Whether you are in the office or working from home, many workplaces often think a cheap and straightforward solution to get rid of paper is by do-it-yourself shredding. They are slow, get jammed, and do not correctly shred your documents.
If those weren’t enough reasons, what about the threat to Identity theft or reduction in productivity.
The following 6 reasons explain why you should partner with a professional document shredding service, and ditch the do-it-yourself shredding.
1. Time and Productivity
A personal shredding machine is slow, tedious, and takes away from important work. There is also the upkeep of the device, fixing paper jams, and dumping the contents. Besides, these shredders cannot handle metal materials such as staples, binders, paperclips, etc., and must be manually removed before shredding. Commercial shredding equipment has advanced technology that can destroy all types of materials, quickly and effectively.
Personal shredders release a loud noise that makes it hard to focus on work. Studies show that background noise also affects people’s health by increasing general stress levels and aggravating stress-related conditions. As a result, regular use can distract you, coworkers, and employees.
3. Shredding Volume
Personal Shredding machines are not designed to destroy hundreds of papers at a time, so the process can take hours or days. Industries such as medical, legal, accounting, education, etc. have vast volumes of confidential documents that need to be appropriately destroyed due to HIPPA and FACTA laws. A personal shredder can only destroy approximately five sheets at a time, whereas a mobile shredding truck can shred 5,000 pounds of paper in an hour. So what does that mean for you and your office, about 100 boxes with a quick 25-minute visit.
4. Data Security
Do-it-yourself shredding puts you and your company at risk of a data breach. Placing confidential loose documents in a recycling bin or garbage can easily be taken, resulting in a security breach, damage to an organization’s reputation, and added costs. It is essential to take the necessary security precautions to protect confidential information. Partnering with a trusted document management company can give you peace of mind because you are dealing with a trained and experienced professional. Your documents are placed in a locked, secure console, and you are given a Certificate of Destruction after every shred.
5. Risky Shredding Cut
Do-it-yourself shredding does not guarantee that documents are sufficiently destroyed and can be a huge security risk. Many personal shredders shred paper into a strip-cut style. Strip-cut paper is extremely easy to reassemble. A professional document destruction company, such as Shark Shredding utilizes industrial cross-cut and Hammermill shredding which destroys documents by turning them into confetti-like pieces
Once the paper is shredded, the odds are that those shreds will NOT be recycled. Plus, documents that are not adequately shredded or recycled may be compromised. As a professional paper shredding company, Shark Shredding recycles 100% of the material destroyed.
Shred the Right Way and Protect Your Business
Partner with a trusted and professional document management company is the safest way to ensure your information is protected, AND with less headache and less cost.
So, ditch the personal shredder and move on to a better match for your company.
Learn how Shark Shredding can safely protect and destroy your confidential documents at 708-388-0011 or https://sharkshredding.com/contact/