Spa Removal and Disposal – Professional Spa Removers

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Spas are one of the most common items we haul away, which means our teams have years of experience.  Whether they’re years old and barely work, or they’re new and simply taking up too much space, when you need a spa remover it’s important you hire a company that you can count on to get the job done.

Hot tub’s aren’t an easy item to remove and haul away.  They’re not only heavy, but they’re incredibly large, and can be dangerous if not handled properly.  If a spa isn’t properly disconnected, it can lead to injury or death.  Don’t try and move or disconnect a spa yourself if you’ve never done so before.  Let a professional spa remover do their job!

That’s where we’re here to help.  Every week we have a different tub disposal job, and there’s nothing we haven’t seen before.  Whether you have a spa that’s built into a deck, or you have one that’s large enough to host an entire baseball team, we seen it all.  The following are a list of reasons why American River Hauling and Junk Removal Co. should be your first choice in any local spa or hot tub removal:

  • We focus on home safety first
  • Extremely well reviewed on Google
  • Competitive pricing from a local business that’s been trusted by many others
  • Licensed and Insured for peace of mind
  • Free quote
  • Expert removal team that can remove spa from the ground or built in a deck
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Hot Tub Removal You Can Trust

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michael P.
Quick response. Excellent job in dismantling and reassembling sleep number bed, way cheaper than factory.Professional and trustworthy.
L F.
My family recently lost a loved one and had to hire a company to empty out their home. I researched and chose this company for my parents who are in their 70s because I was worried about them getting scammed. Upon contact with American River, I found Nick to be very responsive, honest , and helpful going through this difficult time. Although, we had a small mis-understanding about the final price of their service, it was easily resolved and my family was very happy with their work. They brought a four person crew for our <2100 sqft home and cleared it within hours. My family would hire them again!
Marsha A.
Very professional, Nice phone presence. Very fast service one call and had an Appointment right away! Definitely would refer!!
Kim H.
You can count on the amazing team at American River Hauling to get the job done for you. When a family member passed away unexpectedly in NorCal, I had to head up from SoCal with my boyfriend to handle a number of tasks during an emotional time, including cleaning out a storage unit during our 3-day stay. I scheduled the appointment to haul away items with the owner, Nick, weeks in advance. I only had a vague notion of what I might find in the storage unit, so Nick provided me with a general quote that was within my budget. The entire team is friendly, has great communication, and they keep their commitments. When their regular truck was having problems the morning of our appointment, they rented a truck to pull their trailer, so they could meet us at the storage unit as promised. Duke and Alex worked tirelessly in the blazing heat to clear out everything we had marked. They even spot-checked a few boxes to make sure I was not throwing away paperwork that I intended to keep. I highly recommend American River Hauling.
Erica F.
Seamless experience clearing garage of items needing disposal. Would definitely recommend and use this company again! Good communication regarding pick up times and fair pricing.
Stephen K.
Call Nick from the start, he was very friendly and gave me a rough estimate. Duke and Alex showed up on time and did a great job! I highly recommend them to come in clean your storage organize and remove any junk! I will be telling alk my friends, A+ service!
Kristy K.
Duke was amazing and came day of calling. He hauled our cardboards boxes and junk out quickly and efficiently. Best quote and price I’ve seen in town

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Getting Rid of Your Spa Has Never Been So Easy

The Premier Spa Removers in Sacramento

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Home Removal Service – Get a Quote

Having to remove anything as large as a spa or hot tubs from your home can be expensive.  Trust us, we know.  We also know that times are tough, and that so many of our clients are struggling financially with everything going on.

If an item isn’t reasonably salvageable, our standard approach to a spa removal is by cutting it up.  Experience has taught us to take a Sawzall and cut tubs into 4 or more pieces depending on the size of the unit.  From there, we disconnect the motor and the other electronics, removing them and placing them aside. After all the top pieces are removed, we cut up the base and put it all in the truck.  A simple sweep around the area leaves a nice open space where there was once a bulky piece of unused equipment!

