Wall safes can be good for water damage because they can sit above the ground and out of harm’s way. When a house floods, all the water sits on the floor and results in everything that is sitting on the floor becoming damaged. This means that if you have some kind of safe for your house or safe for your guns sitting on the ground, they will more than likely have water inside and damage everything.
We are all at risk from water damage
In the United States, if you live in your home for 30 years, there is a 26% chance that your host will be flooded. So, more than one in four people will have some kind of water damage caused by floods within 30 years of living in the same house. Flood insurance can be expensive and is often skipped over by homeowners due to the expenses and the homeowner thinking that floods will never happen to them. Making sure that you choose the wall safe that will work best for your home and the natural disasters that go on around it is crucial.
Just because a safe company says that you’re safe is protected from water does not mean you are fully protected. Keep in mind that all safes including wall safes can only stay resistant to water for a certain amount of time.
This is more or less a marketing tactic employed by safe companies to make customers feel like they do not need any kind of insurance and to spend their hard-earned money on their security products. Always make sure that you read the fine print when it comes to water resistance. There’s a good chance that the safe is only water resistant for certain amount of time and for a certain amount of volume of water that it is facing.
A lot of safes are only water resistant for two hours. And anyone who is paying attention to what is going on in the United States recently with all the floods will notice that the water often stays for way longer than two hours. This can be incredibly problematic because all of your belongings will be damaged beyond repair.
This is where wall safes shine
With wall safes, you can put them as high in the wall as you want to. This is great because you can put the safe all the way near the ceiling and almost always it will be out of reach of any potential flood water that enters your home. Do make sure that you choose a spot so that the also it does not look out of place and that it blends in with the wall and the surrounding furniture.
Having a wall safe that is up high is also great for any important documents. It will be out of reach of the children, out of reach of burglars, they won’t be touched by floodwater and only you can get to the because more than likely only you will know the safe is there. So not only is there protection and defense against natural disasters and home invasions, but there’s also protection from any mishaps your children may cause.
In order to get the most of your wall safe and not have to run into any serious frustrations, you need to make sure that you have ample enough space in your wall to punch the hole out and have the wall safe sit snug. We strongly recommend that you take measurements long before even decide which one you’re going to be purchasing. You’d be surprised based on the size of some wall safes how much space you are going to need in no wall. Also, make sure there’s enough space in between studs in the wall, but the wall safe will be able to sit in between the studs. Normally, it is 16 inches, but your house may be different. Keep this in mind.