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USPS encouraging mailbox repair, inspection

The U.S. Postal Service is encouraging all homeowners inspect and repair their mailboxes during Mailbox Improvement Week, May 16–22. 

“Repairing suburban and rural mailboxes improves the appearance of our community and makes delivering and receiving mail safer for our carriers and customers,” District Manager Jodi Nascimento says. “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 this past winter.”

Some activities homeowners may need to consider include:

* Replacing loose hinges on a mailbox door

* Repainting a mailbox that may have rusted or has started to peel

* Remounting a loosened mailbox post

* Replacing or adding house numbers

* Clearing in and around the mailbox to minimize insects