Fire Resistant Safe

April 4th, 2011
fire safe

There are two crucial elements to look at when buying a fire resistant safe. The first element to look for is the fire rating, and the second is water resistance. Fire ratings look at two areas. First, it will note how long a safe can endure a fire, and second, the maximum heat resistance, temperature wise.

For example, a fire safe with a UL Class 350 with a one hour rating means that the interior temperature of the safe will never reach more than 350 degrees, even if the exterior temperature reaches 1700 degrees for an hour. Water resistance is important because the fire department will spray powerful streams of water onto your home to put out the fire. There’s little point in protecting your valuables from fire damage only to have them ruined by water, so make sure that your fire safe is resistant to heat and water.

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