Fire Safes – Use them to protect your documents and other valuables from damage due to fire and water

March 25th, 2009

Fire safes are designed to protect their contents from damage due to fire and water.  They are specially tested under actual fire conditions to make certain that the contents remain undamaged.  A typical fire rating is a 1-hour fireproof rating.  This means that the safe has been tested to withstand a 1700 degree F fire for a period of 1 hour, and that the temperature inside the safe did not rise above 350 degrees F.  This is a low enough temperature to prevent permanent damage to documents and other valuables.

In addition, the humidity is checked while the fire is being distinguished with water, and  did not rise above 80%.  This makes certain that the safe will not leak any water that could destroy valuable documents.  Fire safes have special seals on the doors which expand when heated, thus sealing out the water.  For more information on fire safes.

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