Having a hot tub or a spa in your house is a very pleasing and relaxing experience. However, when the tube is too old and is not working properly anymore, maybe it’s time to remove it.
You should take into account that hot tubs are filled with gallons of water, have many electrical cables inside, and are sometimes embedded in the floor. Water has to be drained before starting, and handling electrical wires in wet conditions is dangerous for anyone who doesn’t know the proper hot tub removal process.
Hiring professional hot tub removal services is the best choice you can make. However, if you’re thinking about removing your hot tub all by yourself, you can find some information you had better know in this blog.
DIY Hot Tub Removal
First of all, you need to be clear about the reason why you’re removing the hot tub. Are you planning to take it to a new home? Do you want to get rid of it because it doesn’t work? Are you going to bring a new hot tub to replace the old one?
Answering these questions will help you know what precautions to take. For example, if you are planning to take the tub to a new home in order to keep using it, you have to be careful not to break it. On the other hand, if you will dispose of the tub, breaking it would be a better option since it’s easier to get rid of it in parts; however, if you want to replace the tub, take care not to damage the deck or foundation. You will need them for the next hot tub or sauna.
Once you know the main reason for the hot tub or sauna removal, you should take a look at this guide:
- Drain the tub: Turn off the electrical switch of the tub. We don’t want any accidents. There should be a drainpipe on the bottom of the tub. You can attach a hose to the spout to direct the water to a place where it won’t flood. Once most of the water has been removed, you can dry the puddles with a vacuum.
- Remove the skirt: Before starting this step, you should read the sauna removal instructions in the owner’s manual. Since every tub is different, you may need different tools according to the tub specifications.
- Disassemble the tub: If you decide to dispose of the tub, you should cut it into pieces. Removing the tub will be easier if you cut it down in the middle. Remember, safety first. You will work with a jigsaw or a reciprocating saw. Put on work gloves and safety glasses.
- Rent a dumpster: Once you are done with the removal, you will have to get rid of the waste. Renting a dumpster is an easy way to properly dispose of the tub. Several junk removal companies can make your junk vanish.
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