Water is an elixir of life. Lying in the warm, steaming water in a hot tub is not only a blessing for the body and soul, but also provides us with great health benefits. The blood circulation of skin and tissue is improved, joint issues can be alleviated, stress is reduced. No wonder why you would want to move your hot tub to a new home. At Capital City Movers NYC we understand the importance of that endeavor and know all the safety measures when moving a hot tub.
Get some help for moving a hot tub
It is impossible to do it by yourself, as an average weight of an empty hot tub is around 900 pounds. That is why it is necessary to have at least 3 more persons that can help you. If you can, ask even more friends for help. If you’re not a professional mover, you will probably have trouble moving large items. Moving a hot tub can be hard on your back and joints. But if you have proper knowledge and technique you can do it. If you are not sure how to do it, you should consider hiring long distance movers NYC.
Prepare ahead of time
Before you move your hot tub, you should make some preparations. It may take some time so try to plan it and do not rush it so you can take all necessary safety measures. Make sure that there is no water in the hot tube and that all parts are dry. Use the manual if you have it to see how to disconnect it properly. After unplugging make sure to tape, wrap, and protect all cords from damage. Take pictures or make notes and label parts so you know how to connect it when you want to put it back together later on. Put in a box or extra bag all additional parts like filters and plumbing equipment, so you don’t lose them.
It is time for heavy lifting
After you did all preparations it is time for heavy lifting. In case you have some narrow route, you should first measure it. This way you will see if the hut tub can pass through. If not, you should turn a hot tub upside down. It would be great if you can get a dolly. In that way, you can put the dolly under the hot tub and slide the hot tub carefully to the moving truck. If you can secure dolly wheels, you can leave it in a moving truck. In that way, you don’t need to lift the hot tub once more when you arrive at a new home or a long term storage New York.
When moving a hot tub you must keep in mind that it must be done in the right way. This will protect you from injuries and the hot tub itself from damage.