If gun safes are necessary to keep your gun safe, then it is equally important to keep it dry and clean. A closed and humid environment attracts microbes and fungi and it is essential to keep them in check. There is no safe that is free from this problem. Hence it is we who should be cautious of this problem.
If we use a safe to keep documents, then we can protect them using a plastic bag or cover. But you cannot do the same for a gun. Hence there are other ways to keep this problem in check. The most obvious solution is to have a dehumidifier.
WHY IS IT NECESSARY?
Think of a situation where you needed your gun to fire but it got stuck. Will you accept that? So, it is essential to have certain equipment to safe guard your gun safe. Having the adequate equipment will save your gun and your gun safe.
TYPES OF DEHUMIDIFIERS
There are two types of dehumidifiers. The first one is a Desiccant and the other one is an electric dehumidifier. All kinds of dehumidifiers will get into one of the two groups. Let us first look at the desiccant type.
This type of Dehumidifiers is easy to install and it can be reused. It will be like a sponge and it will keep the moisture level in check. It absorbs the moisture content to a certain level. If you wish not to drill your gun safe, then this should be your choice.
This is the most popular type. There are lots of dehumidifiers of this kind and it is advisable to be clear with your needs before buying them.
This type of dehumidifiers makes use of a heating element. The heating element will increase the temperature inside the gun safe and it is very effective in doing its work. The heating element is exposed and when air comes in contact with the element, the air gets heated and thus moisture is removed.
The heating element is heated to 140 degrees and above. As a result of this condensation is prevented. This type of dehumidifier requires a power source and a 24-hour power supply. Hence some extra effort might be needed for its installation.
Despite the extra effort this will be a worthy product to purchase. Rechargeable electric dehumidifiers are now available and it won’t be a bad idea to purchase them.
The decision is left to the user. The important thing is to safeguard your gun and the gun safe and both the above-mentioned products satisfy that condition. If you feel bad about damaging your gun safe to accommodate a power slot, then the first one will be the apt choice. Trying a combo of the two will also fetch a good result.
Hence it is the user who needs to decide on the product. But never try to decide on the necessity of this equipment as the decision may turn against you.