Another way we get rid of spas, if they’re in good working condition, is by removing them in whole.  We get some extra muscle for the job, tip the thing on the side, place it on our sled, then push.  It sounds more difficult than it really is, but the sled we’ve created has moved many a spa before, over all sorts of terrain.  When we have a spa that we’d like to find another home for, this is our typical approach.

Lastly, you can hire a company that will bring a crane to your house and will lift the item from your backyard.  This can be quite expensive, but it is definitely an option.

We know that times are tough.  With both inflation and the pandemic, we promise to offer competitive pricing and the promise of peace and mind that comes from a professional company that is properly licensed and insured.  We’ve heard too many horror stories of the other guys out there, scraping walls and dinging doors, only to leave you with a heartfelt apology and a thousand dollar fix.

With American River Hauling and Junk Removal Co., we take extra precaution with every job, making sure there’s enough space on either side of whatever it is we’re moving though your house.  We focus on safety, not lifting more than we can handle, and we utilize teamwork as much as possible.  Making sure we have a safe and obstacle free route from the item to our truck is imperative.

How it Works

Step 1:     Call or Text 714-812-0402 for an estimate in minutes

Step 2:     Pick a day and time

Step 3:     We’ll show up on time and get the job done

Do you have a working appliance you’d like to see go to a family in need?  Find out more about our Appliance Donation Program today and see what you can do to help!

Need More Than Your Spa Removed?

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MORE of What We Take

  • Appliances (refrigerator, stove, dishwasher, dryer, washing machine)
  • Office equipment (chairs, bookcases, paper, filing cabinets, boxes)
  • Electronics (computer monitor, circuit boards, television, gaming systems, cell phones)
  • Yard Waste (leaves, dirt, concrete, wood)
  • Bulky Items (couch, sofa, desk, armoire, tv stand, piano)

Items Requiring Special Handling

  • Chemicals (paint thinners, strippers, household chemicals, etc.)
  • Batteries
  • Flammable items
  • Fluorescent lightbulbs
  • Tanks of any kind
  • Toxic items (poisons)

Eco-Friendly Removal Services

Landfill Last Approach

One of the reasons why we like to cut up spas when they need to be removed is because it allows us to easily separate the metals and the electronic components.  From the controllers to the motor, there’s quite a few parts that require special handling.  Many junk removal companies simply throw the whole thing into the landfill, but we don’t.  We take the Landfill-Last approach and make sure we do whatever we reasonably can to get the items that can and should be recycled, to the right place.

Our company was founded with Eco-Friendly principles, and we do what we can to help our community in whatever ways we can.  For us, that means going the extra step.  If you have a spa, or hot tub that needs to be hauled away, give us a call.  American River Hauling and Junk Removal Co. is trusted by residents of Greater Sacramento, and we do what we say we’re going to do.

Frequently Asked Questions

The average cost for spa removal from American River Hauling and Junk Removal Co. starts at $275, and may vary slightly depending on size of the spa, physical location, and whether or not the tub needs to be deconstructed.  Our prices are typically 20%-25% less than other junk removal companies!  Call or text (714) 812-0402 to get your free quote for our Eco-Friendly Spa Removal process in minutes.

Here are 4 options when it comes to getting rid of an old hot tub.

  1. Hire a reputable junk removal company with Eco-Friendly practices like American River Hauling and Junk Removal.
  2. Safely have the hot tub disconnected, then take it to your local landfill or transfer station.
  3. Post an ad on an online marketplace.
  4. Have a yard sale.

If you live in the Greater Sacramento Area, Call or Text (714) 812-0402 for a free, no-obligation, Eco-Friendly hot tub removal service quote today!

Prices for disconnecting a hot tub are typically included in the estimate a reputable junk removal company will give you when quoting your spa removal.  Our prices start at $275 and vary slightly depending on size of the tub, physical location, and whether or not the hot tub needs to be cut up.

If you’re interested in learning more about disconnecting a hot tub, call or text (714) 812-0402 if you live in the Greater Sacramento Area for a no-obligation estimate in minutes for our Eco-Friendly, spa removal services.

Cutting up a hot tub can vary between 1.5 hours and 4 hours.  The type of insulation, size of your spa, and the number of people working to dismantle the spa will determine whether the time it takes to remove your hot tub will be on the shorter or longer side of the time frame.

