homeowners with a centerpiece for social gatherings and even intimate get-togethers. Unfortunately, a hot tub is something that homeowners may use a multitude of times at first, but eventually, it can become less interesting.
A hot tub can also require a lot of upkeep and repairs can sometimes be more costly than it is worth. Unfortunately, when the hot tub is of no real use anymore, it can be quite difficult to get rid of it. Fortunately, there are options that can help homeowners with this task.
Hot Tub, Spa, Jacuzzi, What’s the Difference?
Many people interchange the words hot tub, spa, and jacuzzi, however, there are differences between these products. A hot tub refers to its origins of when it was simply a wooden barrel filled with water and then heated for an enjoyable bathing experience.
Over the years, the hot tub was changed to the molded fiberglass version. Filters, heaters, jets, and pumps were added to make them more fun and hygienic. To differentiate them from traditional hot tubs, the industry used the term spa to sell the product.
As for the Jacuzzi, it is actually the name of an Italian family that started a business selling whirlpool baths. Eventually, the term was used to reference any tub that had jets added to create the whirlpool effect.
DIY Hot Tub Removal
When individuals decide to remove a hot tub from their home themselves, they may find that it is quite a difficult undertaking. It is definitely not a one-person job. This means that friends will have to be gathered to help with the process.
Hot tub removal requires acquiring the tools necessary to disconnect the system from the water and electric supply. Any base or attachments to the home must be removed to free the tub. Then, the tub can be taken from the home.
Unfortunately, hot tubs are often very large and bulky. This can make it hard to carry or even get through a home’s door. In many cases, the hot tub will need to be cut into pieces to allow easy removal. Once it is broken up, it will then need to be transported on a truck and taken to a facility that can properly dispose of the unit.
Hiring a Professional Removal Company
If not able to get enough friends, find a truck, or find a proper place for disposal, it might be a good idea to hire a hot tub removal service spa. At Junk Removal Pros of Stockton, we understands the various aspects of a hot tub and can provide complete removal and disposal of the system.
Customers can simply contact us and schedule an appointment time that is convenient for them. Our team will call when they are on their way, usually 15 minutes before arrival. We can remove a hot tub at any home or office in the area.
The only thing a homeowner has to do is disconnect the system from the water and power supply. When the crew arrives, simply point at the system and the team will get to work. They will safely break down the unit and place it on their truck for convenient disposal.
The hot tub removal cost may be a little more than gathering a few friends over, but there is no need to get beer or steaks for the removal team. In addition, they can ensure that the hot tub is properly disposed of and may even save some damage to the drywall by overzealous friends.
Alternatives to Disposal
For many people, sending a hot tub to the dump can be an uncomfortable decision. The unit will just add to the overfilling of these areas and contribute to the pollution it causes. For this reason, many people try to find alternatives to dumping their hot tub.
One option is to sell or give away the old unit. There are a variety of online sales sites that can allow individuals the ability to sell their old system to others that are in need. Even if the homeowner just wants to unit gone, they can offer it for free for anyone willing to pick it up. This can make it easy to get rid of the unit without cost or even to make a little money from it.
Another option is to repurpose the unit. There are many projects and tips on the internet that can put that old hot tub back into use. With a little effort, it can be turned into a pond for a fish or a wading pool for the little ones. All it takes is a little imagination and the old hot tub can be something beautiful in or around the home.
What is Hot Tub Recycling?
Unfortunately, many municipalities will not allow the disposal of a hot tub in the landfill. In many situations, recycling is the best option for getting rid of this large unit. However, this will take a lot of work. The hot tub will need to be broken down into small pieces and taken to the recycling center. The recycling center will then take the parts of the unit that they are able to recycle.
Unfortunately, not every area has a recycling center that will take every part of the hot tub. It is also a lot of work breaking down the tub into manageable pieces. If recycling is the only option, it may be best to contact a removal company. They can offer easy recycling of the hot tub without stress.
Hot tubs are fun additions to any home and can provide lots of enjoyment. Unfortunately, the removal process is not so fun. That is why junk removal services are available to help make any kind of cleanup or removal easier for homeowners.