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Hot Tub Removal Tips for Homeowners

May 12, 2016.

Whether you inherited that hot tub from the former owner, or put it in yourself just before your college kids were a mere twinkle in your eye, you’re now contemplating hot tub removal; the time has come for it to go! As you stand before it scratching your head trying to decide, fix, replace or remove it, you realize it may be a little more daunting than you first expected.

According to Home Advisor, the average cost of repairing your hot tub could be anywhere between $694 – $3,336, or as much as $8,500, depending on the problem. There are plenty of things that can go wrong with a hot tub too. However, if you’ve come to the conclusion that it’s time to replace it or forgo the hot tub altogether, you are looking at a major disposal challenge.

Get Reacquainted with Your Hot Tub

Knowing what you’re up against is going to be extremely helpful if you are considering taking on this project yourself. If you have the original instruction manual looking it over to get a clear on where the inner workings are located will keep you from unnecessary injury. Protect yourself from electrical or gas lines and familiarize yourself with the location of various components, such as the heater. And before you start any work on your hot tub removal project be sure to unplug the unit completely.

Safety First

Don’t be so eager to get the project started and over with that you neglect basic safety items. One of the first things you will need to do is make sure all connections to electricity and gas are removed. Take out the heater and any other electrical equipment attached to the tub. Make sure you have safety gear: goggles to protect your eyes, work gloves to protect your hands are a good idea also and you may want to consider wearing a safety mask as well since the dust will fly when you start cutting up the tub bed.

Hot Tub Removal and Disassembly

Once all the hardware and electrical components are removed you’ll only have the tub itself and the spa skirt to disassemble. Usually the skirt is wooden and easy to take apart with a screwdriver and/or hammer. You won’t necessarily need to cut up the wooden pieces. The tub bed however is a different issue. These are made in one piece, usually with fiberglass, plastic or some other sturdy material. This is where hot tub removal can get noisy and cumbersome.  This is also where you make sure you have all your safety gear on. A reciprocating saw or jigsaw will make fast work of the tub as you cut it into manageable pieces. Once the tub is disassembled you can dispose of it properly.

The Jiffy Junk Alternative

The avid do-it-yourselfer will most likely want to take on this project for the challenge and bragging rights to a job well done. On the other hand one call to Jiffy Junk will get your hot tub removed and disposed of properly in a timely fashion without any fuss or bother on your part. We have all the equipment and the know how to remove your unwanted hot tub quickly and efficiently. Let Jiffy Junk free up your time and energy for a more rewarding DIY challenge. Contact us now.

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