If you own a gun, you probably know how important it is to keep it locked up securely in a gun safe. What you may not realize is that once your gun is locked away, it is still vulnerable to another potential danger: moisture.
Moisture can be a gun’s worst enemy and can even destroy a safe itself. The only time that fresh air gets into your safe is when you open the door, which for most safe owners isn’t very often. Having your guns securely locked away is a good idea, but depending on your climate they may be stored in a dark and damp space that can easily be a breeding ground for mold.
If you are going to invest in a gun and a gun safe, you need to seriously consider spending just a bit more for a gun safe dehumidifier. A dehumidifier will eliminate the moisture from inside your safe so the safe and its contents will stay dry. This is especially important for guns, which are made of metal and will rust and corrode over time. Moisture can even seep deep inside your guns and corrode them from the inside out. Ammo is also certainly not immune from moisture, especially gunpowder.
Two Types of Safe Dehumidifiers
The two main types of gun safe dehumidifiers are electric dehumidifiers and desiccant dehumidifiers. Electric dehumidifiers use a heating element to eliminate moisture. The great thing about using electric dehumidifiers is that you can plug them in and you won’t need to do anything else.
A desiccant dehumidifier works by placing one or two small packets that contain special materials into your safe to absorb moisture. One good thing about desiccants is that you can bake them in the oven and re-use them without needing to buy more, although many people aren’t actually going to go to the trouble of doing this.
Gun Safes in Houston
The safe experts at Dixie Security Solutions can show you all of your options as well as help you with safe repair and maintenance. We offer multiple gun safe sizes to fit something as small as a single pistol to safes capable of holding a larger collection. Contact Dixie Security Solutions today for all your gun safe needs.
Storing your valuables at home means you need somewhere secure to keep them, and that means a home safe. In order to best protect your prized possessions, you won’t just want to choose any old safe without spending a bit of time learning about the options available to you.
A good home safe should protect your valuables in case of a fire, water damage or would-be thieves. In case of a fire, your most important documents and possessions should be able to survive in a fire-resistant safe, which is one of the biggest concerns of most safe buyers.
You may think your home will never catch fire, but there is actually a one in four chance of experiencing a fire in your home severe enough to warrant a call to the fire department.1
You may be surprised to learn that safes rated to protect paper documents can still get up to 350° F inside. If you need to store DVDs or computer disks you won’t want the inside of the safe to exceed 125° F, so you will need to spend a bit more. Most home safes offer 30 minutes of protection, but paying more may be able to increase that time.
If you see a safe with a TL rating, such as TL-15, it means that particular safe is designed to withstand an attack of 15 minutes with common tools. You may find that most home safes don’t have a burglary resistance rating, as this feature is more common for commercial use such as in jewelry stores.
There are, however, some built-in measures to protect your valuables against the dregs of society. Safes typically weigh 100 pounds with nothing in them, making them difficult to carry. Many of them also come with bolt-down kits or are concealed in a wall or floor.
If your home becomes flooded, you won’t want that water to seep into your safe. Even if you don’t live in an area prone to flooding, you can’t be too careful just in case a plumbing emergency happens.
Other Factors to Consider When Choosing a Safe
· Size based on what you want to keep in it
· Portable or permanently installed
· Combination or keyed lock
· Price of safe
Choosing a Safe in Houston
Dixie Security Solutions is here to help you choose the best safe for your home. We can help you understand all your options and also provide safe repairs and maintenance. If you have an old safe you can’t get into, we can open it and recommend what to replace it with. Contact Dixie Security Solutions today for all your commercial and residential safe and lock needs.�)"�M���l�a