Stop! Before you remove your hot tub, read how to do it safely and responsibly. Spoiler alert, it’s a job better left to the experts.
Hot tub demolition and removal mis not your average job. The reality is that it can be complicated, dangerous, and cost you more time and money than you are prepared for. There are key things you need to bear in mind before even attempting to remove it yourself, but realistically you’re not going to want to. Let’s go over the best methods for hot tub removal and why it’s best to hire seasoned professional removers to do the heavy lifting.
As mentioned, hot tub removal requires a lengthy process. If you’re unprepared or ill-equipped it can pose multiple risks for your home and well being. Here’s a detailed breakdown.
For starters, never remove a hot tub alone, as the demolition and removal process involves multiple steps, tools, and heavy objects that could cause serious injury. It’s best to at least have 4-5 people for hot tub removal.
Prep Your Route
Before you even start hot tub removal, you must know how you will be moving the parts out of the location. You’ll need a wide path to allow adequate room for your and your help to remove hot tub components. Additionally, you’ll want to ensure any valuables or tripping hazards are out of the way as you move the hot tub. Based on your layout you may need to flip the tub on its side to remove it from the home.
Have The Right Tools
You’ll need gloves and safety equipment for electrical work, not to mention all the tools needed for disassembling the tub itself. If you are purely demolishing your hot tub, you’ll also need a saw if you need to cut the tub into sections for easy removal. Lastly, make sure you have a truck for moving the pieces and debris to an appropriate dump.
Disassemble The Hot Tub
Some hot tub units can’t be recycled or re-used, so you’ll need to take the whole thing apart.