CBU Mailbox Maintenance: A Simple Guide

May 28, 2013

Florence 16 Door CBU MailboxThe same Florence CBU mailboxes that protect your tenant’s mail from mail theft and provide every day convenience for mail pickup and delivery are also very simple to maintain and clean.

Designed and manufactured by Auth Florence with heavy-duty aircraft grade aluminum and rust-resistant stainless steel hinges, MailboxWorks’ CBU Mailboxes are strong enough to withstand most all environmental conditions.  And due to the weatherproof powder coating, these commercial mailboxes do an excellent job of resisting erosion, dents, scratches, and peeling, year after year.

How to Clean CBU Mailboxes

While Florence commercial mailboxes are virtually maintenance-free, occasionally property managers inquire as to how to properly care and maintain these commercial CBU mailbox units.

For example, when a lawn care professional accidently blows fresh lawn clippings across the commercial CBU mailbox units, one needs to know how to clean the mailboxes properly.

Well, the most straightforward manner is to simply use a soft cloth moistened with any brand of mild detergent or appropriately diluted biodegradable, water-based cleanser, such as Simple Green.  The CBU mailboxes can simply be wiped down from top to bottom, as one does with any type of outdoor equipment.

It is advisable to avoid abrasive cleaners such as Comet or Brillo Pads as such cleansers may damage the CBU mailbox surface.  Once the commercial mailbox units are soaped properly, they can be rinsed with plain water and allowed to air dry.  It is advisable to avoid cleaning CBU mailboxes during extreme temperature conditions.

CBU Mailboxes & Coastal Climates

For commercial mailboxes installed in coastal climates where fog is prevalent, the recurrent cycles of condensation and drying from the climate can create a heavy build-up of atmospheric salts and dirt that may adhere to the CBU mailbox units tenaciously.  To avoid this kind of build-up on Auth Florence CBU mailboxes, it is advisable to clean the cluster mailbox units more frequently than one would with units that are installed in non-coastal areas.

Removing CBU Mailbox Graffiti

For commercial mailboxes that have been vandalized by graffiti, it is often possible to remove spray-painted or marker-applied graffiti from the powder coated surfaces of CBU mailbox units by using a mild, petroleum-based solvent, such as mineral spirits, or a strong cleaner such as Krud Kutter.

When utilizing these stronger cleaners on commercial mailboxes one should not allow the chemicals to remain on the surface of the CBU mailbox units indefinitely.  Instead, one should rinse and remove all residue with a milder cleaner followed by a water rinse.  Additionally, before utilizing these stronger cleaners on Florence CBU mailboxes, one should test-clean a small obscure area first on the bottom of the mailbox unit.

Simplify Your Mail Management with CBU Mailboxes

As we conclude our guide on the benefits and maintenance of Cluster Box Unit (CBU) mailboxes, it’s clear these robust, centralized mail delivery systems are a boon for communities, offering enhanced security, convenience, and durability. Perfect for apartment complexes, residential communities, and business parks, CBU mailboxes streamline mail and package delivery while minimizing upkeep efforts.

Upgrade to Efficient Mail Delivery

Explore our comprehensive selection of CBU mailboxes to find a solution that not only simplifies your mail delivery but also aligns with the aesthetic of your community or commercial space. With their sturdy construction and designed to withstand the elements, CBU mailboxes represent a long-term investment in your property’s functionality and appeal.

Ready to enhance your community’s mail delivery system? Our experienced team is here to assist with selecting the right CBU mailbox configuration for your needs. Contact us at 1-866-717-4943 or visit our contact page for more information. Check out MailboxWorks today for a seamless transition to a more secure, convenient, and maintenance-free mail delivery solution with CBU mailboxes.

Read more about Florence Manufacturing in our article on Florence Manufacturing Cluster Mailboxes.


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