The U.S. Postal Service is asking homeowners in the Masury/Brookfield area to inspect and repair their mailboxes.
“Repairing suburban and rural mailboxes improves the appearance of our community and makes delivering and receiving mail safer for our carriers and customers,” says Masury/Brookfield Postmaster Danelle Just.
The Postal Service makes this annual request because of the wear and tear that occurs to mailboxes every year. “This is especially important after the effects of last winter,” Just said.
Some of the typical activities homeowners may need to do include:
Replacing loose hinges on a mailbox door.
Repainting a mailbox that has rusted or started to peel.
Remounting a loosened mailbox post.
Replacing or adding house numbers.
“If a homeowner plans to install a new mailbox or replace a worn one, he or she must use only Postal Service approved traditional, contemporary or locking full/limited service mailboxes,” said Just. “Customers must be careful when purchasing curbside mail receptacles because the use of unapproved boxes is prohibited. Customers may use a custom-built mailbox, but they must consult with their local post office to ensure it conforms to guidelines applying to flag, size, strength and quality of construction.”
For more information on the use of names or numbers on mailboxes, or answers to any other questions, contact Postmaster Danelle Just at (330) 448-6467.