Does the backyard of your house have an age-old spa dating back to the 1970s! With the passage of time, it has started rusting, and almost in a dilapidated condition. You are worried as to how to remove it from your backyard. I do understand your concerns as spa removal can be a mammoth task. Even an ordinary spa or tub is exceedingly heavy.
If you try to remove it on your own, you will only end up hurting yourself. Only a junk removal company will be able to remove it, and get it out of your house.
Lifting 500-800 lbs Is Not A Joke!
An average tub can weigh up to 500-800 lbs. Therefore, it is not feasible for you or your family to lift it, and leave it on the curb. There are chances of you getting hurt. A spa is made up of molded foam, tough plastic and maximum wood. Therefore, in order to remove it, you will require trained manpower and transportation. And such a hefty tub cab be effectively removed only by trained rubbish removal experts.
Beware of Electrical Circuits
Before getting rid of your old spa, make sure that all electrical fittings and cords are properly removed from the wall socket. When you have safely removed them, only then you should deal with the wooden framework of the spa, and the spa bed. Safe removal of all electric wiring or cords is important. Else, there are chances of getting an electric shock that might prove fatal.
Getting the Water Hose Removed
You also have to remove the water hose from the supply. It has to be done with extreme care, else your water connection might face some issue. The next task is most laborious, and cannot be done without professional help. It is extracting the pump and the motor.
Moving The Spa Out of The House
After the hoses, pump and motor are removed, it is time for the junk removal workers to carry and move the tub out of your house. At least 4 laborer is needed to perform this task.
Why Ripping Is a Bad Idea
There are some service providers that rips the spa into manageable parts. This is an unprofessional way to get rid of your junk. It might damage parts of your house, and create a lot of ugly noise. If the tub is ripped into parts, then a saw of 16 inches is essential. There are chances of getting injured if protective glasses are not worn.
A professional service provider will use the right manpower and dollies to dismantle it. The workers will raise one end of the spa, position a dolly beneath it, and again raise the other end so that another dolly can be put beneath it. They will ensure that the entire task is performed in a manner so that it doesn’t damage other parts of your house such as doorways.
Hope you realize now that how difficult spa removal can be. What are your views on it? Comment.