Mailboxes do not only serve a significant purpose, but they also add a certain charm to any residential or commercial property. Contact Maintenance Specialists Inc. for the best mailbox repair services in Charlotte, NC.
Why Have Your Mailbox Professionally Repaired?
Damaged mailboxes can quickly prove to be a burden. It can become difficult to get your mail or for a mailman to deliver your mail. This can lead to unpaid bills, unopened notices, and unread letters. Although you can attempt to repair your mailbox yourself, it is always infinitely better to seek the help of a professional service. Here are some of the benefits of hiring a mailbox repair company:
Expertise and Experience
A lot of things can go wrong when you try to take a DIY approach to mailbox repair. You might fail to fix the problem or, worse yet, cause even more problems. Oftentimes, this is due to a lack of expertise and experience.
A company that offers mailbox repair services will certainly have both. MSI has years of experience working in this industry. We have technicians that specialize in a variety of fields, including mailbox replacement or repair. Our employees are all highly trained and fully capable of delivering beyond satisfactory results.
It usually takes more than just a hammer and nails to repair a mailbox. Without professional help, you may end up spending more money on tools you will only use this one time. Therefore, it will both be significantly easier and cheaper to hire a service to perform the job for you.
Here at MSI, we use only the latest technology and industry-grade tools to address the various needs and problems of our clients. Make us your partner in excellence.
Far too often, amateurs end up injuring themselves when making repairs. This is often due to a lack of skill or expertise as well as a lack of safety equipment.
MSI specialists always prioritizes safety above all else. We come dressed in personal protective equipment and complete a JHA form before every job. We also make sure to clean up any leftover materials or debris afterward to maintain a safe environment for our clients.
Inexperienced hands typically make mistakes and cause damage in the process of repairing or installing a mailbox. A professional company like MSI, though, knows the proper protocols and procedures to avoid such damages. We are also fully insured, so even if we cause damage, you can rest assured knowing we will cover all the costs.
The United States Postal Service has set requirements for mailboxes. According to these requirements, the bottom of a mailbox must be 41 to 45 in above the road and posts must be 6 to 8 in from the curb. If you want to feel more at ease about meeting these requirements, it is better to call a professional like MSI for help.
Frequently Asked Questions
It depends on the company you end up hiring. On average, mailbox repair costs $285.
It is usually better to replace a broken mailbox post, especially if the damage is serious. A post must be durable to hold up the mailbox itself, and structural damage can cause it to collapse.
To replace a mailbox post, first remove the old one by digging around the post with a shovel. Next, pour water in and around the hole to make the soil softer. Finally, pull the post out, wiggling it for an easier release. Fit the hole with a new post, supporting it on all sides, and then pour cement over the hole to secure it in place.
It depends on the extent of the damage. If the mailbox is detached to the post, all you need to do is reattach it using a mounting bracket. For broken mailbox doors, you may be able to secure it by tightening or loosening the hinge. If the damage is irreparable, it is necessary to replace it altogether. The same applies to mailbox flags.
It is usually recommended to replace a broken mailbox lock with a new one. If you have no prior experience replacing mailbox locks, it is best to hire a professional service for help. Keep in mind, though, that if USPS owns the mailbox, you must contact your local Post Office to notify them of the damage.
If you have an existing post and would like to replace just the mailbox, simply unfasten your current mailbox from the post. Then, attach the new mailbox to the post, making sure you follow the manufacturer’s instructions and USPS regulations.
It is necessary to pour cement over the hole to secure your mailbox post and keep it from wobbling. Do not overfill the hole, though, as it will be difficult to remove or replace the post in the future.
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How to Install a Mailbox
Mailbox installation is no easy feat, especially for those who have never done it before. In order to correctly mount a new mailbox, it is necessary to follow the steps below:
- Create a hole in the ground large enough for the post to fit in.
- Insert the post into the hole, making sure it is propped up and supported on all sides.
- Pour the concrete to fill the hole, securing the post in place. Allow it to dry.
- Using mounting brackets, fasten the mailbox onto the post.
MSI offers mailbox installation services to properties throughout the Charlotte area. We can ensure that your mailbox is mounted properly. In addition to installing mailboxes, we also offer mailbox flag replacement and mailbox door replacement services. Whether it is a single mailbox or a series of mailboxes in a community or development, MSI has your back.