We proudly serve the Greater Sacramento Area, extending between 15 – 20 miles of our central location in Folsom.  If you don’t see your city listed but it’s within the radius, we’re happy to offer you the same, high-quality level of service our customers expect.

Picking the right Junk Removal Company for your spa removal may be more important than you think

Spa’s are a great addition to backyards.  They provide years of fun with friends, with your kids, and with your significant other.  There’s nothing quite like sitting in the warm water on a cool night looking up to the stars.  With the jets on your back, you’d think you’re in heaven.

The problem with that, however, is that it doesn’t last.

The average family uses their spa between 2 – 3 times per week in the first month of purchase.  After the first year, it drops down to 0 – 2 times per month.  So what happened?  Besides it losing novelty, people just don’t seem to use things as often as they think they will.  We buy more at the grocery store when we’re hungry, and we tell ourselves we’re going to sit in the spa until our fingers are pruned and wrinkly every day of the week until the end of time while we’re signing the paperwork.  It’s just not the case though.

That’s where we step in.

7 Signs it’s Time to Remove Your Old Spa

  • Rust

  • Brittle Pipes

  • Green Water

  • Heater’s Broken

  • It’s over 10 years old

  • Unsure when it was last used

  • You need more porch or backyard space

old, dirty and rusty tub ready to be removed


Where there is water and metal, there is rust.  And given enough time, there’s no getting around it.  Not only is rust unappealing visually, especially when it forms in and around the areas of metal contact, such as the back of headrests, by the jets, and around the controls, but it’s also pervasive internally as well.

There are many ways to prevent rust from taking over hot tubs, but frankly, very few of us go that extra mile.  Time sets in, and we find ourselves with a visually unappealing jacuzzi that would take way to much effort to de-rust.  Not only are the chemicals required for that highly toxic and dangerous, but you’d have to take apart the whole tub.  At that point, if you’ve barely used it in the past 5 years, is it really worth all the effort?  We think not.

The last thing you want to do is sit in hot tubs where your pores are expanding, soaking in the water, when you’ve just used the toxic rust cleaner.  That does not sound therapeutic in the least, and potentially even harmful.  That being said, our advice when you start to see rust taking over your rarely used hot tub, it to get it removed.  Local removal services are available in your area, and if you’re in Northern California, give us a call!  We’re located in Folsom and services areas around 20 miles out.

rusted chain

Brittle Pipes

Depending on your particular set up, your pipes may be susceptible to becoming brittle fairly quickly.  One of the main reasons why pipes could become brittle is if you have your pipes exposed to sunlight.  Whether that’s through a crack or a hole in your siding, or if they’re set up externally rather than internally, many factors can cause your pipes to become brittle.

There’s an old saying regarding selling your car while it’s still running.  The same is true for your hot tub.  There are actually more people than you realize that may be interested in your hot tub, and a simple post on craigslist or some other public site might allow you to get rid of your hot tub for free.  All you need to require of the interested party is being responsible for removal.

If, however, you choose to wait until the spa is no longer in working condition, or you happen to need to get rid of it quickly, a removal company is going to be your only option.  Rather than having it gone for free, you’re now going to have to pay a company for their spa removal services, which can be hefty depending on the location, size, and materials it’s made of.

brittle pipes for a spa that need to be replaced

Green Water

Everyone who’s ever been responsible for keeping the chemical balance of your spa in check, knows the struggle!  It’s real, especially when you have kids and friends who use the thing without rinsing off before hand.  Or if you happen to forget to check on it — for a few months — oops!  When you look under the cover you may find yourself with a forest of green underneath.  That’s not good.

Once life has taken root in hot tubs, it’s going to be hard to get rid of it.  Mold is most likely your biggest culprit, but followed closely with the potential of creepy crawlers like spiders setting up shop to feed on the life that’s now getting more use out of your hot tub than you.  At this point, there’s really no turning back.

