Have Your Mailbox Ready for Winter
Winter and snow plowing will soon be upon us. Will your mailbox and newspaper tube “survive” another season? Now is the time to check it out.
Many people set out their mailbox and virtually forget about it. The boxes and supports do deteriorate and wear out. Take a few minutes to inspect and repair yours. Doing it now can save a lot of aggravation for you later.
Inspect the vertical support. Look for rotting or rusting, especially at the ground line. How is the box attached to the support? Is the piece rotten? Do the fasteners hold firmly? Are any missing? What is the condition of the box itself? Replace or repair rusty boxes.
The postal service has requirements about placement of the mailbox to permit access by its letter carriers. Support type and placement is governed by the highway agency.