As the United States Postal Service (USPS) continues to encourage the use of cluster mailbox units (CBUs), you can expect to see more of these centralized mail delivery systems in apartments, neighborhoods and other residential communities. CBUs streamline mail pickup and delivery by couriers by allowing them to collect and drop off mail for many residents at a single location. Rather than visiting each resident's unit to drop off mail, for example, a courier can visit the community's CBU, which contains a secure mailbox for each resident.
Cluster mailbox units (CBUs) have been around for more than half-century, with the United States Postal Service (USPS) releasing the first official curbside CBU in 1967. Since then, they've become the preferred mail delivery system for apartments. A typical apartment complex has about 100 to 300 units. Rather than designating a curbside mailbox for each of these units -- or requiring couriers to hand-deliver each tenant's mail to his or her apartment -- just a few CBUs can be used. While CBUs will likely remain the leading mail delivery system for apartments, they are also becoming more popular in neighborhoods.
If the exterior of your community's curbside mailboxes are showing signs of chipping or flaking off, perhaps it's time to consider a refurbishment. Replacing your old, worn mailbox is always an option, but there are alternative to get a little more use out of your mailbox systems.
Are you planning to install one or more curbside mailbox systems? Although a mailbox essential to connecting residential households with the outside world, the United States Postal Service (USPS) isn't responsible for installing or maintaining curbside mailboxes for residents, so this is something that you'll need to do yourself. Here are a few dos and don'ts to follow when installing a curbside mailbox.
Aluminum is often the preferred material used to make mailboxes. From single-dwelling curbside mailboxes to multi-unit mailboxes, this otherwise common metal offers several key benefits. So, if you’re planning to replace your mailbox in the near future, you consider choosing an aluminum model for the following reasons.
Lots of people say they are excited to become homeowners and many dream about the day when they will own a big house. For those of you who already own a house though you are intimately familiar with the reality of homeownership. We all would love to believe that owning a home is nothing but fun and sunshine, however it's not. The required yearly upkeep associated with owning a house is quite a time consuming and can at times be expensive.
Whether you're seeking mailbox refurbishment in Tampa Bay after a storm, or simply looking to spruce up the family front lawn, installing a post mounted mailbox on your own can offer plenty of difficulty. Often, the job requires some concrete work and the use of specific tools that aren't always found in the common garage. If you insist on handling the task on your own, this article should offer plenty of tips of how to get it done properly.
If you have lived in your Tampa, Florida neighborhood for a while now—or simply enjoy home remodeling—then mailbox refurbishing and repainting is the perfect option.
Mailbox refurbishment is a growing industry in Orlando, where mailboxes are exposed to heat, humidity and heavy rain. Yet many home- and business-owners aren’t sure if they really need to have their mailbox professionally refurbished. Here are five reasons you probably do:
It’s a new year, and while the ground may still be frozen, now is a good time to start figuring out what you need to do when it has thawed. For those who are a part of a Home Owners Association, there is most likely lots of planning and work coming up for the new year. As the winter weather melts away to spring there will be maintenance and upkeep work all over the community.