These scenarios, individually or combined, are challenges we encounter with each hot tub we restore.
1) The Hot Tub reaches about eight or more years in age & requires maintenance to the internal plumbing. Gaskets & silicone break down, causing minor leaks. After all, a hot tub is a giant bucket of water with many holes drilled into the acrylic shell.
2) Rodents have found access points in the tub and caused damage to the plumbing by using the expansion foam as a tunneling system & nesting grounds.
3) Hot tub has been turned off for an extended period. Residual water has been left in the pipes & allowed to freeze, causing damage to the internal plumbing.
Expansion foam insulation is hugely problematic when it comes to making minor repairs. It acts as a giant sponge, rendering the insulation value useless. The saturated expansion foam then has an opportunity to rot the un-pressure treated wood frame and cabinet. Due to the constant absorption, an issue such as this often goes unnoticed for an extended period. A repair of this nature would require
- Excavating expansion foam manually or with a pressure wash.
- Frame re-enforcement/repair. Occasionally access panels need to be cut into the existing cabinet
- Leak Repairs & Water testing
- Re-Insulating tub with updated materials
- Cabinet refinishing or replacement
-Sealing the base & access points to deter rodents
A minor issue of a plumbing leak has potentially cost the homeowner thousands in repairs. The majority of our customers choose to either put their once high-end hot tub into the landfill, commission our services to restore the tub or take advantage of our free removal service with the purchase of a new spa.