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Your Mail Box is one of the most neglected places of the home. There are several things you should check to see if it is in compliance with your local Post Office. You want to be sure you mail gets delivered and insure the safety of your mail as well as your carrier. Many carriers have been injured by improper mail boxes. Here is a list of do’s and don’ts.

* Keep it free from hornet and wasp nests. Be sure the lid closes properly.
* Be sure the lock is in good working order if it’s required.
* Don’t have anything delivered to it that is not actual mail ( news papers, anything that dosen’t have postal stamps, common carrier deliveries ie: fedex-ups etc.)
* The box must be kept clear so the Postal Carrier can get to it.
* Be sure it’s installed in the proper area and side of street.
* Be sure it’s secured firmly and weather resistant.
* Have the box size coincide with the amount and type of mail you receive.
The carrier can refuse to deliver mail if he/she feels they could be injured by doing so. Sometimes mean dogs or unsafe sidewalks can be an example of this. Remember, that when the mail is placed into your mail box it the becomes your property. The liability of the postal service ends when it is delivered. Always have your mail held if you are going to be away from your home for an extended period of time.

If you have any questions or problems, contact your local Postmaster. They will be happy to assist you in any way.


Posted on January 31st, 2007 at 13:13 by Alex Smith in Home Security,mailbox security - Comment (1)

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