What Shredding Service is Right for You?

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Every office uses paper and utilizes it for all sorts of different documents, most of which contain sensitive information. What do you do when you’re done with that document? Do you just throw it away? You can, but it can put your company or yourself at risk. 

Not only does it put your data at risk, but doing your office shredding yourself can also take up a lot of your time. Not only costing you money but also wasting valuable time you could be working on something else. 

With a shredding service, all you have to do is get your documents ready, and the professionals handle the rest. Another advantage of having a shredding company is once everything is shredded correctly, everything is recycled. Making it better for the environment. 

Different of Types of Shredding

There are different types of paper shredding services, so what shredding service works best for you? Here we will talk a little about each service so you can get a good idea of what each of them does.

One-Time/Purge Shredding

This type of document shredding service is used when a business or resident has a large number of documents or maybe even just a few boxes that need to be shredded at once. It’s also usually on-site, which means that the company comes to you, but it can also be done off-site.  

Scheduled Shredding

If you’re a larger company, your documents can tend to pile up fast. This type of document shredding service is for those types of companies. Don’t let your office overflow with documents; instead, use a regularly scheduled shredding appointment. All you need to do is figure out how frequently you need this service.

Walk-In/Drop-Off Shredding

If you have documents but maybe not enough to have a shredding company come to you. Then choosing a Drop-Off/Walk-In document shredding service is for you. Just find your local shredding company that offers this service and bring the documents to them. On that very same day, your documents will be shredded.

Residential Shredding

Shredding companies don’t just do jobs for companies. They also do it for Residential areas as well. Residential shredding uses these types of document shredding services (one-time/ purge shredding, drop-off shredding, etc.). If your household is ready to get rid of documents securely, then a residential shredding service is right for you.

Hard Drive Shredding

When you are getting rid of a hard drive, you need to do it properly. Simply wiping it doesn’t remove all the data. Making your data at risk. This service shreds the hard drive making it completely unusable. After it is shredded, it is then brought to a certified recycling plant. 

Choosing the right company

Not every shredding company provides all of the same services, or offers complete data security.  So you will have to do some research in picking which shredding company works best for you. 

Also, make sure that whatever company you choose provides something called a Certificate of Destruction. This certificate is proof that all your documents were properly destroyed. It is also important for the company to be NAID Certified. Being certified means it’s safe to trust them with your sensitive data.

Now that you know what each type of shredding service is and how to pick a company, you are ready to start shredding. Contact Desert Document Shredders today for more information about our shredding services.