Have you ever wondered what goes into making your gun or fire safe? It is quite the process, but it hasn’t changed in many years. The safes we build today are basically the same construction as those 100 years ago, and are just as strong. With new electrical components and better insulating materials, the safes of today contain just a few improvements. Find out how safe makers do what they do.
While safes may be some of the toughest boxes to crack, time has no problem getting them open. After a while of sitting still, the metal will eventually rust, dust will ruin the locking mechanism and time will take over. This can be completely avoided with routine maintenance. Keep your safe clean, oil up the bolts every once in a while and call a locksmith to service the lock every few years.
If your current fireplace mantel is less than brilliant, you’ll want to spruce it up with some imaginative decorating techniques or get a new CambellCare fireplace. Here is a fun and easy inspired idea that will make your fireplace mantel warm and inviting. A mosaic mantelshelf is an artistic fireplace mantel that can be as colorful or monochromatic as you like. [...]
If you decide to purchase an older home, whether to save money or because the historic significance is important to you, there are a few situations you may encounter for which you should be prepared. Asbestos Don’t be afraid of ghosts in the attic or dead bodies in the cellar; the scariest part of your old home may be in the walls [...]
Foundation issues are more common than you probably think, even if your home is relatively new and otherwise in good condition. Cracks and other foundation problems can result from overly wet soil, poor drainage issues, your home settling over time and more. If you aren’t sure whether your home is in need of foundation repair or not, take a look [...]
Summer heat can be a real problem for your budget. While an AC unit can help to keep your home cool, it can heat up your costs. The problem with AC is that it can cool your house down, but it will not prevent your home from heating up in the first place. In order to reduce your cooling costs, [...]
Custom blinds have some significant advantages over fabric drapes when it comes to form, function and value. Below are the top 10 reasons custom blinds are better than drapes. Easier To Custom Fit. Because of the particular construction of most blinds, they are very easy to customize. When your window coverings fit precisely, you get maximum privacy and sun protection. Fabric [...]
Safes need to be able to withstand high temperatures and powerful safe cracking tools. In order to make this happen, special materials are used that have some amazing properties. To make sure that a safe maker’s claims are true, the safes must be tested. Fire proof safes are rated by how long they can withstand a flame and still protect the safe’s contents. Other safes are rated for how long of an attack they can withstand.
Purchasing a safe can be a great investment. Whether you just want to put your vital documents inside, or you have gold bars to protect, the right safe will do the job. Make sure you pick the right safe though. Some safes that are meant to protect against a hot fire will offer minimal protection against thievery. Make sure to read the packaging clearly and do your due diligence before buying one.