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Outdoor PO Box, any issues?

Postby aster » Fri, 25 Feb 2011 1:01 pm

Thinking of getting a PO Box at a post office that has them located outdoors, so no air-con, etc.

Could there be any issues with mold if they chuck in moist/semi-wet envelopes and I happen to be away for 10+ weeks? Will everything be fine or do I need to get a PO Box at a post office that has them inside (air-conditioned building)?

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Postby aster » Mon, 28 Feb 2011 9:32 pm

Anyone know how this works? Wet envelopes in an outdoor Post Office Box, unchecked for up to 3 mths?

Am I worrying over nothing or could things get nasty in there? :)

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 28 Feb 2011 10:34 pm

Aren't most of the outdoor boxes actually under a cover or alcove in the building. I know the one is Serangoon Gardens PO is well under cover and it would really have to be a heck of a storm to get anything damp in them. I wouldn't think the humidity would cause any problems, but if somebody sent you a slice of an orange, it might cause some long term damage. It's actually a fair question. I've seen some rippers of storms here and all the po boxes in HDB estates are outdoors and I've never heard of any problems in that respect.

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Postby aster » Mon, 28 Feb 2011 11:00 pm

It's well covered so it won't be exposed to the elements, just the humidity really.

Once in a while I get a bunch of slightly moist envelopes in an indoor PO Box in an air-conditioned building, so maybe the postal bags get a bit wet from the occasional torrential downpour that happens to coincide with emptying mail boxes.

Was just hoping that if it's one of these days where the mail get a bit of the elements thrown in the mix, and those letters end up in an outdoor PO Box for 3 mths, that nothing funny happens to them. :)


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