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Postal Service asking Milwaukee-area homeowners to inspect, repair mailboxes

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The U.S. Postal Service is asking all Milwaukee-area homeowners to inspect and repair their mailboxes during Mailbox Improvement Week which runs from May 19-25.

makes delivering and receiving mail safer for our carriers and customers,” says Postmaster Michael Ohm.

Some of the typical activities homeowners may need to do 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.

“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 Ohm.

For more information, call your local Post Office. 

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