Signs You Need a Professional Shredding Service
Can’t figure out what is holding your organization back from success? The answer may lie no further than your paperwork. In this blog, we share the signs that indicate you may need a professional shredding service.
1. You Are Running Out of Space
File cabinets filled with documents can make your office feel cramped. A professional shredding service offers a simple solution for getting rid of old paperwork. Whether you have a few boxes of documents or an entire file room of expired paper records, your shredding provider purges them for you.
2. You Spend Too Much Time Shredding
Removing staples and paperclips from documents, feeding files into an office shredder, and unclogging paper jams thwarts your productivity. Calculating the cost of in-house shredding versus professional shredding is eye-opening.
A professional shredding service eliminates time-intensive in-house shredding tasks. Your shredding provider brings locked shredding collection containers to your office so you can dispose of files in seconds. They empty the containers weekly, monthly, or quarterly and destroy the contents onsite at your business or offsite a shredding plant.
3. You Worry about Data Breaches
Data breaches fill the headlines every day. A professional shredding service prevents your business from becoming the next victim. Your shredding provider’s background-screened shredding specialists keep a strict chain of custody when collecting, transporting, and destroying your information.
4. You Need to Comply with Privacy Laws
Several laws, including the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and the Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) set information disposal standards for organizations that collect and handle personally identifiable information (PII) and protected health information (PHI). A professional shredding service helps your business comply with state and federal regulations. After destroying your documents, your shredding partner provides you with a Certificate of Destruction that confirms your compliance with regulatory requirements.
5. You Need to Destroy More Than Paper
Privacy protection should extend to your obsolete electronic devices. But you cannot destroy tapes or hard drives with an office shredder. A professional shredding provider can destroy your expired computer media and your paper records.
A paper shredding service may be the missing link to your organization’s success.
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