3 Mailbox Maintenance Tips

Do you own a residential mailbox? This short article will provide you with some tips on how to maintain your mailbox.

Lubricate Locks

To keep locks working smoothly, it’s a good idea to lubricate them from time to time. If you have any locks that stick, we suggest using graphite or Tri-Flow® Superior Lubricant Aerosol. Put a little bit in the lock and onto your key, slide the key in and out of the lock several times, and simply wipe off any excess from the mailbox surface when you’re done. Source: Florence

Maintain Accessability

Postal workers should be able to access curbside mailboxes from their vehicles, a press release from the service said. Residents should keep trash cans, cars or trucks and other objects out of the way of the mailbox. Mailboxes should also be the right height 77 three-and-a-half to four feet high 77 and have the address and apartment number clearly marked, the Postal Service said. Source: News

Replace Locks

If homeowners should lose their mail box key, they, not the Post Office, are responsible for replacing it. And if they can’t find their one and only duplicate with which to make a copy, they will have to replace the entire lock, a tricky job at best, especially for those without the proper tools. Source: NewHome

We hope these tips provide you with a bit of insight on how to properly maintain your mailbox. If you want more suggestions, please don`t hesitate to call us here!

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