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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.