How to Get Rid of a Hot Tub

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Has the hot gone out of your hot tub? Now it is sitting empty in your yard collecting rainwater and becoming a haven for mosquitoes and frogs. It seems like such a hassle to get rid of it and it would take much more effort than you are willing to give.

Moving a hot tub takes more than 1 person and if you are able to find the help to move it, where will you move it to? Hot tub removal is best done by professionals who have experience. They know how to take it apart, load it up, haul it away, and recycle it.

It isn’t as expensive as you think either. Most hot tub removal services are priced by the size of the spa and how difficult it is to move it. Here at 911 Junk Out we make it easy for you to get a quote. Simply fill out our online quote form by uploading a picture of whatever needs to be removed.

Hot Tub and Spa Removal Service

The average hot tub weighs more than 500 pounds. It will take some muscle to wrangle it out to the front yard and load it into a truck. Without experience or proper equipment, you could hurt yourself or damage your property.

Our experienced team knows proper lifting techniques and how to maneuver a hot tub so there is no property damage elsewhere. Sometimes we must avoid shrubbery, gutters, and expensive fences in order to get the hot tub to the truck. It’s a team effort.

In some instances, the spa will have to be disassembled or even cut apart. As professionals, we know exactly how to do that and have the tools to get it done safely.

There are a few things you can do ahead of time to get the spa ready for removal.

  • Unplug it from the power source
  • Ensure the water is completely drained
  • Disassemble the spa parts like pumps and heaters if you are comfortable doing that. Otherwise, we will take care of that for you.
  • Clear a path that will allow easy access to bring the hot tub through.

We can take the hot tub cover and donate it or if it is in good condition you may wish to sell it.

If you can’t sell it you must cut it apart to dispose of it properly. Using box cutters cut along the seams to separate the pieces. Remove the vinyl covering and take out the foam inserts. Remove anything attached to the inserts and then cut them into smaller pieces to throw away.

Do I Really Need to Get Rid of it? 

When you have spent a lot of money on a hot tub and made a ton of memories inside it, it can be hard to let it go. You consider the cost of fixing it and cross that against how old it is. Then you think about whether you would use it anymore if you did fix it. If it could even be fixed.

It’s best not to think about it for too long. Hot tubs become homes to rodents and snakes and insects. Hot tubs can also be dangerous. You should never let water sit in a broken hot tub. Algae and bacteria build up inside causing serious sickness.

The answer is yes you need to get rid of it if you are not going to fix it. You can avoid all the trouble and mess of disposing of it yourself by giving us a call to come out and take care of it for you.

Give us a call at (423) 244-0848 or go online to get your quote today

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