Homeowners and businesses alike have to deal with paper that contains personal or confidential information. Once those papers are no longer needed, you need to find a way to dispose of them. Since it’s paper, you can toss them away in the recycling bin, right?
Disposing of papers that have sensitive information by recycling them can become a security risk easily. Thieves can take those papers and use that information for fraudulent purposes or identity theft, costing you money. The safest way to dispose of documents is to use a paper shredding service from a professional company.
How does a paper shredding service work? What are the benefits? Let’s go through everything you need to know about paper shredding services.
Shredding services are a way of destroying paper securely and ensuring that they are unrecoverable, protecting your most sensitive information. They are performed by shredding experts, who will come to your residents or business to collect your documents and either shred them on-site in their mobile shredding truck or take them back to a secure shredding facility. Upon completing the service, you are provided with a certificate of destruction, proving that your paper has been destroyed completely.
These companies sometimes will even provide hard drive destruction where they do the same thing as paper shredding, come and collect your old hard drives and shred them until they are unrecoverable.
Paper shredding from a professional company comes with four significant benefits, data security, saving time and money, staying compliant, and being environmentally friendly. Let’s go into more detail.
Keeping your information secure is the main reason why people trust and use paper shredding companies, as they are trained to protect your information and have designed their shredding services with security in mind. Allowing homeowners and businesses to rest assured that their information is safe.
Not only does paper shredding protect your data, but it’s also good for the environment. Which means you don’t need to choose between recycling and shredding. After every shredding service, 100% of the shredded paper is taken to a secure recycling facility to be made into other paper products, like tissue and towelling.
When you use a shredding service, you don’t have to do the shredding yourself, which can take days, depending on the amount of paper you need to be destroyed. Meaning you can use that time for more important tasks. Not only that, but it means you don’t need to buy all the shredding equipment or the maintenance that comes along with it. Overused and poorly maintained personal shredders, commonly found in offices, can lead to fires. Take the stress out of shredding and use a paper shredding service.
If you are a company, you know it’s the law to protect your clients’ information per the privacy act. This means that you need to destroy paperwork that you no longer need. Using a shredding service allows you to stay compliant with ease as they take care of the destruction for you and provide you with the certificate of destruction, ensuring you are staying compliant.
Shred Vault offers a wide range of services, allowing our customers to take advantage of these incredible benefits and get precisely what they need from a shredding service. Call us today at (866) 976-7878 to find the right service for you or use one of our convenient Shred Vault System locations.