Stay Cool and Protected with Dehumidifiers

Hazy, hot and humid are the signature signs of summer. With the warm weather on its way, now is the time to start planning how to stay cool. One thing that most people don’t consider is the importance of having a dehumidifier, not only combat humidity, but also to protect your home or business and your belongings from moisture damage.


High levels of humidity can create a sticky environment due to the excess levels of moisture in the air. This additional dampness to the air does more than just create an uncomfortable environment for people, however. As temperatures fluctuate or the air comes in contact with colder surfaces, this moisture can condense into water in much the same way that steam fogs up the bathroom mirror after your morning shower.


This dampness can wreak havoc on many components in your home, and is particularly problematic in basements, leading to bacterial and fungal growth, corrosion of pipes and metal surfaces – like many safes and storage cabinets – over time, and creating a suitable environment for microorganisms to thrive. It can also create shorts and damaging surges in electrical lines and powered equipment if left unchecked, not to mention warp and swell wooden surfaces and furniture and hasten the aging, yellowing and degradation of documents and photos.


Use of a dehumidifier helps to pull the moisture out of the air and condense it inside the unit, removing it from the ambient air in your home and business and creating a more comfortable and healthy feeling inside. Most newer models can be set using a humidistat, which functions in a similar way as a thermostat to keep moisture levels at a desired setting. This helps to keep your home or office consistently protected from excess humidity, and prevent a constantly running dehumidifier from creating an equally uncomfortable overly arid environment.


ValueSafes offers of dehumidifiers to keep you and your belongings protected. For more information or help selecting the right solution for your home or business, give us a call today.

Load and Lock: The Importance of Gun Safes

Gun SafesMost firearm owners know the importance of safely handling and storing their guns, not to mention ensuring that they are out of the reach of children or others in the home who should not have access to firearms. Gun safes are great for maintaining a secure and protected location to keep your rifles, pistols and any ammunition or accessories.


Firearm safes have been around for many years as one of the most common methods of securing guns within a home or business. In addition to other locking devices, like trigger locks and loading indicators, safes prevent unintentional tampering or access by children by keeping your guns not only out of their sight, but also out of their reach.


In fact, gun safes are one of the best ways to remain in compliance with the law in some states. In Massachusetts, firearms must always be kept in either a sealed and locked container or outfitted with a tamper-resistant locking mechanism, according to the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. In addition, California, Connecticut and New York also mandate locks in certain circumstances, such as during sales or if cohabitating with individuals with a criminal record or history of mental health. Seven other states also require locks in sales situations.


Gun safes also generally are large enough to accommodate any extra ammunition that you may have. While most people think that locking up a gun is sufficient, if a child gets access to live rounds, they may inadvertently set it off, which could result in a tragic accident. Securing your ammunition with your gun keeps them both secure, and offers the added bonus of allowing you to keep everything you need for enjoyment of your firearm in one convenient place.


Many safes are also capable of holding additional paperwork or valuables, making them a great option for keeping treasured items and any important documents for your firearm, your business or even your personal information. Value Safes carries a great selection of Winchester gun safes to keep your firearms. Available in a range of colors, styles and sizes, you’re sure to find the perfect option for your home. Take a look at our inventory, or give us a call today for more information.



How To Keep Your Business Safe



One thing to keep in mind when running or owning a business of your own is how you’re going to keep things safe. There are many valuable possessions you will acquire over time, such as revenue from your business and you’ll want a way to keep things like these safe in case of emergency. Purchasing a safe for your business is a great way to ensure the security of your belongings and these are the reasons why.


The first reason for this is that your valuables are protected from an event of theft taking place. Purchasing a good safe is going to keep any intruder from walking into your place of business and taking anything from you. Not only will it protect it from other people outside your business, but it will also secure your belongings in the event that a natural disaster occurs. Many times freak accidents take place like fires or floods and places of business are destroyed, along with everything inside of them. Most safes will prevent this from happening due to their superior durability.


Safes are also one of the most cost effective ways to protect your personal or business items as well. You might have to pay a decent chunk of money to purchase a top of the line model, however this purchase will last years to come, and the fact that your important info and items are safe will mean a great deal. Finally, you will always remember where you put the most important aspects when it comes to your business when using a safe. Not only will you know where to always find your things, but in case something happens to you, your loved ones will know exactly where to find it as well.