Once you’ve invested in a high security safe to protect your valuable items, it’s important that you understand how best to take care of it, so you can protect not just your precious things, but your safe, too.
If you’re not sure how best to care for your safe, here are some helpful do’s and don’ts:
Do carry out regular home maintenance to keep your home safe working well all year round. Some simple maintenance tasks include changing the battery of electronic locks and lubricating external hinges and locking bolts.
Don’t neglect to have your high security safe inspected and maintained by a professional safe specialist at regular intervals; 6 monthly or even yearly may suffice, or if you use your safe more frequently, you may need it to be assessed more often. Because some parts of the safe are difficult to access without the right tools, equipment and technical know-how, you may damage the safe should you attempt to repair or check any of the parts yourself. Not only that, but you could end up locked out of the safe altogether, and then you’ll need to call a safe expert anyway!
Do check the environment your safe is being kept in. If you spot that the floors or walls near your safe are warped or covered in black mold, then you may have an issue with damp, and you may not be able to get the safe door open. If there is dust and debris on or around the safe, there’s a good chance it will have gotten into the locks, bolts and dials, and this will need to be professionally cleaned.
Don’t ignore any problems with your safe, as these can often lead to bigger, costlier problems later on in life. If the handle is coming loose, the lock is sticking or the dials and hinges are stiff; have it assessed by a professional to prevent further problems with your high security safe.
Do think about upgrading your safe if it’s no longer meeting your needs, or is becoming old and less reliable. With advances in technology and even more secure locking systems, it could be that you and your safe need to get with the program!
To discuss the latest home safes and which type might best suit your needs, consult with an experienced safe installer in your area.
All safes are an investment, and if you want yours to carry on giving your valuables the very best protection, you’ll need to dedicate a little time and effort to maintaining it.