Your safe is designed to keep your belongings safe from other people. Most safes are also designed to keep your belongings safe from fire. However, the one thing most safes are not designed to keep your belongings safe from is moisture. Even if you keep your safe locked, moisture can make its way into your safe and damage your belongings. Here are a few different ways to keep moisture out of your safe.
#1 Moth Balls
Moth balls are not as commonly used today as they once were as they contain chemicals that can harmful if breathed in on a continual basis or ingested. However, they still have their uses.
Take a couple of moth balls, you only probably need two or three, and place them directly inside of your safe. You can also put the moth balls inside of a bowl inside your safe to make them easier to handle. Always wash your hands after handling moth balls.
The moth balls should absorb any moisture that makes its way into your safe. They do give off a strong smell, though, so if you have porous items in your safe, you may want to try a different moisture removal method.
#2 Baking Soda
Another way to remove moisture from your safe is with a box of baking soda. Just purchase a box of baking soda from the cooking aisle of your local grocery store, open it up and place it inside of your safe.
The sodium bicarbonate in the baking soda will absorb any moisture in the air. It will also deodorize your safe and keep it smelling fresh.
#3 Rice Jar
Take a mason jar and fill it up about halfway with dry rice. Place the mason jar with dry rice inside of your safe. The rice will absorb the moisture from the air in your safe.
This is a great method if you don't want any odors released into your safe like with moth balls, or you aren't looking to make your safe smell fresh like with baking soda. All the rice will do is remove the moisture.
Regardless of which above method you choose, you will still need to check on your safe every once in a while. You will want to change out the moisture absorbing item you put inside of your safe a few times a year in order to ensure that it remains effective and your safe remains moisture free. For further assistance or replacement safes, contact a local outlet, such as Georges Lock & Security Service.