Once you’ve seen your spa that beautifully disgusting color of green and brown, with the spongy floaties, you’re not going to be able to forget it.  If you have a spa for therapeutic reasons, good luck getting that out of your head as you try to relax where a million microorganisms used to (and still may!) call home.  Our advice is to just see it as a sign.  When it’s green, it’s time to go.  You obviously haven’t used it in quite some time, and you most likely won’t in the future.

green algae on top of water

Heater’s Broken

Has your hot tub turned into a cold tub?  Depending on how often you’ve used it, you may want to consider getting rid of the thing.  Hiring a professional to come on site and diagnose the problem will most likely cost you a hundred dollars or more.  That may be worth it, even adding up the labor costs to repair it, and the parts required, however, for many it won’t be.

Spa’s are tricky, and they fail even when you’re giving the best of care to them.  Wiring, connectors, motors, compressors, they’re all fail points for a spa and it can take time — and money — to not only diagnose the problem, but to fix it.  If you’re not electrically savvy or have a friend who is so that they can diagnose the problem, and you don’t use it often, we recommend you just ditch the thing.

Removal services have never been easier.  Call your local junk removal professional and ask for a quote.  We typically are able to get same or next day service for your hot tub removal needs.

icebergs in a cold ocean

It’s over 10 years old

They just don’t make them like they used to.  While that’s primarily said about cars, pieces of technology, and other assorted items, the same can be said about your hot tub.  The newer it is, the more fail points they have and the less likely it’s been manufactured with high quality materials that will stand the test of time.  Newer spa models with all the bells and whistles come with so many different settings, music options, speakers underwater, moving jets, color changing lights, and more.  When it comes time to fix one thing that has become broken, you may find yourself with another item on the to do list right away, just like an old car that’s ready to get rid of.  It can become quite the hassle.

We typically recommend removal of your spa or hot tub after ten years whether you actively use it or not.  If you actively use it, go ahead and get rid of it while it’s still working so you don’t have to go and hire a junk removal company like us to take it off your hands.  Odds are, you can go ahead and put it on a social media network marketplace and someone will be able to come pick it up for free.  If you wait, you’ll have to pay us!

If you don’t use your spa actively, even more reason to get rid of the thing.  Why spend so much time balancing the chemicals if you’re not using it, or on the small chance that you’ll use it once a year when the stars align?  Out of sight, out of mind, if you ask us.  Did we mention all the space that you’d free up in your backyard?

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Unsure when it was last used

This is probably the most self-explanatory sign.  As Marie Kondo would say, ‘Does it bring you joy?”  If you can’t remember the last time you used something, odds are it doesn’t bring you the level of joy worth keeping.

Holding onto things we don’t need cause unnecessary stress in our lives.  Not only do they need to be maintained, but they also clutter.  How many times have you wanted to do something different with your backyard or your porch, remodeled, replanted, re-whatever just to have in the back of your mind the hassle of getting rid of the behemoth of a spa you never use anymore?

Well we have good news for you.  We’re here to help.  Hot tub removal services have never been easier, and with us being based in the Folsom, El Dorado Hills, Granite Bay area of Greater Sacramento, we’re close to you!  Give us a call today so you can bring more joy to your life by decluttering the large pieces you have in your home.

signs that spell out the word joy

You need more porch or backyard space

Whether it’s you or your significant other wanting to free up space in the backyard or on the porch, there’s a good chance that your unused hot tub or spa is one of the larger pieces you have.  The average hot tub is around 7′ x 7′, and that doesn’t include the required empty space around it.  Simply getting rid of your old jacuzzi can free up a ton of space, leaving you with a multitude of options for what you’d like to do for your next project.

It’s not difficult to schedule a spa removal service.  We’re available to take calls almost all day long, and we can typically get to your location in the Greater Sacramento area within a day.  If you’re located in Folsom, or the surrounding areas like El Dorado Hills, Granite Bay, Roseville, or Orangevale, there’s a chance we’ll be able to offer you same day services if you call us early enough.

It doesn’t hurt to call.  The process is painless and we’re trained professionals.  Whether it’s installing an outdoor cabana, or space for that new grill, get started on your next project tomorrow by scheduling your spa removal service today.

backyard cabana with pillows and nice lighting

American River: Your Spa Removal Service Experts

  • Professional

  • Experienced

  • Local

  • Affordable

  • Insured

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