For most of us, checking the mail is a weekly, if not daily, activity. However, if your mailbox has ever been knocked down then you know the frustration of not having your mail or needing to make arrangements for receiving your mail. When your mailbox has been damaged, destroyed, or otherwise rendered unusable, then it is time to consider having a brick mailbox built.
After all, there are many benefits of having a brick mailbox for your location. For instance, they are durable and sturdy; they look great with many different styles of architecture; and, they can withstand a variety of stressors. But, despite their resilience, avoiding brick mailbox repairs is not a total guarantee. After all, should you or someone else, hit your brick mailbox with a vehicle, damage will be done. In the event that you should be in need of a brick mailbox repair, it is important to see that the damage is corrected in a timely manner.
Considerations in Brick Mailbox Repair for Your Location
If your brick mailbox has been hit by a vehicle, there is a good chance that the entire structure will need to be rebuilt because the mailbox will be shifted off its base or perhaps, lying on the ground. But, in the event that the mailbox can be repaired, without rebuilding, then the Omega Masonry team will be sure to make the repair in such a way as to make the new bricks virtually undetectable.
Sometimes, though, a brick mailbox may need to be updated or repaired because of age or because the receptacle has rusted out. In these cases, you will need to plan on a visit with a brick repair specialist who can determine the best approach for giving your brick mailbox new life.
When you begin thinking about brick mailbox repair, be sure to consider taking the time to upgrade your mailbox. Today’s homeowners have a variety of choices in brick mailboxes. You can choose features like multiple boxes, those with locked boxes, antique finishes, lighting features, street number insets, and much more.
Basic Brick Mailbox Maintenance
Once your brick mailbox has been repaired, there are a few things you can do to see that it always looks as good as the day it was built. These actions include:
- Periodically inspect your mailbox for any loose bricks or cracks.
- Note that the door stays closed when shut, and the red flag stays up, when positioned so.
- Watch for any insect nests; and, keep the grass – if there is any- around your brick mailbox at a short length to deter bugs.
- Prevent mildew by washing your brick mailbox with a disinfectant mixture.
Having a brick mailbox means that your address, will look great for many years. It is easy to clean, and adds value to your location. Don’t wait until your basic mailbox is damaged to make the swap. Talk to an Omega Masonry employee today to learn the ways we can help you.