There’s a good chance that you’ve been asked, “Do you want to shred this document?” from someone in your office. Or maybe you had to do it for a class at school. Just because someone asks if it’s OK does not mean the answer is yes. It’s necessary to know a few things about document shredding before trying it in your home office.
1. Document shredders are not all the same. They can be vast and heavy or portable and powered by hand. Some shred up to nine sheets of paper, while others can take up to 10,000 pages per day. They can be very different in price, too. A personal shredder can run for as little as $20, while commercial models can cost $4,000. Whatever you choose to buy should be appropriate for your needs.
2. Some document shredders are better than others at protecting your information. High-security shredders can cut into the shredded paper without snagging or becoming tangled because of how the blades overlap. In general, high-security models can cut up to 9 sheets of paper at a time. But if you want the best security possible, you’ll have to pay a little more. Look for a shredder that offers level 2 or 3 certifications from the National Bureau of Standards. A Level 3 shredded document has been tested to withstand an FBI-controlled explosion.
3. Shredding a document is not just a matter of cutting it into bits. It would help if you also used a shredder to get rid of the small pieces simultaneously. If you’re going to send a fax with a copy of your shredded document, double-check that you’re using a fax machine that can handle 11 x 17 paper.
4. Your local phone company might tell you that if you don’t provide a shredding service, they’ll charge you for it. This isn’t true.
Typical Questions Asked About Shredding
What Can I Shred?
Most people ask about discarding paper, such as bank statements and credit card bills. Shredding paper like this is called “confidential disposal” or “destruction.” If you do this, then your home office will also need to be secure. But if you don’t want to destroy your documents, you can shred up to 10 sheets of paper at a time without it affecting the security (this is called “disposal”). You can also shred credit cards for protection, but you should only do it if you’re going to destroy the document.
My Paperwork Isn’t Important to Me. Can I Shred It?
When the original is destroyed, you should shred your paperwork, such as when your office is being painted or remodeled. You can also shred documents that have been filed, such as those from a lawyer or accountant. But it’s a good idea to keep a backup of any necessary paperwork, no matter how old it is or what kind of paper it’s on. It’s up to you. The only thing that might stop you is if anyone else believes they have a legitimate need for the information or restrictions about what can be shredded, such as state law requirements. So, if you’re planning to shred whatever is in your wastebasket at home, make sure it has nothing attached to it that someone else might want.
What About Staples and Paperclips?
If you try to shred a stapled stack of papers, the staples will jam the blades. So you’ll have to remove them before slicing. The same is true for paper clips. If it’s a stack as thin as two sheets, go ahead and fold it as if it was only one sheet and toss it in the shredder. Remove as many staples or paper clips as possible for more giant stacks without creating holes in the document.
The Three Main Document Shredding Service Options
Mobile Shredding Documents
Document shredding is done by a professional company that has been in the business for many years and has proven reliability, high-security standards, and high operational standards. Shredding is done by a professional company that has been in the industry for many years and has verified reliability, high-security standards, and high operational standards. Prices vary depending on where you live. Contact us to get a free estimate on your local area. It is the cheapest, most convenient, and safest way to dispose of your sensitive files. Mobile shredding services will come to you and shred your documents right in front of you. It allows you to watch every paper being destroyed, ensuring that no one will ever be able to re-construct it.
Off-Site Shredding Documents
Off-site shredding services are used to dispose of sensitive files so that the originals cannot be retrieved. To keep the documents secure, they shred invoices, receipts, financial statements, bills, bank statements, and other sensitive documents. Off-site shredding services are usually provided by companies specializing in document disposal who can ensure your sensitive files are destroyed before leaving your facility. Off-site shredding is a safer method, albeit a more expensive one. One will send your documents to a secure facility, where they will be shredded into bits that can’t be put back together. This is a great way to destroy your sensitive information because not even a computer can put the pieces back together.
Drop Off Shredding Documents
Drop-off shredding is the cheapest and most convenient method of disposing of your sensitive paperwork. Doing it this way means that your information will be destroyed within hours while you’re at work. The only thing you have to do is drive to a local office supply store and drop off your documents for shredding. For some people, dropping off their documents to be shredded is the easiest method. They can bring their records to a business that offers on-site shredding.
Can I Buy a Personal Shredder Instead?
There are home shredders available, which will handle standard copies of documents, but these aren’t guaranteed to destroy all the pieces of your paper. It’s best to use a shredder that’s designed for confidential disposal. There are home shredders available, which will handle standard copies of documents, but these aren’t guaranteed to destroy all the pieces of your paper. It’s best to use a shredder that’s designed for confidential disposal.
What Happens to the Shredded Paper?
Shredded paper is usually recycled because it’s so tiny. However, to be sure, contact your shredding company to find out where your documents are going after they’ve been destroyed. Shredded paper is usually recycled because it’s so tiny. However, to be sure, contact your shredding company to find out where your documents are going after they’ve been destroyed.
Document shredding services are an easy and convenient way to dispose of your sensitive documents. If you’re worried about the security of your confidential information, then document shredding is a must! At Redline Secure Document Shredding, we have been providing the best document shredding service for decades. We do not charge by the hour or by rolling paper but instead charge a flat rate. All our services are provided at a fair price, and we guarantee excellent customer service.