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PROPERTY MAINTENANCE

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Mailbox Care

We wish to help offer you some tips to extend the life of your mailbox so it may continue to give you many years of enjoyment and longevity for your investment.  Imagine what would happen to your automobile finish if you left it on the street in the sun baking and never washed it for years.  It isn't hard to envision the results.  Your new mailbox is no different. It requires care and attention to maintain and extend its beauty.  Caring for your new mailbox is as easy as 1, 2, 3!

 

1. Pick up some Wash/Wax combo at your local auto parts store.  We recommend (Rain X / 20 oz. High Foaming with Carnauba Wash and Wax).  This product and the ones like it (yes you can use any wash/wax combo) have the wax suspended in the cleaner, which allows it to wash away the wax residue that can otherwise be left by paste waxes and leave streaks.  Please do not use a paste wax like turtle wax.

 

2.  Get a soft handheld car wash brush or sponge, a chamois (shammy), and a small bucket.  You probably already have these from your car care kit at home.  Place a few ounces of the wash wax into the bucket and fill it with cool water so it’s nice and foamy.

 

3.  Get the mailbox thoroughly wet with a hose.  Then apply the foamy wash/wax liberally over all surfaces of the unit.  Then simply rinse thoroughly so that all suds are gone.  We recommend the use of a chamois to absorb and dry the water from the mailbox.  Now you’re done!  We suggest these steps be repeated monthly.

 

Other tips:

  • Keep yard caring equipment like weed whackers and tillers away from the mailbox and hand trim those areas to reduce the risks of damage.

  • Do not allow a sprinkler system to spray on the boxes directly daily.  Many sprinkler systems have hard water, chlorine, sulfides, and other contaminants which can damage protective coatings like paint and powder coat, greatly reducing the life span of your investment.

  • Do not hang, lean, shake or allow children to play on the mailboxes.  This can cause damage to your product if enough force is administered.

  • Always look in your rearview mirror when backing out of the driveway.  You just washed and waxed your mailbox, as well as your car, and we don't want to see either of them blemished in any way.

 

If you have any questions or need any replacement parts, please contact Creative Mailbox Customer Service Department at (813) 818-7100.

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Lamp Post Care

The lamp post lights are vented, which serves two purposes:

 

  • Allows upward airflow through the lamp, thus dissipating heat.

  • Allows for drainage of moisture through the bottom to lessen likelihood of electrical shorting caused by water buildup.

 

The plastic sleeve that encompasses the light receptacle is designed to withstand weather and prevent inadvertent electrocution while changing bulbs.

 

Lamp Post Globe Maintenance:

The globe may be removed to replace the bulb or clean the glass dome.   There are two (2) screws at the top of the fixture.  When removed, you have full access to replace the bulb and to clean the globe.  Care should be taken to prevent dropping the screws during disassembly/reassembly.   If new screws are needed, the correct size is:  Machine screws, 1/4" X 5/8", oval head phillips, stainless.

 

Lamp Post Light Glass Globe Replacement

Replacement of the glass globes (only) for the Melissa Lighting TC 3450 - Tuscany Collection V, seedy glass is $60, including shipping and handling.  Contact this vendor directly:

 

Lighting Depot

3151 SW 160TH AVE

Miramar, FL 33027

954-433-8200