In the battle between snow plows and mailboxes, snow plows always win. So, to better serve you, we answer this question – what do you do if your mailbox gets hit by a snow plow?
While mailboxes need to be far enough off the road that they won’t be hit by cars, they need to be close enough that the mail carriers can reach it without leaving their trucks. Estes Designs Mailbox and Streetscapes is familiar with local postmaster specifications and can ensure that your mailbox is installed correctly. However, sometimes with mailbox collisions, it’s not the placement of the mailbox, but the force of the snow that the plow is tossing. If the snow is wet and heavy, the force of the snow coming off the plow is enough to dent a mailbox or even loosen a post.
Regardless of how the mailbox is hit – whether directly plowed or avalanched by snow – follow these simple steps:
- Call your local HOA or local municipality.
One of these organizations will be able to tell you who is responsible for replacing your mailbox and post.
- Call Estes Designs Mailbox and Streetscapes at (317) 899-5556.
If the damaged mailbox is out of commission, we have high-quality, heavy-duty mailboxes that will meet your needs. We will quickly provide you with a quote for replacing your mailbox unit. In addition, if you are in the Indianapolis area, we can quickly and easily install your new mailbox to meet your local post office specifications for mailbox placement, even when there it is cold and snow is on the ground.
- Take pictures.
Make sure to document the incident to show the plow company (and Estes).
Whatever the season, whatever the circumstance, Estes Designs wants to provide you with a beautiful mailbox that meets your needs. Buy online and save 10% on Estes Designs mailboxes (not including installation) by using the promotional code “new year” in the shopping cart, now through February 1. With Estes Designs’ help, the victor in the battle between snow plows and mailboxes just might be you.